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Canon EOS RP: mirrorless wonder

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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