Canon EOS RP Gets Silver Award at DPReview (83% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera review and test results: The new Canon EOS RP camera gets an impressive 83% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

What we like

  • Pleasing JPEG image quality
  • Strong autofocus performance
  • Impressively compact
  • Comfortable grip, good controls
  • Solid-feeling build
  • Pupil Detection now works in Servo AF
  • Built-in mic and headphone jacks
  • Good color and contrast from the electronic viewfinder
  • Great buffer
  • USB-C port supports charging
  • Good wireless connectivity
  • Relatively affordable

What we don’t

  • Images in Raw are noisier than many other contemporary options
  • Poor battery life
  • Unimpressive video quality
  • Small size is offset by size of (current) RF lenses or adapter for EF lenses
  • Limited exposure tools in video
  • Relatively slow burst shooting speed
  • Lots of rolling shutter
  • USB-C port only offers USB 2.0 transfer speeds

Conclusion from DPReview:

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. Of course, the Raw files are noisier and aren’t as malleable as some more contemporary full-frame cameras, but for the target audience, that won’t likely be a deal breaker. For those users looking for a friendly way to get into full-frame imaging, the EOS RP is an excellent option.

The Canon EOS RP is now in stock at major US stores: $1,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama.