• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Nikon D780

  • Less expensive
    $2099 vs $2797
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 840g
    Lighter weight

Nikon D780 advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 2260 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher-res screen
    786k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Good high ISO performance; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system; Eye AF with tracking & video support; 4K video; Good build quality; Excellent value.

  • No IBIS; Sub-par dynamic range; Burst shooting tops out at 5fps; Poor battery life; Limited video features.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7R II

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Nikon D780
Sony A7R II
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS RP
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Nikon D780
Canon 5D Mark IV
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Sony A9

Canon EOS RP
Sony A9
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D780
Sony A9
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D780
Sony A7R III
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Canon EOS RP
Pentax K-1 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D780
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2297
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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