Canon EOS M

Last Updated (27 July’13):
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Canon EOS M is a 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor Mirrorless Digital Camera with DIGIC 5 Image Processor. It features Full HD Movie recording with Focus Tracking, Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation, Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video, ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H), and has a 3.0-inch Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots, it also compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.28 x 2.62 x 1.27″ / 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3 mm and weight 9.24 oz / 262 g body only.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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Canon EOS M Reviews

Techradar reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“On the whole the Canon EOS M impresses. It’s a nice, solid-feeling camera that offers plenty of control to the enthusiast, without daunting its more novice target market.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“In conclusion it is the picture quality that counts however, and we were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the output from the EOS M.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameralabs reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“Like the T4i / 650D, the EOS M has built in lens aberration correction, by default (and used here) Peripheral illumination correction (vignetting) is enabled and Chromatic aberration correction is disabled. Moving on to the fourth and final crop from the edge of the frame, this is nice and sharp with plenty of fine detail, the balcony dividers are crisply defined and you can make out some detail in the roof tiles and brickwork at the bottom of the crop.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Popcultureonline reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“the EOS M is definitely not aimed at the enthusiast mirrorless market, it is still a very decent camera. Sure the autofocus is nowhere close to the likes of the Panasonic GH3, the Olympus OMD-EM5 or its EOS DSLR brothers, it more than makes up for it with good image quality.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Petapixel reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“The Canon EOS M is a camera that falls one big step short of being a fantastic mirrorless camera. If only it had an autofocus system as solid as its other specs and attributes, it’d be a camera that we’d recommend in a heartbeat to both serious photographers and casual consumers.”
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Cameralabs reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“As a first-generation model the EOS M is inevitably a little rough around the edges and lacking some features enthusiasts hoped for, but equally it delivers what many others have been wanting for ages: a small body with DSLR quality and EF lens compatibility.”
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PCWorld reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“The EOS M can be taken to any type of event or gathering and provide much better overall image quality and flexibility than a regular compact camera. It can even be the second body in a photographer’s camera bag thanks to its ability to use such a wide range of existing lenses via the adapter. The camera has an ISO range of 100-12800, Full HD movie recording and a speed rating of up 4.3 frames per second.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“In our time with the camera we found it compared equally with the T4i in terms of speed. Its contrast AF was accurate and fairly snappy in a dimly lit conference room, and it had more success with low-contrast subjects in the center of the frame, as you’d expect.”
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Engadget reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“The EOS M feels quite nice in hand, with a smooth, but solid, finish on the black model and a glossy, reflective magnesium alloy coating on the white version. The display is sharp and vibrant, and the touch functionality is accurate and responsive..”
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CNET reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“In terms of video performance, colors in our samples looked pleasingly saturated and contrasty. The camera’s autofocusing speed in video capture is similar when shooting stills. The ILC takes about 1 second to acquire a focus and locks on with a half-press of a button.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Trustedreviews reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“Noise is very well controlled too. From the baseline sensitivity of ISO 100 up to ISO 800 images are pretty much noise free. Above ISO 800 and image noise does become progressively more noticeable. ISO 6400 is just about acceptable, although colour noise does see the image deteriorate quite a bit.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“The adapter allows the EOS M to be seen as a potential back-up body for DSLR users at all levels of expertise because you get all the controls and functions you need (along with a lot you don’t) in a very compact package. The small size of the camera and adapter mean they occupy very little space in a camera bag and their relatively light weight will make them ideal for bushwalkers who need to limit their loads.”
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Imaging-resource reviews the Canon EOS M and writes;
“The Canon EOS M looks to offer a fairly comprehensive video mode, by compact system camera standards. Resolution choices vary from Full HD to standard-def, recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and a .MOV container. “
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Canon EOS M Features

The Canon EOS M comes with high resolution 18.0 MP CMOS APS-C sensor and high performance DIGIC 5 image processor which offer fast functional response, exceptional image quality and sharp detail in photo and video, even in high ISO range up to 100–6400 on video recording and up to 100–12800 on still image shooting. It allows you get incredible video and photos in low light conditions with remarkable low noise result. In addition, this camera uses a hybrid AF system to deliver incredibly speedy and accurate focus.


This camera is able to record Full HD (1080p) video with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, Built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment, manual exposure control, multiple resolution and frame rates, and Video Snapshot with editing. Powered a large APS-C sized sensor, the camera enable you to capture clean, high-quality video, even under very low-light conditions in MOV file format with H.264 compression standard. Moreover, with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, the camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses that allows you to expand your creativity in photography.


The Canon EOS M Digital Camera is equipped with a new Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II with multi-touch operation and Touch AF which is perfect for composing and reviewing images, even in bright light. This camera also offer a Scene Intelligent Auto mode to deliver the best possible exposure for outstanding results when you are shooting at night or dim light situations. There are also advanced imaging features such as Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters which lets you add effects to your images for dramatic and gorgeous results.


Canon EOS M Features:

+ 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor

+ DIGIC 5 Image Processor

+ Full HD 1080p Movie with Focus Tracking

+ 3.0-inch Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots

+ Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation

+ Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video

+ Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses

+ ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)

+ Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera

+ Includes Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Lens


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One Response to “Canon EOS M”

  1. Tom Bruce says:

    Bought this 3 weeks ago and it truly is a thing of beauty. Highly recommended.

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