To all intents and purposes the Canon EOS M a mirror-less version of the recently-announced EOS 650D, but with a simpler interface that's designed to be more approachable for novice users, and obviously much more compact in size.
It is based around a new 'EF-M' lens mount, and two matched lenses will be available at launch: the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM zoom, and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM 'pancake' prime. It's still very much part of the EOS system, and all of the company's existing EF and EF-S SLR lenses can be used.
The EOS M features a compact, magnesium-alloy body, and will be available in four colours.
Canon EOS M key features
- New EF-M lens mount (optimized for APS-C sensor size)
- 18MP APS-C 'Hybrid CMOS' sensor
- Continuous auto-focus in movie mode with subject tracking
- 14-bit DIGIC5 processor
- ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
- 4.3 fps continuous shooting, 3 fps with auto-focus tracking
- 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound (with 25p or 24p options)
- External microphone socket and adjustable sound recording level
- 1040k dot 3:2 touch-sensitive ClearView II LCD (capacitive type, multi-touch support)
- Standard EOS hot-shoe for external flash (no built-in flash)
- 'Creative Filters' image-processing controls, previewed live on-screen