Is this the entry-level EOS R consumers wanted?
Canon is playing catch-up in the full-frame mirrorless game with the EOS R. While their first full-frame mirrorless body launched with a decent line of accesories, a lot felt skeptical with what the EOS R can offer for its asking price.
In its efforts to push for the RF system, Canon has decided to halt development for the EF system for the meantime. This means more RF lenses and EOS R bodies from the Japanese camera giant. For the latter, Canon is reportedly working on a more affordable version called the EOS RP.
Billed as an “affordable” full-frame mirrorless camera, leaked images of the EOS RP shows that it looks like an EOS xxxD camera with a full-frame sensor.
Being a more affordable model, you lose features such as a top LCD, touch bar panel, and joystick in exchange for conventional dials. There’s no weather sealing in the EOS RP as well. In terms of size, the EOS RP is smaller and lighter than the EOS R. Here are a couple of comparison photos:
The EOS RP will come with a 26.2-megapixel full-frame sensor paired with a DIGIC 8 image processor. Continuous shooting is at 5FPS, and its native ISO range is the same with the EOS R: 100-40,000. Unlike the EOS R, the EOS RP comes with an integrated headphone jack.
The EOS RP is rumored to be priced at $1599(~Php 83.6k), which is a competitive price for a full-frame mirrorless camera. For reference, Sony’s A7 III is priced at around Php 115,999, while the EOS R is priced at Php 147,998.
We will know more about the EOS RP come February 14 so stay tuned.