Canon introduces full-frame, mirrorless EOS RP
The smallest and lightest full frame camera from Canon
Following on from its announcement of the EOS R system in September 2018, Canon has now unveiled the second model in the R range – the EOS RP. While the EOS R was targeted at professionals, the EOS RP is aimed at advanced amateurs. The RP features the same DIGIC 8 processor as the R, but has a smaller 26.2-megapixel sensor, with a maximum native ISO of 40,000 and the option to extend up to 102,400. While it doesn’t feature the Dual Pixel RAW function of the R, it does have the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system making it capable of shooting down to -5 EV.
Additional features include Canon’s Creative Assist, offering a range of filters, effects and controls in camera; a 7.5cm vari-angle touchscreen; and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It also has Dual Sensing IS to reduce camera shake and a Digital Lens Optimiser (DLO), which can be applied in camera to RF lenses, as well as up to five EF lenses when registered in the camera to help achieve optimal clarity.
The EOS RP is compatible with all of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, thanks to three EF-EOS R adapter options, and Canon has now also announced the development of six new lenses for the EOS R system – the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.
This smaller model weighs 485g and will be available from 27 February with an RRP of £1,399.99 for the EOS RP body with the mount adapter EF-EOS R, and £2,329.99 with the addition of the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens. If pre-ordered between 14 February and 1 March 2019, you can take advantage of Canon’s offers as detailed below:
EOS RP with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and mount adapter EF-EOS R £1,599.98 (save £215.00).
EOS RP with RF 35 f/1.8 and mount adapter EF-EOS R £1,799.98 (save £120.00).
EOS RP with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and mount adapter EF-EOS R £1,999.98 (save £200.00).
For more information, please visit the official Canon website.