Canon jumps into the Mirrorless camera market with the new EOS-M which will be their first interchangeable lens EOS camera. This new camera will compete directly with offerings from Sony, Nikon, Olympus and others.
Combining the imaging quality of a DSLR with the convenience of a point and shoot, it features an 18MP APS-C sensor, a DIGIC 5 image processor, and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot touch-screen LCD. It comes bundled with a 22mm f/2.0 STM lens for continuous and quiet autofocus when shooting video or stills. It has an expandable ISO of up to 25600, and full HD movie mode with the recently introduced Movie Servo AF system.
The "Cropping" with the APS-C sensor is 1.6X which is the same as the Canon non-full frame DSLR offerings.
The EOS-M bundled with the new 22mm EF-M lens will retail for $799.99 which prices it at the same point as Canon's "Professional" point-and-shoot the G1X.
You can place your pre-order on Amazon.com here.
The BW Photography examiner will be bringing you more details about the EOS-M as they are released and discussing whether this new camera will have a place in your bag. We will also discuss the other new lens offerings.