- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 100 - 25600
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF-M Mount
- 302g - 108 x 67 x 35mm
- Revealed August 2017
- Earlier Model is Canon M10
- New Model is Canon M200
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon M100 summary
Canon M100 is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially launched on August of 2017. The camera has got a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Canon brought out this model in an effort to update the previous Canon M10 (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards introduced the more recent Canon M200 (Read Full Comparison) in order to replace this camera.
The M100 is ranked #22 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over all #145 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom criteria.
Below is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Canon M100 history
The Canon M100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
M100 vs M50 II24MPAPS-C10.0 fps2020
M100 vs M20024MPAPS-C6.1 fps2019
M100 vs M6 MII33MPAPS-C14.0 fps2019
M100 vs M5024MPAPS-C10.0 fps2018
M100 vs M624MPAPS-C9.0 fps2017
M100 vs M1018MPAPS-C4.6 fps2015
M100 vs M324MPAPS-C4.2 fps2015
Canon M100 Gallery
You can check the M100 from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon M100 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of good and bad points of the Canon M100 based on factors that are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Canon M100 Sensor details
The Canon M100 features the DIGIC 7 processor. The sensor size in the Canon M100 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the M100's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The M100 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon M100 dimensions
Canon M100 has a weight of 0.67 pounds (302 grams / 10.65 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 108mm x 67mm x 35mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 grams so the Canon M100 is very much the same in comparison with other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a photo of the Canon M100 with a softdrink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the M100.
Canon M100 Lens specs
The M100 works with the Canon EF-M mount and has 26 lenses available in the market. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the M100.
Canon M100 Connectivity
The M100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy files and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon M100 Video specs
The max video quality in the Canon M100 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between video quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get little control over the sound. It is perhaps best to consider a different camera if you need good sound for your videos.
Canon M100 Weather Sealing
Canon M100 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions might ruin the camera.
Canon M100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon M100 has got a 3 inch tilting screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly screen to take self portraits and group shots when required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you can shift focus point and change settings with your finger.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details for Canon M100 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon M100 Shutter specs
Canon M100 continuous shooting speed is 6.1 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon M100 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon M100 has only integrated flash without external flash support.
Canon M100 Autofocus specs
Canon M100 has both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is handy for people photography.
The AF system has got 49 focus points to select from. Canon M100 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to switch focus points. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Canon M100 supports manual focusing if needed during low light occasions or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Canon M100 Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E12) on the Canon M100 is made to last for 295 shots according to the CIPA requirements which is less compared with it's rivals. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini features the maximum (650) battery life within this category of cameras.
Here is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:
M100 vs NX mini650 yesnono
M100 vs K-01540 yesnono
M100 vs NEX-3N480 yesnono
M100 vs NEX-F3470 yesnono
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Canon M100 for specific types of photography
The following chart provides a rundown of the Canon M100 for specific types of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section below.
Canon M100 Portrait photography info
The Canon M100 has a points tally of 74 which is nice, and means the camera is a good pick for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, RAW support in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.
Canon M100 Street photography information
With a exceptional score of 82, the Canon M100 is a wonderful choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon M100 Sports photography factors
A very good sports photography rating of 67 means the Canon M100 is a fine choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon M100 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very critical in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Canon M100 gets a awesome 82 for a travelling camera which makes it a superb choice to take on your trips.
Canon M100 Landscape photography highlights
For those who are planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon M100 and it's very good grade of 75 as a landscape camera is a good option among its rivals.
Canon M100 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon M100 is a very decent option for vlogging as it receives a very good score of 75.
Canon M100 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the M100, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall into the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram listed below shows you an overview of the M100 compared to it's highest rated rivals listed previously.
There are more cameras you might check out as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.