FroKnowsPhoto: Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP

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Jared Polin AKA FroKnowsPhoto had a chance to visit New Orleans on Canon’s dime to get some hands-on time with the Canon EOS RP, Canon’s latest full frame camera.
This isn’t a full review, but it is a hands-on photo shoot and a good one at that. Jared had my favorite review of the EOS R, and this review of the EOS RP should answer most of your questions.
Jared also gives his impressions of the 6 new RF mount lenses announced to be in development here.
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snappy604

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I think Jared was pretty bang on harping that this is an entry level full frame and quite capable as a stills camera. Some people will consider this for a pure stills, others for the small form factor (it does look small/light).. like most of canon's offerings again seems to have weird choices on what they did and didn't include. The price is decent, but some of the shortcomings make me pause again. Keep in mind when comparing features to Sony this is about $700 USD cheaper than the A7III...

Tempted, but again nothing screams at me that I must have this camera. Probably just sit on my 80D for a while longer and continue the long wait.
 

pj1974

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Oct 18, 2011
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Over the past 20 years I have read, viewed and listened to many photography gear reviewers, critics, etc. Once you get to know the style that the reviewer has, you can take that into consideration.

Initially I quite disliked "Fro Knows Photos" videos because of his body language (not that I'm biased against him, just a personal preference how I prefer any review / discussion video to be). However there are also aspects of his reviews that I have grown to appreciate. Jared makes a number of valid points in most of his recent reviews. He comes across as fairly impartial to brands, which is important. He's far from the worst of reviewers.

Having written that, I actually enjoy reading, listening and/or watching a variety of reviews of 'new gear' to decide if/how interested I may be in that. Then, I venture into a few bricks and mortar stores in my city and try them out over time (usually a few weeks) - to decide if I might purchase them. I have done this with most of my gear for more than 18 years.

Soon after the EOS R was launched, I used it a few times, and tried it out in store. It is not the camera for me. Neither do I expect the EOS RP to be, though from a value for money position, the EOS RP seems much better. Each the R and the RP have their decent selling points as Canon's early models into the FF mirrorless market. I expect a more professional model to be one that brings me over to FF mirrorless.

I have a number of Canon APS-C DSLRs, lots of lenses, including L glass - as well as accessories (e.g. Speedlite flashes, tripods, etc). I also own a M5 and have 4 EF-M lenses, which make a great lightweight / travel option. The fact that my EF and EF-S lenses (as well as my accessories) will work on Canon FF mirrorless bodies is very important for me. Indeed, that all my Canon glass and accessories work on my M5 is also relatively handy! Having written that, I do expect in time after owning the right Canon FF Mirrorless camera, I will buy some of their amazing RF glass too.

It's an extremely good time and so exciting to be a photographer right now. I am looking forward to what Canon has to offer in the next FF mirrorless camera.

PJ
 
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Ah-Keong

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Next model for Olympics 2020. Mirrorless version of the 1DX.
Ladies & Gentlemen, Introducing the new "EOS RiP" Pro version !~
 

twoheadedboy

I'm New Here
Jan 3, 2018
21
16
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The video crippling in this camera is embarrassing for any ILC, entry level or otherwise.
Why though? Video must be important to you, I get that. It's not important to me and I'm not saying my viewpoint holds. But video 1. Isn't free 2. Isn't photography. The stills capability of most video cameras are extremely rudimentary when compared to a dedicated stills camera that has a little bit of video.

Really, the market will decide. If Sony creams Canon over the next 18 - 24 months in full frame mirrorless and it's because their video capabilities are superior, it will come. But it's sure not going to come in an RP-level body - I don't think that's embarrassing at all, because if you want to spend $1200 on a video camera you can do that, and do a lot better than what a Sony full frame mirrorless does, too.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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I bought my R to replace my SL-2, but this camera would have been a even better choice for a replacement, small for travel and great AF. I don't use the silent mode on my R, so having it dumbed down isn't a negative. With the adapter and grip being included for $1300, it seems like a great travel camera, but I'd want that 24-105mm zoom, because changing lenses exposes the sensor which I don't want to do. I'd want to stick to one lens unless indoors where I could change lenses with minimum risk of blowing debris getting inside.

