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Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100

Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M100, is going to be an exciting comparison. One side, E-M10 III is MFT camera, whereas Canon EOS M100 is APS-C sensor featured camera. Though both have immersive specs inside being the Entry-Level cameras, but the 4K features in E-M10 III creates major difference in the camera. On the other hand, Canon EOS M100 features Canon’s trademark Dual Pixel CMOS sensor inside help you provide blazing fast tracking performance while shooting in live view.

Have a look at the comparison in detail!

Features/ Models

Olympus E-M10 III

Canon EOS M100

Megapixel 16 Megapixels 24.2MP
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Low pass filter  No Yes
Image processor TruePic VII Digic 7
AF system Contrast-Detect sensor Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 121 49
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Image Stabilization 5-axis I.S No
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/32000 s 60-1/4000 s
 Continuous shooting speed 8.6 fps 6.1 fps
 Video 4K @30fps Full HD 60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen  3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed  No No
Battery life  330 295 Shots
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm 108 x 67 x 35 mm
Weight 410 g 302 g

Image quality

MFT vs APS-C. Yes! We know larger sensor size means maximum amount of light could be entered and hence we would be able to get better image quality with greater dynamic range. In this comparison, you can see Canon EOS M100 makes it mark with large APS-C sensor so we could unarguably expect bit better and outstanding image quality compared to M10-III. Moreover, which camera can produce large print? Of course, M100 since it has maximum number of effective pixels that is 24 Millions, whereas Olympus has only 16 million pixels of effective resolution.


AF system

The highly advanced Dual Pixel CMOS sensor inside Canon EOS M100 helps users track the fast moving subject very quickly and accurately. Dual Pixel AF system – A very innovative AF technology that allows both capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus. Not only this, this game-changing AF technology provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture. Actually, CMOS sensor on Canon EOS M100 has two photodiodes per pixel (Total 40 million) and each pixel on the sensor performs both phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. On the other hand, Phase-difference detection AF, enabling the cameras to achieve quick and easy auto focus. Furthermore, due this innovative AF system the camera gets autofocus on approx 80% of the image plane that eventually confirms you get images and high resolution videos with stunning details.

On the other side, E-M10 III users have contrast detect AF system only that can track the subjects quickly but you may not see accuracy in the subject as Canon EOS M100 can do with its dual Pixel CMOS AF system. But E-M10 III can able to score more for offering you innovative 121 AF points, allowing for wider coverage of the target subject . On the other side Canon EOS M100 offers you 49 AF points only.


Image stabilization

The 5-axis I.S inside E-M10 III is engineered in E-M10 III that will greatly stabilize the camera from the unnecessary shakes. The 5-axis I.S mechanism correct five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) usually occur while shooting with a telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) increases as magnification increases, and rotational shake (roll) that often affects video recording. Due to its very innovative 5-axis I.S, Olympus E-M10 III produces stunning crisp and blur free images. On the other hand, no vibration reduction mechanism has been incorporated inside M100.


Shutter speed

One of the great advantages of faster shutter speed is that it effectively suppresses the appearance of distortion and helps you get crisp and blur free images. Moreover, it also incredibly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect while shooting fast moving subjects and followed by one other great advantage that this fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture while shooting at bright light conditions. So, all the things I stated above are undisputedly favoring to Olympus E-M10 III since the camera avails faster shutter speed of 1/32000 s. On the other hand, Canon Eos M100 allows you use the faster shutter speed of 1/8000 sec only.


Continuous shooting speed

The E-M10 III camera is capable of taking up to 8.6 frames per second (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) to help you get multiple images of a fast-moving subject and ensure you capture crisp and clear shots. On the other hand, Canon M100 avails only 6.1 FPS for continuous shooting.


Video

You just can’t get 4K supporting even in expensive cameras than E-M10 III, which we can call a great strength of this camera. Olympus with TruePic VIII processor brings 4K video capture at 30/25/24p, whereas M100 is restricted to Full-HD only.


Battery Life

You can take around 330 shots at a time using Olympus E-M10 III, whereas you can take only 290 shots at a time with Canon EOS M100.


Verdict

Olympus E-M10 III is simply superb that offers 4K video along with faster shutter speed, advantage of 5-axis I.S etc. Canon EOS M100 may have better AF system and APS-C sensor. However, both comes in almost similar price range. But if you think which camera to go with then one simple answer – “Olympus E- M10 III”

 

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