Canon EOS RP Review

Last Updated on December 7, 2023 by Sharon Advik

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-in Wireless (Wi-fi)
  • Articulating Screen
  • 4K at 25fps Video Recording
  • FHD at 60fps Video Recording
  • Electronic Built-in Viewfinder
  • Touch Screen
  • 26.0MP – High-Resolution Sensor
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • 40.000 Max ISO
  • 1.040k dots LCD Resolution
  • 2360kdot Viewfinder Resolution
  • 4779 Focus Points
  • 485g Light Body
  • External Headphone Port
  • External Microphone Port
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Timelapse Recording
  • No Sensor shift Image Stabilization
  • 1.60x crop on 4K Videos
  • Low Battery Life: 250 shots

Canon EOS RP Review:

The month was October.

Everyone was preoccupied with Halloween preparations.

In my studio, I had planned to photograph Halloween.

We arranged giant pumpkins and cut them into the shape of a terrifying face.

In the studio, we set up fake skeletons near the backdrop.

The studio looked fantastic, thanks to the colorful light effects.

The models were dressed in black gowns and had menacing expressions.

They were all wearing hats on their heads.

I made them pose horribly by opening their entire mouths.

I used the Canon EOS RP, a studio photography gem.

I’ve always admired this camera.

Because this camera is so light, I always keep it with me.

It also has an articulating screen, making it easier to take selfies with this camera.

I took some shocking photos there.

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When I first purchased it. Its expertise astounded me, and it provided me with stunning images.

I was so impressed that I plan to use it in various situations to understand the camera’s details and features better.

I also wanted to learn its features, so I began using it for almost every type of photography.

And after years of use, I’ve concluded that the Canon EOS RP was a huge success.

It provides me with full-frame functionality and 4K video in a significantly smaller, lighter, and less expensive package than most competitors.

I’ve also noticed that while it’s not an entry-level camera, it’s ideal for an entry-level full-frame camera.

I am pleased that my EOS RP has a solid build, excellent image quality, smooth autofocus performance, and many other advantages.

I like it because it is smaller than many of Canon’s DSLRs and has smaller APS-C sensors.

Despite this, Canon has ensured that the controls are not crowded, the grip is comfortable, and the viewfinder and screen are both significant.

I adore this camera and have taken countless photos for commercial and personal use.

I don’t shoot many videos, but I love its features.

A battery grip is something I desperately want for this camera.

If I had to summarise, it is worth purchasing due to its Excellent image quality, Fast dual-pixel CMOS AF autofocus system, and high ISO performance.

Also, it has gorgeous Eye tracking and video support, excellent value, 4K video, and high build quality.


26MP – Full-frame CMOS Sensor

ISO 100 – 40000

ISO that can be expanded from 50 – 102400)

2360k Electronic dot viewfinder

3.00″ Fully Articulated Screen

5.0fps continuous shooting

4K at 25fps Video Recording

FHD at 60fps Video Recording

485g. 133 x 85 x 70 mm

Built-in Wireless

Weather Sealed Body

Body Details:

The beauty of this camera has completely captivated me.

It has the ideal body that I look for in a camera.

My RP is a little more squat and slimmer; as previously discussed, it has a lightweight body.

The RP’s polycarbonate-on-mag alloy chassis build feels reassuringly solid, with no creaks or apparent signs of cost-cutting in its build.

The RP has a very comfortable grip when I’m holding this camera.

While the camera is the same size as a Canon Rebel DSLR, it feels very different in my hands.

Build quality is noticeably higher here, with aluminum, polycarbonate resin, and glass fibers encircling a magnesium alloy chassis.

I will say that I loved, loved, loved.

I love the matte finish on the body of my camera, even though I know not everyone does.

Because of its slight coarseness, it is more prone to scuff marks, but these are easily removed.

In my Canon PR, I discovered that the grip isn’t rubberized all the way around, but the front half extends well to the other side of the front plate and the thumb rest.

It adds to its elegant appearance. It’s not the most profound grip, but on such a body, its size makes sense and still provides a good hold.

