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Camera will only be sold in Japan

Canon has announced its latest digital camera in Japan: the mirrorless EOS M2. The new camera promises fast autofocus thanks to the Hybrid CMOS II sensor that is also used in the EOS 100D and SL1 digital cameras.
 
The M2 gets a slightly revised body design that is smaller (8 percent smaller by volume) than the previous EOS M. The M2 also gets a redesigned mode dial with a separate position for the Creative group option. The camera also has integrated Wi-Fi and the ability to connect to smartphones running iOS or Android applications. Canon’s smartphone app allows the smart device to be used as a remote control.

 
The M2 digital camera will be available in black or white bodies.
 
The will first be made available in Japan, where it will sell for $630 for the body alone or $820 with an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Source: DP Review



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RE: Not too excited
By Argon18 on 12/3/2013 2:20:55 PM , Rating: 3
They should have added a built-in flash. The benefit of having such a small and compact camera is negated when you're required to lug around a large external flash.


RE: Not too excited
By bsd228 on 12/3/2013 3:07:05 PM , Rating: 2
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They should have added a built-in flash. The benefit of having such a small and compact camera is negated when you're required to lug around a large external flash.


the solution isn't to make the camera less small and compact. A built-in flash would be too close to the lens anyway, so its value would be limited.

Get the 22mm f2 lens and crank up the ISO. Or get that mini flash they released for the M series- it is pretty compact and easy to carry in a pocket.


RE: Not too excited
By ritualm on 12/3/2013 5:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
My Panny GX1's built-in flash is very handy, and I can with some hand control put it into bounced flash to reduce glare.


RE: Not too excited
By bug77 on 12/4/2013 9:05:28 AM , Rating: 2
The benefit of having such a small and compact camera is negated when you have to pair it with an objective.


RE: Not too excited
By bug77 on 12/4/2013 11:05:43 AM , Rating: 2
... with a lens, I mean.


RE: Not too excited
By Solandri on 12/4/2013 4:28:23 PM , Rating: 2
In a regular SLR, the mirror limits how close you can mount the lens to the sensor. There has to be enough space for the mirror to flip out of the way.

This means it's impossible to make a simple lens with a focal length shorter than the mirror height. To make a wide angle lens, you have to use a to a parafocal design (basically a wide angle, then a compressor, then another wide angle). This is why extremely short focal length wide-angle lenses for SLRs are very big and expensive.

By losing the mirror, you remove this requirement and can go back to a simple lens design for your wide-angle lens. So the more compact body also means you can make a more compact lens (for wide angles).


RE: Not too excited
By bug77 on 12/4/2013 5:29:13 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've heard it all before. In the meantime, anything that's not a pancake will pretty much guarantee the mirrorless is NOT pocketable.


RE: Not too excited
By ritualm on 12/6/2013 2:35:55 AM , Rating: 2
You really sure about that? Panasonic has a few short zoom lenses that are as thin as the pancake primes.


RE: Not too excited
By drycrust3 on 12/4/2013 10:35:07 AM , Rating: 2
What's that thing on the right that looks like a screw? It looks like an LED, just like the LED on my phone that functions both as a flash and as a torch.
I can't imagine Cannon not including some sort of artificial light functionality, so my guess is that thing on the right is an LED which functions at least as the flash. It may even be adequate for doing a few minutes of movie e.g. child blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Sure, it won't have the range of the traditional flash, but it's probably adequate for taking who came along to the restaurant.


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