Canon EOS RP 1300 fullframe mirrorless aggressively targets enthusiasts

Canon EOS RP 1300 fullframe mirrorless aggressively targets enthusiasts

September 10, 2019 uttpdooa 0

first_img 1x 29 minutes See It Yes See it $1,998 1x See It Hot Shoe Flash Focal-length multiplier 24.3MP Exmor CMOS 14-bit Manual aperture and shutter in video Yes Yes Yes ISO 50 (exp)/ ISO 100-ISO 25,600 Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) , Bluetooth Canon Sony Shutter speed OLED EVF 100% coverage 2.4m dots 0.5 in/1.3 cm 0.71x/0.71x 5fps n/a 1x SDXC (UHS II) 384 zones Metering sensitivity Compare specs Sensitivity range Yes 22.2 oz 628 g Audio Aloysius Low/CNET Canon’s new EOS RP wants to lure enthusiasts looking for something a little less chunky. It’s a mirrorless equivalent of the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR, boasting an aggressively competitive price and, for its class, an impressively lightweight body.The body goes for only $1,300 (£1,400, AU$2,100), and comes in a kit with the RF 24-105mm f4 L lens for $2,400 (£2,330, no kit in Australia). At those prices, it’s competing with older models that have experienced price drops over the years, most notably the Sony A7 II.Because Canon doesn’t have any inexpensive lenses for the RF system, though, that kit price puts it in competition with the recent Sony A7 III and its (admittedly meh) 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 lens. But the A7 III has more flexible video options, better battery life, faster continuous shooting and in-body image stabilization.canon-eosrp-01 Aloysius Low/CNET There are some RF lenses on the 2019 roadmap, namely:RF 85mm F1.2 L USMRF 85mm F1.2 L USM DSRF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USMRF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USMRF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USMRF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USMThat last one — not part of Canon’s “L” professional line — will likely be the cheap lens for a future kit, so I’d expect a less-expensive kit choice by holiday shopping season rather than in time for the RP’s Feb. 27 initial availability (you can preorder now, though). But 24-240mm is a nice comprehensive focal range for an all-in-one lens.One pricing oddity, at least in the US: The 24-105mm lens is currently on sale for $900 on Canon’s site, making it cheaper to buy the body and lens separately than as a kit. And at full price, the kit costs the same as buying the lens and body separately. Normally, a kit costs less than the sum of its parts.canon-eosrp-04 Aloysius Low/CNET You can, of course, use existing EF-mount lenses with the RP, as you can with its big brother, the EOS R. The RP doesn’t come bundled with the adapter, though, so that will cost you another $100. And the EF lenses are bigger, which diminishes some of the advantages of the smaller body.The RP looks like the EOS R from the front, but has Canon’s more consumer-oriented control layout on the top and a different location for the viewfinder’s eye sensor. It’s smaller than the EOS R, but still larger than Sony’s A7 models. What we do like about the camera so far is just how light it is — at just over a pound (485 grams), you’ll hardly feel it in your hands if you’re used to DSLRs. (Early leaked specifications put it at an absurdly light 14 ounces (400 grams), but that’s without the battery and SD card.) But Canon can cut the weight because it doesn’t use in-body image stabilization; expect the OIS lenses to weigh it down a bit.You may not care about the tradeoffs Canon makes for the low price, but there are a few. At the top is the awful battery life: It’s rated at 250 shots, which is worse than the original Sony A7’s, which everyone complained about. Continuous shooting speed only hits 4 frames per second with continuous autofocus and autoexposure. 4K UHD recording tops out at 24 fps and it doesn’t support Canon’s C-Log profile. While the updated Digic 8 image processor should eke some improved image quality out of the 26.2-megapixel sensor it inherits from the 6D Mark II, it’s still an unimpressive sensor compared with the A7 II. And Canon’s still an optical-stabilization-only holdout. Wireless connection 5.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 in 133 x 85 x 70 mm No Stereo; mic input; headphone jack Mfr. price (body only) 35.8 x 23.9mm Viewfinder (mag/ effective mag) 29m59s $2,399, £2,329 (with 24-105mm f4 lens) OLED EVF 100% coverage 2.4m dots 0.4 in/1 cm 0.7x/0.7x No 250 shots (1,865 mAh) -3 to 20 EV Yes Battery life (CIPA rating) $1,000, £1,699, AU$1,899 Wi-Fi, NFC headphone jack, mic input Cameras Burst shooting Canon EOS RP Autofocus Best video Memory slots OLPF 26.2 Dual Pixel CMOS 14 bits 17.1 oz (est.) 485 g (est.) Sony A7 III XAVC S 1080/60p, 720/120p @ 50Mbps Yes Amazon Sensor shift 5-axis 1,200 zones 3 in/7.7 cm Articulated touch screen 1.04m dots 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 in 127 x 96 x 60 mm LCD 3 in/7.5cm Tilting 921,600 dots plus extra set of white dots 1/8,000 to 30 secs; bulb; 1/250 sec x-sync QuickTime MOV H.264 4K UHD/24p at 120Mbps 8-bit 4:2:0, 1080/60p Shutter durability -1 – 20 EV Yes No 1x SDXC Wireless flash -5 to 18 EV Share your voice AF sensitivity (at center point) 4,779-point phase detection 270 shots (VF), 350 shots (LCD) (1,080 mAh) Size (WHD) 1/4,000 to 30 secs; bulb, 1/180 sec x-sync See It Optical $1,200, £1,979 (with 28-70mm lens) Sensor size February 2019 -1 – 20 EV n/a $1,999 $1,299, £1,399, AU$2,099 Sony A7 II Release date IS December 2014 Comments Yes Body operating weight CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Dell Sensor effective resolution $1,998 35.9 x 24mm ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100-ISO 40,000/102,400 (exp) $1,999 Best Buy Metering Clean HDMI out Hybrid AF system Full frame: 25-area contrast AF;117-pt phase- detection APS-C: 25-area contrast AF; 99-point phase detection Preview • Sony A7 III, a full-power full-frame mirrorless for only $2,000 Up to 4fps 50 raw/unlimited JPEG (5fps with continuous focus/tracking) 2 Mentioned Above Sony A7 III (body only) Tags Primary kit Maximum best-quality recording timelast_img

 

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