Canon EOS RP – 19 Things You Should Know (FAQ)

The EOS RP is the second full-frame mirrorless camera released by Canon. It is much smaller than the R and is, in fact, one of the smallest full-frame cameras on the market. It packs a 26MP sensor, has excellent Dual Pixel Autofocus, 4K video recording, along with a fully-articulating screen. The camera is actually quite affordable considering its features and is one of our favorites for hybrid shooters on the budget, especially if you want that full-frame sensor. We often get asked about this camera and its features, so let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the EOS RP and answer all of them.

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When was Canon EOS RP released?

The EOS RP was officially released in February 2019.

Does Canon EOS RP have image stabilization?

No, just like its more expensive cousin (EOS R), the EOS RP doesn’t have in-body image stabilization. Thankfully, many RF lenses have optical image stabilization, which works very well.

Is the EOS RP weather-sealed?

Yes, Canon EOS RP technically has weather sealing, but it is quite a bit inferior to that of the more expensive EOS R.

Is Canon EOS RP a full-frame camera?

Yes, it has a 26MP full-frame sensor.

What is the crop factor when shooting video on the EOS RP?

When shooting videos, the camera applies a 1.6x crop, which is actually slightly better than 1.75x crop on the EOS R. There is no crop when recording 1080p videos.

Does Canon EOS RP have a touchscreen?

Yes, and it is excellent compared to most cameras. Not only can you focus using the touchscreen, but you can use it for many other things including menus, which is available only on a select number of cameras.

Is the EOS RP a DSLR?

No, the EOS RP is a mirrorless camera. This means it doesn’t have a mirror, allowing for a more compact design and electronic viewfinder. EVF or electronic viewfinder allows you to preview the exposure, depth of field and can display various other information on the screen, which is very useful.

How long does the battery last on the EOS RP?

Unfortunately, the EOS RP’s battery is not as amazing as the one on the EOS R, providing you with only 250 shots per charge. We recommend grabbing a spare battery for the EOS RP.

What SD card to buy for Canon EOS R?

The EOS RP has one SD card slot, which supports fast UHS-II cards. Although they are not necessary, we suggest buying them as they will work with any future camera you may get. One of our top choices is Lexar Professional 2000X 128GB SDXC Uhs-II Card. If you’re looking for additional about memory cards for this camera, we suggest checking out our guide on the best SD cards for Canon EOS RP.

What type of photography is EOS RP good for?

The EOS RP is a decent choice for most types of photography including landscapes, portraits and wedding photography. You can also use it for action and sports photography, but it’s not for professional use in this case because of the 4 fps burst rate.

Is the EOS RP good for video?

Canon EOS RP is capable of recording beautiful 4K and 1080p video, but it has some limitations. When shooting in 4K, it has a 1.6x crop factor and there’s no Dual Pixel Autofocus support. If you want Dual Pixel AF and full-frame look, you’re stuck with 1080p.

Does Canon EOS RP have a mic input?

Yes. If you’re serious about shooting video using the EOS RP, we suggest investing in an external on-camera microphone. Check out our article on the best microphone for Canon EOS RP to learn more.

Does the EOS RP have a headphone jack?

Yes, the RP comes with a headphone jack.

What mount is Canon EOS RP?

The RP uses Canon’s new RF mount. Initially, it had a limited number of native lenses, but the number is growing quickly and the roadmap is looking good.

What lenses to buy for Canon EOS RP?

This is a hard question to answer without knowing more about the type of photography that interests you. For most users, the RF 24-105mm f/4 is a great choice as it covers a very useful range. If you have a bigger budget and want one great lens that does it all, our suggestion would be to get the RF 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, which has f/2.8 aperture allowing for better subject separation and low-light performance.

Can you use Canon EOS RP with EF lenses?

If you have some of the older EF glass, you’ll be happy to hear that not only can you use it with the EOS RP, but the performance will be very good as well when used with one of Canon’s EF to RF adapters. Check them out below.

  • Canon Mount Adapter EF – RF (standard adapter)
  • Canon Mount Adapter EF – RF (with control ring for quick access to camera functions)

Which gimbal should you get for Canon EOS RP?

Like we already mentioned, the RP doesn’t feature in-body image stabilization. If you do a lot of video shooting and need stable footage, our suggestion would be to invest in a gimbal. Here are some of the best gimbals for EOS RP in our opinion:

  • DJI Ronin-S
  • DJI Ronin-SC
  • Zhiyun Weebil S

Canon EOS RP vs EOS R?

The EOS RP is quite a bit affordable and lighter than the EOS R, however, the EOS R definitely has more features. First of all, there’s a higher-resolution sensor (30MP vs 26MP on the RP). It also has a bigger battery, Dual Pixel AF in 4K, larger touchscreen, and better weather sealing, just to name a few. Of course, you’ll pay more for all of these features if you get the EOS R.

We hope this article helped you learn a couple of additional things about the EOS RP and that you managed to find answers to your questions.