Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS RP
Canon 26MP full frame mirrorless camera
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EOS-RP news and info
Updated/refined as we find new stuff. Links to all our testing and reviews will be here. The initial press info and specs are after the latest updates
31st Canon have released Canon EOS RP firmware update 1.4.0. – this includes the V1.3 improvements
Firmware ver. 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancement:
- The option to capture Full HD movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been newly added.
- Support for the RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS lens has been added.
Download Canon EOS RP firmware 1.4.0 from Canon Europe.
12th UPDATE – Canon has pulled the firmware – now expected later in September
Firmware V1.3 for the RP [Canon US]
Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancement:
- Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
- Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
- Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
- Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.
23rd Firmware update V1.2 for the EOS RP adds support for the RF24-240 F4-6.3 IS USM and fixes a potential minor flash sync error.
14th A new battery pack solves my USB charging issues with my EOS RP
9th No, I’m not doing it with mine, but Kolari have stripped down an RP – it’s comparatively easy and bodes well for sensor modifications (UV/IR).
8th A firmware update to V1.1
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement:
1. Support for Camera Control API (CCAPI)* function, for software developers, has been added.
*HTTP-based API for camera control
Nothing ‘special though…
2nd I’ve set up a diary style page looking at my experiences using the EOS RP – so far so good
It’s really quite nice to use and I’ve only a couple of issues:
One minor usage gripe and one distinct failing with respect to IS lenses.
1st A brief note about lens adapters. Any of my simple EF ones with an AF confirm chip lock up the RP when you press the shutter.
Using a simple OM->EF adapter and the EF->RF adapter I get to see, in the viewfinder, the wafer thin DOF of my Zuiko 50/1.2, whilst focus peaking makes it easy to use with the RP.
Our EOS RP has just turned up, and the battery is charging.
- The EF->RF adapter is heavier and more solid than I’d thought (good actually)
- The body feels very much like my 100D to pick up (the baseplate isn’t free here in the UK, so I didn’t get one)
- The body feels a mix of light and plastic and solidly built (remember my day to day cameras have been 1Ds, 1Ds3 and 5Ds)
27th Unfortunately we’re told the RP won’t be here until tomorrow, likely missing the record setting pleasant weather (over 70ºF in February, in England???)
24th We’re expecting an EOS RP to turn up here on Wednesday – body only to start with, since I’ve more than enough EF lenses to be getting on with. I’d also want to buy the really nice RF lenses and that’s not much use whilst my main camera is still the 5Ds.
I’m sure I’m not alone in using the RP to dip into mirrorless.
4k video performance is something I have to admit bothers me not in the slightest. However I’ve seen armchair criticism already ;-)
Then I had a look at this (shot in Perth) and remembered that just like photography, how much comes from the skills of the people actually using the equipment…
21st We’re hoping to have an RP here before long (from Park Cameras, above), so I’m keen to see how it is to use for ‘real photography’ – I may even try and decide just what that means to me, as apart my my day to day paying work
I’d note that most of the ‘reviews’ you’ve seen so far have been quick ‘here try this camera’ ones, so don’t read (yet) too much into all the dynamic range or features whinging you may have seen ;-)
Some more ‘hands on reviews’ for your amusement.
16th An interview with Canon [IR] covers many aspects of RP design
15th Download the EOS RP manual [PDF]
There seems to be quite a few EOS RP deals associated with the launch – check the ordering links for the latest in your area.
but wait there’s more…
A limited Gold edition (5k max) will be available for the Tokyo olympics next year
14th The EOS RP is launched. Yes I will be getting one, partly as a backup camera to my 5Ds and partly to review and experiment with.
There’s a useful quick overview at DPR, looking at many aspects of the camera such as the ‘Feature assistant’ that my own style of photography means I’m unlikely to trouble. Having spent a while with the excellent Hasselblad X1D-50C before Christmas, I’m keen to see how I make use of the DPAF, even if a lot of my photography is manual focus. I’d also note that whilst the EVF has been criticised as ‘less’ than the EOS R, it’s the same as in the (albeit older) X1D and that the rear screen on the RP is the same as the X1D and my current 5Ds
As an aside, I’m keen to see how it performs with my old Zuiko 50mm f/1.2 and an adapter – well, actually with a lot of the old lenses I’ve tested over the years
13th Some of the EOS RP info has appeared in advance of the official announcement.
