Another New Canon Mirrorless Camera Emerges

Another New Canon Mirrorless Camera Emerges

2022 has been a busy year for Canon, with multiple cameras and lenses released, but it is not over yet. It appears Canon has one more camera in store before the end of the year. 

Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon will announce one more camera this year, the EOS R100. Following Canon's naming convention of higher numbers representing lower-level bodies, the EOS R100 will likely look like EOS M cameras, with specs to match. These will include a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor paired with a DIGIC X processor, 4K 30p video, 12 fps continuous bursts with the mechanical shutter, Dual Pixel AF II, and a 1.04-million-dot Vari-Angle touchscreen.

Perhaps the most interesting spec is that the EOS R100 will have no viewfinder. Canon has been gradually working on filling out the budget end of the EOS R lineup, and no doubt, another affordable camera would likely be a popular entry point into the RF mount or backup body for those already in it. With the Vari-Angle touchscreen, Dual Pixel AF II, and lack of a viewfinder, I would bet that Canon is aiming this camera at vloggers and the like, but in such a tiny package, it could be a nice portable option for things like hiking and travel, especially if we see more smaller RF-S lenses making their way to the market. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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If this were priced similarly to many of the Rebel DSLR models that we saw on shelves at every WalMart, Best Buy, etc, then I think it could be a good seller. If Canon tries to get $600 or $700 for it, then I don't see it selling very well at all. When one makes an "economy model", then it actually has to be priced accordingly in order to sell successfully.


Buy a 600/700 $ camera and pair it with 1/2/3 grand lenses? Yeah, no.

Yes, of course. There are cases when a crop body is the best tool for the job, when paired with a really great lens. We don't buy crop body cameras because they are less expensive. We buy them because they are the best tool for some of the jobs we have. Likewise with lenses - don't buy a lens because it is inexpensive, buy it because it is the very best tool for whatever project you are working on.

That's what the R7 is for. People would buy this, not specifically because it's cheap. But because they can actually afford it or they simply know they don't need better

You´ll pair it with $200-$500 lenses like RF 24-240, RF 24-105 F4-7.1, RF 50 1.8, RF 16 2.8, RF 35 1.8, RF 85 2.0, etc.

This is welcomed news, provided that accompanying a new camera, some good lenses are released at the same time. The lack of good lenses has plagued smaller cameras for a while, and besides Fujifilm, the APS-C community has waited too long to have a good roadmap of lenses that make it worthwhile for prosumers to invest in these systems. Fingers crossed.

I always found it best to use regular EF lenses on Canon's smaller APS-C DSLRs. Just because a camera is small and inexpensive doesn't mean that it is best to pair it with small, inexpensive lenses. My Canon 50D with it's little crop sensor performed great with the big Canon 400 f2.8 and the Sigma 300-800mm and the Canon 100-400mm v2.

That's great at the telephoto end of things, where a 1.6 crop gives you more reach for wildlife and sports, and changes a 50mm into an 80mm portrait lens. The issue is more at the wide and normal end where a 24-70mm becomes something like 38-112mm. That's when one needs APS-C specific lenses like the EF-S 18-200mm, EF-S 10-22mm, EF-S 24mm pancake, etc.

That's true, David. And it's a good point. But if one is shooting at those shorter focal lengths, then they would probably be able to get better results if they used a full frame camera and the appropriate lenses.

Check out Sony. A bunch of first and third party APS-C lesnes, plus plenty of small FF primes that are great for APS-C.

There it is; the Z30 competitor.
Now I hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot and allow external EVFs to mount on it; they have lovely hotshoe mounted units that were used for some EOS-M mount cameras like the M6 ... Would be nice if it used those... Hint hint Canon

Going to be a tough sell if canon doesn’t open up their RF mount to 3rd parties. Probably not a ton of new shooters planning on buying a cheap body and then spend triple on a canon or two.

There are enough sub-$500 RF lenses to get on with, and all the older EF-S glass any upgrader is likely to have is usable with R bodies.

Clickbait. It's a RUMOUR. Hardly an "emergence".

I'm interested in the r10 and even this. But there's no reason to buy one because there's no good lenses. And it's not likely to be cheap enough either.

The killing blow is that the RFS lens lineup is quite terrible, and it's very telling that the audience for these crop bodies are desperate for even the equivalent of the EFM lineup. For the most part, most lenses that are not an L for RF mount are pretty mundane boring and optically crap. There's a huge quality chasm that Canon has created in thier lenses.

IMHO they didn't need to put the crop bodies out so early without even halfway decent lens support. I took about 2 months researching the potential of getting a r10 and there was no way I could get around the lack of lenses. Saved myself $1,000 plus accessories.

Lastly I'm very sick and tired of Cannon offering these 'just enough bodies'...there is always something missing or something lackluster and much of the time it's the sensor. Now we don't even have third party support, and this is from someone who recently bought a sigma 30/1.4 for my m62. That lens is awesome sauce.

After reading your entire post, I'm quite perplexed by the first sentence. May I suggest Sony?



I am a little surprised at what you say about "no good lenses" for the R10 and rumored R100. Many of the RF mount lenses are truly excellent. And of course you can just adapt any and all EF mount lenses with no downgrade in autofocus or other functionality. Of course you'll pay thousands of dollars for Canon's good lenses, but they certainly are excellent, and will work on the R10 without any problems.


I actually think this is a good development for those of us with higher end R series bodies and a stable of RF lenses. This could be a good small travel/second body allowing us to use resources already in our stable. Or a less expensive body for other family members to use without having to buy a second set of lenses.

I’m done with APS-C bodies. Canon killed these cameras with high pixel counts to attract the ignorant photogs who’re convinced high megapixel cameras are better cameras. I’ve meticulously scrutinized the two most recent DSLRs (90D and 7DII) and found them way inferior in image quality to FF and APS-H sensors.

If the EOS R is updated; I buy one. If not, I don’t. My hard earned money is not for supporting camera manufacturers.

As a hobbyist; my old 1DIV and 5DII are good enough for wildlife and landscape photography purposes and they have tons of shutter life remaining.


I also still have a Canon 1D Mark 4. It was a breakthrough camera in its day, and still serves me well as a backup. But I must admit, the 5D Mark 4 produces better image quality, partly due to its better noise performance, and mostly due to the fact that it simply has more pixels.

You really can't beat higher pixel counts for resolving more of the very fine hair and feather detail in wild birds and animals. I can do things with my 5D4 files that I simply can;'t do with my 1D4 files, because of the greater number of pixels.