Canon EOS M100 hands-on review

Hands-on review: Canon’s new entry-level mirrorless camera is aiming for lots of likes

Early Verdict

Our first impressions are of a perfectly serviceable little mirrorless camera, but one that doesn't really bring anything new to the market. It's likeable, but no game-changer.


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    24.2MP Dual Pixel CMOS sensor

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    Beginner-friendly approach


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    No electronic viewfinder

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    Few external controls

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The EOS M100 has clearly got Instagramers, Facebook fans and smartphone snappers firmly in its sights. Canon is pitching this as a compact and stylish camera to have with you all the time and one designed to make the switch from smartphone to camera as effortless as possible. It has a touchscreen display with on-screen instructions and help for beginners, and a 180-degree upward flip that actives its selfie mode. 

It looks as if Canon plans to roll out its latest 24.2-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor across the whole of its EOS M range, as this is the latest camera to get this imaging unit, so although this camera might be aimed at the beginner market, it doesn’t skimp on tech. This sensor incorporates the company’s latest on-sensor phase-detection autofocus technology for fast and smooth autofocus, and not just for stills but for video too.

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