I liked the attention to detail, and there don’t appear to be any corners cut; this is a well-made body.

Size and Weight:

The first thing I look for in a camera is its size and weight.

I prefer to carry lightweight cameras, so I am not burdened by having them all day due to their weight.

And I’m relieved that this camera is a resounding success.

Canon RP weighs 485 g (1.07 lb / 17.11 oz) and measures 133 x 85 x 70 mm (5.24 x 3.35 x 2.76′′).

The average weight of mirrorless-type cameras is 456g, so this camera’s importance is moderate in its class.

However, I found it to be slightly thicker than the average of its class, with a thickness of 70mm; it is large, 17mm wider than the average of its type.

Weather Sealed:

Finally! I discovered the camera of my dreams: a weather-sealed camera.

Nothing is going to stop me from shooting now.

My Canon EOS RP has environmental sealings on its body, making it a weather-resistant camera, providing resistance against water and dust.

I don’t have to be concerned about it being harmed by dust and moisture.

The Canon EOS RP will be ideal for me as someone who enjoys outdoor photography and wants to use my camera in harsh conditions.

It’s my savior, my best friend, and a matter of life and death.

I try to take this camera with me wherever I go.


I enjoy experimenting with different lenses on my camera.

So, I investigated the various types and numbers of lenses available for my RP camera.

I discovered that the Canon RP has a Canon RF lens mount and that there are currently 34 native lenses available for this mount.

Canon’s new RF mount has a 54mm diameter and a 20mm flange-back distance, allowing designers to create faster and smaller lenses than their EF mount counterparts.

The RF mount also has a 12-pin electronic contact system for advanced autofocus and image stabilization.

It is compatible with existing EF and EF-S mount lenses via an optional EF-EOS R Mount Adapter.

As mentioned in the cons section, my Canon RP lacks a sensor-based image stabilization system.

Still, I am glad that 21 of these lenses already have Optical Image Stabilization that I can use with my camera.

I also looked for weather-sealed lenses for Canon RP and discovered that there are 19 weather-sealed lenses for Canon RP that I can pair with its weather-sealed body.

I’ve mentioned some of the best lenses I’ve used with my Canon RP, and I can honestly say that they’ve changed my life.

It has dramatically simplified my life.

I’ve mentioned them here.

  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM
  • Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM
  • Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1200mm F8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
  • Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM


I found this handling very practical and straightforward, alongside its comfortable grip.

It also has a high-resolution Vari-Angle touch screen and an OLED electronic viewfinder, which I find very inspiring.

This Canon EOS RP has become my loyal friend because it is not difficult to use.

It ensures that my adventurers are satisfied with its next-level functions.

Its 26.2 CMOS sensor, incredibly accurate autofocus, 4K video, and powerful DIGIC 8 processor work flawlessly for me in any lighting condition.

When I talk about how easy it is, I can’t help but mention that my Canon has two control dials.

I always look for this feature in a camera because it allows me to access the shutter and aperture controls quickly.

The top plate houses both dials.

The front wheel is positioned vertically at the top of the handgrip, directly behind the angled shutter release.

The back wheel is horizontal.

It’s flat against the back of the top plate, so I can quickly turn it with my right thumb.

A Lock button is located next to it, an unusual feature for a camera aimed at the entry-level market.

When you engage the lock, the controls are turned off.

When the coil is employed, the RP displays Controls Locked in the viewfinder and LCD to avoid confusion.

Sensor and Processor:

I found the sensor lovely, as I always look for a camera with a sensor greater than 424MP.

Fortunately, my Canon RP has a 26.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) CMOS sensor and a Digic 8 processor.

I can capture images with a maximum resolution of 6240 x 4160 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9.

Although it is not the largest sensor, it is still quite good.

The EOS RP has a native ISO range of 100 – 40000, which can be increased to 50 – 102400, and it can save files in RAW format, giving me more room for post-processing.

With this camera, I can capture high-resolution images and stunning 4K video thanks to its massive sensor.

