Designed as the spiritual successor to both Canon’s iconic Digital Rebel DSLR camera line and the M series mirrorless line, the just announced EOS R100 has many similar features to its predecessor, except for the noticeable absence of an electronic viewfinder.
The R100 is housing a stock, 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, the latest DIGIC X processor capable of a max ISO of 128,000 and features Dual Pixel AF II autofocus support alongside a 1.04 million dot vari-angle touchscreen LCD.
Furthermore, the newcomer can capture cropped 4K video at 30 frames per second, uncropped Full HD video recording at up to 60fps as well as capturing stills at 12fps in burst mode. It’s also equipped with Movie Digital IS, which reduces camera shake while recording video.
Without an electronic viewfinder, the R100 may appeal to smartphone users looking to up their game on a budget, and could perhaps also appeal to the YouTube crowd who want a vlogging platform that can compete with cameras like the Sony ZV-E10 or Nikon Z30.
Canon EOS R100 Highlights
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 8 Image Processor
- 4K 24p Video with Crop, Full HD 60p
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 143 AF Zones
- 6.5 fps Electronic Shutter
- 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
- 3″ 1.04m-Dot LCD Screen
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with SD Card Slot
- RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
The R100 camera supports an RF/RF-S lens mount and is available in kit form with a standard RF-S 18-45 IS STM lens. There is a “double zoom” kit with a 55-210mm lens included as well.
The R100 will have a retail price of $479 (body only), with the 18-45 Kit price inching up to $599, and the Double Zoom Kit, which includes both lenses for $829.
Alongside the R100, Canon is also launching a 28mm F2.8 STM wide-angle lens, which some believe may be the long-requested “pancake” wide-angle optic users have been clamoring for.
Its three, high-precision plastic aspheric lenses and a seven-blade circular aperture make this wide-angle single-focus lens a perfect addition to the RF lineup.
The Canon 28mm F2.8 STM wide-angle lens can be ordered for $299.
B&H Order Links:
- Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera
- Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera with 18-45mm Lens
- Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera with 18-45mm and 55-210mm Lenses Kit
- Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Canon RF)
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