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Canon EOS R100 and Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM

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Press release:

Canon Introduces its Most Affordable, Compact, and Lightweight EOS R Camera Ever: The EOS R100
The Company Also Announced the Wide-Angle “Pancake” Style RF28mm F2.8 STM Lens

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 24, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the launch of the EOS R100 camera and RF28mm F2.8 STM lens, two new affordable compact and lightweight tools for entry-level and emerging content creators to elevate their skills.

The Canon EOS R100 camera was designed for new, first-time mirrorless camera or existing interchangeable camera users who previously enjoyed EOS Rebel or EOS M cameras. The camera touts key features such as a 24.2 megapixel APS-C size sensor, the DIGIC 8 image processor, 4K (Cropped) and Full HD (Full-Width) video at up to 24 and 60 frames-per-second respectively, Autofocus with eye and face detection, and Bluetooth™ and Wi-Fi® connectivity capabilities. For users who are making the EOS R100 their first interchangeable lens (ILC) camera, a significant advantage over using a smartphone camera will be lens selection. The EOS R100 is compatible with the complete lineup of RF and RF-S lenses, and EF and EF-S lenses can be utilized when using one of three available Canon EF-EOS R mount adapters (each sold separately). This selection of lenses includes the Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens, which was also announced today.

The Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM is a “pancake” style, value lens that targets a wide variety of users, from amateur to enthusiast full-frame and APS-C camera users. Key features of the new lens include:

  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.1 inches (0.23m) and a maximum magnification of 0.17x
  • Retracting feature that helps to shorten the overall length of the lens
  • Circumferential manual focus mode/control ring selector
  • Gear-type STM motor providing smooth autofocusing while capturing video
  • Built-in Control Ring provides quick access to multiple camera controls
  • 7-blade circular aperture helps to provide beautifully blurred background and bokeh

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS R100 camera is scheduled to be available in July 2023 for an estimated retail price of $479.99 for body only, $599.99 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens, and $829.99 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses.

The RF28mm F2.8 STM lens is scheduled to be available in July 2023 for an estimated retail price of $299.99.

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Canon EOS R100 specs:

MSRP - $480 (body only), $600 (w/18-45mm lens), $830 (w/18-45mm and 55-210mm lenses)

Body type
Body type - SLR-style mirrorless

Max resolution - 6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h - 3:2
Effective pixels - 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors - 26 megapixels
Sensor size - APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type - CMOS
Processor - Digic 8

Boosted ISO (maximum) - 25600
White balance presets - 9
Custom white balance - Yes
Image stabilization - No
Uncompressed format - RAW

Optics & Focus

  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View

Manual focus - Yes
Number of focus points - 3975
Lens mount - Canon RF
Focal length multiplier - 1.6×

Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD - Fixed
Screen size - 3″
Screen dots - 1,040,000
Touch screen - No
Live view - Yes
Viewfinder type - Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360,000

Photography features
Minimum shutter speed - 1 sec
Maximum shutter speed - 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority - Yes
Shutter priority - Yes
Manual exposure mode - Yes
Subject / scene modes - Yes
External flash - Yes
Continuous drive - 6.5 fps
Self-timer - Yes (10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay, Continuous)
Metering modes:

  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial

Exposure compensation - ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)

Videography features
Format - MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone - Stereo

Storage types - SD (UHS-I compatible)

USB - USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging - No
HDMI - Yes (HDMI micro)
Microphone port - Yes
Headphone port -No
Wireless - Built-In
Remote control - Yes (via Smartphone, via BR-E1 remote controller)

Battery - Battery Pack
Battery description - Canon LP-E17 battery pack
Weight (inc. batteries) - 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)
Dimensions - 116 x 86 x 69 mm (4.57 x 3.39 x 2.72″)

Other features
Timelapse recording - Yes


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The Canon EOS R100 is great for beginner photographers who want to take their first step into Canon’s mirrorless lineup. Utilizing the same technology as the M50 Mark II, this APS-C camera can be used with Canon’s full RF lens lineup.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:32 Photo & Video Specs
  • 2:50 Physical Specs
  • 4:07 RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens


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Canon RF 28mm F2.8 STM specs:

Principal specifications
Lens type - Prime lens
Max Format size - 35mm FF
Focal length - 28 mm
Lens mount - Canon RF

Maximum aperture - F2.8
Aperture ring - No
Number of diaphragm blades - 7

Elements - 8
Groups - 6
Special elements / coatings - Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating)

Minimum focus - 0.23 m (9.06″)
Maximum magnification - 0.17×
Autofocus - Yes
Motor type - Stepper motor
Full time manual - Yes
Focus method - Extending front
Distance scale - No
DoF scale - No

Weight - 120 g (0.26 lb)
Diameter - 69 mm (2.72″)
Length - 25 mm (0.98″)
Colour - Black
Filter thread - 55 mm
Hood supplied - No
Hood product code - Canon EW-55
Tripod collar - No

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The Canon EOS R100 is a lightweight and simplified mirrorless interchangeable lens camera designed to be the perfect family or travel camera. We brought it to the Stampede to see how this introduction to the Canon RF mount performs. Does this camera provide good value?


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The Canon EOS R100 is the least expensive RF-Mount camera available. It promises to offer better image quality than a smartphone at a reasonable price, but will those images be worth the hassle of a dedicated camera? Chris Niccolls took the R100 to the streets of Calgary to find out.

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:40 - Handling
  • 2:26 - Autofocus
  • 3:45 - Displays
  • 5:05 - Burst Shooting
  • 5:46 - Image quality
  • 7:32 - Creative modes
  • 8:46 - Lens selection
  • 9:55 - Video performance
  • 12:44 - Compared to M50 II
  • 13:20 - Compared to R50
  • 13:46 - The wrap


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Thanks to Westcott, PetaPixel's preferred lighting supplier, for sponsoring this episode:

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 0:58 - Design and handling
  • 1:47 - Portraits
  • 2:55 - Autofocus
  • 3:32 - Close-up performance
  • 4:02 - Flare
  • 4:41 - Bokeh
  • 5:23 - Video
  • 6:11 - Sharpness
  • 7:05 - Should you buy one?


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Normally I go into a camera review a little more extensively than this, but you'll get the measure of the camera quite quickly. I actually really liked using it...but the ultimate lesson is to just save up for the R50 instead. Still, one of the better of the lowest-budget Canon cameras for a while.


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Photographer Dustin Abbott shares a deep dive review into Canon's first "pancake" lens for their RF mount - the Canon RF

  • 28mm F2.8 STM.
  • 0:00 - Intro and Concept
  • 1:00 - Fantom Wallets
  • 1:46 - Build and Features
  • 7:05 - Autofocus
  • 8:23 - Video
  • 9:49 -  Image Quality
  • 18:21 - Conclusion and Pricing
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