Specifications for the Canon EOS R100 – billed as the vlogging camera Canon is working on – have surfaced online, giving us an idea of what to expect from the entry-level APS-C camera.
If correct, and if the nomenclature is correct, the Canon EOS R100 would be the manufacturer’s first three-digit camera in the R system lineup – following the naming convention of cameras like the Canon EOS 200D (opens in a new tab)where the extra digit indicates its entry position in the product line.
However, while the 200D is very much a basic DSLR aimed at beginners, the Canon EOS R100 instead offers a more advanced package that’s aimed squarely at content creators – and as such throws down the gauntlet to cameras. APS-C vlogging like the recent Nikon Z30 (opens in a new tab) and Sony’s A6000 range (opens in a new tab).
Canon EOS R100 specifications
It has long been suggested that the Canon EOS R100 will adopt a form factor similar to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II (opens in a new tab) – effectively replacing this camera, which was part of the sister EOS M series of APS-C bodies before it was discontinued.
However, the 32.5 MP sensor from this camera will not carry over to the R100. The M6 Mark II was effectively the flagship of the EOS M range, and this sensor now finds itself used in the new Canon EOS R7 (opens in a new tab).
According a report (opens in a new tab) per the ever-reliable Canon Rumors, here’s what the R100’s specs look like:
• 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor
• Digic X processor
• 12 fps (mechanical)
• 4K 30p
• Dual Pixel AF II
• 1.04 million dot vari-angle touchscreen
• No electronic viewfinder
What we can expect, then, is the first EOS R camera designed with an ultra-compact form factor, omitting the electronic viewfinder to keep the silhouette as small as possible. This would fit the vlogging profile, as this category of user mainly shoots the rear display – which in this case is fully articulated, for self-shooting.
However, Canon Rumors notes that “new accessories will be released with the camera, what they are is unknown at this time”, which means we could see something like the Canon EVF-DC2 (a compact EVF that connects via the hot shoe).
Obviously, we would also like to see more RF-S lenses, and it would make sense that a compact camera would like to be accompanied by a pancake lentil (opens in a new tab) or two – although nothing has been said yet.
Whether or not these specs are accurate, fingers crossed that more RF-S lenses are on the horizon soon!