I'm wanting to order it for travel, but having 3 FF bodies doesn't make a lot of sense, so I'd want to sell one of them. I may buy one anyway and see how I like it. Adorama has a 30 Day trial period in case it really doesn't suit you, and you can increase that to 60 days with their optional plan.

I see no advantage to buying the RF kit, you can get the free EF adapter and grip with the base camera and buy the RF 24-105 for $200 off.
 

ethanz

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I bought my R to replace my SL-2, but this camera would have been a even better choice for a replacement, small for travel and great AF. I don't use the silent mode on my R, so having it dumbed down isn't a negative. With the adapter and grip being included for $1300, it seems like a great travel camera, but I'd want that 24-105mm zoom, because changing lenses exposes the sensor which I don't want to do. I'd want to stick to one lens unless indoors where I could change lenses with minimum risk of blowing debris getting inside.

I'm wanting to order it for travel, but having 3 FF bodies doesn't make a lot of sense, so I'd want to sell one of them. I may buy one anyway and see how I like it. Adorama has a 30 Day trial period in case it really doesn't suit you, and you can increase that to 60 days with their optional plan.

I see no advantage to buying the RF kit, you can get the free EF adapter and grip with the base camera and buy the RF 24-105 for $200 off.
Jack may be in the market for a an EOS R ;)
 

jedy

EOS T7i
Feb 14, 2014
78
14
Over the past 20 years I have read, viewed and listened to many photography gear reviewers, critics, etc. Once you get to know the style that the reviewer has, you can take that into consideration.

Initially I quite disliked "Fro Knows Photos" videos because of his body language (not that I'm biased against him, just a personal preference how I prefer any review / discussion video to be). However there are also aspects of his reviews that I have grown to appreciate. Jared makes a number of valid points in most of his recent reviews. He comes across as fairly impartial to brands, which is important. He's far from the worst of reviewers.

Having written that, I actually enjoy reading, listening and/or watching a variety of reviews of 'new gear' to decide if/how interested I may be in that. Then, I venture into a few bricks and mortar stores in my city and try them out over time (usually a few weeks) - to decide if I might purchase them. I have done this with most of my gear for more than 18 years.

Soon after the EOS R was launched, I used it a few times, and tried it out in store. It is not the camera for me. Neither do I expect the EOS RP to be, though from a value for money position, the EOS RP seems much better. Each the R and the RP have their decent selling points as Canon's early models into the FF mirrorless market. I expect a more professional model to be one that brings me over to FF mirrorless.

I have a number of Canon APS-C DSLRs, lots of lenses, including L glass - as well as accessories (e.g. Speedlite flashes, tripods, etc). I also own a M5 and have 4 EF-M lenses, which make a great lightweight / travel option. The fact that my EF and EF-S lenses (as well as my accessories) will work on Canon FF mirrorless bodies is very important for me. Indeed, that all my Canon glass and accessories work on my M5 is also relatively handy! Having written that, I do expect in time after owning the right Canon FF Mirrorless camera, I will buy some of their amazing RF glass too.

It's an extremely good time and so exciting to be a photographer right now. I am looking forward to what Canon has to offer in the next FF mirrorless camera.

PJ
Wow, someone being positive about new camera equipment. Certainly makes a refreshing change ;-). We certainly are spoilt for choice but too often people just complain. I think some people get lost in all the specs and then convince themselves any new camera they buy must come with a load of pro features they likely don’t really need. The price alone will probably help sell the RP in healthy numbers, even without ‘proper’ video features (I’m sure hobbyist photographers aren’t looking for 4K anyway).
 
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