As expected, Canon finally announced its first interchangeable lens mirrorless system. It is based around the brand new EOS-M lens mount and features 18 megapixel CMOS sensor. Canon claims it can deliver the same image quality as EOS DSLR cameras, but does it with much smaller body and lens package.

EOS-M is easy to use camera primarily designed with casual everyday photographers in mind, allowing them to take high quality images in any situation. The model is launched alongside two new lenses, 22mm f/2 pancake and standard 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens. In most markets, EOS-M will be sold together with Speedlite 90EX flash unit which attaches using standard hot-shoe connector. Newly developed hybrid phase/contrast detection AF system will allow users to take sharp photos as well as Full-HD video footage. Photos can be composed or reviewed using high resolution touch sensitive 3 inch LCD monitor. As expected, there is EF to EF-M adaptor that allows users to use any canon DSLR lens.

Expected retail price is 799 USD with 22mm lens, 749 USD with 18-55mm lens and 1050 USD for dual kit option.

Main specifications:

  • Type: Mirrorless
  • Dimensions: 109 x 66 x 32 mm (body only)
  • Weight:  298 g
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS 18 MP (5184 x 3456 pixels)
  • ISO range: Auto, 100 – 25 600
  • Image stabilization: Depending on lens used
  • Dust and moisture protection: No
  • Flashlight: External, hot-shoe
  • Shutter: 60 – 1/4000s
  • Continuous shooting: 4.3 fps
  • LCD screen: Touch screen, fixed 3″, 1,040,000 pixels
  • Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Battery: Li-ion LP-E12
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps), stereo microphone
  • Connectors: USB 2.0, mini HDMI


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