Canon reveals EOS R100: A new 4K mirrorless camera for less than $500

Canon has officially announced the launch of the Canon EOS R100 mirrorless camera. Let’s take a quick look at what the Canon EOS R100 has to offer.

Canon EOS R100 overview

The Canon EOS R100 is primarily designed for first-time mirrorless camera users or those already familiar with the EOS Rebel or EOS M camera range. Key features include a 24.2-megapixel APS-C size sensor and the DIGIC 8 image processor. Regarding video capabilities, it can record 4K (cropped) and Full HD (full-width) at 24 and 60 frames per second, respectively. It also supports autofocus with eye and face detection, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, it has a 2.36-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder. While that’s nothing to write home about, it’s fine for its price point.

This camera is compatible with the full lineup of RF and RF-S lenses. You can also use EF and EF-S lenses if you use one of the three available Canon EF-EOS R mount adapters.

LCD screen

Canon EOS R100 back LCD screen
Image courtesy: Canon

Here’s where Canon’s cutting back to reduce the camera’s price tag. The Canon EOS R100 has a 1.04 million dot rear LCD display. The screen isn’t tiltable and can’t articulate. There’s also no touch support. As pointed out by Engadget, you’ll have to set the focus point using the D-Pad. You’ll also have to navigate the menu using the camera’s buttons — not the most convenient navigation setup.

What we think

The EOS R100 shows promise as an entry-level camera. For a mirrorless camera under $500, there’s a lot to praise. The camera’s compatibility with a wide range of lenses and its robust feature set could make it a nice option for those stepping into videography. Overall, Canon seems to be aiming to hit the sweet spot regarding offering value for money with the EOS R100, and they may have just hit it.

Pricing and availability

The Canon EOS R100 camera is expected to be available in July 2023. The estimated retail price is $479 for the body only, $599 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens and $829 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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