Our favorite beginner camera drops to just $499 in holiday sales

Canon EOS R100 deal
(Image credit: Canon)

If you're looking to upgrade from your clunky DSLR to a fancy new mirrorless camera, this was one of the best Cyber Monday camera deals we have seen… but now it has got a bit better. The Canon EOS R100 with the RF 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 kit lens is now available for a bargain $499 at Adorama – and to sweeten the deal the New York store is now throwing in a bundle of goodies including a case, a memory card, a cleaning kit and some filters.

Canon EOS R100 + 18-45mm lens | was $599.99| now $499
Save $100 at Adorama

Canon EOS R100 + 18-45mm lens | was $599.99 | now $499
Save $100 at Adorama
Canon's most entry-level mirrorless camera is also its smallest and lightest – but it's still quite a beast! Its 24.1MP APS-C can shoot 6.5fps bursts and 4K 24p video, and it comes with a versatile 18-45mm lens (2 8.8-72mm equivalent).  Bonus free accessories.

Canon EOS R100 twin lens kit | $829 | $699
SAVE $130 (Adorama)

Canon EOS R100 twin lens kit | $829 | $699
SAVE $130 (Adorama)
Go large, and get the EOS R100 with two zooms, rather than one. This kit adds the image-stabilized RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 telephoto for getting in close to the action. PLUS free accessories.

Whether you're just starting out in photography or you're thinking of upgrading to the best mirrorless cameras on the market, the Canon EOS R100 at under 500 bucks is a hard deal to pass on.  We rated it as the best beginner Canon camera in our Canon buying guide.

DCW Editor and long-standing Canon owner James tested the R100 in our in-depth review. Its excellent still-image capabilities start with its APS-C-sized 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 processor, while also being able to capture 4K 24p cropped video recording and uncropped Full HD video recording.

The Canon EOS R100 also features Canon's famous Dual Pixel AF system which features 3,975 autofocus points covering 143 autofocus zones, making sure your images are also in focus and sharp from a single frame to its 6.5 frames-per-second continuous burst mode.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.