• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Olympus E-PL9

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Olympus E-PL9 advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.6 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 91 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M3
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack
Olympus E-PL9
Canon EOS M3
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M10
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Olympus E-PL9
Canon EOS M10
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Canon EOS M100
Panasonic GX85
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-PL9
Panasonic GX85
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Canon EOS M100
Olympus E-PL8
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-PL9
Olympus E-PL8
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-E3

Canon EOS M100
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-PL9
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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