The Canon EOS M100 will surely get photography lovers hooked because this compact camera is small yet powerful. It is designed for those who need something more capable than Smartphone but still light enough to be carried around. It can effortlessly capture your best moments every day. The display is intuitive because it comes with on-screen instructions. From recent releases, it seems that Canon wants its 24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor to be part of the EOS M lineup because this new product gets one, too. In terms of functionality, it stands out thanks to the on-sensor phase-detection autofocus technology.
It’s amazing how an interchangeable lens camera manages to be this compact. Although it is made of plastic, it doesn’t feel cheap at all. In fact, it provides excellent grip, so it doesn’t easily slip off your hands. The original one is small, but that impression will disappear once it’s attached to a lens. It’s not really surprising because every camera will look this way with a lens on it. Overall, the camera is slim. The buttons also blend in well with the exterior. For example, the power button is located on top along with a Shooting Mode dial. On the same side there are also a shutter button and a dial dedicated for settings and navigation. The rear end is equally clean. The most prominent part is the 3.0in tilt-up touchscreen.
Due to the flexible design, the Canon EOS M100 can transform into a selfie camera. You don’t have to set a timer because the screen can tilt all the way up and be paralleled to the sensor. Yes, they can point at the same direction, which means the sensor doubles as a front-facing camera like that on a Smartphone. Transferring photos is easy because it supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. At a 1.04-million-dot resolution, the screen looks bright and colorful. The touch function is also great and has many capabilities, like zoom in/out, touch AF, touch shutter, etc. Regular cleaning is advised because fingerprints can make it hard to see the screen in direct sunlight. Another way to boost visibility is by increasing the brightness. The camera doesn’t offer a viewfinder, which is unfortunately a big loss to those who’ve always loved it. Well, this is a compact camera, so it at least has a solid reason to eliminate the feature.
The 49-point dual pixel CMOS AF works great in bright conditions. As the amount of light decreases, it starts to struggle. But don’t worry, there’s a pop-up flash to help you shoot at night. As for the results, they are actually good. While it’s true that the flash helps in low-light conditions, the photos taken without it look more artistic because the camera has a ISO 25,600 maximum. When a Canon’s 15-45mm kit lens is attached, it still feels sleek. Overall, the shots are wonderful. They are not only sharp, but the colors are also vibrant. The brightness is another thing we find accurate on the images. Some cameras create photos that look overexposed. They don’t look good at all. Despite being very compact, the Canon EOS M100 does a good job in this area.
Canon EOS M100 specs:
- 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Dual Pixel autofocus for stills and video
- DIGIC 7 processor
- 3″ tilting LCD
- 1080/60p video with digital IS
- Wi-Fi and NFC with Bluetooth