Canon EOS RP Budget Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The EOS RP is reported to be a new budget, full-frame offering
  • Canon is also expected to launch five new RF lenses
  • The new camera and lenses are expected to be unveiled at CP+

Technology lovers have two big trade shows to look forward too at the end of this month. There’s MWC happening on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain and CP+, which is Japan’s biggest camera and photo imaging show slated to kick off from February 28. Just like smartphones, we’ve already got a leak of a potential upcoming camera from Canon. Press images and specifications have surfaced for a Canon EOS RP, which is reported to be a budget version of the company’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera.

Japanese blog Nokishita managed to get a hold off, what look like, press images of a brand new full-frame Canon camera called the EOS RP. It has even managed to get their hands on some alleged specifications, which points to the fact that it will be a budget offering, under the current EOS R.

Looking at the front of the camera body, it looks very similar to the Canon EOS R. However, the reported dimensions suggest that it will be a bit smaller and lighter at 440 grams, compared to 580 grams of the EOS R. We begin to see more apparent changes when we look at the top and rear shots of the leaked photos. The Canon EOS RP looks like it will ditch the secondary dot-matrix display and the ‘Mode’ button is replaced by a more familiar mode dial. The dial also shows the presence of the new ‘Fv’ shooting mode which debuted with the EOS R. The rest of the top-mounted buttons look the same and even have the same placement.

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