Canon has just announced the new EOS RP full frame camera. The camera is an entry-level full-frame camera that sits below the recently introduced EOS R.

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

 

Specifications

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with Digic 8 processing
  • 3.0″ Vari-angle Screen
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Eye Detection AF
  • 4K up to 25fps (120Mbps max bitrate)
  • Full HD up to 60p (60Mbps max bitrate)
  • Wifi & Bluetooth
  • Single SD card slot up

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

What about video shooting?

The EOS RP can record video up to 4K at 23.98 or 25fps. Just like the EOS R, the RP model also has a heavy crop. The specs lists Dual sensing IS up to 5 stops but this is most likely not in-body stabilisation as even the EOS R doesn’t have that.

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

Below is a sample film shot by Japanese filmmaker Takayuki Akachi using the EOS RP.

Pricing & Availability

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

The EOS RP is expected to be available from the 27th of February and retail for $1,299 USD.

EOS RP Body only – $1,299 USD

EOS RP with 24-105 F4 Bundle – $2,199 USD

Currently, you will also receive a free Canon EF-EOS R Mount adaptor and EG-E1 Extension Grip ($79 USD RRP).

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

 

More EOS RF Lenses

Canon announces the $1,299 EOS RP & six new RF Lenses

Currently, there are only a handful of EOS RF lenses. Today, Canon has also announced the development of six more lenses.

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
RF85mm F1.2 L USM
RF85mm F1.2 L USM DS
RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

The addition of these lenses would compliment the new cameras nicely, particularly the three F/2.8 zoom lenses.

One lens of interest is the RF85mm F1.2 L USM DS which features “Defocus Smoothing”. This is meant to offer a distinct soft bokeh rendering with smoother edges. Perhaps something similar to Sony’s 100mm F/2.8 GM STF lens. Unfortunately, none of the prime lenses offers IS.

No pricing or ETA dates have been released.