Welcome the Canon EOS RP! Said to be the smallest and lightest EOS full-frame camera, the EOS RP weighs just 485g and measures only 132.5 x 85.3 x 70mm. Obviously, portability was a major factor in the planning of this camera as can be seen in the presentation materials.
Launched with the aim of being the everyday consumer's go-to high-quality camera, the EOS RP is equipped with a 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor paired with their DIGIC 8 image processor, allowing it to have a native ISO range of 100-40,000 (expandable to 50-102,400).
While noticeably smaller in size, the EOS RP does seem to follow the same design as the EOS R before it, right down to the new On/Off dial. You'll probably note that viewfinder hump is noticeably smaller, helping the camera maintain a more compact look overall. No compromises though, as the 2.36-million dot OLED EVF still gives you 100% coverage.
To the left, you'll find your usual collection of ports, including the microphone jack for audio monitoring. The EOS RP can shoot 4K movies at 24p/25p, and gets Canon's Touch & Drag AF for easier focus adjustment while recording videos.
Yes, the battery compartment is sealed, but we're told the EOS RP uses a single LP-17 battery. There's just a single SD card slot together with the battery, so there's no option of in-camera backup here.
The EOS RP also gets the new Fv mode, which is basically like an enhanced program mode, letting you adjust one or more of the settings, while the camera takes care of rest to get proper exposure.
Now, a quick look at the AF options. The EOS RP has 4,779 selectable AF positions (using single AF point mode), but to use all of them at once, you'll have to engage Face Detection AF to do so. Note that the EOS RP has a modest continuous burst rate of 5.0fps (4.0fps with Servo AF engaged).
So that's the EOS RP, an S$1,999 mirrorless full-frame camera that Canon hopes will act as a gateway drug into the EOS R system. From a price to performance perspective, it certainly seems attractive, but we'll wait till we've had a chance to properly test the camera out before making a judgment.