Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Canon EOS-M, Canon's Mirrorless camera!



I just read that Canon has a mirrorless camera!

I'm very excited by this.
It's called the EOS M and it's the smallest EOS camera that Canon makes.
Physically, it's rougly about the size of Canon's Powershot G12, albeit  thinner through the mid section.

Canon EOS-M














Here's the good stuff-
1. It's small
2. Mirrorless
3. Interchangeable Lens with an EF Adapter for using Canon's L series and other EF and EF-S lenses.
4. New EF-M 18-55 f 3.5-5.6 STM and EF-M 22m F/2 STM lenses.
5. Large APS-C sensor (18 megapixels) Digit 5 processor. (Bears a striking resemblance to the EOS Rebel T4i)
6. Hotshoe to attach Canon's Speedlite Series Flashes. The EOS M has no onboard flash.
7. 3 inch Capacitive Touch Screen.
8. Continuous Auto Focus in video, the auto focus takes advantage of Canon's Hybrid CMOSS sensor.
9. Video frame rates are 24 / 25 / 30 fps @ 1920 X 1080 The EOS M has built in stereo microphones.
10. Has a microphone input.
11. Still image shooting at 4.3 Frames per second! That's very quick!

Should the EOS-M camera have the video abilities of Canon's other EOS series camera's out there, I maybe buying one.
I think Canon's video performance is really pretty good overall and I've been thinking about buying a Canon EOS DSLR for video for some time now.
In my opinion, this camera sets just below a EOS Rebel series and right above the best PowerShot Series.
I personally think it's geared more towards video users and that's fine with me.
I already have some Canon lenses and other Canon accessories and being able to interchangeable lenses,
 may fill that empty spot in my camera bag, nicely.
Estimated street price is around $800-1000.00.
The release is supposed to be in October..
That's gives plenty of time to see some sample video and some test shots.
Plus, better information from sources more capable than I.
Canon has more information, specifications and details listed here- Canon Website


Here's some links to other websites that have some better information, and pictures.
DPreview-
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-m/

Gizmodo-
http://gizmodo.com/5928129/canon-eos-m-finally-a-tiny-camera-designed-to-slurp-hd-video-that-slays?comment=51191547


Cnet-
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-eos-m/4505-6501_7-35401433.html