Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS 4000D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS 4000D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS RP were released 2019 and Canon EOS 4000D was released 2018. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS RP 2019
Canon EOS 4000D 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS RP is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 4000D 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 "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS 4000D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS RP 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 4000D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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 4000D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS RP 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160
Canon EOS 4000D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS RP has a 45 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 4000D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS RP has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 4000D. Canon EOS RP has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS 4000D has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS RP 100-40000
Canon EOS 4000D 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

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

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS RP
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 4000D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 4000D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS RP 5
Canon EOS 4000D 3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS 4000D can shoot movies.

Weight

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

Canon EOS RP weighs 485 gr (equal to 1.07 lb) which is 11% heavier than Canon EOS 4000D and its 436 gr (or 0.96 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS RP 485 gr
1.07 lb
Canon EOS 4000D 436 gr
0.96 lb

Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS 4000D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS 4000D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Name Canon EOS RP Canon EOS 4000D
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Release Year 2019 2018
Release Date 2019-02-14 2018-02-26
MSRP 1299 USD 379 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6240 x 4160 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 26 MP 18 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 4+
Image
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
ISO Range 100 - 40000 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 4779 9
Lens Mount Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 2,7
Screen dots 1040000 230000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Frames per second 5 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-In 802.11b/g/n
Remote Control Yes (via cable or smartphone) Yes (wired or wireless)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS 4000D
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 250 shots 500 shots
Width 133 mm 129 mm
Height 85 mm 102 mm
Depth 70 mm 77 mm
Weight 485 gram 436 gram