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The Canon EOS M100 is a mirrorless camera with APS-C (1.6x) sensor and 24 megapixels manufactured from 2017 to 2019 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 100 - 25600 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 4 FPS. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 354 €;
22 users have given it an average vote of 8.6 out of 10
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The following opinions have been automatically translated with Google Translate.
Pros:Size, price, sensor, IQ, native 14-bit RAW, decidedly good dynamic range, range, ease of use, tiltable screen, Autofocus
Cons:"Flat" ergonomics, mini-USB output (30 euros for cable), no electronic shutter, lack of some advanced features, no hot shoe sled, no viewfinder
Opinion:I have owned the machine for almost a year now and I can draw my own conclusions so far. Altogether you can include it among those Mirrorless not understood but that surprise when you start to use. In almost compact dimensions you can't miss (almost) nothing since we have an APS-C sensor, a tiltable screen, built-in flash, HDMI output and manual controls. All in a low weight (battery included) that only makes you feel when you start to mount on it lenses a "series" moment. Starting from the defects I can say that the ergonomics is discreet but not ideal, it is not a big problem because it is solved with a lace on the wrist. The construction almost completely made of plastic I do not consider it a defect given the price range, but the absence of a viewfinder, a hot shoe sled and some advanced functions (automatic bracketing, electronic shutter) present in some of its competitors stand out. The USB output is mini-USB type (stuff from 2008) so forget to use a normal data cable that you have at home for your phone. Moving on to (numerous merits) make you forget some of these flaws that I have listed. The main value is definitely given by the value for money, for less than 400 euros you bring home a car that looks like a "toy" in appearance but that is actually a small monster. The 24-megapixel APS-C sensor is the same one used on the other EOS M so we have a high-quality sensor that pays off a bit by guaranteeing OTTIME images. The dynamic range I find it definitely good, shoots RAW to 14-bit native as well as good quality JPEG (average weight 10-12 MB), made ISO by its maximum up to 1600-2500 ISO, over holds discreetly while better not exceed 6400. Interface side is very smartphone style since they lack ghieres and you manage 98% from the touchscreen. That I find it of excellent quality even under the sun, from the menu you can access the main modes and here I do not stretch too much since they are the same as other machines, very simple to use anyway. The autonomy I find very good, if you make many videos or you exaggerate with the flash clear that you download first (after 3-4 shots with the flash already drops in half) but in general I finish that after the day I charge enough for another half day or so. Autofocus side is perhaps the top of its category: "only" 49 AF points though all at Phase Detection Dual Pixel, then VELOCISSIMO and damn PRECISE. Until now it will have canned a few times the focus, even with moving subjects behaves well, ditto in AF-C I find it quite fast (EF-M 22 mm). For the rest I conclude that for those who want to start or have a mule, it can be a good alternative to the more expensive and new Canon M200 and its other competitors. As long as you are aware that you have a great optical park but not very varied, even if it is constantly expanding.
Pros:Great sensor, naturalness of tones and colors despite the 24 mp. 14-bit RAW file. Responsive when turned on, in commands, and viewing images/videos (great processor). AF very fast and reliable. Good Raw processing software (Canon DPP), despite the tremendous slow export to JPG. The automatic correction of shadows in the room, reversible ("Automatic Light Optimization") is very convenient. Presence of the built-in internal flash (finished the era when I always forgot it at home).
Cons:Very cheap construction. Touch screen not selective on the fingers: it is also activated by the shirt as carried around the neck, with important consequences (random change of parameters, taking unnecessary photos). Opening of the sD jerk compartment (you have to lift the screen! I missed 30 min at the beginning). Lack of some advanced settings (present on Olympus PEN). Lack of stabilization on the sensor (Olympus strength). Range of native optics with AF (Canon EF-M) very lacking, only now you are launching Sigma with a 90mm eq., among others, that was absolutely missing.
