- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 10.9 x 6.7 cm ; 259 g
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Batteries Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: 6609B033
- ASIN: B008NENG1A
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 7 2013
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,653 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Compact Systems Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF-M 22mm STM Lens
|Price:||CDN$ 632.03 FREE SHIPPING.|
- 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, ISO 100-12800; expandable to 25600 (H)
- Hybrid CMOS AF and Multi Shot Noise Reduction
- EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
- Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S lenses (Optional EF Lens Adapter is required)
- Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
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Inspired by EOS technology, Canon developed the new EOS M Digital Camera. Canon introduced the market to Full HD video capture with smooth, quiet continuous autofocus made possible by Movie Servo AF and STM lenses, advanced CMOS sensor technology, and the processing power of DIGIC 5. The EOS M Digital Camera leverages these key technologies to deliver high-quality moving and still images with creativity provided by Canon’s extensive family of interchangeable lenses.Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm.
From the Manufacturer
For those looking to capture superb quality Full HD video, the EOS M Digital Camera offers a number of advantages. Offering a large APS-C sized sensor, the camera is able to deliver shallow depth-of-field for achieving impressive cine-style results and the ability to capture clean, high-quality video, even under very low-light conditions.
With the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, the camera is also compatible with Canon's extensive family of EF lenses for boundless creativity.
Capable of shooting in a number of recording sizes and frame rates, the EOS M Digital Camera continues Canon's tradition of performance, quality and simplicity. The EOS M Digital Camera enables easy manual control of focus and exposure. It also automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption.
Movie Servo AF allows continuous autofocus tracking of moving subjects while recording video. When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, Movie Servo AF takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF.
|Resolution & Recording Sizes ||Frame Rates ||Recording Time Based on 8 GB Memory Card|
|Full HD |
1920 x 1080
|30 fps (29.97) ||Maximum Recording Time||29 min. 59 sec. |
|25 fps – PAL standard ||Total Recording Time (approximately) ||1920 x 1080 (Full HD)||22 min.|
|24 fps (23.976) ||1280 x 720 (HD)||22 min.|
1280 x 720
|60 fps (59.94) ||640 x 480 (SD)||1 hr. 32 min.|
|50 fps – PAL standard ||Recording Time Based on 16 GB Memory Card |
|Standard Definition (SD) |
640 x 480
|30 fps (29.97) ||Maximum Recording Time||29 min. 59 sec.|
|25 fps – PAL standard ||Total Recording Time (approximately)||1920 x 1080 (Full HD)||44 min. |
|1280 x 720 (HD)||44 min. |
|640 x 480 (SD)||3 hr. 4 min. |
Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment
The EOS M Digital Camera has an internal stereo microphone for high-quality audio capture and a wind filter feature to reduce wind noise when shooting outdoors. Sound recording levels can be manually (up to 64 different levels) or automatically controlled. A built-in attenuator is also provided to reduce audio clipping. For more advanced audio recording, the EOS M Digital Camera is compatible with many third-party electret condenser microphones with a 3.5mm diameter plug.
With the Video Snapshot feature, the EOS M Digital Camera can capture short video clips (of 2, 4 or 8 seconds) then combine them automatically into one video file as a snapshot or highlights “album.” With no editing required after shooting, the compiled video is perfect for sharing online or displaying directly on an HDTV via the camera's HDMI port. Additionally, stills can be recorded during video shooting simply by pressing the camera’s shutter button. During playback, video clips in an album can now be reordered or deleted.
Extraordinary Image Quality and Processing Power
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
The EOS M Digital Camera features Canon’s amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Perfect for enlargements or for cropping detailed portions of the composition, the EOS M Digital Camera’s sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range. This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency and has center pixels that aid in the EOS M Digital Camera’s accurate AF performance. This APS-C size sensor creates an effective 1.6x field of view (compared to 35mm format).
Versatile ISO Range for shooting in a wide variety of lighting conditions
Thanks to its DIGIC 5 Image Processor, the EOS M Digital Camera features a versatile ISO range of ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording and ISO100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting. The EOS M Digital Camera, with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor's remarkable noise-reduction technology, delivers outstanding performance in low light for incredible video and photos.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor
The EOS M Digital Camera features Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor works with the camera’s CMOS sensor to deliver images with incredible detail in more situations, without the need for artificial light sources. With the power of the DIGIC 5 Image Processor the EOS M Digital Camera can achieve higher ISO sensitivity and even perform advanced functions like HDR Backlight Control, art filters, lens correction and much more. The brilliant “brain” of the camera, this engine supercharges every facet of image capture.
Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos.
The EOS M Digital Camera uses a hybrid AF system to deliver incredibly speedy and accurate focus. Its CMOS sensor has center-mounted pixels that are used for phase-difference AF. Phase difference AF is incredibly fast for general distance determination, while contrast AF is incredibly accurate, no matter the location of the focus point. By capitalizing on the strengths of phase-difference and contrast AF systems, the EOS M Digital Camera achieves precise AF, fast.
