Canon EOS M100 Brief Review



  • Weight : 10.7 ounces
  • Battery : Li-ion rated at 410 shots
  • Weather Sealing : No
  • Screen : 3" tilting touchscreen
  • GPS : No
  • Wi-Fi : Bluetooth, NFC and wi-fi
  • Flash : Pop-up (no hot shoe)
  • Video : 1080p at 60 fps
  • RAW : Yes, 14-bit
  • Image Stabilization : No
  • Autofocus System : Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Autofocus Points : 49
  • Burst Speed : 4.0 with continuous autofocus, 6.1 with fixed autofocus
  • Shutter Speed : 30 sec. - 1/4000
  • ISO : 100 - 25600
  • Processor : DIGIC 7 Processor
  • Sensor : 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Release Date: 2017-10-19
  • Final Grade: 83 4.15 Star Rating: Recommended

The Canon EOS M100 gets a sensor upgrade but keeps the budget price
The Canon EOS M100 now has the sensor of the more pricey M5, but there's still a few features missing.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 10/20/2017

The Canon EOS M100 may be one of the company's budget mirrorless cameras, but it now sports the same sensor of the pricier M5

The images from the M100 are shot with a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, a nice upgrade from the 18 megapixels of the M10. That sensor is paired with the DIGIC 7 processor, allowing the camera to process 1080p video at 60 fps. Speed remains at a 4.6 fps burst with continuous autofocus and 6.1 fps, which is on the low end but somewhat expected for a budget camera. Focus is through a 49 point contrast detection autofocus system.

The body of the M100 is quite compact, weighing just 10.7 ounces. Despite the small size, the M100 still uses a tilting touchscreen, which of course can flip to the front for snapping selfies too. The control scheme is minimal since the camera is designed for consumers and beginning photographers.

While the M100 may now have the same sensor of the $1,200 M5, there are still quite a few differences to make up that price gap. The sensor and autofocus system share the same specs, but the M5 offers faster performance. The M5 also has an electronic viewfinder and a hot shoe slot for adding an external flash. The pricier model is also equipped with image stabilization.

The Canon EOS M100 is a mirrorless camera -- but it's a model designed more for consumers and new photographers with a minimal interface, few extras and budget speed. The enhanced sensor, however, is a nice update to see. Competition is tight with the Olympus PEN PL8's faster performance, enhanced autofocus and stabilization, albeit with a smaller Micro Four Thirds Sensor. The $600 Fujifilm X-A3 is slightly faster with more autofocus points and a better battery, along with including a hot shoe slot for when newbies begin to venture into lighting and flash photography.

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