Weeks after its global launch, Canon has unveiled the successor to its first full-frame mirrorless EOS R camera with the launch of the Canon EOS RP. The EOS RP is designed for photographers looking to step up from Canon’s APS-C cameras and offers an affordable take on full-frame mirrorless photography. The Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera will be available for an asking price of Rs 110,495.
The new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera features a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor which is powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor. The camera comes with Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus that can track up to 4,779 manually selectable AF points and covers a wide area of 88 percent horizontal and 100 percent vertical.
Similar to its predecessor, the EOS RP is built around the same 54mm mount diameter and short-back focus. This allows for the use of one of three optional mount adapters for full compatibility with all existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses. The camera weighs in at 485 grams with an SD card and battery included.
The device equips a Visual Guide mode which allows users to see on screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture. There’s a Creative Assist mode that allows photographers to use new and unique visual effects and adjustments when shooting, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, colour tone, monochrome and background blur.
The Canon EOS RP additionally features a 0.39 inch, 2.36 million dot Electronic Viewfinder with Touch-and-Drag autofocus. There’s a 3-inch LCD screen which can be used at various angles. The camera can record 4K videos at 24 fps and 1080p videos at 60 fps and has an ISO range of 100-25,600. For connectivity, the EOS RP is integrated with WiFi and Bluetooth.
Speaking about their latest product, Canon India President, Kazutada Kobayashi said “With the launch of EOS RP, we have pushed the frontiers of photography in the country, by introducing an affordable and portable product enabling access for photography enthusiasts aspiring to embark on their full-frame mirrorless journey. Our customers are our key stakeholders and we constantly strive to understand their sentiments, EOS RP is another endeavour which will take us closer to our customer. This new addition to the EOS-R family will democratize technology in the mirrorless segment by providing the photographers with the opportunity to experience innovation at a great value”.
Canon India Consumer Imaging VP, Eddie Udagawa also commented saying “The EOS RP embodies the strength of the latest EOS R system and also strengthens the legacy of the EOS series. The EOS series has become a name synonymous with quality and innovation. With an extremely lightweight and compact body, the EOS RP is a performance packed all-rounder that comes with 26.2 megapixels, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DIGIC 8 processor making it ideal for advanced still and video shooting”.
The Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera will be available for an asking price of Rs 110,495 for body only from February 27. The camera with an RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens bundle will be available for purchase for Rs 199,490.