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Canon EOS-M Hands-On Preview

We go hands on with the new Canon EOS-M, the new mirrorless camera from Canon, with EF-M lens mount.

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Canon Eos M (1)

The first thing you notice about the Canon EOS-M when you pick it up is how compact it is, the second is it's rather plain, but functional styling, with a basic design on the back of the camera, it is very similar to other compact Canon Powershot cameras, such as the Canon Powershot S100.

Canon Eos M (11)

With the 22mm EF-M lens the camera system is quite compact, and would be almost pocketable (depending on course of the size of your pockets), but with the 18-55mm kit-zoom lens, the camera is rather more chunky and suffers from the same fate as other mirrorless camera with large zoom lenses, where you tend to lose the size advantage.

Canon Eos M (2)

We plan to review the camera when available, and with the same or similar APS-C sized sensor as the Canon EOS 650D we expect image quality to be impressive.

Canon EOS-M Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Canon EOS-M Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels18Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5184
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)22.3mm
Sensor Size (height)14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,040,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Manual
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • ESP Light Metering
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4.3fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS30, 25,24
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLP-E12 Lithium Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)230shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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Photographs taken using the Canon EOS-M

Snowy sheepHigh Rigg from LatriggBlack and WhiteMisty morning sheepParndon MillRosesMaisieTreesPishoberry ParkTulipslong way homeCropPalladian Bridge Stowe Gardens NT (Infrared)

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