The prospect of carrying around a DSLR is a daunting one. To say the least they’re cumbersome cameras, but on the upside they take amazing photos that put most if not all point and shoot cameras to shame. However, in recent years there has been an influx of pocketable DSLRs, thanks to the likes of Olympus, Nikon, and a few others. Now joining the ranks is Canon, who today officially introduced the EOS M Digital Camera.
It’s a mirrorless setup that promises stunning images, crisp HD video, and a depth of field that promises to take on its bigger brother. In fact, the EOS M Digital Camera boasts a comparable technical setup to that of Canon’s Rebel T4i. And by that we’re referring to Canon’s hybrid CMOS AF that is said to deliver fast autofocus speed for video and photos – it combines phase-difference AF and contrast AF to achieve operational stability, speed and precision. For those shooting in low light, or bright, the EOS M digital camera’s IOS can range from 100 – 12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) in still mode, or 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording. There is also an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and a 3-inch 1.04MP smudge resistant touchscreen that boast pinch to zoom and touch to AF (there is no electronic viewfinder, though one can be added using the built-in hot shoe).
The EOS M Digital Camera will ship with Canon’s newest pancake lens, the the EF-M 22mm, which is capable of reaching an f-stop of 2. That being said, the total weight will be 14.2 ounces, though you can probably adjust for some extra fat when you attach the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, though that’s a caveat we’re willing to accept for a greater focal length.
Canon’s EOS M Digital Camera will ship this October with the EF-M 22mm lens for $799.99. It will be available in black or white. The optional 18-55mm kit will sell for $299.99, though you’ll be able to buy an adapter to use the EOS M with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.