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Canon EOS RP Review: A full-frame camera that cuts too many corners

Canon EOS RP Review: A full-frame camera that cuts too many corners

Posted   04.25.19
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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Canon’s second full-frame mirrorless camera, the budget EOS RP, is a disappointment. It has potential as a street photography camera thanks to the small size, but is hampered by an inflexible silent-shooting mode. The fully articulating screen could make it a great vlogging camera, but 4K video is limited by cropping and a lack of phase-detect autofocus. Autofocus performance, handling and great low-light performance are the main bright points. However, image dynamic range is a bit disappointing, especially in the shadow areas.

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Pros
  • Great handling
  • Good autofocus performance
  • Nice eye-tracking system
  • Excellent low-light performance
Cons
  • 4K video hobbled by cropping and mediocre AF
  • Poor dynamic range
  • No in-body stabilization
  • Crippled silent shooting mode
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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79
 

User Reviews

90
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
Digital Photography Review
The Canon EOS RP's specifications aren't exactly exciting, but don't let that fool you - it's a likable little camera with engaging controls, good build quality and it produces excellent JPEGs.
 
80
PC Mag
Canon wants to bring full-frame photography to the masses with the affordable EOS RP. It's a solid camera for the price, but Canon needs to release more low-cost RF-mount lenses to pair with it.
 
70
Digital Trends
The cheap and compact EOS RP may attract users Canon's competitors are ignoring.
 
80
Digital Camera World
While its competitors are going to great pains to create increasingly advanced – and increasingly expensive – high end full-frame mirrorless cameras, Canon is catering to crop sensor consumers who are looking for a full-frame option that won’t break their back or their bank balance.
 
70
Camera Labs
The Canon EOS RP is the most affordable new full frame camera to date, whether DSLR or mirrorless. Sure, there’s often bargains to be had on older models, like Sony’s frequently discounted A7 II, but in terms of newly-released full-framers, the RP achieves a refreshingly low price at a time when other manufacturers are pushing ever more expensive models.
 
90
TechRadar
Arguably a much more compelling proposition for those looking to move to full-frame mirrorless shooting than the EOS R, the EOS RP is blessed with a good build, great image quality, sound autofocus performance and many further pleasures.
 
80
TrustedReviews
A strong full-frame upgrade for those with older Canon DSLRs or a collections of EF lenses, but the EOS RP's older sensor and 4K video limitations mean those starting from scratch should consider an older rival like the Sony A7 II or an APS-C alternative like the Fujifilm X-T3.
 
80
Photography Blog
The new Canon EOS RP certainly isn't the best full-frame mirrorless camera in terms of features, performance or image quality, but it is crucially the cheapest, and it offers more than enough to justify its modest asking price.
 
80
Camera Jabber
Achieving that comparatively low price and small size has meant that Canon has pared back some of the features, but there’s still plenty to keep most enthusiast photographers happy.
 
90
ePHOTOzine
The Canon EOS RP offers a LOT of bang for the buck, with great image quality from the 26mp full-frame sensor, packed in to a compact camera body. The camera offers 4K video recording, and is priced very competitively. We'd say it's definitely going to be a winner, as long as you can find the right lens to suit your budget and needs.

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