Canon Australia has confirmed the launch of the EOS R100 mirrorless camera designed for shooting on-the-go with a 24.1MP APS-C sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF packed into its compact and lightweight body.

The EOS R100’s 24.1MP APS-C sensor is significantly larger than that found in many smartphones, providing a noticeable step up in image and video quality. In addition to delivering enhanced colour and detail, it gives users the ability to shoot in low light conditions and achieve authentic bokeh with a smoothly softened background.

With the intelligent autofocus of the EOS R range, the EOS R100 has Dual Pixel CMOS AF with fast and accurate subject detection, tracking people’s eyes when using the viewfinder or the LCD screen. It also features up to 6.5fps continuous shooting with One Shot AF and 3.5 fps with Continuous AF.

The EOS R100 offers 4K 25p video and is capable of Full HD video recording at 60fps and HD 120fps for smooth slow-motion videos. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF also enables face detection and eye tracking when recording in Full HD.

The portable design of the EOS R100, weighing just 356 grams, is smaller and lighter than most traditional DSLRs. Its comfortable grip, electronic viewfinder, intuitive controls, and guided user interface is supported by Creative Assist to adjust background blur, brightness, contrast, and colour balance.

Wi-Fi and always-on Bluetooth connectivity enable users to transfer images and videos to their smartphone using the Canon Camera Connect app for instant sharing. The app also enables users to operate the EOS R100 remotely, while Bluetooth connection allows simple control with the BR-E1 remote control or a smartphone.

Accompanying the camera launch is Canon’s smallest and lightest lens in the RF range, the RF 28mm f/2.8 STM, weighing 120 grams. It can easily fit into kit bags or be used instead of a body cap, ideal for travel and street photographers on the move.

Its versatile 28mm focal length and fast f/2.8 maximum aperture make it suitable for a variety of shooting scenarios. The fast aperture enables low light shooting and achieves a shallow depth of field for blurred backgrounds. The RF 28mm f/2.8 STM includes a combined control and focus ring to easily adjust settings and quickly switch to manual focus.

The OC-E4A is Canon’s new cable for the multi-function shoe, featured on several EOS R System cameras, which allows the accessories to be placed away from the hotshoe. It allows multi-function accessories such as Speedlites to be used off camera for correct lighting when shooting vertically to prevent shadows and reduce red eye. The OC-E4A can also provide power to devices such as microphones, and it has been designed to enable use with the RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens.

The EOS R100 is priced at $1,099 RRP for a single lens kit and $1,399 for a twin lens kit and will be available from late June 2023. The RF 28mm f/2.8 STM is priced at $549 RRP with availability in Australia to be confirmed. The OC-E4A is priced at $319 RRP with local availability to be confirmed.