Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS RP Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs EOS RP - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS RP Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

EOS RP

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

EOS R vs EOS RP Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: EOS R an EOS RP sensor comparison

EOS R vs EOS RP: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

EOS RP (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the EOS RP

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Canon EOS RP Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

EOS RP

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3026.20
Auto Focus points (4)59554779
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)370250
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS RP

EOS R

EOS RP

Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
485g
(15.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
788cm³
(50 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the EOS RP.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

EOS RP

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity100 - 40000 ISO100 - 40000 ISO
Lens selection44
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Canon EOS RP Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and EOS RP

EOS R und EOS RP, front viewEOS R und EOS RP, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und EOS RP, view from aboveEOS R und EOS RP, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS RP

20
4

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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