With just about every major camera company releasing mirrorless cameras within the last few years, everyone has been wondering if canon would ever follow the same route. It seems that now they have. Except this time they aren’t just aiming for photographers, they seem to be aiming for the video market as well.
The new Canon EOS M Camera uses EF-M mount lenses, but also benefits from all EF and EF-S lenses with an available adapter that is sold separately or in one of the available kits. The EOS M has many of the same components as the new T4i/650D. One other great thing about it, is that it also boasts the new Digic 5 processor, the Canon’s latest engine that is also found in the EOS 1DX.
Here is a summary of the EOS M specifications:
- 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- Full HD Movie with Focus Tracking
- 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
- Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
- Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
- Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera
The EOS M seems to be a great little package to get great shots in tight spots, especially when you need something light to put up in a high place, get a great abstract angle, or even put in your backpack or purse. The only thing that may suffer is the lack of non-touch screen controls. The touch screen is open to damage and then you are limited to the buttons found outside of the touch screen. That is where the T4i wins the battle.
It will be interesting to see how this camera will test in the real world with drops, scrapes, and traveling damage. It is said to be released some time in October, just in time for the holiday season. The video below from Digital Camera World seems to be a great preview of what to expect from the camera, but until I test it myself, I cannot say that is a better choice than the T4i/650D. We are in a great era of photography and video devices, and its exciting to see what will come out next!
What do you think about the new EOS M?
Would you choose the T4i/650D over the EOS M?
Let us know in the comments below!
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