Monday, July 23, 2012

Canon's first mirrorless EOS - Canon EOS M

After few days leaked, finally full spec unveiled! We have Canon to join the mirrorless circle with large sensor.

Canon EOS M Key Features :

  • 18.0 megapixels
  • APS-CMOS sensor
  • Digic 5 image processor
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
  • Fixed 3" LCD Screen with smudge-resistant touchscreen
  • 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) Video
  • Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery and estimated 230 battery life.

Canon also announced two lenses for the EF-M mount - EF-M 22mm F2.0 STM 'pancake' prime and an EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM stabilized standard zoom lens. Both are built around a STM linear stepping motors to drive focus, feature metal lens barrels and focus-by-wire manual focus.

There will be adapter available to mount existing Canon EF lenses and Canon promised not quality drop.

In addition to that 22mm kit optic, Canon is offering an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $300, or you can add the $200 EF-EOS M mount adapter to enable use with existing lenses. The $800 EOS M kit is set to ship in October, and will be available in retail stores in black.