EOS RP or A6400 for upcoming Hawaii trip

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beagle1 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,515
Re: EOS RP or A6400 for upcoming Hawaii trip

Stokkes wrote:

Hey all,

Back in March I purchased an A7iii, FE 24-105 G and 50mm f1.8 kit. I used it for a few shoots but ended up selling it a few months ago because I realizEd that for the cost (about $4,500-5,000 CAD), it just wasn't worth it for the number of times using it. I got most of my money back but I want to grab something for an upcoming Hawaii trip. I also briefly (few days) had an RP with RF 35mm (in march as well) which was good, but not as good as the A7iii, so kept the A7iii.

I really liked the RP ergonomics, user experience, touch screen, etc and got some good shots with it, but was bummed about the Eye AF, tracking, etc (this was with FW 1.0).

Here's what I prefer to shoot: Landscapes, street, our dogs.

Hoping some people can shine some light on the RP vs A6400, specifically:

- Is there a clear cut winner, if so why?

- Is the RP significantly closer to the 6400 with FW 1.4?

- The 6400 has object tracking (which the A7iii lacks), how is object tracking with the RP comparatively (with the new firmware)?

- How is low light performance? Hoping to get some night shots around Hawaii

- What starter lens(es) would you recommend (the RF 35mm is only $225 USD when purchased with the RP so I'd get that), but hoping for something with some long reach. For the 6400, not sure what would be good to start.

Here are the purchasing options we have in canada right now:

  • 6400: $1299 CAD (999 USD) base
  • 6400: $1399 CAD ($1050 USD) with the 16-35,
  • 6400: $1749 CAD ($1325 USD) with the 18-135
  • RP: $1299 CAD (999 USD) base, includes EF to RF adapter
  • RP: $1599 CAD (1200 USD) with RF 35
  • RP: $1999 CAD (1500 USD) with the RF 24-240 - this is getting a bit expensive, limited low-light performance
  • RP: $2499 CAD (1875 USD) with the RF 24-105 - a bit over my price range, limited low-light, less versatile overall.

I feel with both these I could grow to better bodies later on (A7IV, RP2, R2) if I end up making good use of the kit.


I'd go with the Canon RP but primarily because the RP can easily use older Canon lenses.  For lightweight travel I use the older Canon M5 mirrorless and "pancake" lenses.


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