Canon R8 vs RP: the new EOS R8 or old EOS RP which is best for you?

Canon R8 vs RP
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Canon's EOS R8 and EOS RP both sport full frame sensors and nearly the exact same camera body, which makes sense when you learn the Canon EOS R8 was based on the original EOS RP. But when two cameras have the same body and the same full frame sensor, how do you tell these two cameras apart?

The Canon EOS RP was introduced in 2018 as an entry-level full frame camera and became one of the best affordable cameras and one of the best cameras for beginners. The EOS RP's aim was to provide a step up for those first getting into photography, or smaller format shooters who wanted the added benefits that full frame can provide over smaller formats such as increased depth of field with more pleasant bokeh and a wider dynamic range.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.