Canon joins the Mirrorless camera race with EOS M

Canon announced today the new Compact System Camera — the EOS M — EOS quality that is as easy to use as it is to carry.

The EOS M has been developed alongside the new EOS 650D digital SLR camera and shares many components, including the 18 megapixel APS-C sensor with on-chip phase detection AF and the DiG!C 5 image processor. The removal of the mirrorbox assembly and viewfinder allows the camera to be around 50% lighter and significantly smaller while enabling the same high level of image quality.

Quality extends to renowned EOS performance features including outstanding low-light shooting with an ISO range of 100 —12800 expandable to 25600 (H) and 4.3 frame-per-second high-speed burst shooting (One Shot AF).

The EOS M places control at your fingertips with a capacitive Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1.04 million dots) with smudge-resistant coating. Multi-touch operation enables Touch Focus and Touch Shutter operation as well as familiar reviewing gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Moreover, the Feature Guide provides simple on-screen explanations of features as they are selected.

Along with the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

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