Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Pancake Lens

Finally Canon have come to the mirrorless party and will be bringing out the new Canon EOS M camera.


Featured on the camera is the new EF-M 22mm f2 STM pancake lens. This lens will join the new STM range of EF lens – the 40mm STM and 18-135mm STM lenses. I assume there will be an adapter to take EF-M mount to EF mount lenses.

I can’t wait to see what picture quality this camera will provide.  Due to the size of the camera I expect there will be an APS-C sized sensor (same size as the Canon EOS 650D).

The new Canon EOS M camera has a hot shoe to add an external flash. My guess is the Canon 320EX Speedlight will be best suited for this camera due to the newly developed sensor capable of recording full HD video (similar to the Canon EOS 650D) which will allow full time auto focus tracking. Something the Nikon DSLR’s have had for a while now.

This camera would be a great addition to any DSLR photography kit you may have already.  Due to the small metal body the camera seems like it will be able to go anywhere and cover almost any photography project.

It will be very interesting to see the low light capabilities from the Canon EOS M compared with the Olympus OM-D EM5, Fujifilm X Pro 1, Panasonic GX1, Nikon V1 and Sony NEX 7 cameras. I imagine the performance will be on the ball with the camera manufactured in Japan.

Some of the standout features this camera may have are:

Full HD movie recording – 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)

Phase detection pixels

APS-C CMOS sized sensor

1,040,000 dot 3 inch touch screen

6 white balance presets

Digic 5 processor

Scrolling mode dials on the touch screen (same as the Canon EOS 650D)

EyeFi – wirelessly send your photos to a mobile device or network for easy sharing (via the Canon app)

I estimate the availability of the new Canon EOS M camera to be very soon as Canon are in the process of celebrating their 75 year.

I received these cupcakes from Canon a few days ago to celebrate the occasion (the chocolate one was the best!)

Until next time – Happy Shooting!

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