Expert review of the Canon EOS M100
- The rotatable and tiltable screen ensure that the camera is suitable for taking selfies and making vlogs.
- The 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor lets you take clear pictures, filled with detail.
- By touching the screen, you can choose from 49 different focus points.
- The camera can quickly focus on various objects.
- The flexible lens included in the set lets you take both portraits and photos of landscapes.
- This camera doesn't record video in 4K.
- This camera doesn't feature a viewfinder for more precise framework.
What a lovely, compact camera, I think to myself when I first see the camera. When I pick it up, it feels heavy, but feels nice in hand. After that, I quickly notice the limited number of control buttons on the camera. On top of the camera, I find but 3 buttons. Additionally, I can only find 3 menu options. Nor do I find any extra buttons located next to the screen. Even so, the product description promises a versatile camera, so my curiosity is tickled.
Super easy selfies
The rotatable and tiltable screen can easily be rotated for the perfect selfie. Taking a picture is incredibly easy thanks to the automatic scene mode. In this mode, the camera automatically recognizes the scenes you're taking photos of, and adjusts its settings accordingly. The same goes for faces. The camera ensures an accurate depth of field in my selfies. Additionally, all of the images are incredibly sharp and clear. Smartphones can't even begin to compete.
Powerful image processor
It's amazing to see just how powerful this system camera is. Especially relative to its compact size. I can use it to immediately take beautiful photos, filled with detail. This is made possible by the 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor. I can even shoot photos in RAW, which is great, seeing as I often use photo editing software to touch up my pictures. I don't have to pre-select my photos on my computer, I can simply do it on my computer.
You can manually focus on an object by touching the screen. I was able to choose from 49 focus points. Please note that the option to take photos via touching the screen is turned off. If you don't do this manually, the camera will try to find the right focus on its own accord. The focus points are automatically adjusted according to the size of certain objects. The camera is able to do this quickly. This came in handy when taking photos of moving objects or filming them.
Versatile kit lens
The standard lens that comes with camera allowed me to all sorts of things. The focal length of 15mm allows for a wide viewing angle. Thanks to this, I was able to use the camera for both architecture and landscape photography. Additionally, the camera can be used for making portrait photos by setting the variable focal length to 45mm. The lens easily shifted from one end to the opposite focal length. Plus, I was able to fit different lenses on the camera, which makes it much more versatile.
It's an easy-to-use camera that has a lot going for it. Without having to adjust any settings, I was able to take great, shar photos. Especially the selfie mode on this camera is a delight to use. With a single tap on the clear rotatable and tiltable screen, I was able to quickly take a great selfie. The camera accurately recognizes faces thanks to the accurate auto focus system, which works for almost any other object as well. The kit lens was more than sufficient, as I was able to use for different types of photography.