Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0 Released, Significantly Enhances AF

Canon Eos Rp Review

Not just for the Canon EOS R (see here), a Canon EOS RP firmware update was also released today.

Canon EOS RP firmware update 1.3.0 brings the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  • Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects. 
  • Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD. 
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  • Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS RP firmware 1.3.0 from here.

Canon EOS RP:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Deal: Canon EOS RP w/ Adapter – $1046 (reg. $1299, import model)

Canon Eos Rp

Canon EOS RP at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points
  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Seller 6ave on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS RP with EF adapter on sale at $1,046.60. Compare at $1,299. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.


Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected and today only deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Deal: Canon EOS RP with Adapter – $1139.95 (reg. $1299, import model)

Canon Eos Rp

Canon EOS RP at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points
  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Seller RedTagCamera on eBay (100% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS RP with EF mount adapter on sale at $1,139.95. Compare at $1,299. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.


Noteworthy KickStarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Today only and selected deals:

More hand-picked deals are listed here.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 II Comprehensive Comparison Review

Canon Eos Rp

Mirrorless Comparison posted an exhaustive Canon EOS RP vs Sony a7 II review.

From their conclusion:

The Canon EOS RP feels like a more well-rounded product for multiple reasons. It has a better design and is much more intuitive to use. The colours are natural and the high ISO performance is solid. You’ll find extra features such as Wifi, Bluetooth, Time-lapse, Focus Bracketing and tethering. If you’re looking for your first serious camera, or if you simply want something that is easy to use and gives you good quality for stills and video, the EOS RP is the right choice.

That being said, the Sony A7 mark II retains some advantages that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you’re interested in post processing, the RAW files have more flexibility when it comes to dynamic range. There is 5-axis stabilisation that works with any lens, including old manual focus lenses. There are fewer built-in extra features in comparison to the Canon, but you can add more via the Playmemories app store […]

The high ISO performance of the Canon EOS RP is nothing to be shamed of, as you can see in the pictures below:

ISO 12800 (Image © mirrorlesscomparison.com)
ISO 25600 (Image © mirrorlesscomparison.com)

Mirrorless Comparison’s review comes with plenty of test shots at different ISO settings, and lists pros and cons for each camera. Definitely worth a read.


Canon EOS RP:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Sony a7 II:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon Will Soon Unveil An EOS R/RP Firmware Update Providing Significant Autofocus Enhancements

Canon Eos Rp Review

Among all the announcements of today (Canon EOS 90D | Canon EOS M6 Mark II | new Canon RF lenses) they also posted a short video, announcing a significant firmware update for the Canon EOS R and EOS RP

A new firmware update for the Canon EOS R and RP cameras will be available for free in the coming weeks, providing a significant autofocus performance boost to help you better view, track and capture subjects

Canon EOS RP Firmware v1.2.0 Released (support for RF 24-240mm)

Canon Eos Rp Review

Canon released firmware version 1.2.0 for the Canon EOS RP.

Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fix:

1. Support for the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens has been added.
2. Corrects a phenomenon in which the top of some captured images may be dark during high-speed sync shooting with an external flash.

Download Canon EOS RP firmware version 1.2.0 here.