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Canon EOS RP Specifications [CR1]

Update: The latest information shows a 26.2mp sensor in the EOS RP.

We’ve been sent an unconfirmed specification list for the upcoming Canon EOS RP. We have this rated as [CR1] as we have not been able to confirm this information from the usual folks.

Canon EOS RP Specifications:

  • Camera weight is 400g(440g), the lightest full-frame mirrorless camera ever
  • A side-articulated monitor and a comfortable grip
  • A new 24MP CMOS sensor. 26.2mp sensor
  • No Touch Bar and top monitor but an extra dial
  • 5FPS
  • Standard ISO 100-40000
  • Eye AF now supports Servo AF and Video AF
  • Dual Pixel AF speed is 0.05 sec.
  • USB-C and headphone jack are available. Battery charging while shooting is
  • supported
  • Canon Log, HDMI clean output, and 1.56x 4K crop
  • Battery: LP-E17
  • Price is about $1300USD for the body (We’re really hoping it’s priced this aggressively)

Keep in mind that pricing can sometimes be lost in translation due to currency exchange.  $1300 is really aggressive for a full frame camera. Earlier rumors pegged the camera at $1600 USD and we’ve also heard $1500.

We’re told that the Extension Grip EG-E1 is a 1cm thick “plate” to be installed under EOS RP.  It makes a better grip to hold the camera while the memory card and battery can still be removed.

We’re also told that Canon will also announce 8 RF lenses. (5 have already leaked). I haven’t been able to confirm the additional 3 lenses, but it’s possible we get a few development announcements.

Mark3794

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New sensor? Some testing ground for a new technology like they did with the dual pixel in the 70d?
 
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Canon Rumors Guy

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I was told the RP would be priced "aggressively" and when I saw the $1600 rumour, I didn't think that was really all that aggressive. The EOS R has come down to $1999 in a few places.. and a $300 difference just isn't significant. $1300 seems a bit low, but sometimes these sorts of rumors get fooled by currency exchange.
 

AlP

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Intriguing... It's a CR1 but if these are the correct specs it could be a perfect camera to start working with the RF mount. The price sounds almost too good to be true.
400 g with comfortable grip, meaning not too small, sounds like a lot of plastic, but that would be fine for the target audience of this model and for the price.
Will be interesting to see what happens with the rumoured M5 and M6 successors as a 400g full frame with the RF 24-240 might not be much larger and heavier than a M5 with 18-150
 

Bob Howland

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A (maybe slightly) oversized FF M5/M50 with a 24-240 lens sounds like a really sweet travel camera.
 

Photorex

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I could easily imagine that there will be some constraints regarding menu Options and/or OS (Power Shot OS probably), no control with EOS Utility, only limited functions via Canon Camera connect. But other than that the spec list doesn't look too bad.
 
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Kit.

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I could easily imagine that there will be some constraints regarding menu Options and/or OS (Power Shot OS probably), no control with EOS Utility, only limited functions via Canon Camera connect. But other than that the spec list doesn't look too bad.
If I were Canon in year 2019, I would definitely not be releasing new cameras that are not suitable for external automation. Especially the cameras that are the lightest in their class.
 

jolyonralph

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I could easily imagine that there will be some constraints regarding menu Options and/or OS (Power Shot OS probably), no control with EOS Utility, only limited functions via Canon Camera connect. But other than that the spec list doesn't look too bad.
They'll only remove features where there is a significant cost benefit in doing so. They are not going to have two different strands of firmware to support RF bodies, it'll be the same core firmware for all bodies because otherwise the development costs are ludicrous. The only reason they used the powershot firmware for the M series was that they could take advantage of the consumer-targetted features for mirrorless cameras that they'd already build for powershots).

There's no reason for them to remove EOS Utility control. It's probably something that's quite essential for them during production to test the bodies anyway.
 

Maximilian

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Quite interesting move, even if the price is a little bit higher, say $1400 or $1500.

Where are the moaners? ("Meh, it does not have an EVF" :p)
 

CanoKnight

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Panic has set in at Canon. Next will be the $ 999 RP followed by a 499 RP with a microscopic strip in the middle of the sensor doing 4k.
 
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