Finally, Canon has ‘joined the club’ with the newly launched Canon EOS M!
This compact camera will not only mesmerize fans, but with powerful specs to meet maximum performance for photographers! The EOS M shares the EOS ecosystem, providing full compatibility with all EF and EF-S lenses.
Together with the launch of the EOS M, Canon also announced a range of accessories for this new camera. The EF-M 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 IS STM and the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM are lenses which have been designed especially for this camera.
A new mount adapter, EF-EOS M, allows full compatibility for the EOS M with all EF/EF-S lenses. The Speedlite 90EX is a compact and lightweight flashgun equipped with wireless master function via optical transmission.
The EOS M bears the EOS lineage not only by name, but also by containing the best features of its larger DSLR cousins. At the heart of the EOS M lies the powerful combination of an 18.1-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor
The high ISO sensitivity of up to 12800 (expandable to ISO 25600) also ensures that the EOS M is comfortably equipped to handle low light situations. The compact build of the EOS M is achieved by removing the optical viewfinder, the main mirror as well as the mirror drive systems. The EOS M body weighs a mere 265g and measures just 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm in size.
There is also the Multi FlexiZone method where the EOS M divides the scene into 31 AF zones as well as the Single FlexiZone where users can move the AF point via the LCD touchscreen, in a mode that is similar to the conventional Live View.
For the creative at heart, the EOS M also comes with seven creative filters like Grainy/Black & White, Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Miniature, Art Bold, Water Painting and Fish-eye filters.
Shooting with EOS Movie
The EOS M is not just a sharp shooter, it is also capable of professionally recording Full HD video, thanks to the APS-C sensor as well as the DIGIC 5 imaging processor which allows the camera to captures motion pictures at a high maximum ISO of 6400. Similar to the recently launched EOS 650D, the EOS M is equipped with a Movie Servo AF which enables continuous auto-focus during movie recording.
As part of the EOS system, the EOS M is able to access Canon’s entire arsenal of EF/EF-S lenses. The new EF-EOS M mount adapter allows the EOS M’s strong frame structure to mount any existing EF/EF-S lens, greatly expanding the EOS M’s imaging capabilities.
This also means that if you are already a Canon DSLR user, you don’t have to buy extra lens for the mirrorless camera. Just get the adapter and mount your current lens!
The first two lenses released by Canon for the EOS M are the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM as well as the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM.
These lenses are lightweight, compact, and provide smooth and silent AF performance. The Image Stabilizer on the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM also provides an equivalent of up to four shutter stops of stabilization, resulting in the sharper pictures without any decrease in quality.
The EF-M 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 IS STM is a versatile zoom lens well-suited for everyday usage, and can be used as the default lens for casual users as it can capture both wide-angle and portrait shots. The EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM is a compact and lightweight “pancake” lens for ultra-portability.
The EOS M is available in four stylish colours – black, red, silver and white.
I personally like the red one! It’s really tempting isn’t it?
The EOS M, EF-M lenses, EOS-EF M mount adapter and Speedlite 90EX will be available from early October at all Canon authorized dealers. Pricing will be confirmed at a later date.
Photo Credits to Canon Singapore