Canon have now officially announced the release of a new mirrorless compact camera called the EOS-M. Featuring an 18.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 imaging processor and a 3-inch 1.04MP smudge-resistant touchscreen, the camera weighs a cool 265g and measures just 10.86 x 6.65 x 3.23 cm.
max resolution: 5184 x 3456
effective pixels: 18.0 megapixels
sensor type: CMOS
ISO: 100 – 12800 (25600 with boost)
screen size: 3.0 inches
shutter speed: 1/4000 sec – 60 sec
continuous drive: 4.3 fps
format: MPEG-4, H.264
resolution: 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
With a release date of October, 2012, Canon hope the EOS-M will bring the high-end specs of DSLR’s to the regular point-and-shoot market. The black kit has a set retail price of $800 (approx. £500) with the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM pancake lens while the zoom lens will be available separately at $300 (approx. £190). A white version will also be sold exclusively through Canon’s online store.