• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Nikon Z50

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.75 vs 4.22 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon Z50 advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $997 vs $1899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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 Z50
Sony A7R II
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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 Z50
Sony A9
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z50
Sony A7R III
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS M50
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon Z50
Canon EOS M50
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS RP
Sony A6400
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Nikon Z50
Sony A6400
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
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