What lens to get for your Canon EOS M100?
Released in October 2017, the Canon EOS M100 (see on Amazon.com) is a hybrid camera for beginner photographers, with a DIGIC 7 processor, autofocus using highly efficient Dual AF technology, and a 24.1MP APS-C sensor.
Regarding its design and ergonomics, it has a very small template and very rounded shapes, and unfortunately does not have a handle or viewfinder. It will be necessary to be satisfied with the LCD touch screen that can only be turned upwards. In terms of functionalities, it’s very basic and especially adapted to photographers who don’t want to get ahead of themselves.
From the point of view of image quality, the colour rendering is very good, and the images very correct up to ISO 1600. Unfortunately, the M100 does not have 5-axis mechanical stabilization, which can lead to motion blur. In video, no 4K, you have to settle for a Full HD mode at 60 fps.
Overall it’s a good little camera for beginners who want a super light camera (around 300g) and easy to use to take family photos, and who can do without 4K and a viewfinder. There are however better on the side of the Panasonic or Sony hybrids….
Sold alone or with the 15-45mm, the choice of a lens for your M100 will depend on the type of photo you want to take: landscape, macro, portrait… To help you choose the right lens, here is a selection of the best lenses compatible with the Canon EOS M100. Canon’s EF-M optical fleet is currently underdeveloped, but it’s hoped that many additional lenses will be available in the coming months and years.
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