Canon EOS M100 Review

October 18, 2017 | Tim Coleman | Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star


Meet the Canon EOS M100. It's a new entry-level mirrorless camera in Canon's EOS M range, aimed squarely at those looking to find their first ‘proper’ camera for better pictures. In form and function, the camera represents a logical upgrade from using a smart phone. 

The Canon EOS M100 is dinky - without a lens attached it's essentially a compact camera. That’s impressive because you’ll get the same Canon DSLR image quality you would expect, in a much smaller package and with flip up LCD screen for those selfies and v-logs.

Simplicity appears to be the ethos behind the EOS M100, with pared down design and function. Scene Intelligent Auto takes full picture making control. Modes like Creative Assist avoid confusing camera terminology, providing a simple language for users to get the pictures they want. But there is the PASM control available too, once you find it.

Being part of the EOS M series, the EOS M100 is compatible with Canon’s EF to EOS M adaptor, so it is possible to use any one of many Canon EF lenses. It seems like a miss match - all those pro lenses at your fingertips with such a small and simple camera. But hey, it’s good to have the extra options. 

For this test of the EOS M100, we had our hands on the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 kit lens, EF-M 22mm f/2 (pancake) lens. And yes, we went there and used the EF to EOS M adaptor with two of Canon’s most popular EF lenses - the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and 24-105mm lenses.

The EOS M100 with EF-M 15-45mm lens, choice of colour ‘Face jacket’ and 50GB of irista storage space (iOS or Android) will set you back £569.99 / $599.99. Read on to find out how we got on with the camera. 

Ease of Use

For an interchangeable lens camera it is staggering how small the EOS M100 is. Its design and size is reminiscent of the Canon Powershot S range of compact cameras. The exterior is made from a smooth plastic, with a textured thumb grip.

Of course, once a lens is attached all is changed. Any lens sticks out, so you won’t fit the combination in a trouser pocket. That said, for an APS-C format camera, the EOS M lenses are all impressively compact in size - being comparable to smaller format micro-four-thirds lenses. 

We had the EF-M 22mm f/2 pancake lens on the camera for a lot of this test - it’s about the shortest EF-M lens. The combination is rather tiny, it’ll slide into a jacket pocket no problems. 

There’s not too much to be intimidated by in this camera. On the top you’ll find the on/off button surrounded by a three-option automatic shooting mode dial with; intelligent auto, record mode and Movie Auto Exposure (video). 

Alongside the on/off is a shutter release, surrounded by dial that is used for navigation and changing camera settings, plus the video record button. 

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Front of the Canon EOS M100

The camera rear is pared down too. It is dominated by the 3.0in tilt-up touchscreen and to the right of that is a four-way control pad. If you are a photo enthusiast it will take next to no time to work your way around the EOS M100. If you are a beginner, it won’t take you much longer either.   

The EOS-M series of cameras are seen as an ideal second smaller camera for existing Canon DSLR users. The main menu has the same look and there is the Canon EF to EOS M lens adaptor.

For our test we used the adaptor and it works seemlessly - AF speed with the two EF lenses appears to be uncompromised. Yet, when it comes to size and ethos, there is a bit of a miss-match here. 

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 lens sits well with a Canon DSLR but positively dwarfs the EOS M100. Using this lens with such a tiny camera feels, well, wrong.  

It is fairly easy to operate the camera through its LCD touchscreen, which tilts all the way up to 180° for selfies and v-logging. There is a pop-up flash that erects in front of the screen and it does in part obstruct a view of the screen.

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Rear of the Canon EOS M100

The LCD screen has a 1.04-million-dot resolution and is lovely and bright. Its touch function is both responsive and comprehensive. You can use touch shutter, touch AF, plus scroll and pinch-to-zoom in image playback. Nothing is lacking. 

The design of the LCD screen works well for selfies and you do of course benefit from the full range of angles between 0° and 180°. This means you can tilt the screen up for ground and waist-level shooting, but it won’t tilt down for above the head shots.

We did not have to clean the screen too often despite all the touch use, which can otherwise leave marks. A dirty screen is increasingly harder to see when in bright daylight. In such conditions it can be worth manually dialling up the brightness of the screen to its maximum setting in order to maintain a clear view. 

