Canon Announces EOS M Mirrorless Camera With 18MP For $800

Posted Jul 23, 2012

Canon has announced the EOS M mirror less camera.  The camera has an interchangeable lens and it is built in a magnesium alloy body with a stainless steel front panel.  The EOS M has an 18-megapixel APS-C image sensor.  The chassis measures at 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm, which means that the camera is slightly more compact than its rivals like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, which measures at 108 x 67 x 37mm.  The EOS M can record videos at 1080p and it has a 31-point autofocus system with a Digic 5 image processor.  The EOS 5 has a 1,040k-dot, 3-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, similar to the EOS 650D.  Frames can be shoot at 4.3fps in burst-mode.  The ISO range can reach 25,600.

Canon also announced two new EF-M-mount lenses.  The lens are the EF-M 22mm F2 STM prime lens (for a 35mm equivalent focal lenght of roughly 35mm) and the EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom.  Both of these lenses feature Canon’s Stepper Motor Technology for smoother autofocus.

The Canon EOS M is expected to arrive in stores across Asia in early October.  The price is expected to be around $800.