Canon EOS M100 review
Canon EOS M100 is a very suitable everyday companion because it is compact and lightweight. It is a dream made a reality for all the photographers those who want a highly capable camera system align with ease of use.
It has an array of features which make it worthy of praise. From in-built Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, to 24.2MP APS-C all are commendable.
Not only does it allow capturing of excellent images and videos but also allows immediate sharing of files.
Some of its exceptional features which differentiate Canon EOS M100 from the rest of the cameras in the markets are: Creative Assist feature which shows you how settings impact your image, a Self Portrait mode which makes use of the 180° tilt capability.
Exceptional 3.0″ LCD 1.04m-dot touchscreen which offers efficient menu navigation and unique angle image composition, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom to enhance subject magnification, vibration reduction to minimize camera shake, STM stepping motor to deliver quiet and fast autofocus performance, Optical Image Stabilizer to minimize camera shake and many more.
So if you are looking forward to expanding your photography skills than this camera is the great stepping stone you need.
Let us examine in-depth, these features of Sony Canon EOS M100 to gauge its performance in real life:
Photographers who want a powerful camera with the small and compact body will appreciate the M100 which boasts a DIGIC 7 processor and 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor which together lead to capturing of sharp and rich results at sensitivities up to ISO 25600.
Users also benefit from fast camera performance for both videos and stills. The flexible ISO range enables working in all kinds of lights and minimize noise, thus producing notable clarity. It also offers fast 4 fps rate which makes it easy to photograph fast-moving subjects.
The startup time is also very quick and there are no time lags between each frame which results in a more efficient shooting experience.
Then this camera comes with a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system which leads to fast and accurate focusing performance for both stills and video and more direct control of focus placement. It also enhances Subject tracking in movies as it has the ability to maintain focus even in changing the scenery.
Beyond image capturing, the M100 comes with the ability to record high-quality videos at up to 60fps.
Built and connectivity
This camera has a solid built. It is small and lightweight but the manufacturers have not comprised quality. The design is contemporary. It has a 3.0″ touchscreen LCD which offers an intuitive method to control focus points and to efficiently navigate the menu.
This is a tiltable screen which 180° which allows shooting from different angles. Moreover, the connectivity option is effective as it has in-built Wi-Fi with NFC thus wireless sharing of the file to linked devices becomes easy.
Secondly, Bluetooth enables quicker connectivity with smartphones and tablets resulting in the immediate transfer of photos and videos and also provides remote control capabilities. Lastly, there is an optional adapter, through which this camera can work with EF-S and EF and mount lenses.
It sports Creative Assist which enables you to change settings and preview the impact of this change in real time. It allows personalized settings to be stored so that users can quickly replicate the look.
It also enables import of imagery from other photographers and allows their specific exposure settings to be displayed in front of you so that you can replicate the look and learn from the results of different settings.
Then it also boasts a Self-Portrait Mode which benefits from the 180° tilting touchscreen LCD and enhances your selfies. You can make numerous adjustments like smooth the skin tones, blur the background, and modify the brightness of the scene and much more.
There is also an option for customizable self-timer which gives you ample time to prepare for the shot.
With the camera body comes a standard zoom EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. This offers a 24-72mm equivalent focal length range it has 3 aspherical elements help to control distortions and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range.
There is optimized lens placement which reduces ghosting and flare and results in much sharper and clearer image quality.
This camera also has an Optical Image Stabilizer which minimizes camera shake by up to 3.5 stops and results in sharper handheld shooting than any other camera. It has STM stepping motor which enables extremely smooth, fast, and near-silent autofocus performance
So all these features make it a must-have – see on eBay – because there is no other camera which will provide you these features in a similar price range. The functionality and performance justify the price tag and makes it a worthwhile investment.
I am thoroughly satisfied with his camera and it lives beyond my expectation. Have a quick look at its specifications.
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M
Camera Format: APS-C e
Actual Pixels: 25.8 Megapixel
Effective Pixels: 24.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution: 24 MP6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CMOS
Movies: AVC/H.264, MP4
Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats: JPEG and RAW
Audio: AAC LC
Bit Depth: 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System: Yes
Memory Card Type: SD, SDXC, and SDHC
Video Recording: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length: 29 Minutes 59 Seconds
Audio Recording: Built-In Mic
Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode: Manual Focus (M), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Single-servo AF (S)
Phase Detection: 49
Focal Length: 15 to 45mm
Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Focus Distance: 25 cm
Optical Design: 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Image Stabilization: Yes
Viewfinder Type: None
Display Screen: 3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage: 100%
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 to 25600
Shutter: 30 to 1/4000 Second
Metering Range: EV 1.0 to EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Built-in Flash: Yes
Max Sync Speed: 1 / 200 Second
Flash Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Wi-Fi Capable: Yes
Dimensions: 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1 mm
Weight: 302 g (battery and memory card included)
What’s in the box?
• 1 x Canon EOS M100 Mirrorless Digital Camera
• 1 x Battery Charger LC-E12 for Battery Pack LP-E12
• 1 x EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Graphite)
• 1 x LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
• 1 x Terminal Cover
• 1 x R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap)
• 1 x EM-200DB Neck Strap
• 1 x Limited 1-Year Warranty
• Extremely quick and responsive autofocus
• Compact and lightweight camera
• Excellent image quality
• Efficient wireless connectivity
• Responsive navigating screen
• Solid design and Well-built
• Lacks electronic viewfinder
• Controls are very basic
• No guided user interface
• No support for a viewfinder
Summing it up, the EOS M100 is the best camera for all those photographers who want SLR image quality together with compactness and lightweight. With all the features this camera has become the best-seller and its popularity is well justified.
The features like quick focus, brisk burst shooting rate, efficient connectivity through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, excellent image quality, and robust design without much hassle of ISO and fps are all note-worthy and I love them all. I would gladly recommend it to anyone!
Hope you find this review helpful and you get to capture loads of memories with this solid piece of innovation!