Canon EOS R vs EOS RP Comparison Review

Canon Eos R

The folks over at Mirrorless Comparison posted a pretty exhaustive comparison between the Canon EOS R and the Canon EOS RP. As far as I know this is the first serious EOS R vs EOS RP comparison review.

Most of you likely know that the image sensors of the EOS R and EOS RP are derived form the image sensors found in the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II, respectively. This reflects in the sensor performance, and is clearly visible in the image below where 4 stops of exposure recovery have been applied.

+4Ev, +50 shadows, -100 highlights (Lightroom Classic CC) – Image © mirrorlesscomparison.com

The EOS RP holds up better to the EOS R when it comes to high ISO performance.

Image © mirrorlesscomparison.com

If you’re interested in 4K video have a look at the video below to learn more about how both cameras perform.

Mirrorless Comparison sums up:

Strengths of the Canon EOS R:

  • more dynamic range
  • better ergonomics thanks to the larger grip
  • a bit more advanced in terms of ease of use (top LCD panel, memory card access, bigger battery)
  • larger and more detailed viewfinder which helps with manual focus
  • faster AF with 4K video
  • more settings for video including C-Log

Strengths of the Canon EOS RP:

  • less expensive
  • more compact yet almost as easy to use
  • as of now, it has some extra features the EOS R doesn’t have (intervalometer, focus bracketing, eye detection in Servo AF)

To consider:

  • 4K crop is severe on both models
  • not the best options for action due to viewfinder lag and slow burst shooting in C-AF
  • Canon is building a very interesting lens selection for the RF mount, but many of them are large and will suit the EOS R ergonomics better

Choose the Canon EOS R if:

  • you prefer a larger and more robust body
  • you want extra options for video
  • you find it at a good price

Choose the Canon EOS RP if:

  • you want an affordable full-frame camera

Mirrorless Comparison’s review examines every feature in both cameras and compares them. If you are on the fence and don’t know which camera is best for you, be sure to have a look at the review.

Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron Lenses Compatibility Notice For Canon EOS RP

Tamron Lenses

Tamron released a product advisory for Tamron lenses for Canon mount used on a EOS RP.

Notice about compatibility for Canon EOS RP with
Tamron lenses for Canon mount

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility in general operations(*1) of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Canon EOS RP, which was newly released on March 14, 2019, with Canon “Mount Adapter EF-EOS R”.

(*1) Defined to work on existing DSLR cameras

Compatible models (for Canon) for general operations(*2)

SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Canon
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Canon
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Canon
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Canon
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Canon
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Canon
SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Canon
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon
17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Canon
70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Canon
100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Canon
10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Canon
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Canon
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Canon (*3)

(*2) With the latest F/W version. 
Regarding the F/W update, please visit here.
(*3) Regarding the update service, please visit here.

Lens Update Service Information:https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/release_note.html

How to Update:https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/update.html  

For other models, once we confirm the compatibility with Canon EOS R series and Canon adapter, we will announce the models sequentially at our support website.
We are sorry to keep you waiting, and also ask for your understanding of the situation.

Canon EOS RP Ranks Before Sony a7III in Map Camera’s March Ranking

Canon Eos Rp

The Canon EOS RP, the company’s first full frame mirrorless camera, already ranks pretty good in Japan, according to Map Camera (large camera retailer in Japan).

The Canon EOS RP ranks ahead the Sony a7 III. First ranked is the Ricoh III GR. This is a good result given the short time the EOS RP is available on the market.

Map Camera’s ranking:

  1. Ricoh III GR 
  2. Canon EOS RP
  3. Sony a7 III
  4. Sony a6400 
  5. Fujifilm X-T30 
  6. Olympus TG-5 
  7. Nikon Z 6 
  8. Canon EOS R 
  9. Canon IXY 200 
  10. Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9 

It seems Canon has another, more inexpensive full frame mirrorless camera on their agenda.

Canon To Announce EOS R Camera That’s More Entry-Level Than EOS RP?

Canon Eos Rp

Canon execs are giving a lot of interviews as for late. Here is one more.

