How to start with Dental Photography? Here comes the cheapest EOS from Canon!

Canon R100

Canon EOS R100: The Cheapest One So Far

Pouring your money into the best available equipment is easy, but is it necessary? If you’re a beginner in the dental photography industry, no. The cheapest Canon EOS will do for start. Even though it has some limits.
Most importantly, the camera has automatic subject detection function and eye detection function, which are crucial when it comes to dental portrait photography. It won’t detect animals or other objects, but who cares?

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Viewfinder? Same as in the R50, but there’s no touch screen nor matrix stabilization. The SD slot works only with the slower UHS-I cards, you should keep that in mind if fast pace is something you really care about. There’s no secondary screen on the main panel, but the knob with shooting modes should be enough and comfortable.

Of course, if you’re switching to a mirrorless from your smartphone, you’ll be happy to use the automatic settings. But let us tell you: the semi automatic or manual settings are the best way to squeeze as much as possible out of such a simple mirrorless camera.

If you’re still working with your smartphone, switching to EOS R100 will be a huge step in your dental intraoral and digital photography. Not to mention the comfort!


EOS R100 Pros and Cons


  • Built-in Flash
  • Normal fixed LCD screen, not a flippy thing
  • People, Face and Eye detection.
  • 1/250 flash sync speed.
  • Programmable buttons
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Bluetooth
  • 100% U.S.A. and EU -based high-quality technical support
  • Affordable yet capable
  • Great image quality
  • Easy to learn and use


  • No touchscreen
  • Limited ISO sensitivity
  • Very basic camera missing many features most of us have come to take for granted
  • No ultrasonic sensor cleaner, and Canon’s specifications say “Manual cleaning (by hand) not supported.”
  • No USB charging
  • No in-camera Image Stabilization
  • No universal preset C1, C2 or C3 memory modes to recall entire sets of camera settings in one click
  • LCD doesn’t flip or til
  • Traditional hot shoe; has no direct-digital connections for modern microphones and some of Canon’s newest flashes
  • Flash doesn’t work with the electronic shutter
  • Control Ring on the control ring EF to RF Adapter doesn’t work (EF to RF Adapter otherwise works great).
  • No second card slot
  • No advance mode lever
  • No shutter speed dial
  • No ISO dial
  • No battery percentage meter, just an icon

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EOS R100 Specs

  • EOS R series smallest and lightest mirrorless
  • A compact and lightweight EOS R series camera at an affordable price
  • EOS R series smallest and lightest camera body with excellent mobility
  • 24.1 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • DIGIC 8 processor
  • Automatic subject detection function, eye detection function
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF covering up to 143 zones with Servo AF
  • Continuous shooting at up to 6.5 frames per second when set to One-Shot AF
  • Creative filters and creative assist can change the impression of still images during full-auto shooting.
  • 4K (cropped) video (up to 24fps)
  • Full HD video (up to 60fps)
  • 0.39 type organic EL electronic viewfinder built-in
  • Supports smartphone connection via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The body will be compatible with Canon RF and RF-S lenses, apart from the Canon EF-EOS R adapter with a functional ring (the adapter will work, but the ring won’t).
Canon EOS R100 costs $479.

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Sample Images

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