Canon EOS RP Review (worth the money, The Phoblographer)

Canon Eos Rp Best Mirrorless

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

The Phoblographer reviewed Canon’s latest, entry level full frame mirrorless camera, the EOS RP.

From their conclusion:

There is a lot to like the Canon EOS RP. It’s a simple and fun camera if you’re more inclined to the world of automation. But even so, with the right settings and a bit of patience it can be a great camera in the hands of someone who has a creative vision. You’ll just need to take your time with it. The Canon EOS RP is also really, stupidly affordable. With a full frame sensor at the heart, it’s going to appeal to anyone that says “Oh well full frame is better.”

The Canon EOS RP also has reliable autofocus in all types of lighting. It isn’t the fastest but it works. We also never really had any issues with missed focus providing the subjects were still. Combine this with the metering that lends itself to Sunny 16 well and the ease of use, and you’ve got a pretty darned good camera at least for fun.

The Phoblographer’s real world review of the EOS RP comes with a large set of sample pictures.

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

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

Canon Eos Rp Best Mirrorless

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:

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

Guest Post: Canon EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1D Mark II N – Two Budget Professional Camera Options

This is a guest blog by Carl Garrard of Photographic Central. Carl is a photographer and gear reviewer with focus on cameras that are still highly capable despite their age. You can follow Carl on his blog. Carl’s post appeared first here. Carl also posted a pretty interesting review about the Canon EOS 40D.

Both cameras can be found on eBay: EOS-1D Mark II N | EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1D Mark II N – Two Budget Professional Camera Options

This is a continuation of my series of articles about highly capable cameras for those of you on a budget. This article is for professionals, or those seriously seeking to be professionals. I chose these two cameras for review because you can get both for about $900.00 used if you play your cards right. Considering you’d have to pay about ten times that much when they were new to get both, I’d say they qualify as excellent subjects for my budget article series here. Warning: These are top quality professional instruments. If you haven’t held a Canon 1D series camera before (or a Nikon equivalent), you still don’t know what a top quality professional instrument feels like. I thought I did, I was wrong. And before those 5D guys jump on my case I say to them: Pick one up and use one before you reply, and you’ll know. Then, you’ll just agree and we can be friends again. 

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Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM Review (simple yet reliable lens, Photography Blog)

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM, Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M lens line-up. And the first serious prime for the EOS M system.

From their conclusion:

The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens is the ideal lens for Canon EOS M users who are looking for a new prime lens to fit into their kit bag. It’s a simple, yet reliable, “nifty fifty” type lens by the time you take into account the crop factor of using it with an APS-C sized sensor.

[…] with lenses like this, Canon shows that it is still thinking about the various different consumers it is trying to cater for.

The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM is only the third prime lens to be made for the M series, and thanks to its focal length and wide aperture, it has a range of practical applications. You might consider it a portrait lens – albeit best suited to environmental type portraits – as well as for low light, pet portraits, still life, food and more.

Read the review….

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM:

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 EOS RP Review (more than the sum of its parts, Photography Blog)

Canon Eos Rp

Photography Blog reviewed the new Canon EOS RP, the company’s entry level, full frame mirrorless camera.

From their conclusion:

[…] the EOS RP is surprisingly well-built, with the same level as weather-proofing as the popular EOS 80D DSLR, makes more logical design decisions, most notably the removal of the M-Fn bar and the addition of a dedicated shooting mode dial, and has a great 1080p video mode. It also offers fantastic auto-focusing, USB charging and Bluetooth connectivity, all in a very compact and lightweight chassis. And in some ways, the EOS RP even manages to outperform its big brother, the EOS R, most notably by offering Eye AF in both AF-S and AF-C focusing modes, and incorporating Focus Stacking for the first time on any Canon camera.

[…] Ultimately, the new EOS RP camera adds up to a lot more than the sum of its parts, offering full-frame mirrorless image quality at an APS-C price point. While it’s far from being the most technologically advanced camera ever released, Canon’s cunning repackaging of existing tech in a logical design for its target audience could make it one of the best-selling.

Read the review….

World wide pre-order links for the Canon EOS RP (most should have the RP in stock):

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 RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

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

Oldies But Goldies: The Canon EOS 40D (build like a tank and great ergonomics)

Canon Eos 40d

What a great camera that was the Canon EOS 40D. I liked it so much I never sold mine. True, it has “only” 10MP, it was released in 2007, but still…

Carl Garrard posted a review about the mighty Canon EOS 40D, and he seems to be as fond about the 40D as I am. It’s simply a great camera, with great build quality and ergonomics. Indeed, it’s build like a tank and no xxD camera after the EOS 40D ever had the same build quality.

canon eos 40d

Carl writes:

In addition to the 40D being just a lovely wonderful experience to use, I’m very happy with the image quality that I see on my computer, especially when using raw and jpeg. Canon has excellent jpeg quality and it allows you to customize the output from the camera. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t want to use Raw processing in your workflow, this will benefit you.

However I must suggest, highly suggest in fact, that you also record a raw image every time you take a picture. Even if you never intend to process a raw file, later in life you’ll appreciate that you did. By saving a raw file now, you’ve ensured that in the future you can manipulate those images, and create new Jpegs with it that degrade in quality over time.

Memory and storage are so cheap that is completely unwise to not shoot in Raw. Think of raw as the negatives that you get back from film processing. You save them for later and you never know when one day when you’ll need to redevelop an image from the negative. Raw images and film negatives are future-proof insurance that will preserve your images forever.

Lastly, when I think of the EOS 40D compared to all of my current or previous Canon cameras, I feel its a sort of a perfect compromise between a few bodies.

– Perfect handling and feel, like the 50D 

– Large pixels and similar color profile, like the original 5D

– Great low ISO IQ like my 6D (similar DR too)

– Fast continuous shooting (6.5fps) and excellent locking continuous AF system like most Canon’s

canon eos 40d
Build like a tank!

There is nothing wrong with the EOS 40D’s image quality, as you can see below.

Canon EOS 40D
Image © Carl Garrard – https://photographic-central.blogspot.com
Canon EOS 40D
Image © Carl Garrard – https://photographic-central.blogspot.com

Be sure to check Carl’s review, there is more to discover about the Canon EOS 40D.

The Canon EOS 40D can still be found for around $100 for the body on Amazon and eBay.