- 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
- Size Comparison
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 #12 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over-all #64 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom criteria.
Here is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
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.
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Canon RP Gallery
You can view the RP from different angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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 453 grams and the Canon RP is very much the same compared to other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Listed below is a photo of the Canon RP besides a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button design on the RP.
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.
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.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.
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.
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 386. 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:
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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 86 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.
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.
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.
Canon RP Travel photography details
Size is really crucial in getting a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon RP gets a above average 70 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to take with you on your trips.
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.
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 35.
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.