Canon R100 unveiled; an affordable camera with a 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording

Canon EOS R100 front view

Canon has introduced a new camera called EOS R100, which uses a 24-megapixel sensor and is the lightest camera in the EOS R family.

The Canon camera called EOS R100 features an APS-C 24-megapixel sensor and is equipped with a lens-mount interchangeable to mirrorless cameras. R100 is Canon’s most affordable RF-mount camera in its EOS product line-up.

EOS R100 uses the same Digic 8 processor and sensor that was used in the EOS M50 Mark II (2020) camera and is equipped with Canon LP-E17 battery that we saw before in the M50 camera. R100 does not have some of the features that we usually see in EOS series cameras.

The Canon camera’s OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 2.36 million dots. The memory card slot only supports UHS-I cards. The rear display is fixed and does not support touch commands. Users looking for a touch screen should check out the R50 camera. R100 is equipped with only one button and does not have a joystick, and like other lower-end EOS R series cameras, it is not equipped with in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system.

The latest Canon camera uses a mechanical shutter. The structure of this mechanical shutter reduces weight and production costs but limits the rate of successive image capture (3.5 frames per second in Servo AF mode or 6.5 frames per second in One-Shot AF mode).

The new Canon camera has some exciting features for smartphone users. For example, the R100 is equipped with smart Auto (A+) for scene detection and innovative filter modes, uses eye-detection autofocus, and has the ability to track faces and bodies. R100 cannot track objects and animals.

The Canon R100 camera records 4K video in crop mode and uses the full sensor width when recording 1080p video. These two videos are recorded at 24 and 60 frames per second, respectively.

According to Canon, the R100 is compatible with all RF lenses (with a crop factor of 1.6) and RF-S lenses and has similar dimensions to the R50 (116 x 86 x 69mm). Its weight of 356 grams makes it the lightest camera in the EOS R series.

According to Digital Photography Review, Canon’s new entry-level camera will be available next month for $479.99 (body only). The kit with the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens carries a price tag of $599.99.

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