Canon announces $1,099 EOS R100 and f/2.8 pancake lens

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Canon has announced the EOS R100, a cut-price mirrorless camera built around a 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, alongside the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM, which Canon says is the smallest and lightest lens in the RF range, and, finally, a new off-camera shoe cord.

Image: Canon
Image: Canon

The EOS R100 features a 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, along with Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and can shoot up to 6.5 fps in One Shot AF mode (single point focus) and 3.5 fps with Continuous AF.

The R100 is compact, weighing in at 356g, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and can also use Canon's Camera Connect app.

Video specs max out at 4K 25p, but there's also Full HD video recording at 60 fps and HD 120 fps. Dual Pixel CMOS AF also works with both face detection and eye tracking when recording in Full HD, but not in 4K.

Image: Canon/supplied
Image: Canon/supplied

Also announced is the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM lens, which includes a combined control and focus ring, and quiet autofocus, according to the company.

Finally, the OC-E4A is Canon’s new cable for the multi-function shoe, featured on several EOS R System cameras, and allows a range of accessories to be placed away from the hotshoe. The OC-E4A can also provide power to devices such as microphones, and it has been designed to work with the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens, although (bizarrely), not with the EOS R100. 

The EOS R100 is priced at $1099 RRP for a single lens kit and $1399 for a twin lens kit from late June 2023.      

The RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is priced at $549 with availability to be confirmed, and the cable is $349. 

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