Canon has released details of a new mirrorless camera that will replace the EOS M200 at the entry level to the EOS R line-up, designed to cater for family photographers.

Angled view of the EOS R100 with the RF 18-45mm kit lens and pop-up flash raised. (Source: Canon.)

Featuring the same a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor as the EOS R10 and a DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS R100 has a compact body measuring 116.3 x 85.5 x 68.8 mm with a weight of 356 grams (including battery and SD card), which is significantly smaller and lighter than most traditional DSLRs. Its Dual Pixel CMOS AF system has 143 selectable AF areas and supports Spot AF, 1-point AF and Zone AF. It also provides fast and accurate detection of human subjects, tracking people’s eyes when using the viewfinder or the LCD screen to keep up with subject movement. The electronic shutter can be used in silent mode when silent shooting is required. It supports flash synch at up to 1/250 second. Burst shooting is supported at up to 6.5 frames per second (fps) with One Shot AF and up to 3.5 fps in Continuous AF mode.

On the video front, the R100 can record 4K/25p video (with cropped frame) as well as Full HD video at 60 fps and HD video at 120p for slow-motion playback. The reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables face detection and eye tracking when recording in Full HD mode, while Movie Digital IS allows smooth video footage to be recorded. Normal movies can be recorded for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds, while high frame rate movies are limited to seven minutes and 29 seconds. Digital zoom is supported in movie mode with between three and ten times magnification available.

Rear and top views of the EOS R100 showing the simple user controls. (Source: Canon.)

The R100 has a straightforward user interface with built-in user guidance targeted at entry-level users and supported by Creative Assist modes that make it easy to adjust background blur, brightness, contrast, and colour balance. It also provides several new Creative Filter settings and supports ISO sensitivity adjustments of 100 to 12800 with expansion to 25600 for stills shooting or ISO 100-6400 for 4K video recording.

The EOS R100 has a 0.39-inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a resolution of 2,360,000 dots, a refresh rate of 59.94 fps and 100% frame coverage. Its eyepoint is 22 mm and it provides a magnification of 0.95 times plus dioptric adjustment of -3 to +1 dpt. The fixed 3-inch LCD monitor has a resolution of 104,000 dots but lacks touch-sensitive controls. Also provided is a built-in pop-up flash with a guide number of 6 (ISO/metres), which is combined with a hot-shoe that accepts accessory items (including flashguns). A single compatible UHS-1 SD card slot is located in the same compartment as the LP-E17 battery, which is CIPA rated for 340 shots per charge.  The camera is equipped with USB-C and HDMI terminals as well as a microphone input port and E3 type remote control jack. Built in Wi-Fi (equivalent to IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN) and low-energy Bluetooth (Ver. 4.2) are included and the R100 is compatible with Canon’s Camera Connect app, which enables it to link with a smartphone, the EOS Utility software and the cloud service.

The EOS R100 will be available in Australia from late June 2023 with an RRP of AU$1099 for a single-lens kit (with the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens) or $1399 for a twin lens kit containing the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM lenses.    Click here to visit Canon’s Australian website for details of the new products.