Cheapest Full Frame Camera Ever: Canon RP Hands-on


– So this is the quick
look of this Canon EOS RP. (dragon dancing music in background) I have to keep reminding, reminding myself it’s not PR. RP, RP. It’s EOS RP because this
is the second camera from the EOS R, last time EOS R It’s just not too many months ago. I didn’t really expect that they release a second EOS R that quick. Well as they say EOS RP. P stand for popular because they want this to be popular. That’s why this is the cheapest
full-frame mirrorless ever. I mean, around all the
current full-frame mirrorless, even the first Sony full-frame mirrorless, which is the a7, still a little bit more
expensive than this EOS RP. Basically this is their killer feature price it is the cheapest. And also latest, I mean, when you don’t consider the lens. I mean of course, well of course, the full-frame lens can’t be smaller. The lens have to be a full-framed lens. so it has to be big and heavy. But the camera, well basically the same thing with Sony, small
camera body, big lens. And this is really, this is
really proper light and small. This is basically the
same size as Sony a7. So actually how small is the RP? Well nobody is as crazy as Sony to make full-frame mirrorless
so small and thin until now. The RP is as small as thin as Sony. Now this camera body is
polycarbonate magnesium chassis Char Siu! So it is a magnesium
inside but plastic outside. Which is fine, I mean,
you have to find some way to make it cheaper because this is RP. It’s not R expensive, it’s not RE. Something I’m really glad is that the grip is not bad. The grip is a little bit
smaller than the EOS R which is expected which
is, I mean, acceptable but it is not bad. It is better, definitely
better than my Sony. This is still a pretty good grip. It’s better than a lot
of entry-level DSLR. Now if you don’t like the
overly innovative EOS R control this is a more traditional control because you got this more
traditional mode dial. Canon always get their on/off
button on different places across their different camera but yeah, you just have to get over it. I mean, yeah every other button, dial you can access from the right
side or from the right hand but you can’t pick it up to shoot just with your right hand because the on/off button
is on the left side. You always have to pick it up both hand, like we respect, like arigatou and turn it on. It got two dial though. That’s good, that’s good for entry-level. That’s good for a cheap camera. I mean a cheap full-frame. And function button,
that’s a lock switch here which you can set it up
to lock different things, lock dials or lock the touch screen. I set it up to lock the touch screen so if I’m shooting videos
or something like that, I can lock it so I
don’t accidentally press and change autofocus points. Actually quite hilariously, this feels more like an on/off button. Like a few times I pick it up, I want to turn it on from here. At the back is exactly the same. It got a flip screen. All these button exactly
the same as EOS R, probably exactly the same as
a lot of Canon DSLR as well. Menu button here. Quick menu. In my opinion, this is
still the best interface, touch screen interface,
ever on any camera. See anything, you touch that. You touch that, you got it. On the side, other than the mic jack, it’s good to see you, headphone jack. Long time no see. And you find a mini HDMI
port and a usb-c port. With the usb-c port, you can
charge the battery with usb-c. Like the EOS R, it has to be an actual usb-c power source, not a usual, not the old usb-a port. It just won’t work with that. Now something I’m really glad that all these new full-frame
mirrorless have these days, not even, not even full-frame, even Fuji have it, which is manual focus ring sensitivity linked to rotation speed so that now, when you do manual focusing it rotate exactly the
same as you expected, not like it will accelerate for you. Well to be honest it’s nothing wrong with all the specs it kind of like not as good, kind of sounds like it’s not as good. (upbeat music) Is it really bad? I think not really. It’s cheap. I’m not saying that because it’s cheap so it could be bad. But it’s not bad. It’s not bad at all. Well you’re not going to be sport photo with this because 4 FPS AFC or AFS 5 FPS, is really, yeah it’s less than EOS R, but EOS R is not that much better anyway. Let just say both are not
far from a sport camera. Not really, not really
for anything action. But these days, there are
no bad camera these day. Every camera can take
really great pictures if you know how to use it. Or even if you don’t know how to use it the auto intelligent thing is so good. And don’t forget the dual pixel AF is still industry gold standard. It’s probably the best
mirrorless AF system, for now, for now. (soft music) (men and children playing drums and music) Right there I’m attempting to shoot this with a 24-105mm lens. It’s bloody huge! 24 is not really that wide enough for selfie I think. And it’s quite heavy, look at that. Actually the weight
distribution is pretty good because all the weight is on the lens, because just because the body is so light. So shooting video with this is kind of, yeah it kind of so-so, because 1080 is fine. You can shoot 24, 25, 30p and even 50 or 60p so you can take a little
bit of slow motion. And it got dual pixel AF, but the dual pixel AF
doesn’t work with 4K. And 4K still got the same 1.7x Crop just like the EOS R. Why only the EOS R have it so the EOS RP, the cheaper
one, of course it has it. Since all the EOS R, last time I tried a
EF-S lens on the EOS R, shooting 4K with the 1.7x Crop it kind of fit with the
crop lens 1.6x Crop. So if you’re going to shoot 4K I think it’s good idea
to use an EF-S lens. One slight problem with this EOS RP is that when you’re shooting 4K that’s no dual pixel AF. It’s back to contrast AF. It works but it won’t be as good. Now this don’t have C-Log support. So you only have those
usual picture style. Those portrait, landscape, whatever. And I don’t know why it only got full auto or full manual. Shutter speed of course it has to be, it is set to one, only one shutter speed. If you’re serious about taking video, and then you have to
manually adjust the aperture. You can’t have auto
aperture on this camera. Unless you get this, all auto, full auto. You can set auto ISO but why don’t give me S mode to use because EOS R give you
all the exposure mode you can use in video mode. Not this. Something really weird, the same thing as EOS R is that see, now I have level,
electronic levelling display. If I choose face tracking, apparently Canon thinks that people who use face tracking doesn’t need to level their camera. Like why? Why discriminate towards
people using face tracking? Face tracking got feelings too. Well back in my days I shoot with film. And then there was digital SLR. So DSLR. At that time there was a first time I learned something about crop factor because turns out, at that time DSLR has a
smaller sensor than film. At that time, I keep thinking that’s just a period of transition. When technology catch up, we will have full-frame DSLR. Turns out, instead everyone
just change to use smart phone. (laughs) But anyway for people like us who still use a camera, camera, a real camera, to take photos. This is the first time full-frame camera is, well, I mean, full-frame mirrorless
camera is affordable. Kind of. This is the cheapest full-frame mirrorless camera, actually the cheapest
full-frame digital camera ever. Here it is, Canon EOS RP, not PR. (man speaking foreign language)

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