Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
The Canon EOS M is the company’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. An 18MP CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor ensure high performance and exceptional image quality for both photo and video and ultra-fast focusing is delivered via the Hybrid CMOS AF system. Based around the same 18MP APS-C sensor as the EOS 650D/T4i, the EOS M is the first model to use a new, smaller ‘EF-M’ lens mount. As we’ve seen before in the mirrorless sector, the EOS M is predominantly aimed at the point-and-shoot upgrader market looking for DSLR quality and makes greater use of a 650D-style touch-screen interface. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100-12800 and expands to 25600 for quality details when shooting at high zoom and in low light.
A 3.0″ Clear View LCD monitor II offers multi-touch operation including Touch Auto-focus. A 1040K-dot, smudge-resistant coated LCD with Clear View technology means that your display will remain easy to focus, control and view even in bright outdoor conditions. The touch screen operation is designed for intuitive scroll and two-finger navigational control, like a smartphone.
The EOS-M is a complete image capture system providing Full HD (1080p) Movie shooting and a range of resolution and frame rates to expand your creative video-making. Movie Servo AF means continuous, quiet AF tracking on moving subjects for fluid focus transitions. Manual exposure control and a built-in stereo microphone with 64 manual audio level adjustments equal the type of control that can create quality video for upload or HD television viewing. An external microphone jack is included and Video Snapshot, for making short video clips that can be edited together in-camera, is also included.
The EOS-M kit comes with a new EF-M mount 22mm f/2 STM lens. This is a compact “pancake” lens that offers the 35mm equivalent of a 35mm lens. It’s an ideal focal length prime lens to start this new system, and it’s small enough to carry anywhere. Of course, the best thing about Canon bringing their first mirrorless camera to the market is that the full range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses are now available to use on a compact digital camera system. An optional EF lens adapter is needed to use this great line of Canon lenses but the creative possibilities are endless.
The EOS-M Mirrorless is a camera for every level of photographer and there will be no shortage of pro shooters interested in testing out their Canon lenses on this important new camera, but the amateur and even beginner should feel comfortable knowing that they too are part of this new day. Scene Intelligent Auto is the most intuitive automatic camera mode available from Canon and provides complete scene analysis and optimized settings. As they say, it lets the camera do the work. Scene Intelligent Auto is particularly helpful when shooting with tricky light and Handheld Night Scene mode is ideal for night shooting. Combined with Multi Shot Noise Reduction, which preserves details when shooting at high ISO speeds, low-light photography is a joy with the EOS-M. HDR Backlight Control mode is also a wonderful assistive feature for shooting in high contrast lighting. The camera shoots the same image three times simultaneously in different exposures and combines them to create one properly balanced, dynamic photo.
Add numerous creative functions and seven filter options to this package and the EOS-M provides the total spectrum of shooting possibilities from beginner auto to pro control. This is a high image-quality, quiet, compact mirrorless Canon camera with a fast lens included and the full range of compatible Canon lenses available. We have been waiting, now we are ready. Let’s go shoot!