Review mirrorless camera Canon EOS RP: available full frame
The main features of the Canon EOS RP
In 2018 in the world of photographic equipment is a kind of coup: all the leading manufacturers began to release full frame mirrorless cameras. Entered into this race and Canon with their debut designs: camera Canon EOS R, new bayonet mount RF and a number of new lenses. And now, after just over six months on the market the second model of new series – Canon EOS RP. In fact, this is a very similar device with somewhat reduced functionality. Let’s be honest, for a novice photographer, nothing fundamental has changed: Yes, sensor resolution smaller, the burst speed is lower, the battery is discharged faster, but, in fact, any “painful” for user points. The camera was considerably easier (485 grams vs. 660) and smaller in size, which can be a plus for lovers of long walks with the camera. At the moment it is the smallest full frame camera in the EOS lineup. For me, perhaps, a really serious drawback RP in comparison with R is the lack of protection from the weather: the company recommends its new product for travelers and travel can deal with any weather conditions.
Let me remind you to release its new line Canon has prepared thoroughly and, along with the first cameras equipped with a bayonet mount RF, immediately fired four lens: Canon RF 24—105mm f/4L IS USM (with him and was made a test of camera), Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM, Canon RF 28—70mm f/2L USM, Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro. In 2019 it is expected to release several lenses with focal distances of 15-35 mm, 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm and two lenses with a focal length of 85 mm: one of them, marked DS, the company is positioned as a very creative, promising fancy blur effects in the bokeh area.
Thus, a new line of optics in the near future will be able to meet the needs of most Amateur photographers. A big plus for those who already have a Canon camera and your favorite set of optics, Canon EOS RP without any problems is compatible with EF and EF-S using adapters. By the way, their company has released four: the simplest way comes with the camera, it is also possible to purchase an adapter with its own drive control is a proprietary “feature” of Canon, which you can assign to the adapter user-friendly setting: sensitivity, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation – and to do so, the camera controls are more tactile. Also available adapters with built-in filters: neutral density and polarizing. In my opinion, the idea is very interesting: no need to switch the filter from one lens to another, to buy filters of different diameters. To test this innovation, unfortunately, has not yet succeeded.
So, briefly let’s review the main distinctive characteristics of the Canon EOS RP:
- the camera has an updated full-frame sensor with a resolution of 26.2 MP (for comparison: the EOS R – 31.1 MP);
- the camera uses technology AF Dual Pixel CMOS AF – Canon brand development, allowing to achieve the effect of smooth transfer of focus as the movement of the subject on the viewer’s retention of the object in the zone of sharpness on a blurred background;
- for the processing of the information meets the DIGIC 8;
- the camera has a swivel in all planes touch screen with a diagonal of 3 inches;
- electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots provides 100% frame coverage, has a diopter correction from -4 to +1 and 5 levels brightness settings;
- capture speed – 5 frames per second;
- the maximum sensitivity value – 102400 ISO.
|Canon EOS RP||Canon EOS R||Nikon Z6||Sony a7 III|
|Image sensor||36 × 24 mm (full frame)||36 × 24 mm (full frame)||36 × 24 mm (full frame)||36 × 24 mm (full frame)|
|Effective sensor resolution||26 megapixels||30.3 megapixel||24.5 megapixels||24 megapixels|
|Mount||Canon RF||Canon RF||Z Nikon||Sony E|
|Photo format||JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW, Dual Pixel RAW, C-Raw||JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW, Dual Pixel RAW, C-Raw||JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW (NEF)||JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW (ARW)|
|Video format||MOV, MP4||MOV, MP4||MOV, MP4||XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0, MP4|
|Frame size||to 6240 × 4160 pixels||to 6720 × 4480 pixels||up to 6048 x 4024 pixel||up to 6000 × 4000 pixels|
|Video resolution||up to 3840 × 2160, 25p||up to 3840 × 2160, 30p||up to 3840 × 2160, 30p||up to 3840 × 2160, 30p|
