Canon may have been the last of the major camera company to make the jump into full-frame mirrorless cameras, but it looks like they are now working aggressively on the new R line. Late last night Canon announced the EOS RP.
The ultra-lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera weighs in at just over a pound and is aimed at shooters who are looking to upgrade from Canon’s APS-C cameras like the EOS Rebel, EOS M, and the EOS 80D.
The body is only 5 in x 3.77in x 2.36in, which helps it fulfill the original size advantage promise that mirrorless cameras made at the outset. The complete line up of existing RF lenses are compatible with the new camera, as well as the EF and EF-S lenses when used with one of the RF EOS-R Mount Adapters.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new camera in a glance.
-The EOS RP has a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and an ISO range of 100-25,600, that is expandable up to ISO 102,400
-It’s powered by the same DIGIC 8 image processor found in the EOS R and can shoot approximately 4fps
-Lightest, smallest full-frame EOS camera
-The lens mount is 54mm (the same as the EF cameras) with a short flange distance of 20mm
-EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses are accepted with a mount adapter
-USB charging compatibility
-A single UHS-II SD card slot
-Built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy sharing
-Optional extension grip in black, blue, and red
-Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with 4,779 manually selectable AF points
-Three inch 1.04M dots Vari-angle touch AF
-Can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with the RF 24-105mm F4 IS USM lens
-Eye detection AF in continuous shooting mode, movie servo AF, and one-shot AF
-Shoots 4K UHD, 24p and Full HD 60p (image cropped)
-4K Time-lapse shooting
-Ability extract stills from 4K recordings
-0.39 inch bright EVF with 2.36M dots
-Three-inch 1.04M dots Vari-angle with touch and drag AF
Pricing and Availability:
-Available March 2019
-$1299 for body only
-$2399 when bundled with the RF 24-105mm F4 IS USM lens
Through March 30 Canon will actually be offering select deals on both cameras in the R system cameras.
-All EOS RP will come with a free lens adapter and extension grip, body only will sell for $1299, body with EF 24-105 IS STM will be $1699, and body with RF 24-105mm F4 IS USM lens will be $2199.
-EOS R cameras purchased during this time will come with a free adapter as well, body only will sell for $2299, and when bundled with a RF 24-105mm F4 IS USM lens will be $3199.
-RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM will be on sale for $449, RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM will be $2,099, and the RF 24-105mm F4 IS USM will be $899.
In addition to the new camera news Canon also has announced the development of six new lenses that will utilize the RF mount. Since this is just a development announcement we don’t know specifics about pricing, but Canon says the lenses will be available later in 2019. Here is what is coming soon.
-RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
-RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS
-RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
-RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
-RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
-RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM