I predict Canon’s R100 will be the biggest EOS camera for 20 years

Peter Travers holding the Canon EOS R100 camera
(Image credit: Future)

When the ground-breaking Canon Digital Rebel (aka the EOS 300D) was launched back in 2003 for $999 ($999), it was a major milestone as the first digital SLR with kit lens for under a grand, paving the way for more affordable yet well-specced consumer digital cameras for would-be photo enthusiasts. Roll on to 2023, and the new entry-level Canon EOS R100 mirrorless could well have the same impact. It’s a basic, budget camera ideal for beginners. 

At only $599 (or £669) RRP with the RF-S 18-45mm kit lens, the EOS R100 is competitively priced – especially compared to the next camera up the pecking order, the Canon EOS R50 with RF-S 18-45mm kit which is $200 more at $799/£899.

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Peter Travers

The editor of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Peter 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer. He is a hands-on photographer with a passion and expertise for sharing his practical shooting skills. Equally adept at turning his hand to portraits, landscape, sports and wildlife, he has a fantastic knowledge of camera technique and principles. As you'd expect of the editor of a Canon publication, Peter is a devout Canon user and can often be found reeling off shots with his EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR.