What are the key specifications and innovations of our competing trio?
mall camera, big sensor is the chief appeal of the Canon EOS M100, which in practical terms ensures it’s a camera compact enough to slip comfortably into a jacket, while being able to achieve DSLR-like image quality. While there are a handful of EF-M-mount lenses that can be attached to this camera directly, buying an optional adapter provides access to 70+ additional lenses, which is a huge advantage. Simplicity and price ensure this is attractive for anyone stepping up from a smartphone, who will love the touchscreen plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options for sharing images. We were using this one with a 15-45mm kit lens, a good all-encompassing starter option.
Also with a big sensor, yet a slightly bigger and heavier frame, the Fuji X-E3 is, surprisingly, the first in its series to feature Bluetooth. Like the others here, focus and exposure can be controlled with a finger tap on the LCD, even if the screen itself isn’t angleadjustable. We also get finger-pinch-and-flick zoom capabilities, reminiscent of a smartphone screen, plus a newly developed image recognition algorithm. Aluminium milled top-plate dials, letting us get to the nitty gritty, help this one stand out from the crowd. We were using the Fuji with an 18-55mm standard zoom, allowing for a broad range of subject matter to be captured.
While the Olympus can’t compete with the other two here for sensor size or headline
SSimplicity and price make the EOS M100 attractive for smartphone users
resolution, it is feature-packed, including adjustable LCD, flash, touch-panel screen and eye-level viewfinder. We also get five-axis image stabilisation deployed when shooting stills and video, with the latest must-have of 4K capture being offered. New features of the Mark III include a Bleach Bypass digital effects filter, while the shooting mode menu includes an Advanced Photo Mode, providing the ability to fine-tune imagery in-camera, as well as access fun settings such as Live Composite and Multiple Exposure modes. So less time spent on the computer later.