Canon Further Expands its EOS R System
With the New EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera
Embracing the “Light & Light” Concept, Six High-Specification RF Lenses in the Pipeline
and “EOS R NEXT 5-Year Upgrade Scheme” for Future Development
HONG KONG, 14 Feb 2018 — Since the launch of the new EOS R Imaging System with Canon’s first Full Frame Mirrorless Camera EOS R and four newly developed RF Lenses back in September 2018, its innovative design philosophy, unprecedented image quality, enhanced usability and high-quality lenses have been highly received by Canon users and photo enthusiasts alike. In order to respond to the needs of a wider range of users, Canon further expands its EOS R System with the introduction of the new entry-level compact Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera EOS RP and six high-specification RF Lenses under development in full swing, including three f/2.8 L Zoom Lenses designed for professional photographers. The expansion has laid the groundwork for future development of the EOS R System of Mirrorless Cameras and RF Lenses at different levels. Canon has also been listen to EOS R users’ feedbacks actively, new features are added to EOS R through planned firmware update to meet the needs of users. At the same time, Canon understands the concerns our customers may have in switching to a totally new imaging system like the EOS R. To this end, Canon Hongkong today announces a new “EOS R NEXT 5-Year Upgrade Scheme”, existing EOS R or EOS RP users can enjoy priority offers to upgrade to newer EOS R models in the next 5 years upon completion of registration, as a testament to the company’s determination in the development of the EOS R System. Meanwhile, Canon will continue to provide customers with a wide variety of choices by developing products across multiple strands including the company’s fleshed-out EOS Series of DSLR Cameras and the compact, lightweight EOS M Series of Mirrorless Cameras.
Designed for first-time full frame users in the quest of ultimate compactness, the new compact Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera EOS RP adopting the concept of “Light & Light” makes the perfect option for an affordable walk-around full frame camera to capture everyday stories with exceptional images. The concept of “Light & Light” refers not only to the EOS RP’s mere weight of 440g (approximately the weight of a cup of coffee), it also implies the art of recording everyday moments with the EOS RP through light. The EOS RP employs the next-generation RF Mount, taking full advantage of this fully electronic controlled lens mount with a large 54mm internal diameter, a short flange distance of 20mm, a short back focus distance and a high capacity, high speed data communication system between camera and lens. The mirrorless design also makes possible a smaller and lighter camera. After incorporating a full frame image sensor, an electronic viewfinder, a side-opening vari-angle monitor and a comfortable hand grip, the body of the EOS RP only weighs 440g, which is approximately the weight of a cup of coffee, making it the lightest Canon full frame digital camera ever. In addition to everyday shooting, the EOS RP is also the perfect lightweight companion for users shooting various photographic topics such as portraits, travel and street snaps.
With the EOS RP, first-time full frame users can experience the advantages of renowned faithful color reproduction, high image quality and easy usability unique to Canon’s cameras. The EOS RP incorporates an approximately 26.2-megapixel Canon Full Frame CMOS image sensor and the latest DIGIC 8 digital image processor. With the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS RP achieves the world’s fastest autofocus speed of 0.05 seconds and a focus area of approximately 100% x 88% with maximum 4,779 selectable AF point positions. As for the new features, the Eye Detection AF of the EOS RP is now made selectable during Servo AF and Movie Servo AF shooting as well. With this feature which helps track and focus on the eyes of the moving subject during photo and movie shooting, photographers can concentrate more on the composition and the interaction with the subject when taking portraits. Another new function Bracket Focusing takes multiple shots at different focal distances automatically in one go, allowing users to superimpose focuses using computer software to create a final image with everything in focus from foreground to background. In addition to the wide range of high-quality RF Lenses, the EOS RP can use any lens in Canon’s rich EF and EF-S lens line-up with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, thereby expanding the possibilities of image creation.