Opinion:Taken in place of the old Olympus E-PL3, attracted by the larger sensor and with apparent excellent value for money. Confirmed. The low cost of the kit (which also has a very good optics, see my review of 15-45) involves only a very basic construction, lower than the PEN of Olympus, with "plastic" everywhere, very essential finishes and feeling of little solidity; The USB cable is also not provided. For the rest, the M100 has great potential, I think, despite its small size. Small but "badass." The shades of color and dynamic range do not seem too far from my Nikon FF D600 (although the difference remains clearly visible); this is confirmed by DxO tests. The noise seal is very good up to about 3200 ISO. The machine turns on silently and is ready to shoot in only 1s, which I really appreciated compared to the E-PL3. The settings, tab writing of 14-bit RAW, zooming and scrolling images are very fluid. You must use touch to select P/A/S/M modes or the focus area. I have to mention here an important flaw of this: it is activated from virtually any surface (I think it is sensitive to pressure and not capacitive), so bringing the machine around the neck, ready to shoot, is the end! Fortunately, you have the essential setting, "Automatic touch screen lock", to be set absolutely to 3 s if like me you turn with the car on and ready not to miss the moment. It should be noted again, among the pros: the AF with an innovative phase detection technology ("Dual Pixel") and non-contrast, which makes it much more difficult to miss the point of fire, and the AF almost always accurate even in conditions of little light (except, automatic detection of the faces does not work very well, sometimes focuses on the waist, backwards). The matrix display almost always retains the highlights underexposing the shadows, wise choice for recovery. Among the shortcomings, however, I would have liked a few more settings: for example: - The ability to allow the shot in an AF way even when the AF fails ("shutter priority"), serious if it were not that the M100's AF is great - The ability to specify a maximum laying time in Av mode (fixed at 1/60" unless you reach ISO max) - The ability to set a color space for JPEG other than sRGB (it is done only via software and on RAW) - There are two buttons of type "Fn" (REC and asterisk), but with very few functions setbi As I rate 8, because the sensor is great for the category and price of the kit as well, but there are some shortcomings in the design (see Cons). However you get used to it early, and I recommend it a lot, to combine portability and quality along with the 15-45mm and 1-2 fixed optics. I would add that it seems to me "semi-tropicalized": I used it, a little recklessly, with 15-45 to resume an event under an insistent English drizzle, for a good half hour, and so far it seems to have held up very well despite the lens and the upper side of the body were just wet.
sent on March 13, 2019
Pros:Value for money, size. Compatibility with all ef and efs optics via adapter.
Opinion:It was the beginning of my passion. A great car. Few direct controls via keys and dier. You control almost everything from touch screens: Style, awb, quality, ISO, focus mode and exposure compensation (and maybe more) With lens efm 22 is fantastic. Portable and bright. The zoom in kit 15 45 is stabilized, but very uncomfortable for the opening mechanism. The absence of the viewfinder is quite serious as under the sun it is triggered in the "dark" but for extemporate shots and portability m100 with efm22. The orientable screen can help you control the framing in uncomfortable positions or in some unfavorable light condition. Very recommended.
Cons:cumbersome, impossible menus, management difficulties, considerable possibility to press the wrong menu; A viewfinder is missing
Opinion:I think the m100 is very complete, but given the lack of a viewfinder and functional keys, everything must be done via the menu. Once set is fine for point and shoot, but if you inadvertently move a command, a neocyte goes crazy to put it back. In my opinion only suitable for experts who want to complicate life. Compared to the Fuji XT100, it will cost even less, but this canon are just money thrown.
Opinion:To give an opinion on the M100 must assume that Canon sells this camera thinking of those who want to replace the phone and make better photos without being too much hacking with the settings. That said if you miss slide and mic input you understand it's a logical consequence, it wasn't meant for that, so I don't put these things in the cons. It is sold at the price of a compact (just over 300 euros in the period in which I write), to be used as a compact, but inside it has an APS-C sensor. The transportability is that of a compact. Col 15-45 mounted is quiet in any bag or backpack, with the 22 stands in the pocket of a jacket. The quality of the image and AF is the same as the M5 and M6 that cost a lot more (net of higher level aspects offered by the latter). Used during some concerts in small venues with light next to nowhere I was able to bring out decent results even at ISO 2000 (using the 50mm f 1.8 adapted or the 32mm f1.4). I believe, however, that the physiological limit of the ISO is at 1600, besides you have to be careful. Only demerit note on which just do not overfly is nothing ergonomics. In Prolonged use the fingers are affected. I took a case EH31-FJ leather and the situation has improved decidedly (but cost on 60 euros these cases unfortunately). So at least a minimum of grip would be served and would not have affected that much size and weight. After these 7-8 months of use, however, I begin to need something more, like a better grip, a stop of operation in addition and a viewfinder, which is why in the next few months I'll also take an M50 that will delegate the M100 to always have on the 22mm and become my Forklift citizen species at night (for this use the M100 is fantastic).
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