Canon EOS RP Budget Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched In India At Starting Price Of Rs 1,10,495

Canon EOS RP Budget Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched In India At Starting Price Of Rs 1,10,495

Canon EOS RP Budget Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Launched In India At Starting Price Of Rs 1,10,495

by March 6, 2019

Canon has launched the EOS RP in India. This comes very close to the launch of the EOS R. A part of the R series, this camera is a mirrorless one and it comes with a full-frame image sensor. The EOS RP is relatively more affordable when compared to the expensive R cameras. The mirrorless camera will retail in India at a price starting from Rs 1,10,495 (body only). The camera will come at a cost of Rs 1,99,490 with the 24-105mm kit lens.

In India, the EOS R and the EOS RP will face competition from Sony mirrorless cameras such as the A7 Mark 3. The company has recently launched Nikon mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z7 and the Nikon Z6.

The EOS RP comes with a 26.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor. It has features such as 4K video recording, eye AF and dual-pixel autofocus. The camera uses RF mount for lenses. The number of native lenses on the camera is not on the higher side. Canon offers the users an adapter along with the camera. It can be used with the camera to put EF and EF-S lenses on EOS RP. The camera has gone the Nikon way for the Z cameras which also comes with a limited number of Z Mount lenses. Among the full-frame mirrorless camera makers, Sony is the only company to offer a range of native lenses that can be called adequate. This is possible because the company has been manufacturing full-frame mirrorless cameras for around 5 years now.

The main advantage that the EOS RP is the fact that it is light and portable. Its weight is just 440 grams (body only). This is comparatively much lighter than the other Canon full-frame DSLR cameras. The lighter body and smaller lens can make EOS RP a camera that is easy to operate and carry around.

Canon and Nikon have not been as nimble footed as Sony with respect to mirrorless cameras which they have been a dominant force in the high-end digital cameras for nearly two decades now.

Sony has started early and tasted success in the mirrorless cameras space. The success of Sony’s A series has now made both Nikon and Canon rethink their strategy of sticking to traditional DSLR cameras. The technology for mirrorless cameras has continually improved and is a more popular option and a viable one as compared to the high-end DSLR cameras like the Canon 5D Mark IV and Nikon D850. Canon and Nikon are now aggressively pushing to replace their regular DSLR cameras with mirrorless cameras.