Updated as we find them
- Keith’s review of the EOS RP
- DPReview – Hands on preview
- PhotographyBlog Hands on Preview
- Imaging Resource Canon RP Preview
- An interview with Canon [IR] covers many aspects of RP design
Canon Australia – RP / R comparison
Videos from Canon USA
Step into the creative world of EOS R: Canon launches the compact, full frame EOS RP
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 14 February 2019 ? Canon today launches the EOS RP – a small, light and practical full frame mirrorless camera, for advanced amateurs looking to take a step-up into Canon?s revolutionary EOS R System. Ideal for travel, landscape and portrait photography and videography, the EOS RP promises greater potential opening up all the benefits of the EOS R System ? including the world’s fastest autofocus[i]. As Canon?s smallest, lightest [ii] full frame digital interchangeable lens camera to date, it provides the ultimate blend of practicality and ease of use, with impressive image quality. The EOS RP also allows photographers and videographers to explore and utilise Canon’s full portfolio of EF and EF-S lenses.
Today, Canon also announces the development of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM – the perfect travel companion – practical in both size and performance. It is a versatile all-purpose lens for the advanced amateur photographer or videographer offering a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots.
Enter the full frame world of EOS R
The EOS RP is an affordable yet advanced camera in Canon?s full frame line-up. Offering next generation full frame optical performance with the potential to explore future RF lenses, such as the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, the EOS RP features the innovative RF Mount with its high-speed 12-pin communication system, short back focus and wide 54-mm mount diameter. Built from the ground up, the RF Mount provides lenses with new levels of optical performance, responsiveness and functionality. Photographers and videographers can also experience the full performance of their existing EF and EF-S lenses thanks to three EF-EOS R adapter options, with additional functionality when using the control ring or drop-in filter adapter.
Supporting creativity with silence, speed and quality
The EOS RP’s 26.2 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor, offers a creative step-up with the optimal balance of detail, control over depth of field and incredible low light shooting performance. Optimised for low light conditions, the ISO 40,000 – expandable up to a range of ISO 102,400 – works alongside the powerful Dual Pixel CMOS AF system to enable photographers to shoot in even the darkest environments with confidence, with a shooting capability down to -5 EV[iii].
With an emphasis on achieving optimal clarity straight from the camera, DLO (Digital Lens Optimiser) correction is applied in-camera to RF lenses and up to five EF lenses when registered in the camera. For post-editing options, the EOS RP offers the latest generation CR3 14-bit RAW file format, alongside a compact RAW option to save approximately 40 per cent on the file size of standard RAW files. This increases the number of images that can be stored on a memory card whilst retaining the flexibility of shooting with RAW. For instant editing, images can be processed in-camera with Creative Assist offering a range of filters, effects and controls that make it simple to obtain the desired result for instant sharing.
EOS handling, no compromise
Portable and practical, the EOS RP is Canon?s lightest and most affordable full frame digital interchangeable lens camera launched to date. In a body weighing just 485g[iv], it is great for travel when space and weight are at a premium. Engineered to shoot in a range of situations, the camera is built around a magnesium alloy chassis with high precision outer body parts, including sealing materials to provide dust and moisture resistance. Versatile in its usage, the EOS RP offers a powerful Dual Sensing IS system that reduces camera shake for handheld photography, and a silent shooting scene mode for discreet shooting. A continuous shooting rate of up to 5 fps, or 4 fps with Servo AF, combined with a UHS-II card slot, gives an unlimited[v] buffer when shooting JPEG or RAW files – enough for capturing action when travelling. The EOS RP?s familiar EOS handling is both easy, familiar and comfortable to use with the flexibility of customisable controls, scene modes and a graphical menu interface – great for adapting to different skill levels, when shooting either stills or video. The well-designed, EOS-style grip, high resolution 7.5-cm Vari-Angle touch screen and 0.39-type OLED electronic viewfinder inspires next generation handling with full creative framing and tactile controls at one’s fingertips – from menu options to the point of focus. The EOS RP is compatible with a range of EOS accessories including the Extension Grip EG-E1 – which also launches today ? for added comfort, and the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with AI bounce (launched February 2018).
