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When Canon debuted the EOS RP, photographers who also shoot video were intensely frustrated by one feature:
24p is especially important to videographers going for a cinematic look; 24p is a very common choice in movies, and the 24p look is now expected by moviegoers.
While the Canon EOS RP did offer 24p when shooting 4K, Canon customers were still disappointed. For anyone who wished to shoot in the HD arena at 24p, the Canon EOS RP was off-limits.
Fortunately, Canon seems to listen to its consumers. On October 8th, the photography giant announced that it would be bringing 24p recording to a series of DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It promised to start with the EOS RP and the Canon 90D, followed by the PowerShot G7 X Mark III, the G5 X Mark II, and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.
And just last week, Canon delivered. The company released its firmware version 1.4.0 for the Canon EOS RP and its firmware version 1.1.1 for the Canon 90D, allowing both cameras to shoot video at 24p. As the EOS RP already had 24p capabilities when doing 4K video, the firmware update simply expands this into the full HD territory. But the Canon 90D offered no 24p capabilities, and the firmware update has turned this around, giving the DSLR 24p shooting in both full HD recording and 4K recording.
While the G7 X Mark III, G5 X Mark II, and EOS M6 Mark II haven’t yet received their firmware updates, you can be fairly confident that Canon will deliver. Canon has even offered a timeline, promising 24p for the G7 X Mark III and the G5 X Mark II before New Years, and the EOS M6 Mark II in 2020 (hopefully early on!).
Now I’d like to ask you:
What do you think of this firmware update? Does this make the Canon 90D or the Canon EOS RP more desirable? Share in the comments!