Expired Hot Deals

[Best Buy] Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Camera with 24-105mm Lens - $1399 (Save $200)

  • Last Updated:
  • Oct 16th, 2020 9:39 am
[OP]
Newbie
Dec 16, 2019
28 posts
69 upvotes

[Best Buy] Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Camera with 24-105mm Lens - $1399 (Save $200)

Weight wise - it's lighter than it looks (compared to a traditional 'mirrored' DSLR).
Shoots 4k/24p and looks cinematic without having to play with ISO and Shutter speeds. The AUTO mode on this is actually phenomenal - and that's never the case with DSLR's (Nikon's anyway).

The focusing speed is instant! Really important when shooting video.
Low-light performance is nice and even. Night shots have great ambience esp with soft warm lighting.
The kit lens is just OK. Good to learn using that, and then go for the fixed focal length lens (prime lens). 50mm ftw.

Sample images:
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/ ... ALLERY.HTM

Reviews:
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-eos-rp
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-rp-review
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/ ... os-rpA.HTM

Video (filmed using Canon EOS RP):
25 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 4, 2004
4166 posts
1256 upvotes
Vancouver
Vistek is selling this bundle for $1259: https://www.vistek.ca/store/439440/cano ... 9MQAvD_BwE

They're also selling the body with adapter for $1299: https://www.vistek.ca/store/434937/cano ... sr-adapter and bundles with the adapter for free are becoming harder to find.

The lowest I've seen this camera go is $1199 body only with a free EF ring adapter (important difference) at London Drugs. If you absolutely needed that adapter, that pushed the body cost down to $940.

The best DEAL I've seen was the RP bundled together with the 24-105L for $1599 at London Drugs. That deal didn't make any sense and was perhaps a price error- don't know how long it lasted. That lens alone is worth $1200+.

Now having said all that, if you're new to the Canon mirrorless ecosystem without the need for an adapter (the basic adapter goes for $130 and is essential if you have older EF lenses) then this is a pretty good deal. With the Vistek pricing you would be paying a $60 premium over the best ever body-only pricing for what is quite a remarkable all-around lens. Using the lens at f/7.1 at its greatest zoom level may be difficult except in daylight conditions.

Anyone who is looking at this really needs to do their research. If you're not a prosumer, you really need to consider whether you need the full-frame RP. While small, it's still not as small or light as many competing non-FF equivalents (Sony, Canon M, micro 4/3 come to mind) which will offer arguably almost undistinguishable picture quality- especially if you're only viewing on small screens or posting to IG. RF lenses, while fantastic, will be bulky and have a cost premium. The Canon lens selection is also quite limited with very, very few third-party options because it's so new.
Removed external link in signature.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 18, 2006
3001 posts
1772 upvotes
Pothole city
I've been of that market for a long time, but for a sec I thought that kit had the 24-105mm F4.
____________________________________________________
Model 3 SR+, 95% of the experience, for 60% of the price.
In the EV world, range is just an expensive option!
Range anxiety is an expensive problem...
Deal Fanatic
Dec 16, 2005
5402 posts
3465 upvotes
lhsonic wrote: The best DEAL I've seen was the RP bundled together with the 24-105L for $1599 at London Drugs. That deal didn't make any sense and was perhaps a price error- don't know how long it lasted. That lens alone is worth $1200+.
I saw the London drugs deal but did anyone actually get their hands on it for that price? Cause that was definitely a price error. That bundle is $2400.

I would buy it right now if it were below $2000 let alone $1600.
Deal Addict
Nov 25, 2002
2227 posts
800 upvotes
Hmmm...

Is there a better "budget" upgrade for a t4i owner? I assume I'll have to spend an extra 50-100 for the EF adapter for my lenses. I mainly concerned with shooting indoors with kids. Looking for better autofocus speeds and portability...

Also, can this camera use EF-S lenses? I got a few.

Thanks,
Deal Addict
Aug 5, 2004
2619 posts
45 upvotes
Toronto (Pasadena
I got the RP plus EF adapter plus EF 24-105 (f3.5-6.3) for $1600 early in the year. I think that was a decent deal at the time because the better entry-level modern full frames (Z6, A7 III) were $1000-1500 more, and old cams with better photo quality (A7II, D650) were missing too many features. Plus, I could buy used EF lenses.

However, now you have the Nikon Z5 under $2k, and I wouldn't be surprised if there were some great deals on BF for that or other models.

