Just a few weeks ago, Canon officially rolled out its budget full-frame camera – the EOS RP – and it didn’t take long for Canon to launch it in India. The Canon EOS RP will now be available in Indian Rupees for sale starting February 27. 1,10,495 for body only or you can get it with RF24-105mm f / 4 IS USM lens for Rs. 1,99,490. This camera competes for a place with some premium APS-C cameras like Sony A6500, Fujifilm X-T3 and even some older Sony Alpha full-frame cameras like A7 II, which are still available in the market.
The Canon EOS RP is based on the company’s new RF Mount, which debuted its Canon EOS R last year. The new EOS RP model is for advanced amateurs who want to step-up from a cropped sensor camera but have an essential budget for something like the EOS R. With that in mind, the EOS RP has been somewhat scaled-down specification such as a 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and it’s powered by the same DIGIC 8 image processor as its older siblings. It is thinner and lighter, weighing about 485 grams.
Other specifications include 4,779 selectable autofocus (AF) points, a native ISO range 100-40,000, 5fps burst shooting with one shot AF mode (approximately 4fps with Servo AF), dual pixel AF, 4K video recording at 24fps, a full articulating Touch display and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The camera has IAFO which also works in Servo AF mode and also has a silent shooting mode. The Canon EOS RP also boasts an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a resolution of 2.36 million dot and can be used as a touchpad for display touch-and-drag AF. Like the EOS R, the EOS RP can be charged via a USB Type-C port, but you’ll need an optional PD-E1 adapter.
Canon may have entered the full-frame mirrorless segment late, but it was the first to bring such a low-cost camera. The only problem, though, is the price of the new RF lens, which is not cheap at least for now. If you are an existing Canon user, you can adapt your existing EF and EF-S lenses to the new RF mount using the optional adapter. If you just look at the body-to-body price, there’s some tough competition from Canon’s premium mirrorless segment. Of course, these cameras offer cropped sensors, but almost all of them have a more comprehensive set of features for video or explosive shooting. It’s interesting to see how the new Canon EOS RP stacks up against them when we test it.