Canon's compact EOS RP isn't the strongest full-frame camera, but a $300 price drop makes it worth a second look

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  • The entry-level Canon EOS RP has a new low price of $999, giving a budget option to those interested in upgrading to full-frame photography.
  • Full-frame cameras offer superior low-light image quality and, when matched with the right lens, a shallower depth of field to separate the subject from the background. 
  • Unlike a large DSLR that uses a mirror, mirrorless tech makes the RP compact for a full-frame camera.
  • Despite being two years old, over that time, Canon has rolled out several affordable lenses, thus making the EOS RP more attractive than at launch.
  • While cheaper, it's still outclassed by entry-level full-frame models from Sony and Nikon, no thanks to an aging sensor.
  • Video features remain a sore point, but the RP is a capable still camera, especially for beginners and aspiring enthusiasts.

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The Canon EOS RP gives budget-conscious and beginner photographers a taste of full-frame imaging without sinking thousands of dollars into a camera body. It's far from perfect — I think the RP is the most lackluster full-frame mirrorless camera on the market — but it checks a few important boxes at a price that nobody else can match.

Pros: Compact, lightweight, affordable, good JPEG image quality

Cons: No in-body image stabilization, terrible battery life, lackluster RAW image quality, 1.7X crop on 4K video, no Dual Pixel Autofocus in 4K video

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