Canon EOS M Ilse Jurriën : July 24th 2012 - 23:50 CETupdated
New Canon EOS M system camera : Canon introduce the new EOS M digital camera, combining advanced video features with high quality still images in a compact size. Inspired by the renowned EOS technology, the Canon EOS M system camera incorporates core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. When shooting still images, the 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor integrated into the Canon EOS M camera provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail.
Canon EOS M camera body
"The Canon EOS M camera includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. The Canon EOS M body is very compact, offers high image quality and advanced video capabilities, with the versatility to use Canon’s complete line-up of lenses. The Canon EOS M is a great digital camera to record and capture your creative vision," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon USA.
Canon EOS M lenses
The new Canon EOS M system camera offers the best of two worlds. Besides being very compact, the new Canon EOS M camera offers a great solution to videographers and photographers of all levels, with two new lenses designed for the Canon EOS M camera - the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The Canon EOS M also offers the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter.
Canon EOS M features
• 18.0 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
• ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording
• ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting
• EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking
• Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos
• Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approx. 1,040,000 dots)
• Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection
• Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and 7 Creative Filters
• Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds
• Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
• Compatible with the new Canon Speedlite 600EX and Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
• Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories
• Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2
Canon EOS M price & availability in the USA
The Canon EOS M system camera bundled with the new Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $800 USD. A bright white version of the Canon EOS M digital camera bundled with the new Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be exclusively available through the Canon Online store. The new Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens will retail at an estimated retail price of $300 USD, Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter costs $200 USD and the Canon Speedlite 90EX flash will retail at an estimated retail price of $150 USD. All Canon EOS M accessories will all be available in October.
Canon EOS M price & availability in Europe
• Canon EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - € 910 / £770 RRP incl. VAT.
• Canon EOS M + EF-M 22mm f/2 STM + Lens Adapter - €1,050 / £880 RRP incl. VAT.
• Canon EOS M + EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM + EF-M 22mm f/2 STM - € 1,130 / £950
• Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - € 320 / £270 RRP incl. VAT.
• Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM - €275 - £230 RRP incl. VAT.
• Canon Lens Adapter - € 155 / £130 RRP incl. VAT.
• Canon Speedlite 90EX - €140 / £120 RRP incl. VAT.
Canon EOS M review
Once we receive a Canon EOS M test sample, we will publish an in-depth Canon EOS M review including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos.