Canon announced EOS M100

Canon recently announced a new mirrorless camera to their line up, the Canon EOS M100, the predecessor to the Canon EOS M10, one of the Canon EOS M cameras that I reviewed previously.

The Canon EOS M100 would be an ideal camera for beginners in photography, who would like to move up in their photography adventure. If you are just beginning your photography journey, let me share with you more information and details of the Canon EOS M100!

Here are the key information and details of the Canon EOS M100:

Capturing images with the speed and precision of a DSLR camera while still facilitating the easy operability of a smart phone camera, the EOS M100 is the perfect complement to modern lifestyle photography trends of capturing self-portraits, close up food shots and sweeping landscapes.

“For beginners in photography and a generation of users that have grown accustomed to the smartphone, the new EOS M100 offers them a significant upgrade in the quality of their imagery and more room for creative expression while promising the ease of use and instantaneous shareability.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “Coupled with Canon’s advanced technologies like Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7 image processor, the EOS M100 is the perfect sharp shooter that elevates everyday photography.”

Sleek and Intuitive for Perfect Selfies on the Go

The EOS M100 comes in three contemporary colour schemes of Gray, White and Black. Weighing merely 302 grams (body only), the EOS M100 is thoughtfully designed in a compact and stylish form with optimized dial and buttons for easy operability.

One of the camera’s main features is the self-portrait mode with Smooth Skin feature. With its intuitive and user-friendly 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD that enables quick adjustment of the degree of brightness, background defocus, self-timer and even Smooth Skin level options, taking selfies can now be a breeze.

To help aspiring photographers familiarise themselves with the myriad of camera settings on a DSLR camera, the Creative Assist feature on the EOS M100 can be employed to convey the complexity of technical photography jargon in an easy to grasp manner. Users can configure and save up to six Creative Assist settings for frequent use, and exchange setting information with other cameras with Creative Assist feature to broaden their range of photography expressions.

With its HDR Backlight Control mode, scenes with excessive backlight or huge light contrast can be corrected to achieve the desired brightness. This creates well-balanced shots even while preserving highlights and enhancing details in shadow areas.

With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, users can easily pair the EOS M100 to their smart devices for ease of sharing the fun moments through other social media platforms. Additionally, the built-in Bluetooth low energy technology maintains constant connection to a compatible smart device at low power consumption. With this constant connection, users can view images and start remote capture from the camera even when it is in Auto Power Off mode.

Advanced Imaging Technology that Crystallises Fun Moments

With Dual Pixel CMOS AF on the EOS M100, capturing fast-moving moments is a cinch. To guarantee high speed and precision, Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs phase detection auto focus (AF) technology when tracking and shooting moving subjects.

Also, the Touch AF function enables quick adjustments of focus areas at just a touch of the LCD screen, especially during macro and portrait shoots. The EOS M100 has an improved continuous shooting speed of up to 6.1fps during fixed AF and 4.0 fps during servo AF as compared to its predecessor (EOS M10) to capture fast-moving subjects.

The powerful DIGIC 7 image processor enables an impressive ISO sensitivity range of up to 25600, allowing users to shoot even in the most challenging lighting conditions and still achieve beautifully exposed and low noise images.

Explore Cinematic Expressions in Full HD

With the combination of Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology paired with STM lens, fast, silent and smooth AF can be achieved for beautiful footage in Full HD at maximum 60p. Equipped with the in-camera Combination IS function, camera shakes are suppressed to achieve stable shots even when using a lens without an image stabilization function. Additionally, the Time-Lapse Movie function allows users to shoot fun and on-trend movies that encapsulates the changes of their photo subjects, through the passage of time into a compressed format such as movement of clouds or even the traffic flow at a busy intersection. It also allows automatic adjustment of exposure according to the scene brightness.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the EOS M100, available in three kit options will be advised at a later date.

  1. EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit,
  2. EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM + EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM kit
  3. EF-M15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM + EF-M22 f/2 STM kit

Specification Summary

EOS M100

Image sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor

Imaging processor: DIGIC 7

Focal plane AF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Max continuous shooting speed: 6.1fps

Max standard ISO speed: 100 – 25600

Monitor: 3.0” Tilt-up LCD with touchscreen

Movie: 60p Full HD

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth low energy technology

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

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