Sharp and Clear, with Tactile Controls
Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF
The EOS M Digital Camera comes with a newly engineered, Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II. Using the same capacitive technology as today’s popular mobile devices, this new screen is touch-sensitive and delivers intuitive touch panel operation. Two finger touch gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The additional benefit of Touch AF makes it fast and easy to focus on any subject, by simply touching it on the screen. Displaying fine detail (at approximately 1.04 million pixels), this screen is perfect for composing and reviewing images. Thanks to a new, solid construction between the monitor’s resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, reflections are minimized, and the display can be viewed, without glare, from any number of angles. The LCD’s surface is treated with a smudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints and maintain a bright, clear image display.
A Comprehensive System Of EOS Optics
Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses (optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required)
The EOS M Digital Camera features a new style lens mount, called EF-M. Besides the dedicated EF-M lenses, the camera is compatible with the entire family of Canon EF and EF-S lenses by attaching the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. When the adapter is used, the image quality of the lens is preserved, with no light loss or change to image stabilization.
From fisheye to telephoto and everywhere in between, Canon offers the most comprehensive lens collection on the planet, with the finest optics and most advanced technologies for whatever application is at hand.
When shooting video with one of Canon’s new STM lenses, the camera’s Movie Servo AF feature takes advantage of the lens’ stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous AF.
Effects for Dramatic and Gorgeous Results
Handheld Night Scene mode
Accessible right on the EOS M Digital Camera’s Mode Dial, Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas, delivering results previously impossible without the use of a tripod. By shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, the EOS M Digital Camera’s Handheld Night Scene mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple.
HDR Backlight Control mode
The EOS M Digital Camera’s HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark. By shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images, the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.
Seven Creative Filters, plus new Art Bold Effect and Water Painting Effect
Adding to the fun and creative possibilities available with the EOS M Digital Camera are seven different creative filters that can dramatically alter the mood and visual effect of any particular scene. Creative Filters include Grainy Black and White, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect and new filters: Art Bold Effect (makes the photos look like an oil painting, with subjects appearing three-dimensional), and Water Painting Effect (photos are altered to look like a water-colored painting). Since the filters can be applied to the image after shooting, it’s easy to try several effects on the same shot. These creative effects can also be applied to video, for additional imaginative fun.
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS M Digital Camera features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera’s sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor alone. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever new feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.
|EOS M Digital Camera Body |
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
Neck Strap EM-100DB
Battery Pack LP-E12
Battery Charger LC-E12
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
EOS Digital Solution Disk, Camera Instruction Manual and Software Instruction Manual CD
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Top Customer Reviews
I was looking for a more compact camera while keeping the same image quality as my DSLR and this does the job. Initially I did not consider this for various reasons:
* Reputedly slow auto-focus
* Mediocre battery life
* No optical viewfinder (even a crappy one is really useful to extend batter life by turning off the display)
* Many controls are via the touchscreen only
* No built in flash
However, at the reduced price, it looked like it was worth a chance. At the price point, it beats any of the super compacts for image quality hands down. And when comparing to its peers, it is significantly cheaper. I'm glad I took the chance.
+ Image quality is fantastic when paired with the EF-M lenses. I mostly use the EF-M 22 because it is so compact (fits in a coat pocket if not quite pants pocket). Feels like a solidly built lens and by all accounts, optically is very good as well.
+ Battery life turns out ok. I can head out for the day and not worry about running out of batteries. I might have to charge it after a heavy, heavy day, but I'm not a pro-photographer. It is definitely not as good as my DSLR, but I'm not complaining as it isn't holding me back.
+ The auto-focus is NOT as fast as DSLR so if you are doing sports or kids, this is not the camera for you. But with the firmware update, it is now average amongst the mirrorless peers, so complaints are not valid here I think. I believe Olympus handily beats it, but Leica, Fuji, etc. seem to be on par.
+ Touch screen is fantastic quality, great responsiveness.Read more ›
I have owned a range of Canon equipment from the point-and-shoot models to the professional 5D and 1D models. The Canon M has become my favourite camera for everyday family photography.
A few quick observations:
The camera uses an 18 megapixel APS-C sensor (equivalent to the 18 megapixel APS-C sensor in Canon DSLR models such as the T4i, 60D, and 7D). This sensor is about 30 times larger than the sensor in the Canon point-and-shoot models.
The sensor has good resolution and ISO range (not surprising for a modern APS-C sensor). I've taken some nice photos and video during hockey games and music performances. Both situations are notorious for difficult lighting.
The camera has a touch sensitive screen used for control. In automatic mode, the camera is a very high quality point-and-shoot. In non-automatic mode, the traditional P (program), Tv (Time value), Av (Aperture value), and M (manual) modes are available. The info button enables icons around the edge of the screen and touching an icon brings up choices to change the value. The interface is very tablet-like and easy to use. Reviewing pictures is also tablet-like. After pressing the traditional 'review' button with the triangle symbol, pinching and unpinching the image will zoom and swiping left and right will move to the previous or next image.
The EF-M 22mm f/2 lens has a reputation as a very sharp, fast lens on web photo forums. My own experience confirms this.Read more ›