Canon EOS RP Review (beautifully compact yet fully functional body, D. Abbott)

Canon Eos Rp

Photographer and review Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive review of the Canon EOS RP, the company’s latest full frame mirrorless camera and the first real entry-level camera.

In his conclusion D. Abbott writes:

[…] the Canon EOS RP is a mixed bag.  In some ways I am more inclined to be charitable to it, as I enjoy enjoying the camera due to have wonderfully familiar ergonomics and that it fits the hand so much better than many competitors and because the price point is so reasonable.  For these reasons I suspect a lot of people will end up buying an EOS RP.  I certainly would choose it over a Canon 6D Mark II for the simple reason that the autofocus system is better by orders of magnitude and the new RF lenses (while expensive) have been excellent.  The seamless experience in using EF lenses via the Canon adapters is also compelling.  But Canon’s “blind-eye” approach to what competitors offer has become somewhat vexing.  The EOS RP’s sensor is not really competitive with much of anything (it is surpassed by a number of APS-C sensors in certain areas) and the video performance is near insulting…to me. 

Abbott’s review comes with all sorts of tests and a huge set of sample pictures. For those more inclined to watch the review, the videos below sum up everything.

Canon EOS RP:

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Canon Patent for RF 17-34mm f/4-5.6 Lens for EOS R Systems

Canon Patent

Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (Japan, 2019-074633) describing the optical formula for a 17-34mm f/4-5.6 lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless system.

  • Zoom ratio: 1.94
  • Focal length: 17.50 – 27.00 – 33.95 mm
  • F number: 3.94 – 3.92 – 5.69
  • Angle of view: 51.03 – 38.71 – 32.51
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 122.00 – 119.11 – 121.87 mm
  • Back focus: 20.00 – 31.62 – 40.07 mm

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production in the next few years are these:

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How Good Is Nikon Z 6/Z 7 Eye AF and Can it Compare with Canon and Sony?

Nikon Z

Jared Polin analyses the eye AF of the Nikon Z 6 (added via firmware update) in this 27 minutes video.

The Nikon Z 6’s Eye AF performance is compared with Canon and Soy full frame mirrorless systems (i.e. EOS R and Sony a7III)

The first video is the full review, the second one (4 min) shows only the side-by-side comparison with Canon and Sony.

Side-by-side comparison:

A Bit Of Everything (History of the Camera, Tokina 16-28/2.8, Canon 11-24/4, Rebel SL3, EOS M50, etc)

Above: The history of the camera

Oldies but Goldies: On the Trail- Canon PowerShor G10 at Photographic Central

Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 OPERA (Canon EF) Review at The Phoblographer

– Image quality
– Bokeh
– It feels like Tokina isn’t trying as hard as they can despite this being a very good lens

Dumping My 20+ Year Canon Loyalty for a Sony Mirrorless, at FStoppers

Canon EOS M50 Conclusion: The most affordable EOS mirrorless with a built-in viewfinder has plenty to offer, at Imaging Resource

Certainly, we wouldn’t hold the limitations of its 4K mode against the little EOS M50 too much, because there’s still a lot of camera here for the money. For less than US$800 street, you can get both the M50 body and a kit lens, and have yourself a very capable still shooter with good image quality out of the box, and the potential for even more from raw or C-RAW.
And you’ll also find great performance and handling in the M50’s relatively lightweight, compact body that pairs beautifully with Canon’s EF-M lenses, and can also accept the company’s many, many years of EF lenses via the optionally-available (and rather pricey) EOS M mount adapter, or more affordable third-party equivalents.

Canon EF 100-300mm f/5.6L Lens Review, at ePHOTOzine

Canon Rebel SL3/EOS 250D Review, at ePHOTOzine

Canon Rebel SL3 First Shots: The smallest and lightest DSLR from Canon struts its stuff in our lab, at Imaging Resource

Below: Why is the Canon EF 11-24mm F/4L Wide Angle lens so expensive ($3000)

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