Canon expand EOS R lineup with cheaper, compact EOS RP

Credit: Canon

Canon has expanded the family of EOS R-lens cameras it began last year, announcing the new Canon EOS RP.

Brendan Maher, Product Manager for Consumer Imaging at Canon Australia says that "the latest addition to our revolutionary EOS R portfolio and aggressive lens development roadmap demonstrate Canon's commitment to redefining photography and filmmaking."

"With a heritage of more than 140-million EF and RF lenses behind us, these new innovations mark an exciting new phase in Canon's optical leadership."

The Canon EOS RP features a 26.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, a lightweight magnesium alloy chassis, dual pixel CMOS autofocus, 4K movie support and comes powered by Canon's Digic 8 processor. Out of the box, the camera is designed to be used with the current crop of Canon RF lenses. In terms of look and feel, it drops some of the premium features and flourish found in the EOS R but is very-similar nevertheless. Canon are playing it up as their "smallest, lightest full-frame camera" to date.

Credit: Canon

Alongside the EOS RP, Canon also announced that six new RF lenses are in-development. Unfortunately, none of these new lenses have any sort of price or availability just yet. The new EOS R lenses are as follows:

  • RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM lens
  • RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF85mm F1.2 L USM
  • RF85mm F1.2 L USM DS
  • RF24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

"Just a few months ago, Canon unveiled the innovative EOS R system - the result of rethinking the future of photography and videography from the ground up," said Jason McLean, director for Consumer Imaging at Canon Australia.

"With this announcement today, we are building on our proud lens heritage and firmly committing to our new RF Mount, which will allow photographers and videographers to rethink the creative potential now available to them through our pioneering full-frame system."

No word yet on local recommended pricing for both the Canon EOS RP or any of the new lenses but the former will be available through Canon's usual retail partners from the 27th of February. You can buy any of the above through the official Canon online store.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags CanonCanon EOS RPCanon EOS R

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday
Show Comments

Brand Post

Shining a light on creativity

MSI has long pushed the boundaries of invention with its ever-evolving range of laptops but it has now pulled off a world first with the new MSI Creative 17.

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Ada Chan

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

I highly recommend the Dynabook Portégé® X30L-G notebook for everyday business use, it is a benchmark setting notebook of its generation in the lightweight category.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?