Canon unveils new EOS M compact system camera
Canon has announced a brand new interchangeable lens camera that combines EOS digital SLR quality with the convenience of a compact.
The Canon EOS M shares many components of the new EOS 650D digital SLR camera including the 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and the Digic 5 image processor.
The EOS M has also done away with the mirror box assembly and the viewfinder which makes it 59 per cent smaller and up to 50 per cent lighter than the EOS 650D.
At launch the EOS M will have two specially designed new lenses – the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM ultra compact pancake lens.
Users can also use the complete line of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses with an optional mount adaptor.
The EOS M will also be able to shoot full high definition video and provide touch screen operation through the device’s 3-inch LCD screen.
The Canon EOS M will be available in October. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date.