Focus on every detail
The EOS RP takes a no compromise approach to autofocus with Dual Pixel CMOS AF offering the world?s fastest AF speed of 0.05 seconds[vi] and accuracy with up to 4779 selectable AF positions over a wide frame area of up to 88 per cent x 100 per cent. The EOS RP?s electronic viewfinder (EVF) – with 2.36 million dots and approximately 100 per cent coverage of the scene – allows great shots to be captured and previewed in challenging and diminished lighting. Touch and Drag AF is one of the four methods that makes it easy to control the focus area while framing using the viewfinder or simply touching the LCD screen. For impactful portraits, Eye AF with continuous tracking focuses on the subjects? eye when in Face Detect mode, making it easy to achieve professional results and critical sharpness every time. Whether capturing moving subjects for stills or videos, the EOS RP can track the subject continuously to react to the action in the frame. For extended depth of field for macro shooting, focus bracketing allows for stunning depth of focus to be achieved ensuring ultimate sharpness. With a single press of the shutter, the mode continuously shoots with a range of automatically adjusted focal positions. Digital Photo Professional for PC or Mac can then be used for depth composition, creating a final shot which is in focus over the desired depth of field. Spot AF provides precise focusing when taking macro shots. Other AF modes include Face AF, 1pt AF, Expanded AF and Zone AF – providing flexibility for a range of subjects.
Shoot, share and stay connected
Thanks to smart Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for shooting and sharing, the EOS RP allows users to control their camera from their smart device to shoot images or video remotely via Wi-Fi. This is advantageous to avoid distracting the subject or to get a creative edge, whether observing animals or achieving a remote or unique angle in-and-amongst sporting action. Once downloaded, the Canon Connect App gives full control over camera settings, a live view and even the option to wake-up the camera remotely over Bluetooth. When connected to compatible iOS or Android devices, the EOS RP can embed GPS coordinates into images allowing photographers to keep a record of their travel locations. For sharing while on the move, the EOS RP can automatically synchronise images to a smart device, as well as transfer RAW data to the Canon DPP Express app for mobile editing.
Make high-quality, 4K movies on-the-go
The EOS RP delivers freedom and possibilities for videographers looking for a portable and easy-to-use camera. With its DIGIC 8 processor, the EOS RP can capture movies in up to 4K resolution at 25 fps and Full HD at 60 fps. With features including 4K time-lapse, interval timer, Movie Servo AF and HDR movies, users can capture fast action and slow-motion sequences as well as achieve an expanded dynamic range. Dual Pixel CMOS AF[vii] enables accurate focusing and face detection, while Movie Digital IS provides 5-axis movie stabilisation to counteract shake when footage is captured handheld. The microphone and headphone jacks help to capture and monitor audio in real time, while the Vari-Angle touch screen makes it comfortable to shoot at a variety of angles. The Video Snapshot function is a simple way to create a video summary of a travel adventure, combining 4, 6, or 8-second clips to give a digest of memorable events and scenes. An easy to manage codec enables a swift editing workflow and reduced file sizes for storage.
Full frame today, the RF lens capability of tomorrow
Canon today reaffirms its ongoing commitment to its recently launched EOS R System and RF Mount, announcing the development of six full frame lenses for release in 2019 in celebration of reaching a production milestone of 140 million EF and RF lenses[viii]. Included in the lens development roadmap is the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, the perfect travel companion ? practical in both size and performance. This versatile all-purpose lens for the advanced amateur photographer or videographer, offers a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots. The five other full frame RF lenses currently in development suit the needs of every user from advanced amateurs to professional photographers and videographers, all in pursuit of the perfect shot. Building on Canon?s optical lens heritage, this range of lenses will push forward the frontiers of creative capture thanks to the new cutting-edge optics and advanced image processing for both stills and video.
EOS RP Key Features:
* 26.2 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
* Lightweight body with magnesium alloy chassis
* Dual Pixel CMOS AF
* 4K Movie
* DIGIC 8 processor
* Three EF-EOS R adapter options enabling compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses
* Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Pricing and availability
The Canon EOS RP will be available from 27th February 2019 with the following RSPs:
* EOS RP body with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ú1,399.99/?1,629.99
* EOS RP with RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ú2,329.99/?2,729.99
Pre-order or buy the Canon EOS RP with a selected lens and save. These offers are available for a limited time (14th Feb ? 13th March).
