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Canon has released its latest full-frame mirrorless EOS-R line camera

The new Canon EOS RP. (Source: Canon)
The new Canon EOS RP. (Source: Canon)
Canon has launched a new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS RP. Unlike other DSLRs, even those with APS-C, these devices use a sensor equivalent to traditional film (i.e. they measure 36x24mm in total). This confers advantages such as improved depth-of-field and general image quality.

State-of-the-art full-frame mirrorless cameras can be seen as the next step up from an APS-C counterpart for prosumers. However, they are also typically linked to greater bulk compared to more conventional DSLRs. Despite this, the new EOS RP from Canon has been designed to be even smaller than variants of the popular EOS Rebel DSLR series, as it measures 5.0x3.77x2.36 inches. It also weighs only 17.29 ounces, or less than a full half-liter water bottle.

The EOS RP has a 26.2-megapixel (MP) full-frame CMOS sensor with dual-pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF). Its AF can have up to 4,779 manually selectable points and has up to 88% coverage in the horizontal and vertical. The RF’s f/1.2 lenses should enhance its image-capture capabilities even more, particularly in low light.

This camera can capture video at 4K/UHD (with 24fps), and at full HD (60fps). It also has time-lapse and still-image capture options in 4K mode. The RP also has a vari-angle LCD touchscreen and an 0.39-inch, 2.36-million dot electronic viewfinder, that confers the ability to touch and drag for AF control.

Those worried about losing the cropping options of APS-C may be glad to learn that the EOS RP is compatible with the EF-S, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lines of lenses, although this may also require one of the new R-series mount adapters. The new Canon full-frame mirrorless camera will be available in March 2019, and will cost US$1299.00 for the body only. A kit containing this unit and a RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens will also be sold for $1100 more.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02-16 (Update: 2019-02-16)