It allows me to capture fine details and vibrant, rich colors ranging from deep reds to emerald greens to lush blues and purples. I turn on the camera, knowing the results will be spectacular.

Furthermore, the DIGIC 8 Image Processor enables me to produce high-quality images and quick operation even when shooting in low light.

When I use high ISO settings, the image processor helps me maintain sharp and detailed results in almost any lighting situation. It is compelling all around.

I obtained noise-free and sharp images and videos thanks to the DIGIC 8 Image Processor.

It has a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 image processor, and it has high sensitivity and fast performance for both stills and video applications.

Its versatile native range is ideal for working in various environments, and its processing capabilities reduce noise for notable clarity and expandable sensitivity.

The processor also supports up to 5 fps continuous shooting and UHD 4K video recording to accommodate working with moving subjects.

This camera is equipped with a lethal sensor and processor combination.

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I can’t stop gushing about this camera’s autofocusing abilities.

It’s as simple as having my back.

I can’t thank it enough for its assistance with my photos and videos.

Its 45-point cross-type phase-detection autofocus system allows quick and precise focus when shooting in low-light conditions.

When I’m recording videos or shooting in live view, its Dual Pixel CMOS AF system provides smooth and quick focusing performance, similar to that of a camcorder.

This system incorporates two separate photodiodes within each pixel, as I discovered.

It provides me with a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across most image sensors. It reduces focus hunting and gives me faster, more direct control over focus placement.

This focusing system acquires a focus quickly and accurately when working with still images, making it ideal for shooting and tracking moving subjects so that I can achieve a critical focus with each shot.

In addition, the Eye Detection AF helps me prioritize focusing on a recognized subject’s eye.

A Movie Servo AF mode provides smooth and natural focusing when switching between subjects or distances within the scene and the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority when shooting video.

Thanks to the Touch AF system, I can achieve the rack focus simply by touching elements within the location on the touchscreen to change direction intuitively.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus in changing or cluttered environments improves subject tracking in my films.

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Its LCD is appealing to me. It has a Clear View II TFT touchscreen with approximately 1,040,000 dots on a 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 aspect ratio.

It has a solid-state design for clarity and durability.

The EOS RP capacitive touchscreen allows for touch focus during Live View stills, photography, and video recording.

I tap my finger on the LCD to direct the camera’s direction, and it does so smoothly.

Touch Focus was advantageous to me as a beginning photographer because it was simple and effective.

Touch Focus was helpful for a new photographer because it was easy to use and effective.

Its brightness-adjustable LCDs 100% of the image that has recently been or is about to be captured.

The ability of the LCD to articulate into a wide range of angles is a significant advantage, allowing me to use this camera in various positions, including on the ground and high overhead.

With this extended, forward-facing LCD, I can easily take selfies and vlog.

Though the menu system on my Canon is always clear and straightforward, the LCD’s touch capability gives me another simple navigation option.

During playback, I use touch to pinch, zoom, and flip between images and select an AF point in Live View.

I’m a big fan of this camera’s lovely 3.0 Vari-angle touchscreen.

It’s not new, but it’s still excellent.

Its LCD has a responsive touchscreen, a bright display, a comprehensive focus function, menu navigation, image capture, and playback. It’s very well-polished.


The EOS RP includes an electronic viewfinder, making it easier to shoot in bright sunlight and other situations where viewing the LCD monitor may be difficult.

The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360k dots and 100% coverage.

100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, allowing for more accurate framing and reducing the need for later cropping.

The magnification ratio of the viewfinder was 0.7x, which was equivalent to 35mm.

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Video Feature:

The video feature of my RP camera did not meet my expectations.

I was particularly dissatisfied with the 4K footage, but I found a workaround by starting with 1080 footage, which produced better results than the 4K footage.

The RP’s 4K footage wasn’t the most detailed.

And it only worsens as I crop them in with increasing digital stabilization.

While in 1080p mode, things were slightly better.

I could shoot 1080 footage at up to 60p, with the option of ‘HDR’ video at up to 30p (though there is no 24p option, I couldn’t seamlessly combine 1080 and 4K clips).