|Sensitivity||100-40000 ISO expandable to ISO 50, 51200 and 102400||100-40000 ISO expandable to ISO 50, 51200 and 102400||ISO 100-51 200, expandable to 50-204 800||ISO 100-51200, expandable to 50, 102400 and 204800|
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 30 s;
|Mechanical shutter: 1/8000 – 30 s;
|Mechanical shutter: 1/8000 – 30 s;
long (Bulb); silent mode
|Mechanical shutter: 1/8000 – 30 s;
long (Bulb); silent mode
|The burst speed||Up to 5 frames per second in normal mode, up to 4 fps with tracking focus||Up to 8 frames per second in normal mode, up to 5 fps with tracking focus||Up to 12 frames per second||Up to 10 frames per second with mechanical shutter|
|Autofocus||Dual Pixel CMOS AF covers up to 88% of the sensor horizontal and 100% vertical||Dual Pixel CMOS AF covers up to 88% of the sensor horizontal and 100% vertical||Hybrid (contrast + phase), 273 points||Hybrid (contrast + phase), 693 points|
|Metering modes||TTL-metering in 384 areas: evaluative, partial, center-weighted, spot||TTL-metering in 384 areas: evaluative, partial, center-weighted, spot||TTL-sensor: matrix, center-weighted, spot, for bright areas||The measurement matrix, 1200 zones: matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot for standard/large plot, averaged for the entire screen, in the brightest region|
|Compensation||+/- 5.0 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 steps||+/- 5.0 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 steps||+/- 5.0 EV in increments of 1, 1/3 or 1/2 EV||+/- 5.0 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Built-in flash||No, X-sync speeds of 1/180 s||No, X-sync 1/200 s||No, X-sync
|Self-timer||2/10 with||2/10 with||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5; 1; 2 or 3||2 s, 5 s, 10 s; the self-timer to shoot with bracketing; auto timer for continuous shooting (3 shots)|
|Memory card||Slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS type II||Slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS type II||Slot for XQD/CF-Express||Two slots, one compatible with Memory Stick (PRO, Pro Duo) and SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS type I/II, and the other for SD|
|Display||Touch swivel LCD, 3 inch, 1.04 million dots||Swivel touch LCD, 3.2 inches, 2.1 million pixels; additional monochrome display||Touch tilting LCD, 3.2 inches, a resolution of 2.1 million pixels||Touch inclined, LCD, 3 inch, resolution of 0.92 million dots|
|Viewfinder||Electronic (OLED 2.36 million dots)||Electronic (OLED, 3.69 million dots)||Electronic (OLED, 3.69 million dots)||Electronic (OLED 2.36 million dots)|
|Interfaces||HDMI, USB 2.0 (USB Type C), 3.5 mm for external microphone, 3.5 mm earphone Jack, a port for remote control||HDMI, USB 3.1 (USB Type C), 3.5 mm for external microphone, 3.5 mm earphone Jack, a port for remote control||USB Type-C (USB 3.0), HDMI type C, 3.5 mm headphone Jack, 3.5 mm microphone connector, connector for remote control||USB Type-C (USB 3.0), microUSB, 3.5 mm headphone Jack, 3.5 mm Jack for microphone, microHDMI type D|
|Wireless modules||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (SnapBridge)||Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth|
|Food||Li-ion battery LP-E17 with a capacity of 7,5 W·h (1040 mAh, 7.2 V)||Li-ion battery LP-E6N capacity 14 WH (1865 mAh, 7.2 V)||Li-ion battery EN-EL15b, 14 WH (1900 mAh, 7)||Li-ion battery NP-FZ100, 16,4 W·h (2280 mAh, 7.2 V)|
|Dimensions||133 × 85 × 70 mm||Of 135.8 × 98,3 × 84.4 per mm||134 × 101 × 68 mm||126,9 × 95,6 × 73,7 mm|
|Weight||485 grams (incl. the battery and memory card)||660 grams (incl. the battery and memory card)||675 grams (with battery and memory card)||650 grams (with battery and memory card)|
|Current price||88 000 rubles for the version without lens (body), 141 900 rubles for the version with lens (kit)||142 200 rubles for the version without lens (body), 185 890 rubles for the version with lens (kit)||144 900 rubles for the version without lens (body), 174 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit)||141 900 rubles for the version without lens (body), 166 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit)|
Design and ergonomics
As already mentioned, RP is Canon EOS is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera Canon. Its dimensions – 132,2 × 85 × 70 mm weight without memory card and battery – 440 grams. It’s really impressive – not as we are accustomed to seeing full-frame camera. Because I tested RP complete with a fairly large and weighty lens RF Canon 24—105mm f/4L, a sensation of unusual ease quickly passed. The lens is a bit heavy, but I can’t say that this has caused significant discomfort.
