Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Camera Reviewed by Engadget

They didn’t like it … nor do I!

Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless RF system looked incredibly promising, but it got off to a rough start with the launch of the EOS R, a camera that was missing key features next to rival models from NikonSony and Panasonic. Rather than introducing a better flagship model, however, Canon took the opposite approach. It launched the 26.2-megapixel EOS RP, the lightest and, by far, the least expensive new full-frame mirrorless camera on the market.

It’s great to have a cheap full-frame mirrorless option, but the problem for Canon is that it only has one affordable RF lens option, and the other two pieces of glass are nearly twice as expensive as the camera itself. And while it’s lightweight, portable and has a flip-around screen, the EOS RP is missing several key features, like in-body stabilization. For $1,299, does it truly deliver in value compared to other full-frame mirrorless options?

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Pros

  • Great handling
  • Good autofocus performance
  • Nice eye-tracking system
  • Excellent low-light performance 

Cons

  • 4K video hobbled by cropping and mediocre AF
  • Poor dynamic range
  • No in-body stabilization
  • Crippled silent shooting mode

 

Summary

Canon’s second full-frame mirrorless camera, the budget EOS RP, is a disappointment. It has potential as a street photography camera thanks to the small size, but is hampered by an inflexible silent-shooting mode. The fully articulating screen could make it a great vlogging camera, but 4K video is limited by cropping and a lack of phase-detect autofocus. Autofocus performance, handling and great low-light performance are the main bright points. However, image dynamic range is a bit disappointing, especially in the shadow areas.

Source: Engadget

 

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