There is no viewfinder in the EOS M100, nor an option to add one. No, this is not the camera for through-the-eye finder composition. It’s all in the screen, which works perfectly well. 

This camera would not operate nearly as well were it not for the excellent dual-pixel AF. Even in low contrast light autofocusing is impressively quick. It’s not as quick as the dedicated phase detection AF in Canon’s DSLRs, but it will satisfy the users of the EOS M100. Video AF is excellent too.

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Top of the Canon EOS M100

There’s nothing much new to say about the autofocus speed that hasn’t already been said before in our EOS M6 review - it’s snappy but definitely not class-leading. This is not a camera to take to the races, but it will cater for a family weekend break.

There are a few occasions for us when touch AF for a specific part of the frame has produced back-focused results. For example, we’ve had close up portraits with the ears sharp rather than eyes, plus sharp focusing beyond people walking in the distance through in a forest.

Back focusing happened a little too often for our liking, but if one is trigger happy then the accurate sharp images will be there. Generally, with the camera setup for face detection, those portraits will be sharp.

It is possible to shoot single images or select the high-speed continuous mode, where you can get 6.1fps for up to 89 JPEG images. That is a long sequence of action, although the focus is locked to the first picture.

Start up time is around 2 seconds, which is ok but we’d like to see that improved. Nor is there a silent shutter so it’s hard to shoot discreetly given the camera’s defined shutter clunk.  

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Tilting LCD Screen

You get three shooting mode choices; Scene Intelligent Auto, Record Mode and Movie Auto Exposure (Video).

In Scene Intelligent Auto there is absolutely no control over exposure settings. You can choose Image Quality (including raw), Movie record size, Drive mode (single or continuous high) self-timer and aspect ratio.

Next up is Record Mode. By default the camera is set to Creative Assist. This JPEG only mode provides some exposure control, but only within certain parameters and it is all communicated in a language for those that know nothing technical about cameras.

Rather than dials to switch between exposure settings, there are sliders. If you want the image darker or lighter, which to a photographer means exposure compensation, you move the Brightness slider towards ‘Dark’ or ‘Light’. 

Likewise, ‘aperture’ control is gained through the Background slider with 'Blurred' and ‘Sharp’ at either end. It makes sense to an extent, but you don’t get full control over these sliders. For example, the user can make the image background blurrier (a wider aperture), but cannot choose the exact aperture they want.

Root into the menu or tap the option on the top let of the LCD touchscreen and the camera Record Mode can be switched from Creative Assist. Here you will find the usual PASM exposure controls, as well as a host of picture effects, such as Hybrid Auto, Self Portrait and HDR. We can see how this whole area of other Record Modes could be overlooked. 

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The Canon EOS M100 In-hand

With such few camera controls on the body, it is often necessary to use the touchscreen to navigate the various camera settings, which works well enough, though doesn’t make for the quickest way of making several manual changes. 

In Movie Auto Exposure mode there are the same options as in Scene Intelligent Auto, but in addition there is exposure lock and exposure compensation, picture style (colour mode) and white balance control.  

As an entry-level camera it is a little surprising not to see the type of interface we have come to expect - those illustrations and real-world examples that demonstrate what each setting achieves when you change it.

Like other EOS-M cameras, the M100 has a battery life quoted at 295 shots, or 410 shots in Eco-mode. That’s not too bad for the target crowd as it will handle moderate shooting over a weekend. 

A button on the rear initiates wireless connection between camera and smart device. Once the smartphone or tablet is connected to the EOS M100, a push of this button will automatically link the two devices. After setup, a wireless connection is as easy and quick as one could hope for.

Users can shoot remotely via live view on their smart device and load images that are already on the memory card. The EOS M100 is about as simple and effective as it gets for paring with a smart device. 

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb.

The EOS M100 features the same 24.2-million pixel APS-C sensor as found in some other EOS-M cameras and some of Canon’s DSLRs, like the EOS 77D. We have commented extensively on the image quality in these cameras, for example in our EOS M6 review

All the images you see in this review are taken using the 24MP Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 8Mb. With the EOS M100, it is possible to achieve the same image quality as these other Canon cameras, over the full ISO 100-25,600 range.

