Canon Europe has recently launched the EOS R100, an entry-level mirrorless camera designed to capture precious moments with family and friends. According to Canon, this camera offers outstanding image quality in a compact and lightweight package when paired with the new RF 28mm F2.8 STM lens.
The EOS R100 features a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, which should provide superior image and video quality compared to smartphones. The larger sensor allows for better color reproduction, incredible detail, and the ability to shoot in low-light conditions. The camera also offers authentic bokeh, where the background is softly blurred, making the subject stand out.
In terms of autofocus, the EOS R100 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate subject detection. The camera can track people’s eyes and focus on the action, ensuring sharp and well-focused images whether using the viewfinder or the LCD screen.
The EOS R100 surpasses smartphones and entry-level DSLRs in terms of video capabilities. It can record 4K 25p video, bringing the benefits of the EOS R System to this user-friendly camera. It also supports Full HD video recording at 60 fps and 120 fps at 720p resolution, allowing for smooth slow-motion videos. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables face detection and eye tracking during video recording in Full HD.
Weighing only 356g, the portable design of the EOS R100 makes it ideal for shooting on the move. Its comfortable grip, electronic viewfinder, intuitive controls, and guided user interface make it accessible for both amateurs and professionals. The camera includes creative assist features, such as adjusting background blur, brightness, contrast, and color balance, empowering users to explore their creative potential.
The EOS R100 is compatible with Canon’s RF and RF-S lenses, which Canon says will provide users with a wide range of creative options. It can be paired with accessories such as RF lenses, microphones, and Speedlites, expanding the creative possibilities for users. Additionally, the camera supports connectivity and sharing through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Users can transfer images and videos to their smartphones using the Canon Camera Connect app, and they can operate the camera remotely or control it with the BR-E1 remote control.
In addition to the EOS R100, Canon has introduced the RF 28mm F2.8 STM lens, the smallest and lightest lens in the RF range. This compact and lightweight lens is designed for travel and street photographers. With its versatile 28mm focal length and fast F2.8 maximum aperture, it is suitable for various shooting scenarios, including low light conditions and achieving shallow depth of field. The lens features a combined control and focus ring for easy adjustments and quick switching to manual focus. The STM motor enables quiet autofocus and smooth transitions between subjects.
Canon has also introduced the OC-E4A, a cable for the multi-function shoe found on several EOS R System cameras. This cable allows advanced accessories, such as Speedlites, to be placed away from the hotshoe. It enables off-camera use, ensuring correct lighting when shooting vertically and reducing shadows and red-eye. The OC-E4A can also power devices like microphones and is designed to be used with the RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye lens.
The EOS R100 is priced at €769.99, while the RF 28mm F2.8 STM is priced at €389.99. The OC-E4A is priced at €259.99 and is compatible with Canon’s EOS R3, EOS R6 Mark II, EOS R7, EOS R8, EOS R10, EOS R50.