Canon EOS RP Review Rundown

Canon | Published on 20 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


Photo of Canon EOS RP
  • Compact and light
  • Easy to use
  • Flexible control dials
  • Easy-to-use menu system
  • Lacks touch controls
  • Larger sensor than EOS R


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[*] 68%
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[*] 64%
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[*] 74%
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[*] 85%
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[*] 73%
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[*] 80%
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. 1. ^ I Pitted Canon's 'Affordable' EOS RP Against My Beloved Sony A7 III. Gizmodo. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Canon EOS RP review. Digitaltrends. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. Pcmag. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Canon EOS RP review. Techradar. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. Tomsguide. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Canon EOS RP Review. Trustedreviews. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. 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.
  8. **. 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.
  9. ***. 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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