Latest Canon EOS RP Hands-On And First Impression Reviews

Canon Eos Rp

All Canon EOS RP stuff is listed here. Early hands-on and first impression reviews are here. A rather interesting interviews with Canon execs is featured here. The EOS RP user manual can be downloaded.

Here is a round-up of first impression and hands-on previews on the brand new Canon EOS RP (starts shipping soon).

The Phoblographer‘s first impression (and huge set of sample pictures):

It’s not at all a bad camera, but it surely feels like Canon has held back. I think that if Canon really wanted the entry level crowd that they could have found ways to put more features into this camera despite the already low price point. As it is, the EOS RF system still isn’t even a year old yet. I can see that Canon really wanted to draw over customers

Digital Camera World‘s early verdict on the EOS RP:

Invariably there will be disappointment from users who were expecting (read: dearly hoping) that this would be a professional version of the EOS R to rival the EOS-1D X or 5DS/R. It’s unfair to judge the Canon EOS RP for what it isn’t, though. This is a remarkable feat of engineering, effectively cramming the power and performance of a 765g 6D Mark II into such a tiny 485g body while also adding 4K video and mirrorless benefits such as an EVF. 

Imaging Resource‘s first shots with the EOS RP.

DPReview‘s shooting experience with the EOS RP (and sample photos):

[…] the RP isn’t without competition. Sony’s habit of keeping older models in its lineup, then continually dropping the price means you can currently get an a7 II for around $1000 and an original a7 with lens for the same money. But, for all the apparent technical limitations, I think a lot of people might choose the Canon’s more accessible shooting experience and attractive JPEGs over what now look like Sony’s works-in-progress models.

DPReview’s first impression (below):

ePhotozine‘s Canon EOS RP hands-on:

[…] the full frame mirrorless EOS RP features its maker’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which functions down to the equivalent of -5EV. The camera has Eye Detection AF on board too, which will track moving subjects. On top of this there are a whopping 4,779 selectable AF positions, while Single Point Spot AF is a newly included feature that the manufacturer believes is a first – not just in terms of its own mirrorless series, but anyone’s.

Hands-on review at SLR Lounge (with sample photos); they say:

A fantastic entry-level full-frame camera that comes in a small body, and with an even smaller price tag. I was shocked at the image quality I was able to pull out of a camera that costs only $1,299.

[…] this is the ideal camera for an enthusiast looking to jump into a full-frame mirrorless system without breaking the bank.

Canon EOS RP preview at Photography Blog:

Canon have certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons with the pricing of the new EOS RP camera, significantly undercutting the likes of the Sony A7 III, Nikon Z6 and Panasonic Lumix S1. Sure, it can’t match those cameras in terms of out-and-out specs, particularly on the video side, but Canon’s name and that aggressive price tag should ensure that the RP sells in large numbers, bringing full-frame mirrorless to an even wider audience in the process

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in USA:

  • Canon EOS RP Body with EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $1299 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS RP with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $1699 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS, EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $2199 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in UK: Park Cameras

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in Germany: Amazon DE | Canon Germany

World-wide pre-order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon EOS R Review (can it hold up to the competition?)

Canon Eos R

Dan Watson has been using a Canon EOS R since its launch in Hawaii last month. His 15 minutes video review (below) compares the Canon EOS R to some of its competitors.


The Canon EOS R is in stock and ready to ship at major retailers in the USA

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

A Bit of Everything (travel photography, tutorials, reviews)

Above: Don’t Make These Travel Photography Mistakes! – Tony & Chelsea Northrup


Canon Digital Learning Center articles

  • Photo Safari, Photo Success – Canon DLC
  • Tips for Great Graduation Photography – Canon DLC
  • Capturing Happy Moments: Tips for Photographing Bridal Showers and Baby Showers – Canon DLC
  • Photographing Auroras – Canon DLC

Canon IXUS 285 HS review – ePhotozine

Ambassadors’ Choice: Canon photographers pick their favourite lenses – Amateur Photographer

Leading professional photographers reveal how they capture world-class images using their Canon EF lenses

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions – PetaPixel

AI is Taking Low-Light Photography to the Next Level – PetaPixel

The Cameras That Shot the Winning Photos of World Press Photo 2018 – PetaPixel

Taking a photo a day improves your well-being, study finds – DIY Photography

Think your photos are Instagram-worthy? Ask BBC Tomorrow’s World AI chat-bot for analysis – DIY Photography


Below: Canon SL2 vs T7i vs 77D (200D vs 800D vs 77D) Which ? is best? – Tony & Chelsea Northrup


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Canon EOS M3 review (much faster AF, excellent image quality)

Canon eos m3

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon EOS M3. In the conclusion:

[…] the EOS M3 is […] a good camera, and if you already have a number of EOS lenses, it’s a logical choice if you want to reduced the size of the overall system. With the addition of a much faster AF system, control and exposure compensation dials, bigger handgrip and a tilting LCD screen, more experienced photographers will find much to like. It really does need an integrated viewfinder, though – the days of buying an expensive EVF that takes up the flash hotshoe are long gone when all of the EOS M3’s principal rivals have one built-in, in a similar body size and at the same price-point. In terms of image quality, the EOS M3 happily fits the bill, with the new 24.2 megapixel sensor delivering very pleasing images throughout the ISO range.

As usual with EOS M3 reviews, the lack of native lenses is criticised. Read the full review at Photography Blog.

Canon EOS M3 now shipping! Price check for your country:
Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy