Is the Canon EOS M the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera you have been waiting for?
The APS-C 18 megapixel hybrid CMOS sensor in the Canon EOS M is capable of turning out DSLR-quality images
A 3.0-inch Clear View LCD II touch screen on the rear allows users to select different shooting modes and settings via the on-screen icons
A Hybrid AF System in the Canon EOS M features 31 AF points and gives speedy and accurate AF when shooting stills or movies
The Canon EOS M will be available from October 2012 in red, silver, white and black
The Canon EOS M can shoot a maximum of 4.3 frames per second in continuous mode, or 3 fps with autofocus tracking
The EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a portable standard zoom for the Canon EOS M
Designed for the Canon EOS M, the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will retail for $300
The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens features Stepper Motor technology for smooth AF performance
Designed for the Canon EOS M, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens will sell for $250.
Along with the EOS M, Canon has also announced two lenses for the new EF-M mount, the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom and the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens
While the Canon EOS M has no built-in flash, it will ship with the new Speedlite 90EX flash unit as standard ... in some countries
Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M has also been announced which allows you to attach any Canon EF or EF-S lens to the EOS M
The Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M comes in handy if you already have a lot of Canon glass
The Speedlite 90EX will retail for $150 with the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M $200
With offerings from competitors including Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung and Sony already on the market - some for a couple of years now - it was only a matter of time before Canon launched its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Now, after years of rumor and speculation it's finally here. The EOS M is a compact-sized camera with a large sensor which works with new EF-M mount lenses (or EF lenses with an adapter).
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