Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs Z7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z7 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

Z7

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 46 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z7

EOS RP vs Z7 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 Z7 sensor comparison

EOS RP vs Z7: Viewfinder

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

Z7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.80x.

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)

Z7 (0.80x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the Z7

Better choice: Nikon Z7

Canon EOS RP VS Nikon Z7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

Z7

Auto Focus points (4)4779493
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)43
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
909cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the lower weight than the Z7 and the more compact size.

The EOS RP scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z7

EOS RP

Z7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2045.70
Higher speed (4, frames/second)59
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)250330
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z7 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the better viewfinder. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 23 points for the Z7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

Z7

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Nikon Z7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and Z7

EOS RP und Z7, front viewEOS RP und Z7, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und Z7, view from aboveEOS RP und Z7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Nikon Z7

15
23

We recommend Nikon Z7 as better choice.

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