Canon has debuted a new entry-level mirrorless camera, introducing the 24.2-megapixel Canon EOS M100, price tag starting from €569.99/£449.99 with a release date of October 2017.

Aimed at photographers making the jump from camera phones, the Canon EOS M100 boasts a touchscreen with similar pinch-and-zoom and swipe controls as you experience on a smartphone, as well as built-in Bluetooth and WiFi capability for sharing your images as you take them.

What’s more, the EOS M100’s touchscreen offers a series of guided on-screen instructions to help new photographers get to grips with the camera’s different shooting modes.

We saw something similar with the Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 launched earlier this summer, which has proved really popular.

Other features of the EOS M100 include Canon’s DIGIC 7 processing engine and a continuous shooting rate of 6.1fps. It also records video in Full HD at 60p.

The Canon EOS M100’s AF system offers 49 points and is sensitive down to -1 EV, and the new Canon camera offers a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 up to 25,600.

The Canon EOS M100 sits below the EOS M3 in Canon’s M range of mirrorless cameras.

Canon EOS M100 Price & Release Date

Canon EOS M100 Price & Release Date

The Canon EOS M100 price tag body only will be €569.99/£449.99, the EOS M100 price rises to €699.99/£569.99 for the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS lens kit.

A Canon EOS M100 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit will be priced €899.99/£699.99, and the Canon EOS M100 price tag for the body + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS lenses will be€969.99/£769.99.

The Canon EOS M100 release date will be October 2017.

Canon EOS M100 Specifications

Canon EOS M100 Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type
22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 25.8 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Low-Pass Filter
Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type
DIGIC 7

LENS

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

FOCUSING

Type
Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. 
Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor [20]
AF System/ Points
Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7×7 grid)
via camera automatic selection [15]
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3×3 grid)
via manual selection [20]
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
Predictive AF (7)

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)
Focus Bracketing

AF Microadjustment

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
AEB

ISO Sensitivity (8)
ISO AUTO (100 – 25600), 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stop increments
Movie: ISO AUTO (100 – 6400), 100 – 12800 in 1/3-stop increments

SHUTTER

Type
Electronically controlled focal-place shutter
Speed
30 – 1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings
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
WB Bracketing

LCD MONITOR

Type
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
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Coating

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

FLASH

Built-in Flash GN
(ISO 100, meters)
5
Built-in Flash Coverage
Maximum coverage at approx.
15mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 5 seconds [27]
Modes
Auto (E-TTL II)
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes – with red eye reduction lamp
X-sync
1/200 sec
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing

Flash Exposure Lock
Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation
Yes
HotShoe/ PC terminal
No/No
External Flash Compatibility

External Flash Control

SHOOTING

Modes
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)
Colour Space

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 [21]
With Servo AF: Approx. 4 shots/sec for up to approx 1000 frames in JPEG[22]
Intervalometer

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
Sound Files

Folders
New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
File Numbering
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions
5 Custom functions with customisable shutter and
record buttons
Metadata Tag
User copyright information (Author’s Name,
Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination

Water/ Dust resistance

Sound Memo

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
Histogram
Brightness/ RGB
Highlight Alert

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

Data Verification

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.

INTERFACE

Computer
Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
Other
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) [23] [25]
HDMI (Micro – Type-D connector)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

STORAGE

Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)