Sports and Wildlife
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Sports and Wildlife

Yes, I know, the above bird is made of metal and is notably not moving. Simply put, with a burst speed of four frames per second with continuous autofocus, the EOS RP just isn't one of our top picks for this demanding use-case. For sure, careful and experienced users will get plenty of keepers from it, and you can adapt those lovely white telephoto lenses that helped make Canon famous at sporting events the world over. Even the autofocus tracking mode is impressively sticky, turning in a much better performance than the older 6D Mark II that shares a sensor with the RP.

But the slower burst rate means you may have a harder time capturing just the right moment, and though the viewfinder doesn't 'black out' between shots per se, it does pause noticeably with each shot taken: even in its slower 'tracking priority' mode, which is somewhere between one and two frames per second. Lastly, if you want to position your AF point yourself over your subjects, you need to use the four-way controller (which is slow) or the touchscreen (which can be imprecise with your eye to the finder). A joystick or an option to speed up the four-way controller would be welcome.

Photo by Carey Rose