The Canon EOS RP will be announced on or around February 14, 2019. It will be the new entry-level camera for the Canon EOS R system. There are further bits of information that have come out over the last couple of days.
The rumored price of the Canon EOS RP body is $1599 USD, we have also heard $1499 USD as the starting price for the EOS RP.
All of the specifications you’d expect are going to be there, starting with some kind of variation of the EOS 6D Mark II sensor, DPAF, DIGIC 8 and a single card slot, nothing one couldn’t have guessed. It’s also rumored that we’ll see 4K recording at up to 30fps on the EOS RP.
We’ve been told that the cost savings will come from some ergonomic differences (removal of the touch bar?) and lesser build quality than the EOS R and I imagine the image sensor will also help reduce costs.
Following the EOS RP, expect the next EOS R camera to go upmarket in the form of a higher resolution camera. We don’t expect to see such a camera until Q4 of 2019 at the earliest. We also expect to see that camera launch a new generation of Canon image sensors.
More to come…