Canon to enter mirrorless camera market


While Canon make some of the best DSLR cameras around, they haven’t yet made their move into the mirrorless camera market like Olympus and Panasonic. That’s about to change though. Canon will release their first mirrorless camera in September under the name of the EOS M.

The Canon EOS M packs the skills of an SLR, while not being that much bigger than a compact camera. Featuring an 18 megapixel camera, the EOS M also has a DIGIC 5 processor, capable of shooting 4.3 frames per second. While ISO is 12,800 to 25,600. It is also capable of recording 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. Like the Canon EOS 650D, the EOS M features Canon’s Movie Servo Autofocus, which provides a continuous autofocus while recording. There is no viewfinder on the EOS M, instead it uses a 3 inch LCD touch screen. Most of the controls are also done via the touch screen as physical controls on the body itself are minimal.

The EOS M will cost £770 with an EF-M 18-55 lens, or with a 22mm f/2 pancake lens and adapter, it will set you back £880. Alternatively you can pick up both lenses with the camera for £950. The lens adapted singularly costs £130 but, it is worth it. The Mount Adapted EF-EOS M accessory allows you to add any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses.

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