Canon has announced the EOS R100, a 24MP APS-C sensor interchangeable lens mirrorless camera that becomes the lowest MSRP RF-mount camera in their lineup.
The entry-level camera will arrive on store shelves in July 2023 at an MSRP of $479.99 body only, or in two bundle options with lens: $599.99 with an RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM or $829.99 with that lens plus an RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens.
EOS R100 reuses previous sensor and processor
To hit these price points, it seems Canon started by borrowing from the parts bins of existing cameras. They reused the sensor and Digic 8 processor from 2020’s EOS M50 Mark II, carried over the Canon LP-E17 battery from the R50, and set their engineers loose to seek other ways to reduce costs with a goal of creating the cheapest introduction to the R line. Unsurprisingly, they ended up excluding some features found in EOS R cameras at higher price points.
The OLED EVF is a relatively modest 2.36 million dot unit. The SD card slot only supports UHS-I cards. The rear screen is fixed and there is no touchscreen; to get those users must go up one tier to the R50. The R100 also opts for just one command dial along the index finger, skips a rear joystick and, like other entry-level EOS R cameras, has no IBIS.