Canon R100

Canon EOS R100 front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 356g - 116 x 86 x 69mm
  • Released May 2023
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
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Canon R100 overview

Canon R100 is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially introduced on May of 2023. The camera has got a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.

The R100 places at #21 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #147 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to check out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom criteria.

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Here is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon R100 family

The Canon R100 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R100 front thumbnailCanon R10024MPAPS-C6.5 fps2023
Canon-EOS-R50 front thumbnailCanon R50
R100 vs R50
24MPAPS-C12.0 fps2023
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Canon-EOS-R7 front thumbnailCanon R7
R100 vs R7
33MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R10 front thumbnailCanon R10
R100 vs R10
24MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022

Canon R100 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of good and bad points of the Canon R100 based on factors that are often viewed as essential in a camera.

boasts touch focus
focusing manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
good min ISO (100)
good sized screen (3.00")
has bluetooth
has built in flash
includes external mic jack
includes HDMI support
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
nice clear screen (1,040 k dot)
offers face detection autofocus
offers tracking autofocus
quiet shutter (1/4,000s)
saves RAW formats
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone jack
does not have phase detect autofocus
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
low max shutter speed (1/s)
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Canon R100 Sensor information

The size of the sensor in the Canon R100 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. The ISO can also be extended electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW files are supported so you have more margin for error.

The picture below shows the R100's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The R100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon R100 dimensions

Canon R100 weighs around 0.78 lb (356g or 12.56 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 116mm x 86mm x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329g so the Canon R100 is on par when compared with various rivals.

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Listed below is a visual of the Canon R100 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Canon EOS R100 dimensions scale

The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the R100.

Canon EOS R100 topview buttons dials

Canon R100 Lens information

The R100 fits the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses on the market today. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the R100.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-RF-800mm-F5.6L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM800mmf/5.6 3140g
Canon-RF-85mm-F1.2L-USM lensCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USM85mmf/1.21195g
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Canon-RF-24-240mm-F4-6.3-IS-USM lensCanon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM24-240mmf/4 750g
Canon-RF-70-200-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 70-200 F4L IS USM70-200mmf/4 695g
Canon-RF-100-500mm-F4.5-7.1L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM100-500mmf/4.5-7.1 1365g
Canon-RF-100-400mm-F5.6-8-IS-USM lensCanon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM100-400mmf/5.6-8 635g
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Samyang-MF-85mm-F1.4-RF lensSamyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF85mmf/1.4730g
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Canon R100 Connectivity

The R100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can send pictures and at times change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.

Many apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Canon R100 Video information

The maximum video quality in the Canon R100 is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers a great quality for video. You will be able to downsample to Full HD in order to get clearer video. Beware of the huge file sizes and make sure you own good SD cards with good write speed. Even though the body comes with a mic socket, it is lacking a headphone socket so you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.

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Canon R100 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Canon R100 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Canon R100 Display and Viewfinder

The Canon R100 has got a 3.00" fixed display with a resolution of 1,040k dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Canon R100 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.59x

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.

Canon R100 Shutter information

Canon R100 continuous shooting speed is 6.5 frames per second. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/4000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could lead to "rolling shutter" under some situations.

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Canon R100 Flash and Hot shoe information

Canon R100 has got both built-in flash and also external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Canon R100 Autofocusing information

Canon R100 has got only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.

The Sensor has got 3975 focus points to select from. Canon R100 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Canon R100 has the ability to use manual focusing when required for low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.

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Canon R100 Battery life

The battery (LP-E17) for the Canon R100 is fashioned to last for 370 pictures according to the CIPA requirements making it similar to its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 comes with the highest possible (750) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:

Canon R100 for various forms of photography

The following chart shows a analysis of the Canon R100 for various forms of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Canon R100

The Canon R100 gets a points tally of 83 which is impressive, and means the camera is a outstanding pick for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.

Photography Glossary
manual focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats

Canon R100 Street photography highlights

Having a nice score of 69, the Canon R100 is a fine choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
has touch focus
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

Canon R100 as a Sports photography camera

A very good sports photography points total of 64 means the Canon R100 is a good fit for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet mode (1/4,000 seconds)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/ seconds)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus

Canon R100 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is very critical in choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon R100 gets a awesome 76 for a travel camera which makes it a wonderful fit to take on your travels.

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connects via bluetooth
supports focus by touch
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
display is not selfie friendly

Canon R100 Landscape photography info

For anybody planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Canon R100 with it's fantastic rating of 79 for a landscape camera is a fantastic pick compared to it's competition.

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has manual focus
change lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inches)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lack of image stabilization

Canon R100 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon R100 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a really bad rating of 34.

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comes with face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization

Canon R100 Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the R100, here is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line chart followed below will give you a summary of the R100 vs it's highest ranking competitors mentioned earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Canon EOS R100
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Canon RF
Amount of lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Resolution of display
1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum quiet shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
6.5 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
6m at ISO 100
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
356g (0.78 pounds)
116 x 86 x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7")
Battery life
370 shots
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Pricing at launch