Canon EOS RP Review Rundown

CanonPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Neoscore* 70%
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
  • Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Nothing in particular


For $1,300, the Canon RP succeeds as an entry-level full-frame camera. Its image sensor may not be class-leading, it's by no means deficient. Give Canon time to flesh out the lens lineup with some affordable options, and the RP will start to look more attractive.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The EOS RP is a trimmed-down version of the EOS R, not only in terms of features but also its physical size. The body alone is priced at Rs. 1,10,495, which is not too bad for a full-frame camera in a compact body. Sadly, the lightness of the body doesn't count for much once you slap on an RF lens. The combination is also very front-heavy, which makes shooting for long hours quite fatiguing.
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  • Good image quality
  • Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Fast UHS-II SD cards
  • Lacks programmable multi-function bar


Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The $1,300 Canon RP is not the best camera made or even the slickest mirrorless camera. Before the Canon RP, the cheapest mirrorless full-frame camera was the Sony A7 III which costs $2,000. The Sony is just much better at producing a pleasing image from a grainy photo than the Canon.
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  • Compact full-frame camera
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Competitive price
  • Lacks in-camera stabilization


Sentiment Score[*] 48%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Canon EOS RP is an inexpensive, full-frame camera that recycles old tech. It has a lower-resolution electronic viewfinder, smaller battery, and worse video specifications than the EOS R. The kit lens for the RP is the RF 24-70mm f/4L IS, but it's completely out of balance.
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  • Fantastic low-light performance
  • Easy-to-use kit lens
  • Fast autofocus
  • Low-resolution electronic viewfinder
  • Poor video performance


Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Canon is trying to go after a new market with its latest full-frame mirrorless camera. The RP's $1,299 body-only price is competitive, but Canon's kit options don't look as attractive. If you don't have an investment in Canon SLR lenses, think about splurging for the RF 24-105mm F4 bundle.
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  • Compact and light for a full-frame camera
  • Easy-to-use M-Fn button
  • Flexible Priority (Fv) exposure mode
  • Limited control dials


Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Canon EOS RP is a full-frame mirrorless camera. It offers excellent image quality, as it keeps noise and graininess to a minimum. It also has an effective autofocus system for photography and is quite comfortable to use. Unfortunately, its battery life is quite short, so it's not a great fit for extended shooting sessions.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • Fast autofocus
  • Very comfortable to use
  • Short battery life
  • Slow maximum shooting speed
  • Can't record in 4k


Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
Canon EOS RP is the second full-frame mirrorless camera launched by the veteran camera company. At launch, it will even include an adapter to allow you to use any existing Canon EF lenses that you might already have in your kit. Weighing in at just 440g (body only), it's smaller and lighter than its sibling the EOS R. There's a smaller and lower resolution EVF than you'll find on the standard Eos R.
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  • Lightweight and compact
  • Full-frame sensor
  • Fully-articulating screen
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Canon's EOS RP is based around the same RF lens mount as the debut EOS R model. It accepts the four RF lenses developed for the system so far (and will support the six currently under development) With an RRP of $1299/£1399 for the body and an EF adapter, it's seriously undercut most of its closest competitors from the off.
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  • Full-frame sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 4K video with crop factor of 1.6x
  • Dual-mode Movie digital IS mode
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The EOS RP is the smaller sibling of the Canon EOS R ($1,999) It's a good deal for a full-frame camera (mirrorless or DSLR), especially if you already have some Canon EF lenses. A recent firmware update improved the speed of manually moving the focus point.
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  • Compact and light
  • Easy to use
  • Easy-to-use autofocus
  • Good image stabilization
  • Pricey for a full-frame mirrorless


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The EOS RP is Canon's smallest, lightest and most affordable full-frame camera so far. It inherits the same 26-megapixel CMOS sensor as the EOS R but builds all the advantages of mirrorless around it. It has an EVF, three-inch articulating touchscreen, and Eye-AF that now works in continuous shooting modes (as well as video)
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  • Very small and light
  • Eye AF works in continuous shooting mode
  • 3-inch articulating touchscreen
  • Eye-AF works in EVF
  • Some video limitations


1. ^ Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Review. ndtv. 2019-06-06 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ I Pitted Canon's 'Affordable' EOS RP Against My Beloved Sony A7 III. gizmodo. 2019-05-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Canon EOS RP review. digitaltrends. 2019-03-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. pcmag. 2019-03-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Canon EOS RP Camera Review. rtings. 2021-02-08 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
6. ^ Canon EOS RP review. t3. 2019-11-15 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
7. ^ Canon EOS RP review. techradar. 2019-02-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. tomsguide. 2019-10-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. trustedreviews. 2019-04-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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