Size, design and controls
The Canon EOS R8, EOS R7 and EOS RP are all more compact than their DSLR counterparts. All three cameras feature a familiar EOS control layout, including an array of customisable buttons and a vari-angle touchscreen. If you're upgrading from an EOS DSLR, you'll feel right at home. However, there are a few subtle differences in the feel and handling of each camera.
John: "The EOS R7 weighs 612g with card and battery, whereas the EOS RP is only 485g with a card and battery. They're all quite lightweight cameras, though, and when they're on your shoulder or with a lens added, you won't feel much of a difference between them, but if you compare them to the DSLR-plus-lens alternative you really do start to notice the change."
Tibor: "At just 461g, the EOS R8 is even more lightweight. In fact, as we speak, it's the lightest full-frame camera that Canon has ever made. The weight difference between the EOS R7 and the other two cameras is largely down to the battery. The EOS R7 uses LP-E6 type batteries, whereas the EOS R8 and EOS RP use LP-E17 batteries, which are a lot smaller and lighter – although LP-E6 battery life is longer than that of LP-E17 batteries."
John: "In terms of body design, both the EOS R8 and EOS R7 feature a dedicated stills-to-video switch, which is really handy if you're a hybrid shooter. This is not available on the EOS RP, which has an older generation body."
Tibor: "With the EOS R7, you get dual card slots – a pro-level feature that the other two cameras don't have – and the new thumb dial, which is a scroll wheel combined with the AF controller. This enables you to make adjustments very quickly."