Canon launches new Compact DSLR this October - EOS M


Canon launches new Compact DSLR this October - EOS M
Canon announced today that it will be launching a new addition to the EOS range, the EOS M, this October which will make for the perfect companion to the photography enthusiast (not quite the professional, but certainly not amateur). The companys first ever compact system camera (CSC) the EOS M features DSLR-quality imaging, full HD movie mode with built in video snapshot editing and a variety of creative filters and lighting modes such as fish eye, toy camera effect and grainy B&W. It's compact and stylish chassis houses a 18 megapixel APS-C hybrid CMOS sensor, a Hybrid AF systemthat supports super-fast, accurate AF when shooting stills and movies, an ISO range of 100-12,800 (extendable to 25,600) and a super-fast shutter allowing you to capture split-second action. The inclusion of Canon's DIGIC 5 processor makes for sharp and bright colours and skin tones beautiful, which will no doubt be visible on its 3.0inchClear View LCD II Touch screen.

The EOS M is available in sleek black, glossy white, stylish silver or bold red and launches alongside two new lenses, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom, as well as a new compact EX Speedlite – the Speedlite 90EX flash unit (which joyfully ships as standard). Both new lenses feature new Stepper Motor technology for exceptionally smooth AF performance, as well as precision Canon optics, while their compact designs offer the perfect form-factor to complement the camera’s pocket-sized body. For those who want to push their images even further, the EOS M can also utilise Canon’s extensive range of over 70 EF lenses with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS M although it comes at a price.

Canon EOS M range in black, white, silver and red
Canon EOS M range in black, white, silver and redEnlarge Enlarge

EOS M – key features

18MP APS-C Hybrid CMOS sensor
The quality of a digital SLR in a compact body
Scene Intelligent Auto
Be versatile with interchangeable lenses

Create out-of-focus backgrounds for high impact

Easy-to-use touch-screen

Atmospheric photos in low light

Full-HD video with Video Snapshot Mode

Pricing and Availability
The EOS M plusEF-M 22mm f/2 STM is expected to come in at around $799.99 and € 895 RRP incl. VAT and will be available from October 2012.

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