Leveraging the company’s leading optical technologies and rich expertise in manufacturing high-quality lenses through the years, Canon at the same time announces six high-specification RF Lenses being under development in full swing, and are set to release in 2019. These lenses include three professional f/2.8 L zoom lenses namely RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM; two f/1.2 large-aperture L portrait lenses RF 85mm f/1.2L USM and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS; and a 10x travel zoom lens RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM. These additions bring the number of RF Lenses to surge to ten in total. Looking forward, the RF Lens System will continue to expand to cope with different professional imaging needs that arise. By utilizing the maximum freedom of optical design brought by the RF Mount to the fullest, Canon is now able to design more advanced specifications and deliver lenses with higher image quality which are previously unachievable.
The Lightweight EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera will be available for pre-sale starting from 19 February 2019, and the official sale date is 27 February 2019.
EOS RP Lightweight Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera
Target Customers: Photo enthusiasts and entry-level users to begin their full-frame journey with a lightweight camera
Shooting Themes: Portrait, Landscape, Travel and Snapshots
- Body weights only 440g, similar to that of a cup of coffee
- Newly developed 26.2-megapixels Full-frame Canon CMOS image sensor with design optimized for RF mount
- Features the latest Powerful DIGIC 8 digital imaging processor for a host of new imaging functions to enhance image quality
- Standard ISO range of 100-40000 and expandable to ISO 50-102400
- Equipped with renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) to achieve the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.05 sec and offer minimum EV for autofocus at EV -5
- “Eye Detection AF” now supports AF tracking on subject’s eye in both still photos and video shooting
- DAF covers approx. 100% vertical x 88% horizontal of the image area with max. 4,779 AF positions
- Incorporates the new “Focus Bracketing”function to automatically shoot a series of photos with different focus positions for focus stacking in Digital Photo Professional or other imaging software to create an image with focus over a wide range of depth. Suitable for landscape, macro and product photography
- “Silent Mode” is added for complete silent shooting without shutter sound in quiet environment
- 0.39-inch 2.36M-dot OLED Color Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 0.70x magnification
- 3.0-inch side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD Monitor with touch function for flexible shooting angle in both vertical and horizontal directions
- Built-in with “Interval Timer” and “Bulb Timer”
- Built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting and image transfer to smartphones via “Camera Connect” smartphone app
- Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology for continuous connection to smartphone, image review, GPS information acquisition, remote shooting from a smartphone or Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1
- “Transfer Images to smartphones after shot” and “Automatic sending images to computer” function are supported
- Supports 4K UHD 25p/23.98p format and Full HD 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p format movie recording
- Supports uncompressed 4K 4:2:2 8-bit HDMI output to external monitor or recorder
- Supports all functions of over 60 EF and EF-S lenses with optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
- Supports High Speed UHS-II SD/SDHC/SDXC Card
- Battery charging via the USB Type-C port with USB Power Adapter PD-E1 is possible
- Reliable dust-and-water-resistant design
Suggested Retail Prices:
EOS RP Body: HK$10,880 (Free Mount Adapter EF-EOS R*)
EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Kit Set: HK$18,980(Free Mount Adapter EF-EOS R*)
Kit Set Limited-time Special Price HK18,080 (Free Mount Adapter EF-EOS R*)
* While Stock Last.
Pre-order Period: 19th to 26th February, 2019
Sales Start Dare: 27th February, 2019
Extension Grip EG-E1
- Extension Grip dedicated for EOS RP
- Extends the height of the camera grip to make EOS RP easier to hold firmly especially when using with a telephoto lens
- Battery/Card compartment cover is added to allow removal of battery and memory card after attaching to the camera
- Includes a tripod screw hole
Suggested Retail Price: To be Announced
Sales Start Date: To be Announced
Canon is proud to announce the following 6 RF Lens with high specifications are under development and will be available for sale within 2019
RF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Large Aperture Professional Portrait Lens
RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS
Canon’s first Large Aperture Professional Portrait Lens with “Defocus Smoothing” (DS) feature that produces smoother bokeh
RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
Professional f/2.8 Ultra-wide angle Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
Professional f/2.8 Standard Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Professional f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer and a compact design
RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
Compact and lightweight Full Frame 10x Zoom Lens ideal for travel photography
EOS R Firmware Update
In respond to the need of photographers and photo enthusiasts, Canon has just released Firmware Version 1.1.0 for EOS R to added approx. 5FPS continuous shooting with “Silent Shutter”. Canon also planned another firmware update for EOS R in 2019 1H to enable“Eye Detection AF” during Servo AF and Movie Servo AF shooting. Canon will continue to listen to feedbacks of users actively to perfect the development of EOS R system.