The camera has a very comfortable grip under the right hand so that it was comfortable to walk around even without a neck strap. Canon EOS RP in General is not a design revelation, but it is executed competently enough from the point of view of ergonomics: controls are not too small and not interfere with each other, there are no annoying defects like too tight of wheel control or backlash. The experienced user will surely appreciate the possibility of customization: the Canon EOS RP there are as many as 12 custom controls, and they are configured separately for shooting photo and video. Thus, you will be able to adjust the camera for yourself and your shooting needs. Normally such privileges are granted to users cameras more professional orientation; RP, though aimed more at newcomers, tries to take into account the interests of different types of users. Unlike the EOS models here R has no upper support screen to the settings. Also disappeared, and first introduced on the older model the new body control – touch touchpad for the thumb.
On the left side are slots for the headphone and microphone connection, USB Type-C HDMI and a connector for a wired remote.
The right side is devoid of any connectors or controls.
The top panel is a drive on/off camera, hot Shoe, selector wheel, which is responsible for choosing the shooting mode, movie recording button, function key M-Fn button, shutter release and two wheels for changing settings (one of them lockable).
On the rear panel is the menu button, the viewfinder and LCD screen key force activation of the auto-focus button, change the type displayed on the information display, pressing zoom and focus point selection, control keys, or delete snapshots, as well as five-way navigation joystick.
The bottom is a tripod socket and battery compartment combined with compartment for memory card. The camera supports cards of format SD with high-speed characteristics up to UHS-II.
Front – mount, push button release lens, lamp the AF-assist illuminator.
Can you expound on the display and the viewfinder Canon EOS RP. Display, for my taste, executed perfectly. First, of course, it is touch that nowadays is the standard. Touch control is available when shooting (and you can control the descent of the touch screen is very convenient), and when navigating the menu. For those who used a smartphone to shoot, everything will be familiar and intuitive. Secondly, the screen is rotatable in all planes, i.e. it is suitable for taking photos from any awkward positions – bottom, top, side, and, more importantly, for self-portraits.
When you are not using the camera, the screen can be closed and thus, not to worry, that he scratched in the backpack. Similar screens are not new to Canon, they met, for example, on relatively old models 200D, but in tactile terms, all executed rougher here, smooth movement of the rotary mechanism and the soft clicks of pleasure. Screen size – 3 inch, a resolution of 1 040 000 pixels, the image is clear and sharp, in most shooting situations, even in Sunny weather, I was comfortable to build a frame with the aid of the display.
Those who feel more comfortable working with the viewfinder, too, is quite comfortable where he was, of course, electronic, on the basis of organic LEDs offers the user 100% frame coverage, high resolution (2 360 000 points), the possibility of diopter correction from -4 to +1, and 5 levels of brightness settings.
Canon EOS RP traditionally, there are two menus – regular and quick, where the user can add the functions used most often. To access the quick menu with button “Q” or directly on the touch screen. Menu not open in a separate tab and directly on top of the live image on the screen – someone, it will be convenient, and someone can be confusing due to the visual overload.
The main menu is organized in a classical way for Canon and contains 5 main sections, each of which includes multiple pages. I like this approach because you don’t have to scroll the menu up or down, which can be confusing. Here everything is organized quite logically, and quite quickly remember where the desired function.
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Battery Canon EOS RP got “inherited” from buzzerblog Canon EOS M5 and M6: it’s a Li-ion battery LP-E17 the capacity of 7.49 W·h (1040 mAh, 7.2 V). When measured according to the CIPA standard one battery charge lasts for about 300 shots, but, of course, it all depends on how you use the camera will view images on the screen, whether to connect via Wi-Fi to a smartphone, etc.
I tested the camera in terms of reportage, and I on a single charge was able to do 630 frames in RAW+JPEG – it’s two hours of almost continuous work. Total, if you plan, for example, to take EOS RP for a walk/a trip – charge will likely be enough for the whole day, but if you are getting ready for an event – better to have an extra battery. In addition to charging the battery using the battery charger, it is possible to also charge the camera via the USB port, but it will need a special adapter.