The Canon MM100-WS is a very small modular multipurpose camera intended for the B2B market as a solution for companies. We interviewed Canon’s Terunori Tajiri during Inter BEE 2017 to find out more about the device.
Canon first presented this small modular camera in September during IBC 2017, where we inteviewed Canon’s Marcel Hess to get the first information about this new camera. During Inter BEE 2017 we caught up with Canon representative Terunori Tajiri to get more in-depth information about the new Canon MM100-WS.
It should be noted that, first of all, the MM100-WS is not an action camera, but a modular device meant for the B2B market as a solution to fulfil the needs of companies. For example, it could prove useful as a body cam in the security and maintenance sectors, although it may also find a home in broadcasting, as it can be connected to external devices like recorders or encoders for wireless video transmission.
We don’t yet know many of the technical specifications behind this camera – such as the exact size and type of sensor – but we know it should offer good low-light sensitivity (up to ISO 12,800 for video and 6,400 photos), a maximum resolution of Full HD and electronic image stabilization. The dimensions of the Canon MM100-WS module are 40 x 40 x 21.6mm (1.57″ x 1.57″ x 0.85″), with an IP54 certificate which means the module is splashproof and dustproof.
Canon currently plans to sell this device as a solution for companies, and is not considering selling the camera as an end product to customers, and therefore there is no information about pricing or availability yet. However, as they previously said, Canon is still open to feedback from their partners or users concerning this camera.