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Canon EOS RP photos and specs may have leaked

Rumors of the prosumer full-frame mirrorless have been floating for a while, but now we've probably got the photos to prove it.

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The front of the camera looks just like the higher-end EOS R, but the top layout has more in common with the EOS Rebel T7i.

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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.   

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The back looks the same as the EOS R, albeit possibly with a different viewfinder, since the eye sensor is on the side rather than the bottom.

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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 EOS 6D Mark II, 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 Sony A7 II, which has similar specs.

Canon didn't immediately reply to a request for comment.