Family and moments
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Family and moments

Canon EOS RP with RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM | ISO 1000 | 1/80sec | F1.8

The EOS RP introduces a new feature for Canon that will be particularly handy for photographers looking to capture candid moments: Pupil Detection in Servo AF. In our experience so far it's not quite as impressive as Sony's freaky-good Eye AF, but will do a good job of identifying and focusing on an eye without intervention from the user.

The RP's compact size could be another benefit to family photographers who tend to chuck their camera into a packed bag or purse. As we saw when looking at using these cameras for travel, the size advantage of the RP is compromised once you attach an adapter and any sort of zoom lens to the camera. The RF 35mm F1.8 does keep things more compact, but you've really got to like 35mm if that's the deciding factor for you.

Canon's great JPEG image quality and color is a real bonus

The RP's much lower battery life is another significant drawback here, since you'll be more likely to run out of juice at an inconvenient time. But the good news is that its USB charging means you can re-charge it in the car, or top up the battery with the same kind of portable battery you may already carry for your phone.

Both cameras provide handy 'tap to track' functionality in live view, making it easier to focus on what you want. And we'll say it again – Canon's great JPEG image quality and color is a real bonus if you don't want to fuss with photos too much before sending them out to the world.