We have used the EOS M100 in a wide variety of scenarios and in general we have been very pleased with the image quality with those two EF-M lenses and two EF lenses. It is possible to get sharp detail even with the 15-45mm kit lens, but even more so with the 22mm f/2 pancake lens and Canon EF lenses. 

All images taken in good light at ISO 100 to ISO 800 are sharp and vibrant. From ISO 1600 and up there is a gradual loss in crispness and saturation. We’d say images at ISO 12,800 and ISO 25,600 are less useable.

We have looked in greater detail at JPEGs, given most users will not know too much about raw. Pictures in bright light are where these Canon EOS M cameras shine, though this camera is no slouch in low contrast light either.

JPEG processing in images at ISO 1600 and higher smoothes over detail because of corrections to counter noise. The overall performance for noise and resolution is solid without being class-leading. 

We suspect that most users of the Canon EOS M100 will set the camera to Scene Intelligent Auto and let the camera do its thing. On that basis we took a lot of our pictures with the camera in this mode.

There is ‘Real-time metering from the image sensor’, with 384-zone evaluative metering, partial metering from centre, centre weighted average and spot metering modes. 

The camera seems to switch between exposure modes, depending on the extent of touch focus. Without touch or subject tracking, that 384-zone evaluative metering is active. On the whole, the brightness of images is accurate, if a little bright in certain situations where there is a wide range of tones between light and dark areas. 

Where there is input to exposure setting in Record Mode or Creative Assist, we at times used the exposure compensation/ Brightness slider to make the image a little darker. 

It’s likely that other metering modes are linked to the 49-point autofocus system. For example, pick a single focus point in the image by touching the screen in single point AF and you get spot metering for the right brightness in the image of the subject in focus - like detail illuminated in a shaft of light. 

Spot metering works most of the time, but some times the chosen AF-point/ zone is too big to hone in on a detail and the highlight detail will be too bright. If a face is detected in the scene, the camera will automatically create an image with the right brightness for the face. 

Again, in Scene Intelligent Auto there is no way to select the white balance setting, it is automatic. Thankfully, in good light and bad, under different ambient light temperatures, the EOS M100 is able to deliver excellent JPEG images straight out of the camera. That’s one of the highest praises we can give this camera, one that is designed to be as easy to use as possible. 

JPEG colour is faithful and accurate. For those with a critical eye, the PASM record modes give manual control over white balance. Also, when the camera is in a mode that allows for manual adjustment of the Picture Style (movie), we sway towards a more neutral setting than a vivid one. 

All in all we suspect that those new to an interchangeable lens camera like this will see no issue with the camera’s automatic functioning and the resulting images. Knowledgable photographers will at times find the leaning to going automatic a tad frustrating. 

Of course with a large APS-C size sensor, the range of tones in a single image is superior to what is possible with a smart phone camera. The detail in highlight and shadow areas is again good, without being class-leading. 

The EOS M100 will shoot some lovely looking full 1080p videos at up to 60fps.  Dual Pixel AF makes for quick and accurate focusing through video live view and those 60fps and will allow users to slow those videos down for lovely and sharp B-roll.

That flip-up screen is really useful for v-logs and we suspect this camera could be have been popular in this area had it included a microphone port of some kind, which sadly it does not.


ISO sensitivity can be set between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 in full-stop increments. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and the RAW equivalent on the right.



ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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The flash settings on the Canon EOS M100 are Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, and Red-Eye Reduction. Here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On setting nor the Red-Eye Reduction option caused any amount of red-eye.

Flash Off

ISO 64

Flash On

ISO 64


The Canon EOS M100's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there's a Bulb mode for even longer exposures, which is excellent news if you're seriously interested in night photography.



Creative Filters

Essentially a more extreme version of the well-established Picture Styles, Creative Filters offers 7 options, all of which can be interactively tweaked to suit your taste.

