With the EOS R100 Canon needs smartphone photographers to ditch their telephones and use an interchangeable lens (ILC) digicam, which presents a major benefit when it comes to lens choice.
Right here is an attention-grabbing advertising be aware to begin the dialog: Canon believes that the EOS R100 will persuade smartphone photographers to maneuver upwards (based on the corporate) with this new mannequin, the Canon EOS R100 digicam, which is scheduled to be obtainable in July 2023 for an estimated retail worth of $479.99 for physique solely, $599.99 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
Sure, the worth for the physique solely is tempting and even with a RF-S18-45mm it’s acceptable… actually just a bit greater than the worth of Canon’s vlogger digicam, the V10, not too long ago launched, which solely has one focal size… like smartphones. Sure, as Canon says, the R100 has its selection of lenses as a bonus over smartphones… and the V10! All this can be a bit complicated – my Samsung S22 Ultra has 4 lenses, 13, 26, 70 and 230mm! – and suggests the corporate is apprehensive about smartphones however doesn’t know precisely the place to begin. Add to this the current information that Canon is trying to associate with a smartphone firm, and also you’ve to surprise what’s the longer term for Canon and standard cameras on the whole.
EOS R100: your first interchangeable lens (ILC) digicam
Not that we’ve outlined the panorama, it’s time to take a look at the EOS R100, launched as Canon’s most reasonably priced, compact, and light-weight EOS R digicam ever. Consider me, it’s an attention-grabbing entry degree digicam for individuals who wish to attempt a mirrorless mannequin… which Canon says you may join… to a smartphone, to share your images and movies with the world. Here’s what the corporate has to say in regards to the new mannequin:
The Canon EOS R100 digicam was designed for brand spanking new, first-time mirrorless digicam or current interchangeable digicam customers who beforehand loved EOS Insurgent or EOS M cameras. The digicam touts key options akin to a 24.2 megapixel APS-C measurement sensor, the DIGIC 8 picture processor, 4K (Cropped) and Full HD (Full-Width) video at as much as 24 and 60 frames-per-second respectively, Autofocus with eye and face detection, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities.
For customers who’re making the EOS R100 their first interchangeable lens (ILC) digicam, a major benefit over utilizing a smartphone digicam might be lens choice. The EOS R100 is appropriate with the entire lineup of RF and RF-S lenses, and EF and EF-S lenses might be utilized when utilizing certainly one of three obtainable Canon EF-EOS R mount adapters (every bought individually). This number of lenses consists of the Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM lens, which was additionally introduced right this moment.
A new pancake
The Canon RF28mm F2.8 STM is a “pancake” fashion, worth lens that targets all kinds of customers, from beginner to fanatic Full-Body and APS-C digicam customers. Key options of the brand new lens embrace:
- Minimal focusing distance of 9.1 inches (0.23m) and a most magnification of 0.17x
- Retracting function that helps to shorten the general size of the lens
- Circumferential guide focus mode/management ring selector
- Gear-type STM motor offering easy autofocusing whereas capturing video
- Constructed-in Management Ring supplies fast entry to a number of digicam controls
- 7-blade round aperture helps to supply fantastically blurred background and bokeh
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS R100 digicam is scheduled to be obtainable in July 2023 for an estimated retail worth of $479.99 for physique solely, $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 obtainable in July 2023 for an estimated retail worth of $299.99*.
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