Canon RP PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS RP? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the RP offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS RP below.
In any case, the RP is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was revealed to the public on February 14th, 2019, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1377 days old (young?). Given that the RP is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's advanced user guide for the RP
The camera's advanced user guide is 612 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the RP is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS RP manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon RP manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon EOS RP
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your RP by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon RP is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon RP FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the RP.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the RP based on?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the RP with the DIGIC 8 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the RP?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 40000, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the RP is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS RP?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 100 000 actuations for the RP. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the RP over, say, three years, one would have to take about 100 pictures each and every day.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Canon EOS RP has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Does the Canon RP feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The RP's flash sync speed is 1/180 sec.
Does the Canon RP support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s).
Which battery does the RP use?
Where can I find the best deals for the RP?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS RP.
|Camera Model||Canon RP|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Canon RF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||February 2019|
|Launch Price||USD 1 299|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||35.9 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||862 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.2 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||26 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||6 240 x 4 160 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||5.76 μm|
|Pixel Density||3.01 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 40 000 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 102 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 8|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||85|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||24.3|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||11.9|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||2977|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2360k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||1040k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000s|
|Continuous Shooting||5 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||100 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-II|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||LP-E17 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
133 x 85 x 70 mm
(5.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 in)
|Camera Weight||485 g (17.1 oz)|
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