Japanese camera maker Canon on Wednesday launched its lightest and smallest full-frame mirrorless camera EOS RP in India starting at Rs 110,495. The Canon EOS RP is the second addition to the company’s EOS R range of full frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras. With the EOS RP kit EOS RP (RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM), the camera will cost Rs 199,490.
The Japanese camera maker, which has been a leader in the professional-grade DSLR camera segment for years, brought its first full-frame mirrorless camera called EOS R to India in September last year at a starting price of Rs 189,950.
“With the launch of EOS RP, we have pushed the frontiers of photography in the country, by introducing an affordable and portable product enabling access for photography enthusiasts aspiring to embark on their full-frame mirrorless journey,” said Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India.
The EOS RP comes with 26.2MP dual pixel CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, 0.05s focusing speed and EV-5 focusing capabilities.
Other specifications include 4,779 selectable autofocus (AF) points, a native ISO range of 100-40,000, 5fps burst shooting with One-Shot AF mode (around 4fps with Servo AF), Dual Pixel AF, 4K video recording at 24fps, a fully articulating touchscreen display and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The camera also has EyeAF which is said to work even in Servo AF mode and there’s a silent shooting mode too.
The Canon EOS RP also boasts of an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a 2.36 million dot resolution and the display can be used as a touchpad for touch-and-drag AF. Just like the EOS R, the EOS RP can also be charged through the USB Type-C port, but you’ll need the optional PD-E1 adapter.
Apart from the camera, Canon has also announced six new RF mount lenses – 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, 24-70mm f/2.8 IS USM, 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 85mm f/1.2L USM, 85mm f/1.2l USM DS and 24-240mm f.4-6.3 IS USM.
The sales for EOS RP body and EOS RP kit started from February 27.