Canon M100 Field Test Pt I: A solid entry-level camera that makes it easy to capture nice images


posted Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:55 PM EDT

Click here to read our Canon EOS M100 Field Test Part I


Beginning photographers who are looking to move up from their smartphone or a small-sensored point-and-shoot camera yet are still wanting something that's small and lightweight have numerous options nowadays, one of which being Canon's refreshed, entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100. Similar to its more advanced and pricier EOS M5 and M6 siblings, the Canon EOS M100 offers a higher-res, 24MP APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 image processor. It also gains Canon's excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocusing system, which is much faster than that of the M10 predecessor. Similar to the M10 is the EOS M100's sleek, compact form-factor and simplified controls that put heavy emphasis on the camera's large touchscreen.

EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: 122mm, f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 3200, -0.3 EV

We recently shipped our Canon EOS M100 up to our trusty reviewer Jeremy Gray in Maine for an in-depth Field Test. In this just-published Field Test Part I, Jeremy explores the camera's design and handling characteristics, as well as its image quality performance at low and higher ISOs and its AF speed and general performance. That's not all, though, as the upcoming Part II will detail the camera's additional shooting modes and its video features. For now, check out Part I and don't forget to explore the M100 Gallery Page for more real-world images.

Canon EOS M100 Field Test Part I