Canon has announced a new mirrorless camera which it is calling the EOS M100. The camera is an improvement over Canon's EOS M10 which was launched back in 2015. The camera has imaging prowess very close to Canon M5.
The camera boasts a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor along with Canon's DIGIC 7 image processor. The camera can shoot videos at 1080p at 60 frames per second while it can release a burst of 6.1 frames per second for still images.
The camera puts the Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus system to use. M100 offers connectivity through Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The Canon M100 is not too different from the existing M5 mirrorless camera which is only better in terms of design. M100 does not have as rugged body as the M5. It resembles the brick shaped point and shoots from Canon.
Canon is working towards building the EF-M lineup of lenses. Alternately users can get an adapter for $200 (approx. Rs. 13,000) to mount the EF and EF-S series of lenses on the body. Considering the fact that the M100 is an entry level mirrorless, putting a $200 accessory to it just to spend more on EF and EF-S lenses sound a bit too much.
Canon is offering a 15-45mm EF-M kit lens with the EOS M100. EF-M 15-45mm makes for a great landscape lens. This makes it quite certain that Canon aims to market the M100 to travelers and backpackers who require a neat and compact camera that also looks great in hands.
The camera starts at $600 (approx. Rs. 38,400) and goes up to $900 (approx. Rs. 58,000) if you choose to add a 55-22mm f/4.5-6.3 lens to your kit. The camera will start shipping in October 2017.