If you want to save money, you'll need a EF-RF adapter with OP's deal. Overall, I'm happy with the RP and glad I didn't spend $1500 extra back then, but I wouldn't skimp on $500 for a better camera today.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 4, 2004
4166 posts
1256 upvotes
Vancouver
mr_yellow wrote: Hmmm...

Is there a better "budget" upgrade for a t4i owner? I assume I'll have to spend an extra 50-100 for the EF adapter for my lenses. I mainly concerned with shooting indoors with kids. Looking for better autofocus speeds and portability...

Also, can this camera use EF-S lenses? I got a few.

Thanks,
This is not a "budget" upgrade to a T4i, this is a full upgrade to full-frame mirrorless. If you want to stick with mirrorless, the budget upgrade would be to a Canon M-series camera, not an R-series camera. EF-S lenses can work with R-series cameras but there will be a cropping factor applied to the sensor so your total resolution is significantly reduced.

EOS RP does have phenomenal auto-focus.
Removed external link in signature.
Member
Oct 16, 2014
244 posts
141 upvotes
Toronto
lhsonic wrote: This is not a "budget" upgrade to a T4i, this is a full upgrade to full-frame mirrorless. If you want to stick with mirrorless, the budget upgrade would be to a Canon M-series camera, not an R-series camera. EF-S lenses can work with R-series cameras but there will be a cropping factor applied to the sensor so your total resolution is significantly reduced.

EOS RP does have phenomenal auto-focus.
I bought this camera earlier in the year from Henry's for $1499 with the EF ring adapter which I use with my EF lenses I already had from my previous crop sensor camera. The only downside is that the battery life sucks so you would need to invest is battery back ups. Also keep in mind that this can be charged via USB C. I use USB C to C to the power bank and always keep it in my camera bag. The camera however will not charge if it is on which isn't a deal breaker. I like having the option to charge while on the go. This is a really good price and a good entry level full frame. Here is a photo I took last night.

Edit: Henry's also price matched vistek at the time I bought it so might as well price match the vistek deal with Henry's. Cheers
Images
  • IMG_20201010_093047_417.jpg
Penalty Box
Dec 2, 2014
405 posts
226 upvotes
Toronto, ON
people still use dedicated cameras?
Deal Addict
Aug 1, 2010
1267 posts
1032 upvotes
Montreal
atomee wrote: people still use dedicated cameras?
Of course, phone cameras are still much inferior than a M43/APS-C/FF/MF/LF camera
Deal Addict
Nov 25, 2002
2227 posts
800 upvotes
lhsonic wrote: This is not a "budget" upgrade to a T4i, this is a full upgrade to full-frame mirrorless. If you want to stick with mirrorless, the budget upgrade would be to a Canon M-series camera, not an R-series camera. EF-S lenses can work with R-series cameras but there will be a cropping factor applied to the sensor so your total resolution is significantly reduced.

EOS RP does have phenomenal auto-focus.
thanks for the feedback. I kinda forgot about the m-series APS-C mirrorless cameras... But the idea of going full frame with great autofocus is tempting... Just tried to have a session with the kids and the ol' t4i and the focus was all over the place. i don't remember it being so bad or maybe my kids didn't move around as much. =)
Member
User avatar
Nov 7, 2017
276 posts
239 upvotes
Leduc
Is this an error in the description?
For this price, it should be 24-105mm STM Lens, not USM Lens.
Images
  • 1.png
Deal Guru
Oct 27, 2003
14150 posts
4636 upvotes
Toronto
atomee wrote: people still use dedicated cameras?
Gawd, there's one in every camera thread...
Newbie
Feb 20, 2013
59 posts
48 upvotes
mr_yellow wrote: thanks for the feedback. I kinda forgot about the m-series APS-C mirrorless cameras... But the idea of going full frame with great autofocus is tempting... Just tried to have a session with the kids and the ol' t4i and the focus was all over the place. i don't remember it being so bad or maybe my kids didn't move around as much. =)
If you are looking for casual family shots and fast-moving subjects like your kids, I would suggest you take a look for a used Sony a6000 to be honest. It has fast burst shots, great autofocus, and very decent video capabilities. Of course that the RP would be a big improvement but if your main issue is the autofocus there are better affordable options, so the extra you spend on the lens. You are still able to get good money for your t4, it wouldn't need much more money to upgrade in that case. Just my 2 cents about your comment :)
Newbie
Feb 8, 2008
17 posts
3 upvotes
Windsor
atomee wrote: people still use dedicated cameras?
Photographing birds or wildlife in general, having IBIS that can take great low light still pictures, macro, sports, making big prints are just some examples among other things. You can try all that with just a phone camera, but you won't be able to accomplish most of it.

