Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS RP Comparison Review

Here is the official Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP Comparison Review Video. Find out what differentiates the new EOS RP from the original EOS R, and discover which of these mirrorless marvels is best for your personal shooting style.

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Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS RP Specifications Comparison

Canon EOS R
Canon EOS RP
Introduced
09/2018
02/2019
Resolution
30 MP
26 MP
Sensor copied from
5D Mk IV
6D Mk II
Image Size
6,720 × 4,480
6,240 × 4,160
ISO Range
50 ~ 102,400
50 ~ 102,400
Frame Rate, tracking AF
5 FPS
4 FPS
Frame Rate, locked AF
8 FPS
5 FPS
Shutter closes when off?
Yes
no
Silent mode
Yes, very flexible
Yes, but only in a pre-set scene mode.
Built-in flash
no
no
Flash sync speed
1/200
1/180
Size, HWD

3.87 × 5.35 × 3.32″

98.3 × 135.8 × 84.4 mm

3.36 × 5.22 × 2.76″

85.3 × 132.5 × 70.0 mm

Weight, w/card & battery

23.0 oz.

652g

17.1 oz.

485g

Quality
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
Price, 02/2019
$2,299
$1,299
EVF Viewfinder
3.69 Mdot 23mm eyepoint
2.36 Mdot 0.39″ 60 FPS, 22mm eyepoint
EVF Viewfinder magnification w/50mm
0.76×
0.70×
EVF adjustment range
-4 to +2 diopters.
-4 to +1 diopters
Auto brightness control for finder? (same)
none
none
Auto brightness control for rear LCD?
none
none
Top LCD
Yes
no; the mode dial goes in its place, hooray!
Rear LCD
3.15″ 2.01 Mdots touch swivel
2.95″ 1.04 Mdots touch swivel
AF positions
Over 5,000
4,779
AF sensor selector
Rear touch LCD or 4-way controller
Rear touch LCD or 4-way controller
AF light range
LV -6 ~ +18
LV -5 ~ +18
Focus bracketing for computer stacking?
no
Yes
Video paradigm
Sensor cropped to exactly 4K with electronic stabilization
Sensor cropped to exactly 4K with electronic stabilization
Maximum 4K frame rate
4K/29.97p
4K/23.976p
Video Frame rates, data rates and resolutions
Check the EOS R video specifications; a few more combinations than the EOS RP
Check the EOS RP video specifications; a few less combinations than the EOS R
Rated start-up time, CIPA
900 ms
820 ms
Dedicated MODE dial?
No, combined with rear dial.
Yes
Dedicated rear dial?
No, combined with mode dial.
Yes
Instant MODE changes?
No, takes a moment to press MODE and let the camera respond
Yes, just click the dial
Fv mode settings reset at POWER OFF?
Yes
no
Control LOCK device
Button
Lever
Rear touch-bar (I turn this off; I don’t use it)
Yes
no, the edge of the mode dial goes in its place, hooray!
Limit ranges of shutter and aperture settings (who cares?)
Yes
no
Separate magenta AF menu tab?
Yes
no; AF settings are in two new tabs in the red Camera menu
USB
USB 3.1 with a USB-C connector
USB 2.0 with a USB-C connector
Storage
One SD (UHS-II)
One SD (UHS-II)
Top cover left and right sides
Metal
Plastic
Battery
LP-E6N
LP-E17
WiFi
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth LE
Yes
Yes
Rated shots/charge
350 (usually gives much more)
250 (usually gives much more)