Canon unveils EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
by Lim Pei Hao & Loh Ving Sung
23 July 2012 – Canon has introduced the new EOS M today, the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera from the company.
On the surface, the new EOS M has a relative small body, similar to Nikon’s 1 series or Sony’s NEX series and weighs only 262g without lens. Canon adopts a similar image sensor from the EOS 600D and 650D to be fitted in the EOS M. It has an 18.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with DIGIC 5 image processor. It supports a native ISO range of 100 to 12800 and is expandable to 25600. The camera is capable of continuous shooting at 4.3fps. It also comes with a 3-inch display with multi-touch support.
In addition, EOS M supports a new range of EOS M lens, as well as existing EF and EF-S lenses by using a mount adapter. The only drawback is the camera has no built-in flash.
Marc G (left) and Denise Keller (right) were giving us a walkthrough about the EOS M
The EOS M comes in four colours – Black, Silver, White and Red. It will be available from October in three bundles:
a) EOS M (black) with the EF-M22mm f/2 STM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
b) EOS M (black or red) with the EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
c) EOS M (available in all four colours) with EP-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Speedlite 90EX.
No official pricing is announced yet, but it is estimated to be priced around RM 3000.