As we approach CP+, Japan's big camera show that runs from Feb 28 to March 3 this year, we're naturally seeing rumors of anticipated camera announcements heat up. One of the more anticipated reveals is the prosumer model of Canon's full-frame EOS R series, supposedly dubbed the "EOS RP" and expected to cost $1,300 (about £1,000 and AU$1,825).
Reliable leaker Nokishita Camera has posted some specs and what look like standard marketing render shots of the camera, which looks like its higher-end sibling from the front, but with Canon's more consumer-oriented control layout on the top and a different location for the viewfinder's eye sensor.
It will supposedly ship in a kit with the RF 24-105mm f4 lens, which makes sense since it's the cheapest RF lens available -- at $1,100 -- though it's possible the rumored 24-240mm f4-6.3 lens (which looks like a far more consumer-oriented, all-around lens) will be the kit lens to keep the price in a reasonable range.
Rumored specifications include:
- 26.2-megapixel full-frame Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 8
- 5 frames per second continuous shooting (that's likely with single AF)
- ISO 100 to 40000, with expanded range down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 102400
- OLED EVF
- 3-inch articulated LCD
- Dual Sensing IS (Canon's optical plus electronic stabilization system)
- Weighs 400g/14.1 oz (which is pretty light for its class)
- Support for Servo AF and Video AF in Eye AF (via Canon Rumors)
Note that the sensor specs sound a lot like that of the, the slightly more expensive DSLR equivalent to the RP, though the continuous shooting speed is slower.
If Canon really does price it at $1,300, that would put it at about the same level as the last-generation, which has similar specs.
Canon didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.