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Canon EOS M what you need to know

EOS M SILVER FSL w EF-M 18-55mm IS STM-580-100


This is the first Canon's compact system camera or mirrorless system camera, the Canon EOS M. The camera has 19 million pixel APS-C format CMOS sensor. The camera is aimed for those who want DSLR quality photos, but might find themselves overwhelmed with all the controls on offer.


The Design

It looks like a Mini version of the EOS 650D, apart from the lens mount and from behine it look similar to IXUS model. The camera has an APS-C sensor size which is what most of the photographers looking for. The camera is not a full-frame size. The camera comes with the same DIGIC 5 image processor, the resolution touchscreen LCD and the hybrid autofocus system like the EOS 650D.

The camera is compact and comfortable to hold, can easy put in your pocket, it only weigh 298g, however is not the smallest one as the camera use a large sensor. The body has a metal frame which makes the camera to feel solid


The back of the camera there is 3-inch, 1,040k-dot display screen which is bright and vibrant. There is no viewfinder neither the option for it as the camera does not have enough accessory port at the back.

All controls are easy accessible. Shooting mode on EOS M falls to the three-position dial around the shutter button. Offering Canon's Auto mode, which automatically selects scenes for you, a flick of the dial moves between normal stills shooting, or video.

The middle position offers the most appeal for photographers, in the absence of a proper mode dial, these core camera controls are accessed via the display on the rear.

EOS M WHITE FRT w EF-M 18-55mm IS STM w SPEEDLITE 90EX-580-100

It is not easy to access the camera's setting compare to other model like DSLR, though is not a big deal. Navigation of the controls works either via the four-way d-pad controller button, which also offers a thumb dial for changing things like the aperture in aperture priority mode, but with a touch display, you can pretty much just poke what you want.

The camera need lenses, there is two type of lenses the campany launched in the EF-M range, which is closer to the sensor in the M than in Canon's APS-C format DSLRs. One is a 22mm f/2.0 pancake lens, and the other is a 18-55mm IS zoom. Both are compact and keep the new camera's overall size to a minimum. This reduction in the flange depth is a key part of making the Canon M smaller than a DSLR, and it's possible because there's no mirror that could foul the end of lens.

The adapter's main function is to extend the EF-M flange-back distance from 18mm to the longer-distanced 44mm flange-back of Canon's EOS DSLR systems. To prove the point, we strapped up the EOS M with one of Canon's largest lenses, the EF 800mm ;prime, which will cost you £15,260. No is not a mistake it is £15,260. The adapter does a pretty good job, but If you have existingCanon EF;or EF-S glass, you'll have no problems using it with the EOS M.

The Canon EOS M has a 1.6x focal length magnification factor, so the 18-55mm lens produces a view equivalent to a 28.8-88mm lens, while the 22mm optic is equivalent to a 35mm lens.

EOS M BLACK SIDE RIGHT w EF-S 18-135 IS STM16by9-580-90

A hotshoe sits on the top of the camera and included in the box is the new Speedlite 90EX flash. It's a small flash unit, so illumination will be limited, but we'd expect it to perform better than an in-camera flash would. It also has another surprise, which is a wireless flash controller (built into the flash unit, rather than the camera body). Once installed you get access to reemote flash controls.

There is a stereo mic on the top of the camera body to support your video soundtrack, therefore you can ass mic to boost the audio perfomance.


The Image is the key area of importance for the EOS M, the image quality is very clear. The camera will cost you aroung £769 and will be launched in October.

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