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tkbslc Forum Pro • Posts: 15,579
Re: Rp ruined by old sensor tech
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MAC wrote:

tkbslc wrote:

nnowak wrote:

In the USA, the M6 II with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 and EVF-DC2 is currently $999. The EOS RP with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 is now on sale for the same $999. Both kits get you an EVF and 24-XXX general purpose zoom. If you are already invested in the EF-M or RF mount, the price of the alternative is probably of little interest. If you are transitioning from the Canon DSLRs, the choice gets more interesting. While the M6 II is lighter than the RP kit, the RP kit is lighter than many of the crop sensor DSLR kits and much lighter than any of the full frame DSLRs.

I was really tempted by the RP for a minute, but the sensor is really bad. Has less DR than even 1" compacts and 4/3. Just look through any sample gallery and you'll find slightly clipped highlights and crushed blacks. Download some RAW files and try to edit them and you'll find the same thing where colors are easily clipped. The files can't really be pushed at all. It's a decent camera body, but it has a sensor that belongs in 2009. The only place where it beats the M6 II is at ISO 12800.

Not to mention, the AF, Video and shooting performance is higher on the M6 II (or any similarly priced crop mirrorless).

I'd say just get a used 6D for <$500 over the RP. Might as well get 10 year old camera prices if you are using the 10 year old sensor tech.

(And before someone calls me a DR snob, I'm not saying I need to push 5 stops, but when it clips significantly easier than even a G7X, then I'd say it's got a problem)

https://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm

RP is better at higher iso's. Slight advantage to M6II for lower iso's 100-250 for scapes

Just for general photography outdoors, you can see it in the samples and when you play with the sample raw files.  I don't need a comparison chart to see it.  And my biggest problem was clipping colors, not just shadow boosting.

if you are shooting portraits, makes little difference

The lens options might.  Sigma 56mm and Canon 32mm are pretty sweet and affordable.

the lenses are getting really good for the RF mount

If you have the money.  But if you have the money, why shop for bargain FF bodies?

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