In this review, we will be comparing EOS RP and Z5, two Advanced Mirrorless cameras from Canon and Nikon. Both cameras have Full frame sensors but Canon RP has a 26.0 MP and Nikon Z5 has a 24.0 MP resolution. Canon RP was introduced to market in February 2019 and Nikon Z5 was launched in July 2020. There is 17 months difference between EOS RP and Z5 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger Z5, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Advanced Mirrorless cameras. Out of 54 cameras in this class, Canon RP is ranked #6
with an overall score of 79 and Nikon Z5 is ranked #1
with an overall score of 86.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon RP and Nikon Z5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon RP and Nikon Z5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.