Canon M100 First Shots: New sensor, new processor - better image quality for this entry-level mirrorless?


posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:05 AM EST

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Canon's newest mirrorless camera, the entry-level Canon EOS M100, is the last model of their current EOS M series to get the upgrade from an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor to their latest 24.2MP chip. Paired with the new DIGIC 7 image processor, the M100 should offer image quality improvements, not only to fine detail but also at higher ISOs. In fact, the native ISO range of the camera gets a bump up on the high-end from 12,800 in the M10 to 25,600 for the new M100. 

Want to see for yourself if and to what degree the image quality has changed in the new EOS M100? You're in luck! We have our classic First Shots series of lab sample images ready for your critical eyes. As always, these sample images span the range of the camera's ISO sensitivities, and we have images at both the default level of noise reduction and the most minimal level (if not off completely). Of course, RAW files are available for download as well. On our Canon EOS M100 Samples Page, you can see the array of lab test images, but don't forget to head to our Comparometer for side-by-side images comparisons between this camera and any other that we've tested. 

Here's a quick comparison between the Canon EOS M100 and one of its most popular 24-megapixel rivals, the Fuji X-A3. Interesting side-note: we called the older X-A1 "the best low light camera for under $1500", so let's see how the latest model stacks-up against the newest Canon competitor...

Canon EOS M100 vs. Fuji X-A3

Base ISO

BASE ISO: Canon M100 (left, ISO 100) vs. Fuji X-A3 (right, ISO 200)

ISO 6400

ISO 6400: Canon M100 (left) vs. Fuji X-A3 (right)

Canon EOS M100 First ShotsOverview


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