Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs EOS R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS R Specs

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

  • 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 vs EOS R 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 RP an EOS R sensor comparison

EOS RP vs EOS R: Viewfinder

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

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

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 RP (0.70x)

EOS R (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the EOS R

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS RP VS Canon EOS R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

EOS R

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

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

The EOS RP scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS R

EOS RP

EOS R

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2031.30
Auto Focus points (4)47795955
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)250370
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.

Yields 20 points for the EOS R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

EOS R

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 RP VS Canon EOS R Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and EOS R

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS R

4
20

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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