The new Canon EOS M will be available in October for $799.99 with a 22mm f/2 kit lens. The EOS M and several accessories are available for pre-order now via the links below.
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. [Read more…]
Specs for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera appear to have leaked out a day ahead of launch. Canon Rumors posted the following specs on the EOS M.
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Specs
- 18mp APS-C
- DIGIC V
- Phase & Contrast AF
- Video Servo AF
- 3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
- ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
- SD Card
- 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
- MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
- Adaptor at launch for EF lenses
Additionally, it looks like Canon will be employing the same 18MP sensor from the Rebel T4i with pixel-level phase detection AF sensors in place as I speculated a few weeks back. These specs make the Canon EOS M look like a killer mirrorless model.
If all this is legit, it’s going to be fun watching Canon and Sony go toe-to-toe with their mirrorless models over the next couple of years. It’s also a great thing for consumers to have two camera makers trying to one-up each other.
Does anyone see any glaring omissions that turns you off from this new mirrorless model?