Canon Launches its Most Compact Lightweight Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera EOS RP in India

In just a few weeks after its global launch, Canon’s EOS RP makes entry into the Indian market. The EOS RP is Canon’s most compact and lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera yet. The camera has been launched on Wednesday at a price-point of Rs 110,495 for the body only. It is also available as a kit at price point of Rs 199,490.

For many years, the Japanese camera maker has championed the production of pro-grade DSLR camera segment. The EOS R was Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera which hit the Indian market in September last year at a starting price of Rs 189,950.

The EOS RP is Canon second addition to its EOS R range of full-frame mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses. It is touted as the most accessible full-frame mirrorless camera with interesting features. It sports an impressive 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor in a really light and compact body.

Built on Canon’s proprietary technology, the camera uses the DIGIC 8 image processor. It has 4K video recording, EV-5 focusing, and 0.05s focusing speed capabilities. The EOS RP comes with the RF lens mount which the EOS R uses. Plus the RF mount sports a short flange focal distance of 20mm.

The President and CEO of Canon India, Kazutada Kobayashi, said that the company has pushed the frontiers of photography in India with the launch of EOS RP in the country. He said that the EOS RP is a portable and affordable product which will enable aspiring photographers to embark on their full-frame mirrorless journey. Indian consumers should expect some surprises because the company will continue to develop new products in this segment.

Minus the impact of GST, Canon registered an impressive double digit net growth in the country last year. According to Kobayashi, the company’s 2018 business growth is evidence that India is one of Canon’s top performing markets across the world. And the company hopes that 2019 will be a successful business year in India with innovations like the EOS RP.

Key Specs of Canon EOS RP

Canon’s compact and lightweight EOS RP

The compact and lightweight design of the camera offers a very good grip. The EOS RP is 132.5 × 85.3 × 70.0mm in size and weighs only 485 grams including the memory card. It features a 26.2megapixels Dual Pixel CMOS image sensor and uses Canon’s DIGIC 8 Imaging processor. Its ISO speed of 100-40000 is expandable to 50-102400. The EOS RP has a maximum continuous shooting speed of 5fps (One Shot AF) and 4fps (Servo AF).

The camera comes with Eye Detection AF and is capable of a maximum video quality of 4K 24p with 4779 selectable AF point positions and 143 AF area divisions for auto AF mode. It uses a 7.62cm (approx. 1.04 million dots) Vari-angle touch-enabled LCD. It comes with a customizable electronic viewfinder (EVF) which Canon says provides 100% coverage and a 2.36million dots OLED display. Canon EOS RP supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology which makes for easy transfer of images to a smart device or a computer. Canon EOS RP has a magnesium alloy body.

Canon EOS RP Lens Support

In addition to the six new RF lenses that the company announced in India, the EOS RP can be coupled with RF mount adapter which will make the camera compatible with Canon’s existing range of over 70 EF and EF-S lenses. The six new lenses include RF-15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM (ultra-wide zoom lens), RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM (L-series standard zoom lens), RF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (telephoto zoom lens), RF85mm f/1.2L USM (L-series medium telephoto prime lens), RF85mm f/1.2L USM DS (Canon’s first lens to feature the Defocus Smoothing(DS) effect), and RF24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM (compact and lightweight zoom lens with a wide 24mm and 10x zoom capability).

Availability and Pricing

The sales for EOS RP body and EOS RP kit started from February 27, Canon said. The was launched at a price-point of Rs 110,495 for body only. The EOS RP is also available as a kit with RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens at price point of Rs 199,490.

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