Canon EOS R100 & RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Lens Officially Announced

Canon today officially announced the new Canon EOS R100 APS-C format mirrorless camera and RF 28mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

Pre-order links:

Canon EOS R100 body: $479 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS R100 with 18-45mm Lens: $599 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS R100 with 18-45mm and 55-210mm Lenses Kit: $829 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Lens: $299 at B&H, Adorama.

Designed for modern-day content creators, the compact and portable Canon EOS R100 Mirrorless Camera offers a wide range of features to suit a variety of multimedia applications. Its excellent still-image capabilities start with its APS-C-sized 24.1MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 processor, and the camera also provides 4K 24p cropped video recording.

The Canon EOS R100 is fully compatible with all RF lenses (with a 1.6 crop factor) and RF-S lenses, except for the Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. Although the adapter can still be used, it does not support the use of the control ring function.

In terms of dimensions, the R100 shares the same size as the R50, measuring 116 x 86 x 69mm (4.5 x 3.4 x 27in). However, it distinguishes itself as the lightest camera in Canon’s EOS R lineup, weighing just 356g (12.5oz).

Canon EOS R100 Key Features:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4K 24p Video with Crop, Full HD 60p
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 143 AF Zones
  • 6.5 fps Electronic Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot LCD Screen
  • Creative Assist Mode
  • Silent Mode for Quiet Operation
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with SD Card Slot

Alongside the R100 camera, Canon has also introduced the RF 28mm F2.8 STM lens, a pancake prime lens priced at $299.99 for the RF system.

The RF 28mm lens serves as a wide-angle lens for full-frame cameras or a 45mm equivalent normal lens for APS-C bodies. It offers up to 0.17x magnification with a minimum focusing distance of 0.23m (9 inches). With a compact profile, measuring 69mm in maximum outer diameter and 25mm in length, the lens is both sleek and lightweight, weighing only 120g (4.2 oz).

Similar to other budget-friendly R-mount lenses, the RF 28mm F2.8 STM lens features a single control ring. Users have the flexibility to assign the function of the control ring to either focus or a customizable option of their choice using a switch on the camera body.

The RF 28mm F2.8 STM lens is expected to be available for purchase in July 2023, with a suggested retail price of $299.99.

Canon RF 28mm f/2.8 STM Lens Key Features:

  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Classic Wide-Angle Prime
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • AF/MF Control Switch
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Capability
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

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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