MELVILLE, NY, February 13, 2019 – Responding to the demand from amateur and advanced amateur
photographers for an entry-level, full-frame mirrorless camera,
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the
second camera in the EOS R lineup, the EOS RP. The EOS RP is designed for
photographers looking to step up from Canon’s APS-C cameras: the EOS Rebel, EOS
M and the EOS 80D, into the world of full-frame mirrorless photography.
Weighing in at just 17.29 ounces, the EOS RP camera is lighter than a 500ml bottle
of water and smaller than Canon’s popular APS-C DSLR camera, the Canon EOS
Rebel T7i, coming in at approximately 5.0in (w) x 3.77in (h) x 2.36in (d). With
optics at its core, the EOS RP takes full advantage of the complete line up of RF
lenses and is compatible with the existing collection of Canon’s EF and EF-S
lenses with the use of one of three optional RF EOS-R Mount Adaptersi.
“As Canon continues to
evolve its full-frame mirrorless cameras, our goal is that one day the EOS R
line becomes as widely popular as our celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR cameras,”
said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As
a company, we believe that in order for us to accomplish that goal, Canon needs
to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras for every skill level of photographers
and that starts with amateurs and advanced amateurs. This makes the EOS RP the
perfect addition to the existing lineup.”
The new Canon EOS RP full-frame
mirrorless camera features a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by the company’s
DIGIC 8 image processor, providing users with high-image quality, outstanding
operation and functionality. The new Canon EOS RP features Dual Pixel CMOS Auto
Focus (AF) with 4,779 manually selectable AF pointsii
and a wide AF coverage area of 88 percent horizontal and 100 percent vertical.
With f/1.2 lenses, the camera astonishingly boasts AF sensitivity in low light
in as little as Exposure Value (EV) -5. When using the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM
lens with the EOS RP, the camera can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with
Dual Pixel CMOS AFiii.
When using eye detection AF, the camera can automatically detect faces and
focus on the eye of the subject. This feature is supported when the camera is
set in either servo AF mode during continuous shooting and movie servo AF, as
well as one-shot AF.
Like the EOS R full-frame
mirrorless camera that was announced in September 2018, the EOS RP is built
around the same 54mm mount diameter and short-back focus. This allows for the
use of one of three optional mount adapters for full compatibility with all
existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses. Through the use of the optional
Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter or Control Ring Mount Adapter, these lenses, in
fact, gain functionality.
looking to further expand their abilities and capture a wide variety of both
still and video images, the EOS RP features Visual Guide mode. First introduced
with the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D, this mode allows users to see on screen how
switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they
are about to capture. This mode helps to guide photographers to capture more
compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to
give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look. For those looking to expand
their imaginative options, the camera also features Creative Assist mode that
allows photographers to use new and unique visual effects and adjustments when
shooting, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, color tone, monochrome and
background blur. In addition, the design, ergonomics, layout and ease-of-use of
the camera are very similar to that of other Canon cameras consumers might
already be familiar with.
features of the EOS RP camera include:
0.39 inch, 2.36 million dot Electronic Viewfinder with Touch-and-Drag AF
- Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen
UHD 24P/Full HD 60p video recording with 4K time-lapse shooting and the ability
to extract still images from 4K video recordings
range of 100-25,600 that is expandable up to ISO of 102,400
and Bluetooth®v technology
- Mobile RAW workflow supported paired with Digital Photo
Professional Express Appvi
Availability and Pricing
Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in March
2019 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00 for the body only. It will also
be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for
learn more about the EOS R system, including in-depth educational tutorials,
please visit www.usa.canon.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
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United States Patent and Trademark Office.
i When attaching an EF-S lens via any of
Canon’s new R-series mount adapters, the EOS RP automatically switches to a
APS-C crop mode.
ii Available AF points may decrease when
shooting with AF cropping or in movie mode, or depending on camera settings or
iii Based on results of AF speed tests in
accordance with CIPA guidelines. Results may vary depending on shooting
conditions and lens in use. Relies on internal measurement method.
- Brightness at time
of distance measurement: EV12(regular temperature, ISO 100)
- Shooting mode: M
- Lens in use: RF
24-105mm F4 L IS USM, with focal distance of 24mm and live-view mode on (with
manual shutter button operation)
- AF mode: Live
single-point AF(central) and AF operation: One-shot AF
iv Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3, Android™ smartphone
and tablet versions 4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the
download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to
upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may
contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws.
Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon
does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such
images through this app.
v Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices
(Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or
later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with
Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect.
vi Compatible with
iPad models utilizing iOS 11 or later and equipped with at least 2GB of onboard
RAM—specifically, iPad Pro (all models), iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th
generation), iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2.
prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices
are set by individual dealers and may vary.