May 20 20129: For those aspiring to a multi lens professional camera, the Canon EOS RP will seem like DSLR 'lite' -- in a literal sense: lighter to hold, lighter on purse -- and it still accepts a wide combo of lenses.
The basic system is a bare back, but you can buy other lenses you want from macro to telephoto, there are over 70 to choose from. The sensor is 26.2 MP and you can also shoot 4K video at 24 frames a second. These days photographers want to send images almost live to their offices or even as instant Internet uploads -- and with both Bluetooth and WiFi, this camera make it a cinch.
Regular DSLR users will find all the manual controls familiar and convenient.
What will surprise them is the light weight of the main body (with battery and SD card) : just 485 grams! Only sustained use can tell if the image captured after viewing it in the 3 inch LCD screen or the 0.39 inch viewfinder, could under any condition be different from that taken with a DSLR-- but here's my guess: 90% of professional users will find the difference not worth bothering about.
At Rs 1,10, 495 for the body alone or Rs 1,99,490 with a 24mm - 105mm lens, the EOS RP will be deemed by most professionals and a lot of casual shooters as a good proposition. Here's to more mirrorless shooting! ANAND PARTHASARATHY
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