Canon has announced its sixth EOS M camera, the EOS M100, which is the highest-resolution entry-level model in the line to date.


Angled view of the new Canon EOS M100. (Source: Canon.)

Designed for easy use, the EOS M100 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor   and DIGIC 7 processor and offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which enables high-speed focusing. A re-designed user interface makes it easy for users to change settings, adjust modes and even focus on their subject via the 3.0-inch LCD touch-panel display, which includes 180-degree  tilt functionality for self portraits.  The camera is equipped with Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC)  and Bluetooth  connections, which support live-view remote shooting and the viewing and transferring of images to a compatible smart device, via the Canon Camera Connect app. Images and video from the camera can be uploaded to a compatible device for easy sharing to select social media networks. Once connected through Bluetooth, the EOS M100 camera can also work with a compatible smartphone’s GPS function to geo-tag photos  as they are taken.

Users can choose from a variety of creative filter options like Grainy Film, Art Bold and Fish-eye Effect to add a different look to JPEG images. Canon’s Creative Assist function provides simple ways for novice users to improve the appearance of shots. To make a scene brighter or blur backgrounds, users simply select their desired change within the Creative Assist menu, and the camera will automatically make corresponding setting adjustments.  Preferred settings can be saved for  future use.

The M100 also provides more advanced camera  for serious photographers. As well as P/A/S/M shooting modes, the camera includes an HDR Backlight Control setting that records three images with different exposures to help naturally correct scenes that are backlit or show differences in contrast. Bulb exposure is also available.

The M100 can record movie clips at Full HD 1080/50p and also capture time-lapse movies with the push of a button. The Hybrid Auto function enables users to pull still frames from HD video footage. Continuous shooting is supported at up to four frames/second or 6.1 fps with fixed AF. Other features include an ISO range of  100-25,600, in-camera raw file conversion (into JPEGs),

Sized to be an on-the-go camera, the EOS M100 is slimmer and lighter than other M-Series offerings, and fits into a bag with ease. The camera will be offered in two body colours: white or black. It will be bundled with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and also available in a dual-lens kit which adds the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.  Local pricing is not yet available but Canon’s US website states the camera will be available from October at a MSRP of US$599 for the EF-M 15-45mm kit. For more information visit