The dust has barely settled on the launch of the Canon EOS R, the brand’s first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera, yet internet reports suggest Canon could be about to follow up by adding a second full-frame mirrorless body very soon.
Various internet rumour sites are posting an almost-complete list of rumoured specifications and they certainly make for interesting reading. In fact, if the specifications are correct, the RP could turn out to be Canon’s most important camera yet and here’s why…
So, the specifications actually suggest the RP won’t have as many features as the ground-breaking EOS R - for example, it’s been suggested the innovative top bar will be missing, replaced with an extra control dial. What’s more, while the EOS R offers 30-megapixels, it’s suggest the RP will only offer 24-megapixels. Essentially, the RP looks to be a more entry-level version of the EOS R and this could prove to be a huge win for Canon.
The brand enjoyed major success with cameras like the 6D - a truly affordable full-frame DSLR, and the 7D MkII, which enabled aspiring action photographers to access fast burst rates and advanced autofocus technology for sensible money. The RP looks to be following this formula as it’s suggested the camera will cost just $1300 - a highly aggressive price that should worry rivals. This could also serve to win over photographers who are tempted to go mirrorless, but simply couldn’t justify the higher price-tag of the EOS R.
Despite the lower rumoured price-tag, it appears the RP won’t be short on cool features. Reports say the RP will include 4K video with Canon Log, a 5 Frames Per Second burst rate and Dual Pixel autofocus with Eye AF. What’s more, the suggested specifications mention the RP could weigh as little as 400g, which would make it one of the lightest full-frame mirrorless on the market.
Better still, it appears photographers won’t have long to wait to hear more specifications and get their hands on the new model, with a launch date of February 14 currently expected.. digitalrev.com