Grainy B/W

Soft Focus

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Fish-eye Effect

Toy Camera Effect

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Miniature Effect

Water Painting Effect

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HDR Backlight  
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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Canon EOS M100 camera, which were all taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Canon EOS M100 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Canon RAW (CR2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1920x1080 pixels at 25 frames per second. Please note that this 8 second movie is 25.3Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Canon EOS M100

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Front of the Canon EOS M100

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Front of the Canon EOS M100

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Side of the Canon EOS M100

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Front of the Canon EOS M100 / Pop-up Flash

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Side of the Canon EOS M100 / Pop-up Flash

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Rear of the Canon EOS M100 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Canon EOS M100 / Main Menu

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Rear of the Canon EOS M100 / Tilting LCD Screen

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Rear of the Canon EOS M100 / Tilting LCD Screen

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Front of the Canon EOS M100 / Tilting LCD Screen

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Top of the Canon EOS M100

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Top of the Canon EOS M100

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Front of the Canon EOS M100
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Memory Card Slot


Canon has created its simplest and smallest EOS M mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor yet. The M100 can slide into a pocket and is capable of some lovely looking images. 

You’ll get DSLR image quality, with the control of a point-and-shoot compact. Although the manual control is there, the Canon EOS M100 is definitely set up and geared to those that want the camera to get on with the job, with as little input was possible. 

On one hand the camera says Leave this to me, I’ve got this. You won’t find any beginner-friendly tutorials in-camera. Plus that manual control seems hidden from the off. Once you’ve rooted around and got used to navigating through touch screen, the experience is fine. 

Ease of use aside, what new photographers will enjoy is the excellent image quality right-off-the-bat. Canon cameras like the EOS M100 are able to produce sharp images with accurate colour rendition, without the need for editing in post. 

Add to this the comprehensive touchscreen and seamless wireless connection with a smart device, the EOS M100 functions like a camera for today. Canon clearly has worked hard on getting its app and wireless functioning just right. 

The camera’s compact size will also please. With an EF-M lens attached, it’s a lightweight and dinky combination. After a while it even becomes novel to pair what can be pro-level glass with an automatic point and shoot camera and still get good quality images. 

All in all, the Canon EOS M100 is a bit hit and miss. It may appear simple from the outside, but it doesn’t feel so intuitive in use. You’ll get excellent quality images when the camera’s Intelligent Auto mode gets it right and frustration when it picks the wrong settings. 

3.5 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 3.5
Features 3
Ease-of-use 3.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EOS M100.

Canon EOS M6

The Canon EOS M6 is a new compact system camera that offers 24.2 megapixels, 9fps continuous shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full HD 60p high-definition video with 5-axis in-body electronic image stabilisation, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the EOS M6 include a tilting 3-inch LCD screen, ISO range of 100-25600, and wi-fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. Read our in-depth Canon EOS M6 review now...

Fujifilm X-T20

The brand new Fujifilm X-T20 is a mid-range compact system camera that inherits most of the key features of the flagship X-T2 model. Does the X-T20 cut too many corners to hit its more aggressive £799 / $899 price-tag? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T20 review to find out...

Olympus E-PL8

The Olympus E-PL8 is a new entry-level compact system camera. The EPL8 boasts a 3 inch 180-degree tilting LCD display, full 1080p HD movies, and an extensive range of creative filters. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PL8 review to find out if it's worth the $649 / £499 asking price...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 is a new mid-range compact system camera. With a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no optical low pass filter, new dual 5-axis image stabilization, built-in electronic viewfinder, 3 inch tilting LCD touchscreen, 4K video and photo modes, and integrated wi-fi connectivity, can the Panasonic GX80 live up to its early promise? Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 review complete with sample images, test shots, videos and more to find out...

Sony A5100

The Sony A5100 is an exciting new mid-range compact system camera. The Sony A5100 certainly packs quite a punch, featuring a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, Fast Hybrid AF system, 1080p HD movies with XAVC S support, 3 inch tilting touch-screen, 6fps burst shooting, built-in wif-fi/NFC connectivity, and a pop-up flash. Read our in-depth Sony A5100 review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files and movies...

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Canon EOS M100 from around the web.


