Canon Goes Mirrorless – Unveils Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera

After some long running rumors, Canon is officially entering the mirrorless camera market with the introduction of Canon EOS M with an EF-M mount and its compatible lenses. The new mirrorless camera shares many of its features with the Canon EOS 650D, including an 18-megapixel APC-sized sensor and a 14-bit DIGIC5 image processor.

The new addition will heavily compete with some of the existing big players including Nikon’s 1, Pentax’s K-01, Panasonic’s G Series, and Sony’s NEX series.

Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera

Featuring the DIGIC 5 processor, the EOS M is capable of shooting 4.3 frames per second with ISO ranging from 100 to 12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600). Two new M lenses are available – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom.

The new lenses will not have the auto-manual focus switch buttons, or the IS button, however, the user will be able to change this through the camera’s menu. Additionally, Canon is also introducing its Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, which will allow photographers to use their EF and EF-S lenses.

The Canon EOS M is capable of recording full-HD videos with stereo sound. It also comes with an in-camera editing mode that is simple to use in the three-inch Clear View LCD II Touch screen.

The EOS M is a video oriented camera even though it offers several similar features like the Canon 650D. It makes use of Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF system to deliver fast autofocus speed for both video and photos.

The Canon EOS M will be available for $799.99 from October, with two colors to choose from: black or white. The white version bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be exclusively available through the Canon Online store, To use your existing Canon EF and EF-S lenses, the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M can be purchased for an additional cost of $199.99.

Canon EOS M - White

Canon EOS M Key Features

  • New EF-M lens mount (optimized for APS-C sensor size)
  • 14-bit DIGIC5 processor
  • 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
  • ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expandedCanon EOS M Adapter
  • 4.3 fps continuous shooting, 3 fps with AF tracking
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection for amazing results even when shooting at night
  • Advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters provide added versatility
  • Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds
  • 1040k dot 3:2 touch-sensitive ClearView II LCD (capacitative type, multi-touch support)
  • Standard EOS hot-shoe for external flash (no built-in flash)

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