Canon EOS R5 vs Canon EOS RP

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS RP. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS RP

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS R5 were released 2020 and Canon EOS RP was released 2019. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS R5 Canon 2020
Canon EOS RP Canon 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FF") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS R5 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS RP 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS R5 has a 45 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS RP has 26 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS R5 45 MP 44761088 8192 5464
Canon EOS RP 26 MP 25958400 6240 4160

Canon EOS R5 has a 72 % larger resolution than Canon EOS RP. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R5 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS RP. Canon EOS R5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS RP has 100 to 40000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R5 100-51200
Canon EOS RP 100-40000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R5 belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS RP belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R5
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS RP

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS R5 can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R5 20
Canon EOS RP 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS RP can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS R5 weighs 738 gr (equal to 1,63 lb) which is 52% heavier than Canon EOS RP and its 485 gr (or 1,07 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS R5 738 gr 1,63 lb
Canon EOS RP 485 gr 1,07 lb