Canon EOS M100 vs Nikon D7500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M100 and Nikon D7500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS M100 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D7500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2017.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M100 2017
Nikon D7500 2017

Type of camera

Canon EOS M100 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D7500 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M100 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D7500 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS M100 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D7500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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


Canon EOS M100 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7500 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D7500 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712

Canon EOS M100 has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon D7500. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M100. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS M100 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M100 100-25600
Nikon D7500 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

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

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M100
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M100 can shoot up to 6,1 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M100 6,1
Nikon D7500 8

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS M100 and Nikon D7500 can shoot movies.


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

Nikon D7500 weighs 640 gr (equal to 1,41 lb) which is 112% heavier than Canon EOS M100 and its 302 gr (or 0,67 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M100 302 gr
0,67 lb
Nikon D7500 640 gr
1,41 lb