Canon's latest mirrorless camera is the compact EOS M100

Shawn Knight

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Canon on Tuesday announced the EOS M100, a compact mirrorless digital camera that’s a direct descendant of Canon’s two-year-old EOS M10.

The EOS M100 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor – the same internals as the EOS M5. The body further utilizes a Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focus system as well as modern conveniences like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC wireless connectivity. Its 3.0-inch, tilting LCD touchscreen can flip 180-degrees to allow for selfies – err, “self-portraits” – and is said to feature a revamped and simplified user interface.

Canon’s latest offers an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 and can record 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second. If 4K video is high on your list of requirements, however, you’ll need to look elsewhere (and likely open your wallet a bit wider).

Novices will appreciate the built-in creative filters and HDR controls while more experienced shutterbugs may get some mileage out of bulb mode (think light painting, astrophotography and so on).

The M100 borrows most of its external design elements from the M10 albeit with a few tiny tweaks (the shutter button, for example, is tilted ever so slightly).

The Canon EOS M100 will arrive in white or black color schemes this October priced at $599.99 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens or $949.99 when bundled with the same EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens and an EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens. Body-only pricing wasn't mentioned.

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Uncle Al

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Hmmmmm ..... think I'll stick with my T6i since it does everything I need for about 30% less money and a lot more selection in lenses ....
 
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madboyv1

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The 24-72mm equiv. 35mm coverage on the 15-45mm lens and 90-320mm equiv. 35mm coverage on the 55-200mm lens is not bad at all... but that f/6.3 at the long end would kill me.

There is a 22mm f/2 (basically a 35mm f/2) that people apparently like -a-lot- and is super sharp. There's also a EF-S adapter if you want more lenses, but if you're even thinking about using EF-S lenses, you might as well stick to an SLR. The size of most EF-S lenses and the adapter together defeats the purpose of being compact lol.
 
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abysal

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I'm not sure Canon is not flogging a dead horse here or it's just targeted at a niche crowd. Normally most people who require more than a smartphone camera splurge out on full fat DSLR.
This uses the same APS-C (1.6x crop) sensor as Canon's DSLRs - so it is more then a just smartphone camera. I think the bigger question is why do we have the EOS M5, M6 and now this...? Seems redundant.

Also the selection of EOS-M lenses is awful. if you want a small form factor camera with DSLR like quality go Micro 4/3. If you just want mirror-less go Sony Alpha (as long as you don't mind it's overheating quirks).
 
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avioza

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I'm not sure Canon is not flogging a dead horse here or it's just targeted at a niche crowd. Normally most people who require more than a smartphone camera splurge out on full fat DSLR.
I suppose if you don't really need the extra parts and complexity of a mirrored system why use them? So long as the all digital system meets the capabilities of a DSLR I would consider it.

I am long over-due for an upgrade, but I do wish these were cheaper. I would definitely need that adapter as well, too much money spent on EF-S glass.
 
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p51d007

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I'd rather these mirrorless camera "gain some weight". Guess I'm old school.
I grew up with film cameras, had a couple SLR's, switched to dSLR in 2010.
These mirrorless have some nice features, but, I'd be afraid that I'd BREAK ONE.
Plus, this canon, for being mirrorless, doesn't really have that large of a buffer for
continuous shooting.
Heck, my dSLR with the mirror flipping up and down can fire off as many or more
shots than this thing does. Apparently it's not aimed at the same market. But, for
the price they are charging, I'd rather spend the extra money, if any, and get a full
sized camera with more features.
 

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