Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Released, Tracking Now

July 23rd, 2012

Canon has released their first mirrorless camera model, the Canon EOS M, combining the imaging quality of a DSLR with the convenience of a point and shoot in one single body. The small, portable size allows you to easily take it everywhere you go, so you’re always ready to capture the world around you.

The EOS M is perfect for those looking to upgrade from a point and shoot but not ready to take the leap to a larger DSLR model. Though not quite as compact as a point and shoot, the EOS M is still significantly smaller than a DSLR while allowing interchangeable lens capabilities and better optics than a built-in lens camera can offer. The Canon EOS M employs an entirely new lens mount not found in other mirrorless cameras called the EF-M. While the EF-M is the proprietary lens line for Canon Mirrorless cameras, an optional lens adapter allows compatibility with the entire line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

Key Features:

  • Faster and more precise focusing thanks to the new Hybrid CMOS AF system and built in Autofocus assist beam
  • 18MP APS-C sensor (1.6x crop factor)
  • Fast DIGIC 5 image processor captures images in JPEG, RAW or JPEG+RAW formats and provides low-light sensitivity from ISO 100-12800 and is further expandable to 25600 (with noise reduction features) for ultra-dim settings
  • Supports full manual operation or use Creative and Intelligent modes that provide a range of pre-configured settings for for quick, effortless and accurate exposure settings
  • Well-integrated, user-friendly large 3.0″ ClearView II LCD monitor (1,040k-dot resolution) with touch screen functionality that supports Touch AF, allowing you to choose focus points with a simple touch to the specific image areas
  • Simplified menu navigation is more intuitive throughout since you can now tap to select options rather than relying on a scroll wheel
  • EOS Full-HD Movie Mode with Continuous Autofocus capabilities and Video Snapshot with recently introduced Movie Servo AF System
  • Bundled with 22mm f/2.0 STM lens for video or stills
  • EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX compact and lightweight flash also available

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