EOS RP: Effortless Full Frame Mirrorless Camera (Part 1) Shalini Puri | New Market Development Manager, Canon India Pvt. Ltd.

Category: Tips & Tricks | 26 February 2019

The new Canon EOS RP, weighing only 485 grams, is a Compact and Light weight mirrorless camera with a magnesium alloy body which is dust and moisture proof. It comes with a Vari angle touch screen LCD which is comfortable and easy to use.

The well-laid operational controls and dials supported with a deep indented grip, makes the EOS RP a perfect choice for professionals who want to upgrade or add a new camera to their existing gear line up.

New Extension grip EG-E1 (approx. 86g)

The EOS RP has a provision to use an Extension grip EG-E1 (approx. 86 g) for photographers who have big hands and want to use a bigger grip.

This extension grip is an optional gear for photographers, when attached would help holding the camera comfortably especially while using heavy or telephoto lenses. The extension grip enables a photographer to change battery and SD card or use a tripod even when attached to the camera.

The EOS RP comes with a customizable built in 2.36 million dot high-resolution OLED electronic view finder with approx. 0.7x magnification. It comes with an Eye Point of approx. 22mm which makes it easy for photographers wearing eyeglasses with ample space between the camera and nose. With an approx. 100% EVF coverage it is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners.

The new color and brightness adjustment function helps adjusting the EVF display color separately from that of the LCD monitor.

The 3.0 inches, 1.04 million dots, Vari-angle touch-screen LCD monitor allows photographers to capture extremely high and low angle pictures with ease. This enhances the shooting potential in vertical orientation which was earlier difficult when using conventional tiltable LCD monitors.

With the Touch AF and Touch shutter, it’s easy to select a subject to focus by touch on LCD monitor while Live View shooting.

The New creative assist feature helps photographers to use effects such as brightness, contrast, and saturation which are easily accessible just by a touch.

This helps the photographer to easily use the effect on their image and see the effect real time while working on the EVF or LCD monitor screen.

Visual guide helps the photographers to enjoy the ease of understanding the purpose and effect of major functions or shooting modes with the help of Photos/Illustrations and simple text. This feature encourages the use of the camera mode and functions more frequently.


The new Fv mode helps adjust priority quickly, such as shutter speed, aperture settings, and ISO sensitivity, from being on Auto to Manual as per his shooting requirement. The photographer enjoys a flexible artistic expression without changing exposure modes.

Control Ring

This Newly added control ring to the RF lenses has dramatically reduced multiple steps required to set up the camera setting. Three exposure control factors— Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity — can be changed directly, via the Main dial, Quick control dial, and the newly added Control ring

The battery pack be charged via a Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 / Type-C) using the PD-E1 USB power adapter (sold separately).

With the help of Canon Camera Connect App, which uses Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, can automatically transfer still and movie to their smart devices. Automatic data transfer function in the Canon Camera Connect App enables simultaneous data sharing between the camera & the smart device while shooting.

The EOS RP also supports the new application “Image Transfer Utility 2” which automatically shares data with the paired computer.

To conclude...

The new Canon EOS RP – the effortless Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is compact, lightweight and power-packaged with features. A clear choice for professional photographers who want to upgrade or add a new gear in their line-up.

Shalini Puri

New Market Development Manager, Canon India Pvt. Ltd.

Shalini Puri is a photography enthusiast based out of Delhi. She has been associated with Canon India for over 7 years, where she lives her passion for photography. Her immense knowledge about digital SLRs has helped her in elevating her photography skills. She is a product expert who enjoys food photography & infant photography.