* EOS RP with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ú1,599.98 (save ú215.00) / ?1,889.98 (save ?240.00)
* EOS RP with RF 35 f/1.8 and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ú1,799.98 (save ú120.00) / ?2,129.98 (save ?100.00)
* EOS RP with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ú1,999.98 (save ú200.00) / ?2,369.98 (save ?220.00)
- i As of 13 February 2019, among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating a 35mm full frame equivalent image sensor with contrast detection AF and phase detection AF on the image plane. Calculated from the results of measured AF speed, based on CIPA guidelines (differs depending on shooting conditions and lens used). Measured using internal methods. Measurement conditions: EV12 (ambient temperature/ISO 100), Manual Mode, using the RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM (at a focal length of 24mm) with the following settings: shutter released using the shutter button, 1-point AF (Center AF), One-Shot AF
- ii 485g with battery and memory card
- iii Centre point, when used with f/1.2 lenses in one-shot mode
- iv Including memory card and battery
- v When shooting with a UHS-II type card and until the card is full
- vi As of 13 February 2019, among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating a 35mm full frame equivalent image sensor with contrast detection AF and phase detection AF on the image plane. Calculated from the results of measured AF speed, based on CIPA guidelines (differs depending on shooting conditions and lens used). Measured using internal methods. Measurement conditions: EV12 (ambient temperature/ISO 100), Manual Mode, using the RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM (at a focal length of 24mm) with the following settings: shutter released using the shutter button, 1-point AF (Center AF), One-Shot AF
- vii Available for Full HD movies only, Contrast AF is used for 4K
- viii 140 million milestone figure is the accumulated production as at 19th December 2018. Figure includes RF lenses and Cinema lenses.
US Press Info
FULL FRAME FOR THE MASSES! CANON INTRODUCES ITS SECOND FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA – THE EOS RP
New Super-Compact and Ultra-Lightweight EOS RP is Ideal for Users Looking to Graduate to Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 13, 2019 – Responding to the demand from amateur and advanced amateur photographers for an entry-level, full-frame mirrorless camera, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the second camera in the EOS R lineup, the EOS RP. The EOS RP is designed for photographers looking to step up from Canon’s APS-C cameras: the EOS Rebel, EOS M and the EOS 80D, into the world of full-frame mirrorless photography.
Weighing in at just 17.29 ounces, the EOS RP camera is lighter than a 500ml bottle of water and smaller than Canon’s popular APS-C DSLR camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i, coming in at approximately 5.0in (w) x 3.77in (h) x 2.36in (d). With optics at its core, the EOS RP takes full advantage of the complete line up of RF lenses and is compatible with the existing collection of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses with the use of one of three optional RF EOS-R Mount Adapters .
“As Canon continues to evolve its full-frame mirrorless cameras, our goal is that one day the EOS R line becomes as widely popular as our celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR cameras,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As a company, we believe that in order for us to accomplish that goal, Canon needs to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras for every skill level of photographers and that starts with amateurs and advanced amateurs. This makes the EOS RP the perfect addition to the existing lineup.”
The new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera features a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, providing users with high-image quality, outstanding operation and functionality. The new Canon EOS RP features Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) with 4,779 manually selectable AF points and a wide AF coverage area of 88 percent horizontal and 100 percent vertical. With f/1.2 lenses, the camera astonishingly boasts AF sensitivity in low light in as little as Exposure Value (EV) -5. When using the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens with the EOS RP, the camera can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with Dual Pixel CMOS AF . When using eye detection AF, the camera can automatically detect faces and focus on the eye of the subject. This feature is supported when the camera is set in either servo AF mode during continuous shooting and movie servo AF, as well as one-shot AF.
Like the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera that was announced in September 2018, the EOS RP is built around the same 54mm mount diameter and short-back focus. This allows for the use of one of three optional mount adapters for full compatibility with all existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses. Through the use of the optional Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter or Control Ring Mount Adapter, these lenses, in fact, gain functionality.
For photographers looking to further expand their abilities and capture a wide variety of both still and video images, the EOS RP features Visual Guide mode. First introduced with the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D, this mode allows users to see on screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture. This mode helps to guide photographers to capture more compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look. For those looking to expand their imaginative options, the camera also features Creative Assist mode that allows photographers to use new and unique visual effects and adjustments when shooting, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, color tone, monochrome and background blur. In addition, the design, ergonomics, layout and ease-of-use of the camera are very similar to that of other Canon cameras consumers might already be familiar with.
