Canon EOS M

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The Canon EOS M of 2012 arrived late in the market for mirrorless digital system cameras.

Canon designed a second series of EOS autofocus lenses incompatible with the ones for Canon autofocus SLRs and DSLRs. Of course an adapter is available for the old lenses.

It uses a 18MP APS-C CMOS based sensor and able to capture images with a maximum resolution of 5184 x 3456 pixels. Video can be recorded in 1920x1080 resolution at 30, 25 or 24 fps in the MOV format container and H.264 compression. The audio is recorded in stereo. There is a time limit of 30 minutes per clip. Movie mode does offer autofocus. The body is made of magnesium-alloy, and is available in four colours black, white, silver and red. It has no built-in flash, but instead uses a EOS compatible hot shoe. It is often bundled with Canon's Speedlite 90EX. Composition is with the camera's 3 inch 1040k dot, colour LCD touch screen. Storage is with SDXC cards.

At the end of 2013 a newer updated EOS M2 model was announced. Many regions decided not to distribute this model revision due to excessive inventory of the original model. During launch it was available in Japan, China and Korea. It uses a new autofocus sensor and has built-in Wi-Fi. The bodies are available in black and white.