Canon EOS M100 vs Canon EOS 300D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M100 and Canon EOS 300D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS 300D


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS M100 were released 2017 and Canon EOS 300D was released 2003. That is a 14 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS M100 Canon 2017
Canon EOS 300D Canon 2003

Type of camera

Canon EOS M100 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 300D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS M100 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 300D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS M100 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 300D has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS M100 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 300D 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Canon EOS M100 has a 281 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 300D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M100 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 300D. Canon EOS M100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 300D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M100 100-25600
Canon EOS 300D 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M100 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 300D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M100 can shoot up to 6,1 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 300D can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M100 6,1
Canon EOS 300D 2,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS M100. Unfortunately Canon EOS 300D does not support recording movies and movie clips.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 300D weighs 645 gr (equal to 1,42 lb) which is 114% heavier than Canon EOS M100 and its 302 gr (or 0,67 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS M100 302 gr 0,67 lb
Canon EOS 300D 645 gr 1,42 lb