Additional noteworthy features of the EOS RP camera include:
- Built-in 0.39 inch, 2.36 million dot Electronic Viewfinder with Touch-and-Drag AF
- Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen
- 4K UHD 24P/Full HD 60p video recording with 4K time-lapse shooting and the ability to extract still images from 4K video recordings
- ISO range of 100-25,600 that is expandable up to ISO of 102,400
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology
- Mobile RAW workflow supported paired with Digital Photo Professional Express App
Availability and Pricing
The Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in March 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00 for the body only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $2399.00*
To learn more about the EOS R system, including in-depth educational tutorials, please visit usa.canon.com
|Type||35.9 x 24 mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 26.2 Megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 27.1 Megapixels|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Lens Mount||RF (EF and EF-S lenses can be attached using Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, or Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. EF-M lenses are not compatible)|
|Focal Length||Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens with RF and EF lenses 1.6x with EF-S|
|Type||Phase-difference detection system with image sensor (Dual Pixel CMOS AF)|
|Coverage||88% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage |
|AF working range||EV -5 to 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)|
|AF Modes||One Shot
|AF Point Selection||Automatic selection: Face+tracking + Eye AF
Manual selection: 1-point AF (AF frame size can be changed) 4779 AF positions available
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right) Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding
Manual selection: Zone AF (all AF points divided into 9 focusing zones)
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway or AF ON is pressed in One Shot AF mode. Using customised button set to AF stop in AI servo|
|AF Assist Beam||Emitted by built-in LED|
|Manual Focus||Selected on lens
Focus peaking provided
|Metering modes||Real-time with image sensor, 384-zone metering (24×16)
AF point-linked spot metering not provided
|Metering Brightness Range||EV -3 to 20 (at 23°C, ISO100, with evaluative metering)|
|AE Lock||Auto: AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in P, Av, Fv, Tv and M modes
|Exposure Compensation||+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).|
|AEB||+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments|
|Anti-flicker shooting||Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum continuous shooting speed may decrease|
|ISO Sensitivity ||Auto 100-40000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)|
|ISO can be expanded to L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400,|
|Type||Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter|
|Speed||30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)|
|Shutter Release||Soft touch electromagnetic release|
|Type||Auto white balance with the imaging sensor|
|Settings||AWB (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting|
|White balance compensation:|
|1. Blue/Amber +/-9|
|2. Magenta/Green +/-9|
|Custom White Balance||Yes, 1 setting can be registered|
|WB Bracketing||+/-3 levels in single level increments
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias
|Type||0.39-inch OLED colour EVF|
|Dot count||2.36 Million dots|
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.70x |
|Eyepoint||Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)|
|-4 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)|
|Viewfinder Information||AF point information, Exposure level indicator, Number of remaining multiple exposures, Exposure compensation, HDR shooting, Highlight tone priority, Multiple-exposure shooting, ISO speed, Possible shots, Multi Shot Noise Reduction, Number of self-timer shooting, Digital Lens Optimizer, Maximum burst, AF method, Battery level, AF operation, Exposure simulation, Drive mode, AEB, Metering mode, FEB, Anti-flicker shooting, Still photo cropping, Shooting mode, Aspect ratio, Scene icons Auto Lighting Optimizer, AE lock Picture Style, Flash-ready, White balance, Flash off White balance correction, FE lock, Image Quality, High-speed sync, Bluetooth function, Shutter speed, Wi-Fi function, Multi-function lock warning, Histogram, Aperture Electronic level, Lens information|
