LCD and Viewfinder
Canon M100 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon M100 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
M100 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon M100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 6.1 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
Unfortunately M100 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon M100 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Canon M100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon M100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,30p,24p fps with bit rates up to 35 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon M100 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Canon M200
which features 4K video recording.
M100 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon M100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha a6100 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 in a similar price range.
Canon M100 also features an Digital Video Stabilization mode where videos are stabilized in-camera while you are shooting. Keep in mind that this effect may crop your videos a little bit and doesn't help stabilizing still images. This kind of video stabilization effect can be replicated by using some of the advanced video editing softwares in your PC.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon M100 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, M100 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.Canon M100's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our M100. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect M100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon M100 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 295 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Canon M100 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend M100 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Canon M100 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Canon M100 Features Compared to Main Competitors