February 14, 2019

Canon EOS RP is Officially Introduced. But How Will Filmmakers React?

Canon EOS RP
How will videographers and filmmakers respond to Canon’s latest mirrorless EOS RP offering?

Well, it’s finally official. Canon has unveiled its follow up to its mixed-results Canon EOS R with the new, smaller, cheaper mirrorless camera - the Canon EOS RP.

We’ve been following this camera closely as it represents Canon’s doubling down on its mirrorless EOS R system and pushing 4K at a price point that is much more competitive than its last edition.

The Canon EOS RP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hH1mJlnzZM

But, how will the market respond? As reported earlier, the price for the EOS RP is a stunningly low $1,299 for the body only. The question is, did Canon do enough for filmmakers and video professionals to care? Or have they already lost the battle with Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic (plus any of the other quality brands in the space).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4s63AVfFI4

Official Canon EOS RP Specs

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor

  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor

  • UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 Video

  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder

  • 3" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4779 AF Points

  • ISO 100-40000, Up to 5 fps Shooting

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity

Price: $1,299

What Do You Think?

Many of the concerns filmmakers and videographers expressed with the Canon EOS R don’t look to be addressed directly (for example, there is still only one SD card slot), but that shouldn’t be much of a surprise as this is a lower prosumer model than the EOS R. (A rumored 8K EOS R would be the one to make those big updates.)

But will the low price point be enough to get more price-conscious consumers interested in giving the new EOS RP a shot which might have been spent saving up for a better option, or going with a similar offering from the competition?

What are your thoughts on the Canon EOS RP    

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Meh

February 14, 2019 at 12:14PM, Edited February 14, 12:15PM

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Chris Stanley
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No audio input? WHY?

February 15, 2019 at 8:50AM

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B&H lists its specs to include an 1/8" headphone jack & 1/8" microphone jack.

But why no 23.976 or 120fps at 1080? That aside, I can see this as a contender for folks getting their first camera. 4k, full-frame, and can use EF glass with the included adapter all at $1.3k.

February 15, 2019 at 9:19AM

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It looks good but it looks like video to me. Not a very cinematic look to it. Blackmagic pocket cinema camera is still the winner in this price range for me.

February 15, 2019 at 11:50AM, Edited February 15, 11:51AM

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Charles Unice
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Seems 4K is still cropped.... why even bother?

February 16, 2019 at 5:41PM, Edited February 16, 5:41PM

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Kirill
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