Michael Burnhill, European Technical Support Manager at Canon Europe, talked about the Canon EOS R system with EOS Magazine. The interview touches the usual topics already discussed in previous interviews. For instance IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation).

Many of your competitors have introduced in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). Does Canon intend to introduce this technology?

MB: In-camera stabilisation – moving the sensor – is good for wide-angle and standard lenses, but as the focal length increases IBIS becomes less effective. There’s a very sharp drop-off. If you look at our competitors, all those who use IBIS still have an optical stabiliser in their longer lenses.

[…]

There is a high demand for IBIS, but we want to make sure we get it right. It’s on our drawing board, but when, or if, we implement it is still to be decided.

Basically, Canon is saying they will feature IBIS when it will be ready and satisfying their quality standard. Which is what we are used to see from Canon.

Fear not, Canon will continue to develop DSLRs.

Will Canon be introducing more DSLR cameras?

MB: Yes. Canon still sees demand for all sorts of cameras – including DSLR and mirrorless – so we will continue to produce across multiple product lines. We’ve only just phased out the EOS-1 film camera because there were still people buying it in certain markets, and we will see the same with the DSLR cameras.

There are certain technologies where we don’t think mirrorless is quite ready – the electronic viewfinder for instance – compared to the SLR system where there is zero lag through the viewfinder.

And finally, the question we featured in the title of this article. Apparently an EOS R model with a price below the EOS RP might be in Canon’s agenda.

Do you see a full-frame camera coming in at a price below the RP?

MB: Yes.

What?? So, did I get this right? Canon will launch a full frame mirrorless camera with a price below the Canon EOS RP ($1,299). They for sure have the technology.

What about the a pro model in the EOS R series?

And a pro version before the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo?

MB: Well, that’s the million dollar question…

There is a lot to come from Canon, in 2019 and especially in 2020. We expect Canon to announce a high resolution EOS R model before end of 2019. Stay tuned with us.

Canon EOS R mirrorless system:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

[via EOS Magazine]

Canon EOS RP Review (gets a lot right, DPReview)

Canon Eos Rp

DPReview completed their full Canon EOS RP review. They gave the Canon EOS RP an 83% score and a silver award.

Funny fact: DPReview learned they had “to create a new scoring category [since] this is the first camera to really fall into the ‘Entry-level Full Frame Camera’ space”. Well, a “kudos Canon” wouldn’t have been displaced.

From their conclusion:

The biggest trade-off comes from the 26.2MP full-frame sensor. Sure, with the right lenses, that large sensor gets you access to shallower depth-of-field (blurrier backgrounds) than cameras with smaller sensors. But when shooting in Raw, the RP’s images are also noisier than most current full-frame cameras, and similarly noisy to some APS-C cameras. The video features and quality will also disappoint power users, and the battery life is perhaps best described as ‘tolerable.’ It’ll get you through a day of heavy shooting, provided you turn the camera off between shots.

On the other hand, there’s a lot that the EOS RP gets right. The combination of pleasing JPEGs, an excellent grip, light weight, good controls, strong connectivity options and compact size is just a recipe for fun. The autofocus system is reliable, and Pupil Detection makes it easier to get perfectly focused portraits – though some competitors’ eye-focusing systems are more effective.

Read the review…

DPReview had an interview with Canon’s lens designers about the RF mount lenses.

Canon EOS RP:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Does The Canon EOS RP Have A “Left Eye Issue”?

Canon Eos Rp

Is this real? Photographer Michael the Maven made a short video where he points to what he feels is a “left eye problem” some Canon mirrorless cameras have.

Basically, Michael the Maven complains about the ergonomics and the user interface of the Canon EOS RP. He writes:

The left eye problem deals with cameras which lack a joystick and are asking photographers to use their right thumbs on the touch screen while looking through the viewfinder to move their focusing squares. The left eye problem is not unique to Canon, the Sony A6400 has the same issue, as well as a few other cameras. The reason Im picking on Canon is because I have seen this 3 times now on the Canon R, RP and M50.

Anyone made comparable experiences with Canon cameras?