Canon RP

Canon EOS RP front
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Boost to 102400)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 485g - 133 x 85 x 70mm
  • Revealed February 2019
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon RP summary

Canon RP is Canon's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally released on February of 2019. The camera has a 26MP, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a max resolution of 6240 x 4160.

The RP is placed #15 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over-all #74 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom criteria.

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Canon RP family

The Canon RP comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all previous and brand new models alongside key features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R8 front thumbnailCanon R8
RP vs R8
24MPFull frame6.0 fps2023
Canon-EOS-R6-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon R6 II
RP vs R6 II
24MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
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Canon-EOS-R5-C front thumbnailCanon R5 C
RP vs R5 C
45MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R3 front thumbnailCanon R3
RP vs R3
24MPFull frame12.0 fps2021
Canon-EOS-R5 front thumbnailCanon R5
RP vs R5
45MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-R6 front thumbnailCanon R6
RP vs R6
20MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
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Canon-EOS-RP front thumbnailCanon RP26MPFull frame5.0 fps2019
Canon-EOS-R front thumbnailCanon R
RP vs R
30MPFull frame8.0 fps2018

Canon RP Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of good and bad points of the Canon RP based on things that are oftentimes considered crucial in a camera.

big sensor size (Full frame)
boasts focus via touch
excellent megapixels (26 megapixels)
good high ISO (40,000)
good minimum ISO (100)
has bluetooth
has face detect autofocus
has manual focus
has tracking focus
includes HDMI support
includes headphone jack
includes mic jack
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
screen articulates
sensor has phase detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
touchscreen functionality
very good screen resolution (1,040 thousand dot)
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
weather proofing
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
terrible battery pack (250 shots)
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Canon RP Sensor information

The Canon RP features the Digic 8 processor chip. The specification of the sensor on the Canon RP is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6240 x 4160 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 26 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 40000. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to 50 to 102400. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has more margin for error.

The image below shows the RP's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The RP sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is shown in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon RP dimensions

Canon RP weighs about 1.07 lb (485 grams / 17.11 oz) and the size of the camera is 133mm x 85mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams and the Canon RP is very much the same compared to other rivals.

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Listed below is a photo of the Canon RP besides a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Canon EOS RP dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button design on the RP.

Canon EOS RP topview buttons dials

Canon RP Lens information

The RP fits the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses available to buy. Here is some of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the RP.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-RF-100-500mm-F4.5-7.1L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM100-500mmf/4.5-7.1 1365g
Canon-RF-70-200-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 70-200 F4L IS USM70-200mmf/4 695g
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Canon-RF-24-105mm-F4.0-7.1-IS-STM lensCanon RF 24-105mm F4.0-7.1 IS STM24-105mmf/4-7.1 395g
Canon-RF-600mm-F11-IS-STM lensCanon RF 600mm F11 IS STM600mmf/11 930g
Canon-RF-24-105mm-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM24-105mmf/4 700g
Canon-RF-800mm-F5.6L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM800mmf/5.6 3140g
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Canon-RF-85mm-F1.2L-USM lensCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USM85mmf/1.21195g
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Canon RP Connectivity

The RP has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and oftentimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Some apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Canon RP Video information

The max video quality on the Canon RP is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p is a great quality for video. You will be able to downsample to 1080p to get clearer video. Beware of the huge file sizes and make sure you own high quality SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and mic jack making it really useful whilst capturing sound.

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Canon RP Weather Sealing

Canon RP provides weather proofing making it a excellent pick to use in tough locations. This can be especially useful when you are uncertain about the conditions you may face in outdoor photography.

Canon RP Display and Viewfinder

The Canon RP has a 3 inch fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to adjust focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Canon RP are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be particularly valuable.

Canon RP Shutter information

Canon RP has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Canon RP Flash and Hot shoe information

Canon RP has got external flash support but does not have inbuilt flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.

Canon RP Autofocus information

Canon RP has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detect which is handy for portraits.

It has 4779 focus points to select from. Canon RP has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Canon RP supports manual focusing when required in low light occasions or you need more accurate focusing control.

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Canon RP Battery life

The battery pack on the Canon RP is made to last for 250 shots according to the CIPA benchmarks which is less as compared to its competition. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 has got the maximum (810) battery life in this type of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Canon RP for different forms of photography

The following graph shows a rundown of the Canon RP for different forms of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.

Canon RP Portrait photography info

The Canon RP receives a points tally of 85 which is terrific, and means the camera is a outstanding pick for portrait images. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the option to use external flash.

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manual focus
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW formats

Canon RP Street photography highlights

With a tremendous points tally of 77, the Canon RP is a brilliant pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen articulates fully
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
offers focus by touch
weather sealing
very good high ISO (40,000)
no image stabilization

Sports photography with Canon RP

A nice sports photography rating of 69 suggests the Canon RP is a good option for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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great MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
slow frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
bad battery (250 CIPA)

Canon RP Travel photography details

Size is really crucial in getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon RP gets a above average 69 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to take with you on your trips.

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weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
offers touch focus
megapixel count high (26 megapixels)
low battery (250 shots)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display

Canon RP Landscape photography details

If you find yourself looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon RP with it's outstanding rating of 77 for a landscape camera is a terrific fit within the current market.

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you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen size is good (3")
MP count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
very good ISO range (40,000)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
lack of image stabilization
low battery life (250 shots)

Canon RP as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should really come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon RP is not very good for vlogging as it comes to a terrible rating of 34.

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has touchscreen
offers face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external mic jack
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization

Canon RP Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the RP, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Advanced Mirrorless.

The graph just below provides you a summary of the RP vs it's highest ranking competitors suggested above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Canon EOS RP
Advanced Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Digic 8
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor dimensions
35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
26 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
6240 x 4160
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Highest enhanced ISO
Min native ISO
Min enhanced ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Canon RF
Available lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display size
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Min shutter speed
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed
5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync
1/180 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
485 gr (1.07 lbs)
Physical dimensions
133 x 85 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
Battery life
250 pictures
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots
Cost at release