Canon EOS RP Detailed Review

Canon EOS RP

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In additional EOS RP was introduced by Canon in February 2019. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.

Brand Canon
Category Mirrorless
Date 02/2019
Sensor Properties

The EOS RP has a Full frame CMOS sensor with size of 36 x 24 mm² (1.41″ x 0.94″).

Picture of EOS RP’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: EOS RP comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The EOS RP’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 26 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.

The EOS RP features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format Full frame
Sensor area 35.80 x 23.90mm²
(1.41″ x 0.94″)
Resolution (physical) 27.10 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 26.20 megapixel
Pixel size 33.20 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 5 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
Mount Canon R Mount
Viewfinder Properties

The EOS RP uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.70x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.70x
Resolution 2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The EOS RP’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The EOS RP’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 40000 ISO.

Also, Canon’s sensitivity can be boosted to 102400. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 40000 ISO
Boost 102400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The EOS RP supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Auto Focus Properties

The EOS RP’s auto focus processor uses 4779 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Phase Detection, Contrast Detection
AF points 4779
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The EOS RP doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Canon’s hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
EOS RP display and touch screen

The EOS RP display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Type LCD
Size 76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

EOS RP video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Canon EOS RP Video parameters:

Max. resolution 3840 x 2160 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The EOS RP has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon connects to your PC over USB 2.0. Given the high resolution that the camera supports, USB 3.0 would have been a nice addition.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Canon EOS RP works with a LP-E17 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 250 shots. That’s on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the EOS RP.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The EOS RP’s battery battery parameters:

Type LP-E17 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 250 photos

The Canon EOS RP’s size is 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³. (5.2″ x 3.3″ x 2.8″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.2″ x 3.3″ x 2.8″ grams (485 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the EOS RP:

Canon EOS RP Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS RP Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Canon EOS RP size comparison

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