Canon is at the top of camera game for over 80-years, and one of their newest products EOS RP shows why. This camera became the cheapest full-frame camera in history. Do not be put off by the word “cheap”, as this product offers one of the best cost-to-value ratios on the whole market. But what exactly makes Canon EOS RP so good? First of all, its design. It is one of the lightest and smallest full-frame camera out there, and it is really convenient if you are tired of carrying large and heavy cameras. Photography should not be interrupted by such factors like neck strain from carrying a camera. In addition, all the settings were placed carefully with a lot of thought in it. As a result, the small body of EOS RP does not make it difficult to use it.
It is far from all what makes this product one of the bests in its category. Knowing the price point of this camera, which is about $1.300, the specifications it offers are hard to believe to be true. It is equipped with a 26.2 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor, which will produce excellent photo quality in both, dim and bright environments. The burst and shutter speeds of Canon EOS RP are also great for the price. 5fps for the former, and 30sec. to 1/4,000 accordingly.
Furthermore, this camera has Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus, which must be one of the best autofocus technologies in the camera market. It works even better than you are expecting, and it results in autofocus that is accurate, quick, and stable. One of the most impressing things talking about the autofocus of EOS RP is that it supposedly can work as intended in very dark environments of -5 EV.
To continue, cameras these days have to be suited to record quality video, and this camera does exactly that. With a 1,7x crop, it can film 4K resolution video at 24 frames per second. If you want 1080p video, you can record it at 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, filming at 4K, Dual Pixel Autofocus is not available to use. It is one of a few little drawbacks that this camera has.
The screen of this camera is 3.0 inches in diameter and has an astonishing tilting touchscreen of 1.04 million dots. Such quality screens are a rare find in cameras of this price point, but it is not all. Canon EOS RP weighs a mere 1.07 pounds and is only 5.22 x 3.35 x 2.76 (WxHxD) in dimensions. Packing up so much power and features into such a small frame is a fascinating engineering feat by Canon.
The only noticeable disadvantage of this camera is that its battery can last for only 250 shots, which is less than would be desirable. If you are planning to go on long walks and take a lot of pictures, a weak battery like this can present itself as an annoying problem. In brief, Canon with their newest EOS RP has shown the world again why they are dominating the camera industry. It is a light, small, full-frame camera, which offers hard to match value for its price.