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Image Sensor


22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 25.8 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Low-Pass Filter


Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor




Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Movie:Enhanced 3-axis Digital IS with compatible lenses



Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor 1

AF System/ Points

Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection 2
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection 3

AF working range

EV -1 - 18 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Face + Tracking: Face and subject tracking via automatic recognition/ manual selection via touchscreen. Automatic selection over 49 AF points when no face recognised within frame.
Smooth Zone AF: Manual zone selection, plus automatic selection over 9 AF points within selected zone
1-point AF: Manual selection via touchscreen/ buttons

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

With EF & EF-S lenses - Select via AF/MF switch on lens
With EF-M lenses - Select via dedicated MF Button/ other customisable buttons (toggle AF/MF).
MF Peaking available
AF+MF available (Manual focus adjustment after One-Shot AF)
Magnify image available during MF (5x or 10x)

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of Live View Screen)
(3) Center weighted average metering
(4) Spot metering (approx. 2% of Live View Screen)

Metering Range

Still image: EV 1 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
Movie: EV 2 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity

ISO AUTO (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments4
Movie: ISO AUTO (100 - 6400), 100 - 12800 in 1/3-stop increments



Electronically controlled focal-place shutter


30 - 1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance


Auto white balance with the imaging sensor


AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

LCD Monitor


7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Tiltable approx 180 degrees up


Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of five levels

Display Options

Customisable and toggle via INFO. Button
(1) Liveview image with basic info
(2) Liveview image with full info
(3) Liveview image with no information
(4) Quick Control Screen


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Built-in Flash Coverage

Maximum coverage at approx. 15mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 5 seconds 5


Auto (E-TTL II)

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp


1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Lock


Second Curtain Synchronisation


HotShoe/ PC terminal




Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN(Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect (Stills and Movie), High Dynamic Range), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Movie (Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie)

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Image Processing

Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Lens peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Diffraction correction

Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Off/Black and white/Sepia/Blue/Purple/Green)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, custom)

Continuous Shooting

One shot AF: Approx. 6.1 shots/sec for up to 89 frames in JPEG and 21 frames in RAW 6
With Servo AF: Approx. 4 shots/sec for up to approx 1000 frames in JPEG 7

Live View Mode


Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: RAW (14-bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600
In-camera RAW processing & Image Resize available in playback

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB


New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily

File Numbering

(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

4 Custom functions with customisable shutter and record buttons

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes, with Image Rotate

Playback zoom

2x - 10x enabled in 10 steps plus smooth pinch-to-zoom

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (toggle up to 8 options)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display (1/10/100 image, by shot date, by rating)

Slide Show

Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade


Brightness/ RGB

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x8)
(2) Playback menu (x5)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu

Menu Languages

25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update

Firmware update possible by the user.

Body Materials




Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)


Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support 8
Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) 910

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge


Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)



SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 11
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12


Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional


Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices 12

Power Source


1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12E

Battery life

Approx. 295 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) 13
Eco Mode: Approx. 410 shots
Movie Recording: Approx. 125 mins
Playback time when playing back a slideshow of still images: Approx. 4 hrs

Power saving

Display off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins, Disable) ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery charger LC-E12
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 DC Coupler DR-E12


Cases / Straps

Face Jacket EH31-FJ
Neck Strap EM-E2 (light brown)
Neck Strap EM-E2(BW) (brown)
Neck Strap EM-E2(BK) (black)
Neck Strap EM-E2(WH) (white)
Neck Strap EM-E2DB


EF-M lenses
All EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M


Interface cable IFC-400PCU
Mount Adapter EF-EOSM

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  2. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  3. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  4. Recommended Exposure Index
  5. When battery is fully charged
  6. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Total number of frames captured and continuous shooting speed may vary depending on camera exposure settings, type of lens used, battery level, light level and memory card used.
  7. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Under Servo AF, maximum continuous shooting speed and total number of frames captured depends on subject condition, camera settings and lens used
  8. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
  9. Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Europe Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  10. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  11. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  12. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  13. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated


The Canon EOS M100 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera which replaces the EOS M10.

The Canon EOS M100 is available from October 2017 in the following kits:

EOS M100 Body Only – RSP €569.99/£449.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €699.99/£569.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – RSP €899.99/£699.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €969.99/£769.99

In the US, the Canon EOS M100 is scheduled to be available in black or white in October 2017 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and $949.99 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

Canon Press Release

Capture stories in stunning quality with Canon’s stylish new mirrorless camera: EOS M100

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 29 August 2017 – Canon has today launched EOS M100. This small, stylish and connected EOS mirrorless camera promises incredible image quality.

