Canon EOS M100 Field Test Part I

Canon's new entry-level mirrorless camera has many nice features

by Jeremy Gray |

Following up on the Canon EOS M10, the new entry-level M100 mirrorless camera is a solid addition to the EOS M lineup for Canon. The touchscreen-centric M100 does not include a lot of physical controls, but it is affordable, compact and can capture nice images. It is equipped with Canon's excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF and their latest DIGIC 7 image processor. Let's take a closer look at how the Canon EOS M100 does during real-world shooting.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Compact interchangeable lens mirrorless camera
  • 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO range of 100 to 25,600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3-inch tilting touchscreen
  • DIGIC 7 image processor
  • Up to 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • Available for around $500

Camera Body and Handling

The M100 looks a lot like the M10 it's replacing. One immediately apparent difference when using the camera is that the M100 has a gripped surface across the front, whereas the M10 had a smooth plastic surface. While the grip does help a bit, the M100 remains difficult to firmly hold. The camera would be much easier to hold with a small front grip.

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