Canon Announces First EOS M Mirrorless 18 MegaPixel Camera

Updated on 24th July with Singapore Press Release

Canon finally announces its first mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M 18 MegaPixels camera with APS-C sensor. It comes in 4 colors and will be available from October 2012. Pricing is still a question mark (although the US sites are saying a RRP or USD799.99).

The EOS M does not come with an optical view finder or EVF. One of the best features (I believe) is that it can use existing EF lenses with an adapter.

With the launch of this EOS M, Canon also launches 2 lenses to accompany it. They are: –

  • EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens
  • Optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

Product Specifications and Features:

  • EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects also includes:
  •  Manual exposure control
  • Multiple resolution frame rates
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Manual audio level adjustment
  • Video Snapshot mode with touch-screen editing
  • 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording, ISO 100 – 12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting from bright to dim light and high performance Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality video and photos
  • Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos
  • Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive video capture experience
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection for amazing results even when shooting at night
  • Advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters provide added versatility
  • Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
  • Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
  • Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2

I have yet to receive the local (Singapore) press release. Here is the US version (I will change to the Singapore version once I have it.