Canon EOS RP Full Review

Canon EOS RP is the Canon’s latest offering in the full-frame mirrorless segment. A smaller version of Canon EOS R with a compact and light-weight body, Canon has launch EOS RP for the users looking for some budget friendly full frame mirrorless camera. In terms of dimensions, Canon EOS RP is nearly 30% smaller and almost 200 grams lighter than Canon EOS R. The EOS RP really is impressively smaller than many of Canon’s DSLRs that have smaller APS-C sensors. Despite this, Canon has made sure the controls aren’t constricted, the grip is comfortable, and both the viewfinder and screen are nice and big.

Canon EOS RP Key Specifications


  • 26.2MP Dual Pixel CMOS sensor

  • 4K/24p (from 1.7x crop region)

  • 4 fps continuous shooting with continuous AF (5 without)

  • Pupil detection AF in continous/Servo AF mode

  • AF rated to -5EV

  • Digic 8 processor

  • 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder

  • Fully-articulated 1.04M dot touchscreen

  • Twin command dials

Look, Body and Feel

The Canon EOS RP comes with a 7.62-cm Vari-angle OLED touch panel and DIGIC 8 image processor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The offering weighs 485grams with dimensions 132.5 x 85.3 x 70.0mm. It carries a special Feature Assistant which helps users with navigation. The offering also has an RF lens mount which was introduced in the EOS R and it has a short focal length of 20mm. Users can also use their existing collection of EF and EF-S lenses via an optional mount adapter. The Canon EOS RP is kitted with a 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-40,000 and it can be expanded to the range of 50-1,02,400. The Auto Lighting Optimizer feature of the camera helps in balancing the darkest and brightest parts of a picture for better low-light results. The Digital Lens Optimizer corrects distortions, and the CMOS sensor provides Optical Image Stabilisation. Additionally, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides autofocus speed of up to 0.05 seconds. There are 4,779 selectable AF positions and the Eye Detection AF which works in Servo AF mode focuses on the subject’s eyes even when it is in motion. The camera is also capable of shooting videos with 4K resolution at 24p/25p and the Combination IS provides stable footage even without a tripod. It has an LP-E17 battery and along with that, the camera can be charged by the optional USB Power Adapter PD-E1 through its Hi-Speed USB 2.0/ Type C Interface. One can also transfer data via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy technology. The product also performs network-related functions using Canon Camera Connect app for mobile devices. The continuous shooting speed of the camera is 5fps in One-Shot AF and 4ps in Servo AF.

Compared to the existing EOS R, the RP is a bit more ‘compact’ and significantly slimmed down, against other full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, only Sony’s original A7 is lighter. Despite its light weight, the RP’s all-plastic body feels reassuringly solid, with little in the way of creaks or obvious signs of cost-cutting in its build. It’s at a price point where we can’t really complain about the lack of weather-sealing, but at least the RF lenses so far have a covering to keep dust and moisture entering around the mount. The grip on the RP is quite comfortable, and it may not be comfortable for use with larger lenses, the optional grip extender will help here. Though a fractionally larger grip that could have also accommodated a larger battery was much needed in EOS RP. The RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM which came with the camera works good, but is not up to mark as the lens is bit heavy which makes the hold uncomfortable. The control on the EOS RP are well implemented than Canon EOS R. The touch bar form EOS R is missing in EOS RP, which is a good point. Customization buttons are provided by Canon, giving you plenty of flexibility with some buttons. If you want to use the four-way controller for AF point placement instead of the touchscreen, there’s still no option to make your chosen AF area move faster, which we would really like to see on EOS RP and the EOS R. The rear screen provides and excellent and responsive touchscreen experience. The electronic viewfinder has loer resolution than Canon EOS R but it still provides good colours and contrast.

Image Quality

The Canon EOS RP has a 26.2 megapixel full-frame sensor. The images look nice and colourful. The exposures were correctly exposed and had a good result in terms of sharpness. The Canon EOS RP does not have an in-body stabilisation system built in which is a major miss on the Canon EOS RP. The depth of field in the images are quite good and smooth as the ditance between the lens the sensor is less, which is a plus point for Canon EOS RP. Looking at the low light images, Canon EOS RP performed pretty good with colours, though it had a liitle reddish tinge in the images. The low light portrait captured on EOS RP resulted with good colours and sharpness.

ISO Performance

The ISO performance of this camera isn’t bad. We really liked how the camera handled ISOs upto 6400 well. While other mirrorless cameras in this category might be a better perfomer or the same, this camera is by no means any less competent. The camera faulters a bit at ISO 12800 and shows signs of grains and becomes almost unusable at ISO 12800 as the picture loses edge sharpness.

Video Quality

The video quality of Canon EOS RP isn’t bad, but there are few points which needs to be noticed. The Eye Auto Focus Tracking in EOS RP is ok in comparison with other full-frame mirrorless camera, though it had lag in focusing the eye when the subject is moving. While the focusing speed is fast and smooth in the videos. Canon EOS RP is missing in-body stabilisation system and the stability is totally dependent on the lens. While shooting the video with turning off the stabilisation on lens, the camera performed the same as other full-frame mirrorless camera do. The major part to notice in video section of Canon EOS RP is that it shoots Full HD on 60fps which link to the missing of slow mo in the camera as there is no 120fps available and it also shoots 4k with 1.7x crop frame of the sensor at 25fps only.



The Canon EOS RP is priced at Rs 1,10,495 for the body only, which is much more lower than the other full frame mirrorless camera. However, The Canon EOS RP misses out on a few things than the other full frame mirrorless camera like in-built stabilisation system and joystick. However, the images from the Canon do not dissapoint when it come to quality and colour reproduction. The images along with he ISO performance is definiltly something you can look forward to if you have a lower budget for a full-frame mirrorless.