The Canon EOS RP is the lightest, most compact and most affordable full-frame mirrorless camera in the EOS R System. Designed to be a simple to use, it has an uncluttered array of controls that make it easy for photographers stepping up from an APS-C DSLR, and also ideal for pros looking for a streamlined second camera.
The EOS RP has become the camera of choice for outdoor lifestyle and adventure photographer Jake Baggaley, who shoots action sports including climbing and distance running in remote locations and challenging conditions but values being "part of the action rather than just a spectator," as he describes his characteristic style.
"The thing that attracted me to the EOS RP the most is the fact that it's so lightweight," Jake reveals. "It's such a big leap from the EOS 5D series cameras that I was using before, and it meant that I could go from lugging kilograms of kit up a mountain to having this small full-frame mirrorless camera that I can always have with me. It really opened up the possibilities of being able to move and work faster, which gives me an edge when I'm photographing athletes running through the landscape.
"I'll go further," Jake continues. "A lot of my shots would not have been possible without the compact combination of the EOS RP with the Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM lens – which for me is a perfect 'do-it-all' lens for action sports. When I am in extreme terrain over long distances or running alongside athletes, the weight of my kit really plays a key part in whether I can keep up. To be honest, with bigger, more intrusive kit, half the time it just wouldn't be possible.
"I made the switch to Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras based on my experience of the EOS RP," adds Jake, who has now added a Canon EOS R5 to his kitbag as well.
Of course, there's much more to the EOS RP than just its light weight. Here, Jake details some of the key features and options that he finds invaluable in the EOS RP, while John Maurice, European Product Marketing Manager at Canon Europe, provides some useful technical insight.