Phone cameras are certainly more than good enough for many, many people, but many, many other people want to do much more than what phones are capable of doing photography wise.
Sr. Member
May 13, 2015
873 posts
1184 upvotes
Dartmouth, NS
mr_yellow wrote: Hmmm...

Is there a better "budget" upgrade for a t4i owner? I assume I'll have to spend an extra 50-100 for the EF adapter for my lenses. I mainly concerned with shooting indoors with kids. Looking for better autofocus speeds and portability...

Also, can this camera use EF-S lenses? I got a few.

Thanks,
if you want a budget upgrade for your t4i... I would go with the Canon M series (their crop sensor mirrorless).

While your EF-S lenses will technically work on an RP with an adaptor, it crops the image so it will only be like a 10 megapixel image. So even though it will work, you wont want to use EF-S lenses on an RP. If you have the Canon 50mm f/1.8... that's an EF lens designed for full-frame... so that lens would work fine with an adaptor.

But the M series is a lot cheaper, and even a cheap M series camera will be a lot better than your T4i. Get something with with eye autofocus because it will help with taking photos of kids. Maybe look at the M200.

And with the M series... you can get an adapter and use your EF-S lenses and they will function perfectly.

If you have a lot of EF-S lenses... get an M series with an adapter... if you don't have a nice collection of lenses... then sell everything and buy an M series camera with a the 22mm f/2 M lens. The f/2 will help in low light and it's small.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 20, 2004
2480 posts
2027 upvotes
Montreal, QC
BillyBill wrote: if you want a budget upgrade for your t4i... I would go with the Canon M series (their crop sensor mirrorless).

While your EF-S lenses will technically work on an RP with an adaptor, it crops the image so it will only be like a 10 megapixel image. So even though it will work, you wont want to use EF-S lenses on an RP. If you have the Canon 50mm f/1.8... that's an EF lens designed for full-frame... so that lens would work fine with an adaptor.

But the M series is a lot cheaper, and even a cheap M series camera will be a lot better than your T4i. Get something with with eye autofocus because it will help with taking photos of kids. Maybe look at the M200.

And with the M series... you can get an adapter and use your EF-S lenses and they will function perfectly.

If you have a lot of EF-S lenses... get an M series with an adapter... if you don't have a nice collection of lenses... then sell everything and buy an M series camera with a the 22mm f/2 M lens. The f/2 will help in low light and it's small.
I have the original M series camera and yes it is slow for autofocus (improved a little via firmware updates but still nothing stellar), but image quality otherwise is quite nice. And with the lens adapter, I often use it with my 70-300 lens (quite funny with a large lens and tiny camera).
However anyone buying an M series camera, the 22mm pancake lens is a must. It is small, great for low light, and I find it just right for 90% of the shots I want to take. I had hesitated to buy it when if first came out, but I'm glad I did.

The RP would be nice, but not sure I can justify another camera right now.
Jr. Member
Nov 19, 2006
149 posts
145 upvotes
Edmonton
The Canon M50 Mark II was just announced today to improve AF but Net already saying overall not a leap change... but price I think didn’t change
Sr. Member
May 13, 2015
873 posts
1184 upvotes
Dartmouth, NS
Emporium wrote: However anyone buying an M series camera, the 22mm pancake lens is a must. It is small, great for low light, and I find it just right for 90% of the shots I want to take. I had hesitated to buy it when if first came out, but I'm glad I did.
I always recommend that lens... but I don't actually own it. So tempted to get it. But I bought the 32mm f/1.4 with my M6 Mk II... and while the 32mm is bigger and heavier than the 22mm... it's still a relatively small package overall and the image quality is amazing. That combo can really rival full frame cameras with L glass. That lens is really sharp and lets me take advantage of the 32.5 sensor. Shooting at 1.4 gives me lots of light and my images look good even when I bump up the ISO. I have the 24mm EF-S with an adapter... so it's hard to justify getting the 22 since the 32 lives on my camera most of the time.

Top