Canon has unveiled the highly-anticipated EOS M mirrorless camera. As expected, the camera comes equipped with an 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. It will be available in black or white (update: the white is apparently no longer available in the US -- update 2: retailers are trying to get official confirmation from Canon regarding available colors other than black) in October for $799.99.
Canon EOS M Key Features
- 18MP APS-C Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 1080p video (30p/24p)
- 720p video (60p)
- ISO 100-6400 (video mode w/ ISO 12800 expanded)
- ISO 100-12800 (photo mode w/ ISO 25600 expanded)
- 3-inch touch screen LCD
- Manual exposure for video
- Manual audio levels
- SDXC Support (UHS-I compatible)
- Canon Speedlite Support
The new EF-M lens mount on the camera accepts the two new lenses released with the camera - the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Additionally, the EF-EOS M adapter allows you to use either EF or EF-S mount lenses with the camera, which should be a pretty big selling point to existing Canon DSLR users. The EF-EOS M adapter will be available in October for $199.99.
Alongside the lenses, a new Speedlite 90EX flash will be available in October for $149.99.
More details in the press release below.
Put Your Creativity Into Motion With The New EOS M Digital Camera
The Newest Camera in Canon's Lineup Delivers Exceptional EOS Full HD Video Quality with Continuous Autofocus and an Expansive Selection of Lenses
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2012 – Combining the perfect blend of advanced video features and excellent still image quality in a convenient size, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies…
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