Melville, NY—Canon USA debuted the successor to the EOS M10 interchangeable-lens camera: the compact, mirrorless EOS M100. Designed for easy of use, the EOS M100 is aimed squarely at those looking to step up from smartphone photography. The camera offers the versatility of interchangeable lenses, optical zoom and the latest imaging technology, without sacrificing size or the ability to share images.
“We are living in a moment where more images are being taken and shared than any other time in history. In an increasingly visual world, high-quality images are the ones that truly stand out from the crowd,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA. “The new Canon EOS M100 can be the ideal camera for those eager to step up their images and share their creative vision without sacrificing image quality or on-the-go performance.”
Canon’s newest M-series camera is engineered to help expand creativity while capturing photos that cannot be matched by smartphones. The camera boasts a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the Canon Digic 7 processor. The duo, along with Canon lenses, is said to render “incredible details even when zoomed in on distant subjects or shooting in low-light scenarios.”
Targeted at novice and enthusiast photographers alike, it features Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which enables high-speed focusing for capturing fleeting moments nearly across the entire frame. The EOS M100 is capable of 4 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting (up to 6.1 with fixed AF). Users can also experiment with RAW photography and various creative expressions via the M100’s in-camera RAW conversion ability. In addition, the camera records 1080p Full HD video.
Furthermore, to make it easy to share photos, the M100 is Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth connected. This also enables live view remote shooting/viewing and the transfer of images to a smart device via the Canon Camera Connect app. Once transferred, the high-quality images and video can be uploaded to social media networks. Moreover, via Bluetooth, the camera works with a compatible smartphone’s GPS function to provide a geotagged log of where every photo was taken.
EOS M100 User-Friendly Features
The EOS M100 has a revamped, simple, touch user interface developed to make it easy to change settings, adjust modes and focus on the subject. The 3-inch LCD touch-panel display also offers tilt functionality. This is helpful for shooting subjects from creative angles. Users can also use touch focus and Dual Pixel CMOS AF to transition focus between subjects with the touch of a finger.
In addition, beginners can learn and improve on their photography using the camera’s creative assist function. This intuitive setting permits them to execute their creative vision, even without an “expert level” of camera knowledge, and go beyond using auto mode. To make scenes brighter or blur backgrounds, for instance, users can select the change within the creative assist menu. The camera will then automatically make corresponding setting adjustments. Moreover, the results of these adjustments are available immediately in live view. Preferred settings can also be saved.
Canon EOS M-Series Lenses
To take advantage of the camera’s ability to use interchangeable lenses, Canon offers seven lightweight EF-M lenses. They span wide-angle, telephoto and macro applications.
For those who own Canon EF lenses, the EF-EOS M mount adapter enables the use of EF and EF-S lenses. The mount adapter is sold separately and is currently available for $199.99.
Additional EOS M100 Features
The EOS M100 camera sports a host of functions for users of any level. These functions include video mode, which records Full HD 1080/60p video or time-lapse movies with the push of a button. Or shooters can use hybrid auto mode to grab still frames from HD video recordings.
Other features include: an ISO 100–25,600 range to help capture sharp images even in low light; self-portrait mode using the 180º tilt of the LCD as well as brightness, focus and smooth skin adjustments; HDR backlight control, with the camera shooting three images with different exposures to help naturally correct scenes that are backlit or show differences in contrast; and bulb exposure with continuous shooting after the shutter button is released for light painting or capturing fireworks.
Another feature is in-camera creative filters. To add a personal touch, users can choose from options like grainy film, art bold and fisheye effect.
Sized to be an on-the-go camera, the EOS M100 is slimmer and lighter than other M-series models. It measures 4.3×2.6×1.4 inches and will fit into a bag.
Canon’s EOS M100 will be available in black or white in October 2017. It will have a suggested retail price of $599.99 bundled with the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens. In a kit with both 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, it will retail for $949.99. usa.canon.com