Canon India has introduced the EOS R100, a compact camera, and the first-ever pancake lens for the RF Mount. This launch comes after the recent introduction of the Canon PowerShot V10 earlier this month.
Canon EOS R100
The Canon EOS R100 is a compact and lightweight camera that captures clear, detailed images with its APS-C size CMOS sensor. It’s easy to carry around, weighing only 356g. You can effortlessly share your photos on social media using the Canon Camera Connect app via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
With its viewfinder and comfortable grip, the EOS R100 helps you shoot like a pro. The high-definition electronic viewfinder ensures better visibility in bright sunlight, and the textured grip provides stability for steady shots.
Fast and accurate autofocus with Eye and Face Detection makes it simple to capture sharp pictures of people and moving subjects. Image stabilization ensures clear handheld photos even in low light, and the built-in flash helps in darker scenes.
The camera offers creative options for video creation, including Hybrid Auto mode that turns photos into a digest movie and 4K Timelapse Video mode for high-resolution time-lapse videos. You can also shoot 4K videos and slow-motion movies with the high frame rate recording. The camera’s features like Eye Detection AF and Movie Digital IS ensure focused and stable footage.
It provides various shooting modes, including Creative Assist mode that allows easy adjustment of settings using layman terms. Scene modes and Scene Intelligent Auto automatically choose the best settings for your scene. Creative filters offer the opportunity to express your individual style.
It is compatible with a wide range of RF and RF-S lenses, offering versatility and the ability to transform your perspective. It can also be used with over 80 EF lenses using the EF-EOS R Mount Adapter.
Quick specifications: Canon EOS R100 camera
RF28mm f/2.8 STM
The RF28mm f/2.8 STM is an ultra-compact lens, measuring less than 2.5cm when retracted and weighing just around 120g. Its slim profile makes it incredibly portable and adds minimal bulk to your camera setup. This lens provides a lightweight and convenient option for both full-frame and APS-C cameras.
Designed with three large-diameter plastic-molded aspherical lenses, the RF28mm f/2.8 STM delivers exceptional sharpness and clarity across the entire image, despite its compact size. It surpasses the performance of the EF40mm f/2.8 STM and RF50mm f/1.8 STM lenses known for their outstanding image quality.
The wide f/2.8 aperture of the RF28mm f/2.8 STM enables beautiful bokeh and allows you to freeze fast-moving subjects and capture sharper handheld shots in low-light conditions. Its versatile 28mm focal length offers a wide range of framing possibilities on both APS-C and full-frame cameras.
On full-frame cameras like the EOS R8 and EOS R6 Mark II, it provides a wide-angle perspective for landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits with context. On APS-C cameras like the EOS R50 and EOS R7, it offers a standard angle-of-view equivalent to 45mm on a full-frame camera, making it ideal for natural and comfortable compositions, including half-body portraits.
Quick specifications: RF28mm F2.8 STM lens
Pricing and availability
You can get the Canon EOS R100 camera and the RF28mm F2.8 STM lens with these options:
- Camera body only: US$479.99 (Rs. 39,690 approx.)
- Camera body with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens: US$599.99 (Rs. 49,610 approx.)
- Camera body with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses: US$829.99 (Rs. 68,630 approx.)
- RF28mm F2.8 STM lens only: US$299.99 (Rs. 24,805 approx.)
These will be available for purchase both online and offline, through authorized retailers from June. India pricing will be announced at the launch.