KUALA LUMPUR, 14 February 2019 – Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has launched the second addition to its new EOS R range of full-frame interchangeable- lens mirrorless cameras, the EOS RP. While it is the most compact and lightest model in the EOS full-frame series, the EOS RP features the new RF lens mount and the finest Canon proprietary technology, a DIGIC 8 image processor.
The DIGIC 8 image processor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers unparalleled optical excellence in a well refined body with enhanced ergonomics for easy operability.
“The new EOS RP embodies the strength of the latest EOS R system to push the frontiers of photography. With the introduction of EOS RP, it will pave accessibility for photography enthusiasts aspiring to embark on their full-frame journey with lesser weight and a smaller size,” said Andrew Koh, President & CEO, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
“We hope that the EOS RP will enable more users to experience the benefits of a full- frame mirrorless camera, as an acknowledgment to one of Canon’s historic ground- breaking camera “Type P” which was a big hit in 1960 and inspired by the French word ‘Populaire’,” he added.
Cementing the EOS Legacy
Powered by Canon’s EOS R System, the EOS RP is equipped with the RF lens mount that sports a short flange focal distance of 20mm and was designed to allow more possibilities in lens design and innovation. Existing EOS users would be able to utilise their existing collection of EF and EF-S lenses using the optional mount adapter. The EOS RP embodies similar features of Canon’s EOS performance and excellent ergonomics, delivering an unparalleled image quality that caters to both advanced photographers and those venturing into full-frame cameras. With the Feature Assistant, new users would be able to explore each function easily while experienced users can better utilise each feature to produce quality images.
Exceptional Image Quality and Details
Driven by Canon’s advanced DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS RP is able to deliver superb image quality in any situation. Its Auto Lighting Optimiser feature balances the brightest and darkest point to accentuate the details of the images to deliver a well exposed image or in backlit conditions. The EOS RP is equipped with a 26.2-megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor to capture vivid images with crisp details. Its native ISO range of 100-40,000, which can be expanded to ISO range of 50-102,400, produces low-noise images with rich details, even in low light conditions.
The Dual Sensing IS of the EOS RP that detects camera shakes from its gyroscopic sensor and the CMOS sensor to for Image Stabilisation that allows user to capture images at shutter speed of up to five stops slower, most useful especially in low-light situations. The in-camera Digital Lens Optimiser corrects aberrations, diffraction and optical distortions as you shoot, producing excellent image quality right out of the camera.
Clever Engineering for a Sharp Focus
Users can capture fleeting moments with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF that provides a smooth and lightning fast autofocus speed up to 0.05seconds and create unique compositions without worrying about the focus. The 4,779 selectable AF positions within the expanded AF area covers approximately 100% vertically and 88% horizontally of the frame. The minimum AF luminance of EV -5 of EOS RP provides accurate focus even in poorly lit conditions.
The Eye Detection AF which even works in Servo AF mode will detect and ensure that the subject’s eye is always in focus even at wide open aperture, especially useful when the subject is moving. When in situations which require minimum disturbance, the camera’s Silent Mode enables users to shoot in stealth, without the sound of a shutter release.
For users looking to create images with a large depth of field, the Focus Bracketing feature of EOS RP would come in handy, especially when shooting macro. It automatically shoots a series of photos based on predetermined settings such as number of shots, focusing range and first focus point. The series of images could collate together to form the final image using the Digital Photo Professional software.
Majestic Movie Capabilities
The EOS RP shoots in ultra HD with 4K at 24p/25p video footage. Complimented with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, users can focus accurately and shoot smoothly. The Touch & Drag AF can create the pull-focus effects and enable focus transitions by simply moving their finger from one end to another end of the frame on the LCD screen. The Combination IS provides users with stable footages even without a tripod, through the innovative and improved communication of the RF mount between the sensor and the lens.
Users can adjust the AV setting while recording the video with the RF lens to make 1⁄8- stop aperture adjustments, allowing users more precise control over exposure to match the lighting conditions of the shoot. When shooting manually, the MF Peaking function becomes essential, ensuring accurate focusing by highlighting areas in focus.
Enhanced Ergonomics for Ease of Handling
Weighing only 485grams and built significantly smaller, the EOS RP punches above its weight in performance and is easier to handle, especially for users who are new to full-frame cameras. For users with larger hands, an optional Extension Grip (EG-E1) comes in handy to ensure firmer handling.
The EOS RP’s Vari-angle LCD screen offers users the opportunity to shoot from unusual angles and to try out unique framing. Armed with a customisable electronic viewfinder (EVF) that provides 100% coverage, EOS RP’s EVF displays accurate details through its 2.36million dots OLED display, especially useful when working under bright glaring.
Apart from charging the batteries with the included external charger, the EOS RP can be quickly charged directly using the optional USB Power Adapter PD-E1, in a speedy manner through its Hi-Speed (USB 2.0/ Type C) Interface.
Transferring images from the EOS RP to either a smart device or computer is a breeze via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. Users can perform any network- related functions by utilising Canon Camera Connect app designed for mobile devices. When paired, the automatic data transfer function can send photos to users’ smartphone simultaneously while they are still taking photos. This helps with photo management without having to manually transfer images after shooting.
A Snapshot of the Future
The production of 140 million lenses marks a significant milestone for Canon and serves to underscore Canon’s dedication to its customers. RF lenses are engineered to provide the best possible quality in images and videos. Adding an additional control ring to the system when paired with EOS RP provides the convenience of customisable control of exposure settings.
Canon understands the importance of a good ecosystem for camera users and is pleased to share the roadmap of six new RF lenses in 2019. The new optical designs for these lenses are made possible by the large diameter mount and short back focus of the RF mount system.
The Canon EOS RP will be available to purchase in March with the retail price of RM 5,999 (body only) and RM 10,999 for the body and the RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM Kit Lens
Pricing and availability
|Model Number||Retail Price||Availability|
|CANON EOS RP (body only)||RM 5,999||March 2019|
|CANON EOS RP + RF24- 105mm f/4L IS USM KIT LENS||RM 10,999|