The recently unveiled Canon EOS M camera aims at delivering professional quality HD video capture along with continuous AF through the CMOS sensor technology. This 18MP snapper takes its place amongst the EOS family with 2 new lenses in tow and support for the entire Canon EF and EF-S lens lineup through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.
For detailed and rich low-light image quality, the device houses an 18MP APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor which can be coupled with the 2 new lenses, namely the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, designed especially for the company’s latest camera format. For better focus whilst recording moving objects, users will have the EOS FHD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF at their disposal.
“The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. The camera’s size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision,” commented Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
In addition to the aforementioned attributes, the camera features the Hybrid CMOS AF that’s capable of delivering quick AF speeds for capturing videos and images. The Canon EOS M is fitted with a 3-inch Clear View LCD monitor II multi-touch display with a smudge-resistant coating for smooth navigation and rich visuals. Photographers will be able to carry out gesture inputs such as pinch-to-zoom and swiping as well as Touch AF for an enhanced experience.
The Canon EOS M release date is scheduled for sometime this October. For price details, the camera along with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will jointly retail for approximately $799.99. The company will also offer a white version of the snapper exclusively through its online store in the US.