Canon has formally announced it will be entering the mirrorless interchangeable lens market, which will be no surprise to anyone who’s seen the leaked reports in the last few days.
The EOS M will be aimed at new users as well as people already using a Canon EOS camera. According to EOS Brand Manager Chris Macleod, the EOS M will bring “professional quality” photography to a wider range of users.
The EOS M can use any existing EF and EFS lens thanks to a special mount adaptor and also comes with a full size hotshoe. It uses the same 18MP APS-C image sensor as the existing 650D but in a frame only 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3 mm and 262g (body only). This is around 59% thinner and 50% lighter than the 650D.
Canon will sell three colours (red, black and white) and three different kits. The Body Only will ship with the EF-Mount Adaptor and be mainly aimed at people with an existing collection of lense. The Single IS Lens kit will come with the 18-55mm STM Lens, while the Twin Lens kit will also include a 22mm “pancake” Lens and the specially designed Speedlite 90EX. Only the Twin Lens kit will have the have the Red and White body options.
No pricing was available, but MacLeod said it was expected to be priced between the EOS 600 and the EOS 650D.