On 29 August 2017, Canon announced the launch of the EOS M100, a compact and lightweight mirrorless camera that features a CMOS sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels, the DIGIC 7 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. (Reported by: Makoto Suzuki (Digital Camera Watch))
Same size as the EOS M10, with image quality comparable with higher-end EOS M models
The EOS M100 is a compact, lightweight mirrorless camera and the successor to the EOS M10, which was released in October 2015. While it is geared at entry mirrorless users, the inclusion of powerful core technologies such as a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes it comparable with higher-end mirrorless cameras, such as the EOS M5 and EOS M6.
The EOS M100 will be sold in three kits: One single-lens kit with the wide-angle EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, a double zoom lens kit with the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, and a second double lens kit with the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and the EF-M22mm f/2.0 STM prime lens.
The EOS M100 has a maximum native ISO speed of ISO 25600, and supports movie recording in Full HD 60p quality. While the lens mount is the Canon EF-M mount, EF and EF-S lenses can also be attached by using the EF-EOS M mount adapter, sold separately.
Continuous shooting speed is up to approximately 4 fps with AF tracking, and up to approximately 6.1 fps with AF lock. The shutter speed ranges from 1/4000 seconds to 30 seconds, with X-sync at 1/200 seconds.
In terms of internal modes and features, the EOS M100 features an enhanced version of the Creative Assist mode, which has been well-received on the EOS M10. In addition to existing ‘Blur – Sharpen’ (aperture) and ‘Clear – Vivid’ (colour saturation) parameters that users can adjust with a slider while previewing the image on the Live View screen, there is also a new white balance parameter for adjusting ‘Color 2 (magenta/green)’.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy technology. Transfer of image files, remote Live View shooting and geotagging can be done via Canon’s proprietary smartphone app, Camera Connect.
One new feature that is now possible through Bluetooth (also via the Camera Connect app) is the constant transmission of GPS information from a paired smartphone to the camera. When the shutter is released on the camera, the smartphone will transmit the GPS information to the camera for geotagging of the image.
The 1.04 million-dot, 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD monitor is tiltable up to approximately 180 degrees upwards.
The EOS M100 uses Battery Pack LP-E12, and can shoot up to 295 shots in a single charge.
Compatible memory media includes SDXC/SDHC/SD cards (compatible with UHS-I).
External dimensions are 108.2mm × 67.1mm × 35.1mm (W × H × D), and the weight is approximately 266g (body only).
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