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Canon R6 vs Canon RP

Portability
61
Imaging
76
Features
90
Overall
81
Canon EOS R6 front
 
Canon EOS RP front
Portability
70
Imaging
78
Features
80
Overall
78

Canon R6 vs Canon RP Key Specs

Canon R6
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Increase to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 680g - 138 x 98 x 88mm
  • Introduced July 2020
Canon RP
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Expand to 102400)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 485g - 133 x 85 x 70mm
  • Introduced February 2019
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Canon R6 vs Canon RP Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Canon R6 versus Canon RP, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both are produced by Canon. There is a large difference among the image resolutions of the R6 (20MP) and RP (26MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor dimensions (Full frame).

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The R6 was announced 18 months later than the RP making them a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before delving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short introduction of how the R6 scores versus the RP when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon R6 over the Canon RP

 R6 RP 
IntroducedJuly 2020February 2019Fresher by 18 months
Display resolution1620k1040kCrisper display (+580k dot)
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Reasons to pick Canon RP over the Canon R6

 RP R6 

Common features in the Canon R6 and Canon RP

 R6 RP 
Focus manually More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon R6 vs Canon RP Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon R6 has physical dimensions of 138mm x 98mm x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5") with a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) whilst the Canon RP has dimensions of 133mm x 85mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at the time. Here is a front view over all size comparison of the R6 compared to the RP.

Canon R6 vs Canon RP size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the R6 and RP is 61 and 70 respectively.

Canon R6 vs Canon RP top view buttons comparison

Canon R6 vs Canon RP Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to see the gap in sensor sizing simply by looking through specs. The visual here will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the R6 and RP.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Canon RP to render more detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images way more aggressively. The fresher R6 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon R6 vs Canon RP sensor size comparison

Canon R6 vs Canon RP Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R6 vs Canon RP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R6 as a Portrait photography camera
Canon RP as a Portrait photography camera
85
manual focus
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW files
86
manual focus
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon R6 Street photography features
Canon RP Street photography features
78
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
comes with touch to focus
environment proofing
good high ISO (102,400)
77
screen articulates fully
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
features focus via touch
weather sealing
above average high ISO (40,000)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R6 Sports photography information
Canon RP Sports photography information
82
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proofing
comes with phase detect AF
not so great battery pack (360 CIPA)
70
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
supports phase detect AF
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (250 shots)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Travel Comparison

Canon R6 Travel photography factors
Canon RP Travel photography factors
68
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
missing Timelapse recording
not so great battery pack (360 CIPA)
70
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
features focus via touch
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
low battery power (250 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon R6 Landscape photography details
Canon RP Landscape photography details
78
manual focus
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count decent (20MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no anti-alias filter
good high ISO (102,400)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
has dual storage slots
not so great battery pack (360 CIPA)
missing Timelapse recording
78
manual focus
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average high ISO (40,000)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (250 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon R6
Vlogging with Canon RP
79
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
35
touch screen
supports face detect focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with mic socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
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Canon R6 vs Canon RP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R6 and Canon RP
 Canon EOS R6Canon EOS RP
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS R6 Canon EOS RP
Type Pro Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2020-07-09 2019-02-14
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Digic X Digic 8
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 26MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 5472 x 3648 6240 x 4160
Max native ISO 102400 40000
Max boosted ISO 204800 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Lowest boosted ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 6072 4779
Lens
Lens support Canon RF Canon RF
Available lenses 17 17
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Type of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,620k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/8000s -
Continuous shooting rate 12.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840x2160 (60p/​30p/​23.98p) |1920x1080 (120p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p) 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 680 gr (1.50 pounds) 485 gr (1.07 pounds)
Physical dimensions 138 x 98 x 88mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.5") 133 x 85 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 85
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 24.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.9
DXO Low light rating not tested 2977
Other
Battery life 360 pictures 250 pictures
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6NH -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Dual SD slots (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Card slots Two One
Launch price $2,499 $999