|Depth of field preview||Yes, via customised button|
|Type||7.5 cm (3.0″) Clear View LCD II, approx. 1.04 Million dots|
|Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)||Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally|
|Brightness / Colour Adjustment||Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels|
|Touch-screen operations||Capacitive method with menu functions, Quick Control settings, playback operations, and magnified display. AF point selection in Stills and Movies, touch shutter is possible in still photo shooting.|
|Display Options||(1) Basic Camera settings|
|(2) Advanced Camera settings|
|(3) Camera settings plus histogram and dual level display|
|(4) No info|
|(5) Quick Control Screen|
|Modes||E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 increments with EX series Speedlite flashes|
|Flash Exposure Bracketing||Yes, with compatible External Flash|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes via Speedlite|
|Hot Shoe/PC terminal||Yes/No|
|External Flash Compatibility||E-TTL II with EX series Speedlite, wireless multi-flash support|
|External Flash Control||via camera menu screen|
|Modes||Stills: Scene Intelligent Auto, Special Scene (Portrait, Group Photo, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Panning , Close-up, Food, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Silent Mode), Flexible priority AE, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Bulb and Custom (C1/C2/C3)|
|Movie: Auto exposure, Manual, HDR|
|Picture Styles||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)|
|Colour Space||sRGB and Adobe RGB|
|Image Processing||Highlight Tone Priority|
|Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)|
|Long exposure noise reduction|
|High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings) (stills and video)|
|Lens optical correction (3):|
|Peripheral illumination correction Chromatic aberration correction
Digital Lens Optimizer (during/after still photo shooting)
|Resize to M, S1, S2 |
|Cropping: JPEG images can be cropped (Aspect ratios 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1)|
|– 43 cropping sizes selectable, from 11% to 95% (diagonal)|
|– Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation|
|– Image straightening, tilt correction|
|– Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation|
|RAW image processing |
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Self timer (2 s + remote, 10 s + remote, continuous)|
|Continuous Shooting||Max. approx. 5 fps speed maintained until card full (JPEG) or 50 RAW images |
|Max. 4 fps with AF Tracking|
|LIVE VIEW MODE|
|Type||Electronic viewfinder with image sensor|
|Coverage||Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)|
|Frame Rate||59.97 fps (smooth) / 29.97 fps (power saving)|
|Focusing||Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)|
|Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF, 1 point AF, Expand AF, Zone AF, and Touch shutter|
|Metering||Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor (384-zone)|
|Partial metering (approx. 5.5% of the centre of the screen)|
|Spot metering (approx. 2.7% of the centre of the screen)|
|Centre-weighted average metering|
|Display Options||3 levels available Basic shooting information, Advanced shooting information and Advanced shooting information with Histogram|
|FILE TYPE – Stills|
|Still Image Type||JPEG|
|RAW: RAW, C-RAW (14-bit, Canon original RAW 3rd edition)|
|Complies with Exif 2.31 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0|
|Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1|
|RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording||Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible|
|3:2 ratio (L, RAW, C-RAW) 6240×4160, (M1) 4160×2768, (S1) 3120×2080, (S2) 2400×1600|
|1.6x (crop) (L) 3888×2592, (S2) 2400×1600|
|4:3 ratio (L) 5536×4160, (M1) 3680×2768, (S1) 2768×2080, (S2) 2112×1600|
|16:9 ratio (L) 6240×3504, (M1) 4160×2336, (S1) 3120×1752, (S2) 2400×1344|
|1:1 ratio (L) 4160×4160, (M1) 2768×2768, (S1) 2080×2080, (S2) 1600×1600|
|Folders||New folders can be manually created and selected|
|File Numbering||(1) Consecutive numbering|
|(2) Auto reset|
|(3) Manual reset|
|Movie Type||RF/EF lenses: 4K, Full HD, HD.
