Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 – Comparison


Here is the quick review and comparison of Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100. In this article you can find the key differences between these entry-level mirrorless cameras.

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III has a 16.1-megapixel Four Thirds CMOS sensor powered by a dual quad-core TruePic VIII Processor. There’s 4K video recording and the continuous shooting goes up to 8.5 frames per second. The Micro Four Thirds camera is selling for $650 body only. See the first tests with samples.

The EOS M100 brings 24.2MP sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus to the Canon’s entry-level mirrorless range for the first time. Improvements over the M10 are the DIGIC 7 processor as well as 1080/30p to 1080/60p video capture and 4 fps burst shooting with continuous AF (6 fps with single AF).

So what may be the main differences when consider Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 specs list?

Differences between Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 Cameras

Let’s compare the Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 – Comparison

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, here are the differences of Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 cameras.

Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100 Comparison Table

Features Olympus E-M10 III Canon EOS M100
Sensor resolution 16.1 Live Mos 24.2 APS-c CMOS Sensor
AA Filter N/A Yes
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Image Stabilization 5-axis 3-axis
ISO Auto 200 – 25,600 Auto 100 – 25,600
AF System Contrast Detection: 121 Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points
LCD 3.0″ 1,040,000 dots Articulating Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1,040,000 dots Tilting Screen LCD
Viewfinder EVF
0.62x magnification
100% coverage
 None
Shutter Speed 60-1/16000 sec 30-1/4000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Burst Speed 8.5fps 6.1fps
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Video Recording
(max. res)
4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080
Time Lapse Yes No
Jpeg Buffer Size unlimited 89
RAW Buffer Size 33 25
Mic Input Yes No
Headphone Jack No No
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
USB Charge Yes Yes
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life 330 shots 295 shots
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm 108 x 67 x 35mm
Weight 503 g 302 g
Price $650  $599

Conclusion

The sensor size of both cameras are different. The EOS M100 uses APS-c sized image sensor and the E-M10 III comes with Micro 4/3rds. Both cameras are priced around $600 mark.

Olympus E-M10 III is a great entry-level camera that features 4K video recording and 8.5fps burst shooting. On the other hand, Canon EOS M100 doesn’t look fresh against the E-M10 III.

For beginners who are much desperate to get a camera with 4K video in a budget-friendly price should go with Olympus E-M10 III.