It looks like Canon has done it again with releasing another camera that pretty much takes away the spotlight from Nikon. Introducing the new the EOS-M camera’s 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor, I’ll admit that I’m already liking it more than the Nikon’s mirrorless J1 and V1 bodies with a smaller sensor. What makes it even a better deal is that the new Canon EOS-M will come bundle with a pancake 22mm f/2.0 STM lens, which will create some gorgeous bokeh on its big sensor. At the price of $799 though, I’m not sure I’d be willing to pick up one of these as my P&S; but if the price drops down to below about $550 for a used one, I might. I hate to say this, but if I was asked what a good P&S camera is for someone who enjoys great quality without getting a true DSLR, I’d most likely recommend this body. It really sounds like the shrunk the 650D/T4i to be this sexy body.
Canon EOS M key features:
- New EF-M lens mount (optimized for APS-C sensor size)
- 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
- Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
- 14-bit DIGIC5 processor
- ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
- 4.3 fps continuous shooting, 3 fps with autofocus 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 (capacitative type, multi-touch support)
- Standard EOS hot-shoe for external flash (no built-in flash)
- ‘Creative Filters’ image-processing controls, previewed live on-screen
DPReview has already gotten their hands on the new body and taken it for a test. Be sure to head over their website and read the full review of the Canon EOS-M.