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Canon's EOS M will come bundled with a 22mm lens

We all got a sneak peek at Canon's new EOS M mirrorless, interchangeable lens late last week, and as expected, the company today official revealed its entry into a segment that has blossomed in the past few years.
At the heart of the EOS M is the 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor that is found in the larger Canon T4i D-SLR. Unfortunately, the EOS M doesn't come with a viewfinder, and unlike many of its competitors on the market, an add-on digital viewfinder is not available. In-body image stabilization is also MIA on the magnesium alloy bodied EOS M.
However, the EOS M does feature a multi-touch-enabled 3.0" Clear View monitor (fixed, not articulating), external hot-shoe, 4.3 FPS continuous shooting (3 FPS autofocus tracking), 1080p30 movie capabilities, stereo microphones, ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800 (ISO 25,600 expanded), Hybrid CMOS AF, Multi-shot Noise Reduction, multiple scene modes and plenty of creative filters.

"The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. The camera's size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon's full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
The EOS M will be available this October in multiple colors (black, silver, white, and red) and will only be available as a kit bundled with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens for a price of $799. The EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens retails for $299.
If you'd like to use existing Canon EF D-SLR lenses, you're going to have to cough up an additional $199 for the EF-EOS M mount adapter. And since the EOS M doesn't come with a built-in flash, the new AAA battery-powered Speedlite 90EX is available for purchase at a cost of $149.
You can check out Digital Photography Review's hands-on preview of the EOS-M here.

Sources: Canon, DP Review

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RE: No viewfinder
By melgross on 7/23/2012 11:08:01 AM , Rating: 1
This isn't a high priced camera. Look at the competition. Considering this comes with an interchangeable lens mount, and an f:2 lens, a list price of $799 is very reasonable. It's actually less than most of its competitors. The Nikon 1 series, for example, starts at around the same price (actually, a bit higher), but has a much smaller sensor. This is a full aps c sensor.

RE: No viewfinder
By AssBall on 7/23/2012 12:16:02 PM , Rating: 2
Actually the adapter is 200 bucks. Seems pretty steep. Without it looks like you get your choice of kit lens or the bigger one for an extra 300.

RE: No viewfinder
By SPOOFE on 7/23/2012 6:18:35 PM , Rating: 2
This isn't a high priced camera. Look at the competition.

Too true. I got my GH2 for $800, and that was when it'd been out for a year. Let's see what happens to Canon's mirrorless prices when A: they have more than one body out and B: their system has been on the market for at least a FEW seconds. :)

RE: No viewfinder
By michael2k on 7/23/2012 8:47:43 PM , Rating: 2

The E-PM1, another capable competitor, is $499, though with a slower yet more general use 14-42mm lens.

So, yes, it is high priced, but no, it's not really overpriced.

RE: No viewfinder
By SPOOFE on 7/24/2012 4:55:51 PM , Rating: 2
Selective sampling. Try comparing this instead to a NEX-7n and the Canon offering looks CHEAP.

RE: No viewfinder
By michael2k on 7/24/2012 6:52:57 PM , Rating: 2
That's why I said it wasn't overpriced.

It's got a reasonable price.

RE: No viewfinder
By SPOOFE on 7/24/2012 7:01:35 PM , Rating: 2
I see. I was confused when you stated it has a "high price". I guess technically it does, compared to, say, cereal. But in the world of brand new mirrorless cameras to flagship a line, it's right about par for the course.

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