The HDR mode combines pairs of frames to capture additional highlight information, which is then crammed into a standard dynamic range video file. This is not comparable to the HLG modes, which aim to capitalize on the increased dynamic range of the latest TVs.

Modern standards did not particularly detail the RP’s 1080p footage, but it was simple to shoot thanks to Dual Pixel AF, which allowed me to tap to focus with confidence.

At the very least, there were mic and headphone jacks so I could ensure my videos sounded okay.

Focus peaking was also present, making shooting with manual focus lenses easier.

Unfortunately, there was no ‘zebra’ option to indicate exposure or clipping, so I had to rely on the camera’s exposure meter, which was a relatively straightforward method of operation.

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Photography Type:

After using it for several years, I was so pleased with this camera that I refused to let it go.

So, I decided not to put this camera through its paces in other areas of photography to see how my Superman fared.

So, after experimenting with it across a range of photographic genres, I came to the following conclusion:

Sports Photography:

After using it for several years, I was so pleased with this camera that I refused to let it go.

So, I decided not to put this camera through its paces in other areas of photography to see how my Superman fared.

So, after experimenting with it across a range of photographic genres, I came to the following conclusion:

Street Photography: 

Photographing people on the street is in my blood.

It astounds me and makes me feel alive and liberated.

Street photography is more than a job; it is a way to escape everyday stresses.

Street photography is one of my talents, allowing me to interact with my surroundings and recall strange events.

Canon RP has a Street Photography score of 75, making it a GOOD candidate for this type of photography.

Daily Photography:

I’m so obsessed with this camera that I almost always carry it.

I don’t mind wearing it all the time because it’s light. It allows me to keep up with my daily photography hobby.

Even though most photographers specialize in one or two photographic genres, experimenting with various shooting techniques can lead to unexpected discoveries.

It’s what I’d call “daily photography.”

You can create multiple photographic styles using the same technical and aesthetic skills.

If you succeed in one activity, you may learn essential skills and abilities to help you with your photography.

A good camera can record a wide variety of images.

A good camera can capture a wide array of impressions daily.

However, after using this camera, I rate it 83/100 for Daily Photography, placing it in the excellent choice category.

Why should one get Canon EOS RP?

  • More information: It has a higher megapixel count (26 MP), which increases linear resolution by 20%.
  • Improved image quality: It has a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The advantage of sensor size translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: A larger sensor captures more light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: A larger sensor produces good images even in dim lighting.
  • Better jpg: A more modern image processing engine is used (DIGIC 8).
  • Better video: Captures movies in higher definition (4K/30p).
  • Improved live-view autofocus: On-sensor phase detection allows for more confident autofocus.
  • Improved sound: You can connect to an external microphone for better sound recording.
  • Better sound control Includes a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording.
  • View in greater depth: Has a larger field of view viewfinder (100%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: A viewfinder with higher magnification is included (0.70x).
  • LCD with greater detail: It has a higher resolution back screen (1040k dots).
  • A swivel screen allows for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • There are fewer buttons to press: A touchscreen is included to help with handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots more frequently (5 flaps per second) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Eases time-lapse photography by including an intervalometer for low-frequency shooting.
  • More compact: It is smaller (133x85mm) and will fit into a bag more easily.
  • More effortless travel charging: It can be charged via its USB port.


The Canon EOS RP was released in March 2019 with a body-only retail price of US$1,299; the price has since been reduced to $999 body-only.

There are also two kit versions available: 1) an RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens kit with an original retail price of $2,399 (reduced to $1,899) and 2) a kit with an RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens with an original retail price of $1,899 (reduced to $1,499).


I found this camera to be a good performer overall.

I did not find it a good choice for professional videography.

However, suppose you’re primarily a still photographer looking for a well-built, weather-resistant full-frame mirrorless camera for under $1,300.

In that case, the EOS RP will not disappoint, and it’s the only game in town at its price point.

Remember that if you carry less weight, you will most likely enjoy photography more.

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