Canon Launches Entry-Level R100 Mirrorless Camera and Pancake Lens05/24/2023
Canon rounded out its R-series lineup this week with the announcement of the R100 Mirrorless Camera and new RF 28mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. The R100 is Canon’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera yet and is the brand’s most entry-level mirrorless camera. It’s the perfect option for anyone just getting into digital photography or trying to move beyond their smartphone.
The R100 boasts the same 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 imaging engine as the EOS M50 Mark II. This sensor is suitable for capturing high-quality images and video at 4K (cropped) at up to 24 fps or Full HD at up to 60 fps. The camera is also equipped with Movie Digital IS, which reduces camera shake while recording video. A variety of interchangeable RF-mount lenses also gives users the option to choose the right lens for the circumstances, something not possible with a smartphone. Finally, the R100’s imaging engine gives it a max ISO of 128,000, ensuring it will function well, even in low-light situations.
The file sizes produced by the camera are small and easy to transfer using Canon’s image.canon, a highly customizable cloud service designed by Canon to download content from your camera to the cloud. From there you can choose how to store and view your photos and videos without ever removing your memory card.
Through the R100’s RF mount, you have access to Canon’s entire RF mount lens collection. The RF lineup currently contains a lot of full-frame options with only a couple of dedicated APS-C lenses. (Both types of lenses will work on the RF mount; however, the full-frame versions tend to be bulkier and more expensive.) Canon has committed to launching 32 new RF lenses by 2026, hopefully filling in some of the gaps in the APS-C lens array.
Canon has already taken a step in this direction by announcing the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens alongside the R100. Together, this duo is extremely lightweight and versatile, great for everyday use or travel. With its three, high-precision plastic aspheric lenses and a seven-blade circular aperture, this wide-angle single focus lens is a perfect addition to the RF lineup.
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