EF-S lenses: 4K or HD
|MPEG4 AVC/H.264 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM, AAC|
|Movie Size||4K (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (25, 23.98 fps) intra frame |
|4K Time-lapse (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25 fps) All-I|
|Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps) intra frame, intra frame lite (29.97, 25 fps)|
|Full HD HDR (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25 fps) intra frame|
|HD (16:9) 1280 x 720 (59.94, 29.97, 50, 25 fps) intra frame|
|HD HDR(16:9) 1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps) intra frame|
|Colour Sampling (Internal recording)||4K / Full HD / HD – YCbCr4:2:0 (8-bit)|
|Movie Length||4K and Full HD – Max duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT SDXC card.|
|High Frame Rate Movie||Not supported|
|4K Frame Grab||8.3-megapixel JPEG still image frame grab from 4K movie possible|
|Bitrate/Mbps||MP4: 4K (16:9) 3840 x 2160 (25, 23.98 fps) IPB 120Mbps / 869 MB/min
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB Approx. 60 Mbps / 440MB/min Full HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB: Approx. 30 Mbps / 225MB/min Full HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB Lite: Approx. 12 Mbps / 87MB/min HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB Approx. 26 Mbps / 196MB/min
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB: Approx. 13 Mbps / 103MB/min
|Microphone||Built-in stereo microphones (48 kHz, 16-bit x 2 channels)|
|HDMI Display||Output to external Monitor only with or without information display|
|HDMI Output||4K (UHD) and Full HD or HD recording, uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit. Sound output via HDMI is also possible. When outputting to external monitor no images are recorded to the card and Wi-Fi communication is disabled|
|Focusing||Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face Detection and Tracking AF, Movie Servo AF, Continuous Eye AF, Manual Focus with focus peaking|
|ISO||4K – Auto: 100-12800, H2: 102400|
|Full HD/HD – Auto: 100-25600, H2:102400|
|Custom Functions||23 Custom Functions|
|Metadata Tag||User copyright information (can be set in camera) Image rating (0-5 stars)|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback zoom||1.5x – 10x in 15 steps|
|Display Formats||(1) Single image|
|(2) Single image with information (2 levels)|
|Basic – Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO and Image quality)|
|Detailed – Shooting information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, metering Image, quality and file size), Lens information, Brightness and RGB histogram, White balance, Picture Style, Color space and noise reduction, Lens optical correction, Record of sent images, GPS information|
|(3) 4-image index|
|(4) 9-image index|
|(5) 36-image index|
|(6) 100-image index|
|(7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)|
|(8) Movie edit|
|(9) RAW processing|
|Slide Show||Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images or Rating|
|Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds|
|Image Erase||Single image, select range, Selected images, Folder, Card|
|Image Erase Protection||Erase protection of Single image, Folder or Card all found images (only during image search)|
|Self Timer||2 or 10 sec. continuous|
|Menu Categories||(1) Shooting menu|
|(2) Playback menu|
|(3) Setup menu|
|(4) Custom Functions menu|
|(5) My Menu|
|Menu Languages||29 Languages|
|English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesia and Japanese|
|Firmware Update||Update possible by the user (Camera, Lens, External Speedlite, BLE remote control, Lens adapter)|
|Computer||Equivalent to Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) Type-C connector|
|Wi-Fi||Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) (2.4 GHz only), with Bluetooth support  Features supported: EOS Utility, Smartphone, Upload to Web, Auto transfer, Wireless printing|
|Other||HDMI mini out (Type C, HDMI-CEC compatible), External Microphone In/Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), E3-type terminal (remote control terminal)|
|PictBridge||Yes (Via Wireless LAN only)|
|Type||1x SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-II|
|SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7 (excl. Starter Edition) Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (tablet mode not supported)|
|OS X v10.11, 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional 4.9 or later (RAW Image Processing)|
|Other||EOS Utility 3.9 or later (incl. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor, Map Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, Canon Camera connect app (iOS/Android)|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17 (supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 250 shots (at 23°C) |
|Approx. 240 shots (at 0°C)|
|Battery Indicator||4 levels + percentage|
|Power saving||Power turns off after 30 seconds, 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 mins|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||Battery charger LC-E17E (supplied), AC adapter AC-E6N and DC coupler DR-E18, AC adapter kit ACK-E18, USB Power Adapter PD-E1|
|Wireless File Transmitter||Not supported|
|Lenses||All RF lenses (EF & EF-S via Lens adapters)|
|Lens adapters||Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter A Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Drop-In Variable ND Filter A
|Flash||Canon Speedlite (EL-100, 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 470EX-AI, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX-II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-26EX Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)|
|Remote Controller/Switch||Remote control with E3 type socket and Speedlite 600EX-II-RT|
|Other||GPS receiver GP-E2|
|Body Materials||Magnesium alloy, with some parts of aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||132.5 × 85.0 × 70.0 mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 440 g (485 g with card and battery)|
|All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.|
|Subject to change without notice.|
|1. with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt|
|2. Frame grab images from 4K movies and images shot in S2 quality cannot be resized|
|3. RAW image processing during image Playback only with RAW|
|4. Large/Fine resolution|
|5. Based on Canon’s testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings, light level, subject, m|
|6. Figures quoted are when used with UHS-II SD memory card|
|7. Recording 4K movies requires a memory card with a UHS-I/UHS speed class of 3 or higher|
|8. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions|
|9. Based on the CIPA Standards and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated|
|10 Coverage vary depending on the lens used, for full specifications see the list of supported lenses on the Canon support site|
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