A quick glance of the EOS M’s specs reveals that the camera is pretty much like a mini Canon 650D, the 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor seems to be the same in both cameras. Maximum resolution is 5184×3456 pixels and the camera’s processor is the DIGIC 5. It is also good to know that the camera can record RAW. One thing I would like to see is an articulated screen, sadly the camera comes with a fixed screen.
Needless to say that the camera follows the latest fashion and will be shipped in a variety of colours to suit all tastes.
Here are some key features of this new camera:
- New EF-M lens mount (optimized for APS-C sensor size)
- 18MP APS-C ‘Hybrid CMOS’ sensor
- Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
- 14-bit DIGIC5 processor
- ISO 100-12800 standard, 25600 expanded
- 4.3 fps continuous shooting, 3 fps with autofocus tracking
- 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound (with 25p or 24p options)
- External microphone socket and adjustable sound recording level
- 1040k dot 3:2 touch-sensitive ClearView II LCD (capacitative type, multi-touch support)
- Standard EOS hot-shoe for external flash (no built-in flash)
- ‘Creative Filters’ image-processing controls, previewed live on-screen