Canon has lifted the curtain on its first mirrorless camera, packing the skills of an SLR into a body not much bigger than a compact. And the EOS M is a doozy.

But can it take on the likes of the Micro Four Thirds brigade?

It might look relatively unassuming, but take a look at the specs. The EOS M has an 18-megapixel sensor, the same as found in the EOS 650D, Canon’s budget SLR. Canon’s DIGIC 5 processor sits inside, allowing the EOS M to shoot at 4.3 frames per second. And ISO? It goes from 12,800 to 25,600. And it’s all packed in a magnesium body that’ll fit in your pocket.

It’s no slouch in the video department, either. It shoots at 1080p at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. And Canon’s Movie Servo AF provides continuous autofocus while you’re videoing, just as on the EOS 650D. Stereo microphones provide great sound, but if that’s not enough there’s an input for an external mic as well.

There’s no viewfinder, so you use the 3-inch touchscreen LCD for framing. It’s how you operate almost all of the controls, seeing as there are few dials and manual controls on the body itself.

Slap on the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M accessory, and you can add any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, giving you more options than any other mirrorless camera. And these things are all about flexibility.

The EOS M is due in October, costing £770 for the camera body with an EF-M 18-55mm lens.

Source: The Verge


  • Lexplex

    Looks beautiful. Depending on how it performs with the EF lens range, I may have to get one.

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