• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Panasonic GH5S

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $2298*
    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
  • Longer video battery life
    80 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    302g vs 660g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GH5S advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 1.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.7 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 91 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.5 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    120 vs 19 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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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
Panasonic GH5S
Canon EOS M3
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $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
Panasonic GH5S
Canon EOS M10
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Canon EOS M100
Panasonic GH5
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH5
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Panasonic GH5S
Fujifilm X-E3
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic G9

Canon EOS M100
Panasonic G9
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G9
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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