Canon RP Video, Specs & Analysis: It shoots 4K video, but it’s not a versatile hybrid camera
posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:50 AM EST
Pretty much every DSLR and DSLM (digital single lens mirrorless) released in the last five years can capture high-quality video, and in that group every popular camera can capture that video in 4K. So when you say that the Canon EOS RP can shoot 4K video, it's less of a pat on the back for a job well done, and more of an expected standard feature. But even as such, the Canon EOS RP offers this standard feature in such a way as to feel like a minimum viable product rather than an attempt to actually give consumers a versatile hybrid camera. Lacking in more features than what is normal even for Canon, the EOS RP just isn't a very good video camera.
It's pretty commonplace for Canon to withhold video capability from their cameras in the form of features and framerates, but the EOS RP goes a few steps further and severely limits the RP in several other ways than what is "normal" for Canon. In our video field test, we go over all the capture settings available on the RP, and explain why we don't believe you should be picking one up if your goal for it is primarily video use.