NOT a DSLR: Canon introduces “mirrorless” EOS M, a still camera and Advanced Motion Capture Device with an APS-C-sized CMOS sensor.
The camera’s “pocket” size, image quality, advanced motion capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses, (with adapter), make the EOS M notable. EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects also includes: *Manual exposure control *Multiple resolution frame rates *Built-in stereo microphone *Manual audio level adjustment *Video Snapshot mode with touch-screen editing 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting from bright to dim light and high performance Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality video and photos Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive video capture experience 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 Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2 Along with the EOS M, Canon is also introducing two new M-series lenses – with new EOS M mounts –that include STM technology allowing for smooth and silent focusing when paired with Hybrid CMOS AF. The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens is ideal for shooting video and still images.
The fixed focal length lens has a great capacity for gathering light with an incredible aperture of f/2 and when combined with the camera’s APS-C image sensor, provides beautiful bright images and background blur for both video and stills. For more focal range versatility, Canon is also introducing the new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which provides videographers and photographers with a variable zoom range for general use with video recording or photographing. Both lenses are designed specifically for use with the EOS M digital camera. In addition to the two lenses, any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses can be used with the EOS M with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. Using the adapter allows the camera to be fully integrated into the EOS ecosystem of lenses. The EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $799.99.