The new processor also allows EOS M100 to shoot continuous bursts up to 6.1fps. It is one of the brand’s latest models to inherit the awesome dual pixel CMOS AF system.
The recent addition to the product list of Canon in India is its EOS M100 Mirrorless camera, launched earlier this week. The camera is priced at Rs.39, 995, which is much less than the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, launched earlier in July.
Mirror-less cameras, contrary to common perception, does allow one to change lenses, but as the name suggest they are devoid of a complex mirror system like DSLRs. Canon brings out this product in replacement of its earlier EOS M10. It is a good option for beginners, hoping to buy their first camera with interchangeable lens. The camera is compact and weighs around 302g, the outer dimensions measure at 108.2x67x35.1mm.
The previous 18MP sensor has been replaced to give way to a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS chip. This paired with a powerful DIGIC 7 image processor, makes the camera a photographer’s delight. The DIGIC 7 processor enables ISO sensitivity in the range of 100 to 25600, making it an ideal option to shoot natively in artificial and low-light environment. This is in sharp contrast from the previous version which could shoot in a range of 100 to 12800.
The new processor also allows EOS M100 to shoot continuous bursts up to 6.1fps. It is one of the brand’s latest models to inherit the awesome dual pixel CMOS AF system, which gives it fast delivery and helps it to support highly accurate focusing in live view. This is an essential feature for mirror less cameras like M100, which does not have an optical view finder. The dual CMOS system allows pictures to be taken even when one is in motion
The Creative Assist feature gives access to almost six creative filters to choose from. Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE and manual exposure modes are some of the various options to choose from, in addition to a full suite of auto and scene modes.
Movie Capture is full HD with a resolution of 1920×1080, at 50,50,30,25 and 24fps. The maximum duration is for 30 minutes.
The device is available mostly in a stylish black variant in India. It is fitted with a 3-inch, 180 degree tilt able touchscreen which enables access to camera settings and framing up shots. The touchscreen is at par with all the other screens of Canon DSLRs, in terms of its excellent sharpness, color and sensitivity factor. The exposure compensation button helps to switch back and forth between aperture and shuttle speed in manual mode.
It connects to all mobile devices using Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. One can also avail the Canon Connect App, which can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android devices. This app could provide with an additional option of remote controlling the camera settings through one’s devices.
Canon EOS M100 works on a rechargeable Li-ion LP-E12 battery, which allows movie recording for approximately 125 minutes and provides enough power for 295 shots.
On the whole the specs look promising, making it worth a buy to all photo enthusiasts out there.