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

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 675g
    Lighter weight

Nikon Z5 advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Less expensive
    $1697 vs $2099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Z5
Sony A7R II
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

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 Z5
Sony A7R III
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A9 II

Canon EOS RP
Sony A9 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Sony A9 II
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Canon R6

Canon EOS RP
Canon R6
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A7C

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7C
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Sony A7C
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Dual card slots
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
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