• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS RP advantages over Panasonic S5 II

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 714g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic S5 II advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    15 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    613k 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
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    30.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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

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 III

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2526
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic S5 II
Sony A7R III
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $2526
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon Z5

Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic S5 II
Nikon Z5
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A7C

Canon EOS RP
Sony A7C
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic S5 II
Sony A7C
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $1665
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z6 II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic S5 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Panasonic S5 IIX

Canon EOS RP
Panasonic S5 IIX
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Lighter weight
  • $2200
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic S5 II
Panasonic S5 IIX
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • $2200
  • 35mm
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