Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS 30D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS 30D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 30D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS RP were released 2019 and Canon EOS 30D was released 2006. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS RP Canon 2019
Canon EOS 30D Canon 2006

Type of camera

Canon EOS RP is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 30D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS RP has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 30D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS RP 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 30D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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

Resolution

Canon EOS RP has a 26 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 30D has 8,2 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 RP 26 MP 25958400 6240 4160
Canon EOS 30D 8,2 MP 8185344 3504 2336

Canon EOS RP has a 217 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 30D. 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 RP has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 30D. Canon EOS RP has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS 30D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS RP 100-40000
Canon EOS 30D 100-3200

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 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 RP
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 30D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 30D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS RP 5
Canon EOS 30D 5

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS RP. Unfortunately Canon EOS 30D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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 30D weighs 784 gr (equal to 1,73 lb) which is 62% heavier than Canon EOS RP and its 485 gr (or 1,07 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS RP 485 gr 1,07 lb
Canon EOS 30D 784 gr 1,73 lb