Canon Launches The EOS RP Mirrorless Camera In India
After launching it on February 14 in Singapore, Canon has launched the EOS RP mirrorless camera in India. It is the lightest and smallest full-frame mirrorless camera the company has ever made. The camera is the second addition to its EOS R range, with the first one, the Canon EOS R which was launched in September last year.
Canon EOS RP: Features
The Canon EOS RP boasts of a lighter, smaller body compared to regular DSLRs. Measuring 132.5 × 85 × 70 mm in body size and weighing in at 485g, the camera is 285g lighter than its closest competitor, the company’s own 6D Mark II. The Canon EOS RP features a 26.2MP dual pixel CMOS sensor which is capable of 4K video recording at 25fps. It has a 0.05s focusing speed and EV-5 (Exposure Value) focusing capabilities. The camera runs on Canon’s Digic 8 image processor and is equipped with the RF mount which was introduced with the EOS R last year.
The Canon EOS RP has a wide range of lens compatibility options. Either an RF, EF or an EF-S lens can be used with an EF-EOS-R Mount Adapter in the camera. An LP-E17 battery is utilised in the camera which the company says should be good for 250 shots. For the viewfinder, Canon is using a 2.36 million dot OLED Electronic viewfinder with a 22mm eyepoint. It also has silent scene mode and support for UHS-II memory cards. Just like the EOS R, the EOS RP can be charged via a USB Type-C port, but there will be a need for the optional PD-E1 adapter (sold seprately).
Canon EOS RP: Price
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The entry of Canon in the mirrorless camera space seems to be a little late. But what will make it stand out from the competition is the price. The Canon EOS RP is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 1,10,495 for the body. If the RF24-105mm f/4 IS USM lens is purchased alongside the camera, it will cost Rs. 1,99,490.