Ideal for having on you all the time, EOS M100’s compact and stylish design allows you to spontaneously capture those everyday moments and lifelong stories. The camera’s array of creative filters and wireless connectivity allows you to shoot stunning images and upload straight to social media in just a few seconds.

Unleash your creative vision

EOS M100 is the camera to choose to help you release your creative vision and take your photography to the next level. Learning to use your new camera is easy thanks to EOS M100’s intuitive touchscreen and creative filters, so switching between your smartphone and the camera is effortless. Mastering the camera’s settings is made simple with on-screen explanations so whether you want to blur the background or brighten your subject, EOS M100 will give you the capability to create professional-looking images you’ll keep forever.

If you’re vlogging or taking a selfie at a must-share location, EOS M100’s handy flip-up screen and selfie mode are ideal to get it right first time. The Smooth Skin mode can also be applied in five different levels for an enhanced glow to give your photos that perfect finish whether in selfie mode or taking a snap of your friends.

High quality, small design

For such a compact camera, you’ll benefit from the latest technology typically expected of high-end professional cameras. The camera starts up in the blink of an eye so you’ll be ready to shoot passing moments as soon as they capture your attention. With EOS M100 you never have to compromise on image quality. Whether shooting in low light, or in the brightest sun, the camera will take crisp, vivid photos that outshine anything you have achieved before. Capturing photos and movies with pin-point precision is never a challenge, with even moving images retaining clarity.

Easy to use

The simple on-screen instructions help you master the range of shooting modes and settings to skillfully bring to life the world around you in your photography. The camera’s intuitive touchscreen with controls just like your smartphone makes it even easier to use. You can swipe through your images and even zoom in and out in playback mode with a simple pinching action.

Match your camera to your style

Available in black, white and grey with a choice of nine jacket colours you can design your camera to your personal taste. Whether you prefer a sleek black look or vibrant turquoise, you can mix and match the jackets to give your camera an edge. Attach a strap so you can pop it on your shoulder or round your neck for convenient and safer use when shooting out and about. The whole design is yours for the making with a range of jackets and straps to choose from.

Stay connected

Uploading your images to Instagram and Facebook is a seamless experience with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. When connected, you can transfer your images directly to your phone using the Canon Camera Connect app on iOS and Android devices[1] without even needing to touch your camera. The handy connection means you can easily back up all your photos and movies on the Cloud, if required, once you are set-up with Wi-Fi; so you never need to worry about losing your best memories.

Compatibility for all your needs

With EOS M100 you can choose your lens depending on your shooting aspirations. Whether capturing landscapes or portrait images, you can change your camera’s lens to suit your needs. Just like the camera, the dedicated lenses in the EOS M range are small and lightweight meaning you won’t be held back on your next adventure. For even more choice, you can access the entire range of EF and EF-S lenses using a mount adaptor[2] allowing you to easily swap lenses when stepping up your photography.

The fashionable, quality camera allows you to capture the world in stunning new ways. Taking your everyday photography to new heights, EOS M100’s creative filters and high quality image capture mean every shot is worthy of a place on your Instagram feed. EOS M100 is the camera to capture lifelong memories in beautiful definition that can be treasured and shared with family and friends. Its compact, lightweight body makes it the ideal component to capture stories at every occasion.

Pricing and availability

The EOS M100 is available from October 2017 in the following kits:

EOS M100 Body Only – RSP €569.99/£449.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €699.99/£569.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – RSP €899.99/£699.99
EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – RSP €969.99/£769.99

[1] Must be operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)

[2] Lenses and mount adaptor must be purchased separately

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Hands On

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M100 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M100 compact system camera.

A gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon EOS M100 compact system camera.

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Preview Images

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Canon EOS M100 camera. The Canon EOS M100 is a new compact system camera aimed at beginners with a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor.

A gallery of JPEG and RAW sample images taken with the Canon EOS M100 camera.

Canon EOS M100 Sample Images

Sample RAW Images

The Canon EPS M100 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We've provided some Canon RAW (CR2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

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