Canon EOS M Camera, Mirrorless

Canon EOS M : New Canon EOS Mirrorless System

Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera in Black or White

The “M” may not really stand for “mini”, but the new EOS M is essentially a miniature version of the new Canon Rebel T4i.

This morning Canon (finally!) announced their entrance into the mirrorless camera market with the EOS M camera. The new model features a large 18 megapixel, APS-C sensor, the same size as those found in most Canon SLRs (specifically, it is a hybrid phase-detect CMOS like that found in the new Canon T4i), a touch sensitive LCD,  full HD video recording with stereo sound, interchangeable M-mount lenses including two new STM (stepping motor) lenses: a 20mm pancake lens, and an attractive 18-55mm zoom, and an adapter so that the camera can use any of your EF or EF-S mount Canon lenses.

Canon EOS M with EF Lens Adapter
Fitted with the EF Lens Adapter, it is easier to appreciate how compact the EOS M body is: a standard 50mm f/1.8 lens would appear quite large in comparison.

Additionally (and unlike Nikon’s disappointing “1” series), the Canon EOS M has a standard hot shoe which is compatible with the full line of Canon’s Speedlite flashes and, of course, radio triggers like the ever-popular Pocket Wizard.

Canon’s mirrorless offering will offer stiff competition to Sony’s NEX series cameras, also an APS-C line, and many of the diminutive sensored products from Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, and other Micro 4/3rds compatible ranges. Specific model comparisons will appear here over the few weeks.

Although not expected to hit store shelves until October, the EOS M will be available in black, white, red, and silver, and competitively priced at $799 when bundled with the 20mm pancake lens. The EF to EF-M mount adapter should cost roughly $199.

Canon EOS M Top and Rear View

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Alfred Lopez

Can you imagine the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Mk II on this thing? :-) People will be, like, “why are you carrying a lens with a lens cap?”

For some reason, aesthetically it needs something to be desired, though the advent of the EF adapter makes it very interesting.

Alfred Lopez

Is this a mock-up that you made or is this an *actualy* M with the 70-200?

Richard

This is a fascinating development!

But I do like availability of a viewfinder, even if electronic.

 

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Cody

I’m sure hoodman will make a version that’s compatible, which is problem solved!

http://www.hoodmanusa.com/products.asp?dept=1066

Holding off on my new dslr purchase to grab one of these badboys; no longer a pro photographer so I’ll enjoy shooting my wife and kids with this thing.