Canon in 2023: lenses the world has never seen before, and some creative cameras too

Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 IS USM Z lens on a Canon EOS R5
(Image credit: Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

All right. It’s not been a big year for Canon camera launches. But while the Canon EOS R100 uses yesterday’s tech at bargain prices, it could prove to be THE starter camera for a whole generation of photographers and Canon’s most important mass market camer for years.

But it has been a very big year for lenses. If we list all of the new RF lenses here, we’ll never get to January, never mind all the way to December.

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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