It's a question that I still don't know the answer to. Do I really like the Canon EOS M100 or not?
On the one hand yes. It's a tiny point-and-shoot interchangeable lens mashup of a camera. What I like the most is its inconspicuousness.
With the diminutive EF-M 22mm f/2 lens attached, you're seeing what appears to be a compact camera. I could well see myself wandering around the informal settlements of Nairobi with this camera in hand.
I'd probably get fewer people asking for payment for the images I create with them than I do when making pictures using an impressive looking DSLR.
All the while knowing that the camera lens combination is capable of making sharp and vibrant images with great control over depth of field.
Really, it's what a mirrorless camera should be, especially the Canon EOS M range. Small, light, subtle.
Yet for all that promise, the handling of the camera frustrates in parts. Its metering and focusing are a little limited and truly there is not enough direct access to camera controls that I typically use. That said, I am a professional photographer, not the kind that the EOS M100 is aimed at.
Really, the camera is designed to be put in its Scene Intelligent Auto mode and left to get on with the job. It does that very well indeed - you'll get lovely looking images straight out of the camera.
But if you're new to photography, you won't learn much about it through using the EOS M100. There's very limited in-camera tuition or explanation about what each button or setting does. Plus if you think that the camera looks perfect for vlogging with its flip-up screen, think again because there is no external mic port.
So really it's a camera that says Leave it to me, I've got this. If you're new to photography and just want great pictures without learning anything along the way, then go for the EOS M100. But if you want to develop your skills and knowledge, extend your search elsewhere.
Check out the full review over at Pocket Lint.