Today, Canon has announced a highly affordable mirrorless camera and lens, the EOS R100 and the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM.
Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera
At $479, the EOS R100 is a highly affordable entry point into the Canon mirrorless ecosystem, with the company positioning it as a direct replacement for EOS Rebel and EOS M cameras. Its features include:
- 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor
- DIGIC 8 processor
- ISO range of 100-12,800
- Continuous burst rate of up to 6.5 fps
- 3-inch, 1.04-million-dot rear LCD
- 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- 4K video at up to 24 fps (cropped)
- Full HD video at up to 60 fps (full width)
- Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system with eye and face detection
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Single SD card slot
The EOS R100 is available for preorder now, with expected availability in July.
Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Lens
The RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is a pancake lens, measuring only an inch (24.7 mm) in length and weighing just 4.2 oz (120 g), with an MSRP of $299. Its features include:
- 8 elements in 6 groups
- Minimum focusing distance of 9.1 inches
- Maximum magnification of 0.17x
- Customizable control ring
- Gear-type STM motor for smooth autofocus in video
- 7-blade circular aperture for smoother bokeh
The RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is available for preorder now, with expected availability in July.
Well it's about time. Good to finally see Canon's base level mirrorless ILC approach the price points of their base level DSLRs. When Canon has a bunch of sub $500 models on the shelves of every Best Buy and Walmart across the globe, that trickles up and makes it better for those of us who want and need more advanced ILCs.