“EOS R NEXT 5-Year Upgrade Scheme”
As a testament to the company’s determination in developing the EOS R System, Canon Hongkong today proudly announces a new “EOS R NEXT 5-Year Upgrade Scheme”. Customers who purchase the EOS R or EOS RP and upon completion of product registration within the promotional period can enjoy priority offers to upgrade to newer EOS R models in the next 5 years, promising a hesitation-free migration to the powerful EOS R System. More details regarding the “EOS R NEXT 5-Year Upgrade Scheme” will be announced soon.
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2018, Canon's global revenue was US$35.6 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.
 Compared to a cup of 16oz coffee
Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the 35mm full-frame equivalent image sensor with phase detection and contrast detection AF on the image plane, EOS RP’s AF Speed is the same as that of EOS R (Available in the market as of 13th February 2019). Calculated from the results of measured AF time, based on CIPA guidelines (differs depending on shooting conditions and lens used). Measured using internal methods. Measurement conditions; Focus brightness: EV12 (average temperature/ISO 100), Shooting Mode: M, using the RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM (at a focal length of 24mm) with the following settings: shutter released using the shutter button, one-point AF (center), one-shot AF.
 According to the Canon standard. (During still photo shooting, f/1.2, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, room temperature, ISO100).
 With compatible lenses only. Compatible lenses include all RF lenses and most of the current EF lenses.
 When selecting point using the directional keypad. When the AF area is automatically selected, the focus area is divided into a maximum of 143 sections.
 Lenses compatible with “Focus bracketing”: RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
 Special Scene Mode, flash photography and continuous shooting are not available in Silent Mode
 Pairing of the camera and smart device is required for the first time. In some cases, an iOS smart device may require operation from the device side. Both camera and smart device have to be within a certain distance when the Camera Connect App is active. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, it will switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required (iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPod touch 5th generation or later). Some devices that fulfil the mentioned requirements may not be able to connect via Bluetooth, however Image transfer and other remote operations will still be possible through Wi-Fi connectivity.
 The camera and smartphone need to be connected via Bluetooth. While Wi-Fi connection is established, GPS data cannot be renewed.
 Pairing between the camera and a compatible smartphone (or Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1) beforehand are required. Both camera and the compatible smartphone (or BR-E1) have to be within a certain distance.
 Both the camera and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing of the camera and the Image Transfer Utility 2 software is required for the first time. When sending images automatically, the camera must be turned on, and the computer must also be turned on and logged in. To automatically transfer new/non-transferred images only, proper setting is necessary.
 Contrast detection autofocus will be used in 4K recording. The 4K recording is performed by cropping the center of the image sensor and outputted in 4K UHD resolution through image processing.
 Full HD recording is not available with EF-S lenses or when “Movie cropping” is enabled.
 When the image is output to an external device via HDMI, recording to memory card function will be not available.
 Battery charging is compatible with Genuine Battery Pack LP-E17 only. USB Power Adapter PD-E1 is recommended for battery charging.
 Covers of the card slot/ battery compartment and terminal and other areas providing internal access must be securely closed in order to maintain dust and water resistance. Although the camera features dust-and water-resistant construction, this cannot completely prevent dust or water droplets from entering the camera. It is not recommended for use under rain.
 When silent shutter is enabled, the following functions are inactivated: Multiple-exposure shooting, HDR shooting, Multi Shot Noise Reduction, Long Exposure Noise Reduction, Flash photography, AEB shooting, Anti-flicker detection, Dual Pixel RAW shooting.