Canon R100 vs R50: which Canon EOS RF-S mirrorless camera is best for you?

Canon EOS R100 vs EOS R50
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When the Canon EOS R50 was announced we took it to be the entry-level beginner model in the growing Canon RF APS-C camera range. But then Canon announced a more basic model still, the EOS R100, which is priced very keenly indeed. We’ve complained for a while that no-one is making affordable beginner cameras any more, but with the EOS R100 Canon has put that right. 

We’ve yet to test it properly, but it looks a shoe-in for our guide to the best beginner cameras, perhaps even the best mirrorless cameras.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at