Canon EOS M: The First Mirrorless System From Canon
Canon unveiled its first mirrorless interchangeable system with Canon EOS M Digital camera, two new lenses designed specifically for Canon’s new camera format the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Canon EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses and a new the Canon Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera.
- 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- Full HD Movie with Focus Tracking
- 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
- Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
- Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
- Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera
- Includes Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Lens
Canon EOS-M Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens is the Canon’s first mirrorless digital camera. Equipped with an 18.0 MP CMOS sensor & Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor the EOS M ensure high performance and exceptional image quality for both photo and video. Ultra-fast focusing is delivered via the Hybrid CMOS AF system. It also got boost from high ISO sensitivity ranges from 100-12800 and expands to 25600 for low light shooting.
The 3.0″ Clear View multi-touch LCD monitor II offers Touch Auto-focus. For easy to focus control and view even in bright outdoor conditions it has 1040K-dot, smudge-resistant coated LCD with Clear View technology.
The EOS-M is capable of Full HD Movie shooting and a range of resolution and frame rates to expand your creative video-shooting. With its Movie Servo AF you can AF continuously in live view and track on moving subjects for fluid focus transitions. A built-in stereo microphone with 64 manual audio level adjustments more than enough to create quality video for upload or HD television viewing. Also included, an external microphone jack and Video Snapshot feature for making short video clips that can be edited together in-camera,
The EOS_M kit comes with a new EF-M mount 22mm f/2 STM lens, offers the 35mm equivalent of a 35mm lens. It’s small enough to carry anywhere. The best thing about Canon’s new system is with an optional EF-M Lens Adapter you can use the entire line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses on this compact digital camera system.
The EOS-M is a camera for intended for entry level photographer. But, with these amazing features there will be no shortage of pro shooters interested in testing out their Canon lenses on this new camera. Scene Intelligent Auto is great feature from Canon. It provides complete scene analysis and set an optimized settings for you, is particularly helpful when shooting with tricky light and Handheld Night Scene mode. Also new in EOS M is the Multi Shot Noise Reduction, which preserves details when shooting at high ISO in low-light photography. HDR Backlight Control mode is also a awesome feature for shooting in high contrast lighting. The camera shoots the same image three times simultaneously in different exposures and combines them to create one properly balanced, dynamic photo.
Sensor and Image Processor
High resolution 18.0 MP CMOS APS-C (1.6x crop factor) sensor and high performance DIGIC 5 image processor equal fast functional response, exceptional image quality and sharp detail in both photo and video.
Full HD Movie
The EOS-M offers Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control, multiple resolution and frame rates, built-in stereo microphone with a wind filter, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing. Combined with STM lenses, such as the included 22mm f/2 STM lens, the Movie Servo AF provides smooth, silent auto-focus function, a great benefit when shooting video. The camera automatically splits files larger than 4GB for extended, uninterrupted recording and offers a jack for compatible external microphones.
Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment
The EOS M Digital Camera has an internal stereo microphone for high-quality audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled. A built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS M Digital Camera is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug.
Normal ISO sensitivity on the EOS-M ranges from 100-12800 but expands in High Sensitivity Mode to 25600 for faster shutter speeds and sharper details in low light.
Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus
Hybrid CMOS AF uses a combination of both Contrast AF, which utilizes the CMOS sensor, and Phase Difference Auto-focus to increase accuracy and auto-focus speed in both photo and video.
Touch Screen LCD with Touch AF
Thanks to a new construction between the its resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, the 3.0″ Clear View LCD monitor keeps glare to a minimum and makes it easy to see your images even in bright light. The 1,040,000-dot resolution is ideal for playback and focusing and the smudge-resistant coating on the LCD preserves the luminosity after multiple touches. Numerous camera operations can be handled by the touch screen including Auto-focus control, whereby you touch the LCD screen on the part of the image you want in focus. Two-finger (multi-touch) control allows you to zoom, scroll images and navigate the menus as you would with a smartphone.
At this point, Canon has introduced two M series lenses including the 22mm f/2 STM lens that is included in this kit, but the new EF-M mount on the EOS-M camera is able to use any of the huge family of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EF-EOS Mount Adapter will be necessary, but this opens up the EOS-M’s range of creative possibilities to… endless!
Advance Noise Reduction with Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving fine detail in photos at high ISO speeds. With MSNR activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots of the same image, then merges and aligns them, reducing noise and blur.
Advanced Imaging Features
Handheld Night Scene and High Dynamic Range are assistive functions that allow all levels of photographers to take advantage of digital advancements to improve their shooting results. HDR, for example, shoots three images of the exact same image simultaneously in various exposures and combines the three into one perfectly balanced photo. This is ideal when shooting images that have both shadow and bright light and those whose subject is lit from behind. The EOS-M also offers seven Creative Filters to enhance your images, including Toy Camera Effect and Art Bold Effect, which makes your photo look like an oil painting.
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes all of the camera’s auto controls to provide the best settings based on the camera’s reading of the scene. You compose the shot, the camera does the rest.
The EOS M Digital Camera uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards and is even compatible with the newest Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.
Availability & Preorder
The EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $799.99. The new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Mount Adapter EF-EOS M and Speedlite 90EX will all be available in October at an estimated retail price of $299.99, $199.99 and $149.99 respectively.
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