Canon EOS M Review

 
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General
Model Number: EOS M
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $600.00
Street Price: $329.99
Date Available: 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (503 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(109 x 67 x 32 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Total Megapixels: 18.5
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.06"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/25p/24p, 60p/50p, 30p/25p
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M
Kit Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.10x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid phase-detect/contrast-detect AF on image sensor: FlexiZone - Multi (31 zones, AF at the touched Zone), Single; Face Detection + Tracking AF
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-6400), 100-12800 in 1EV steps, expandable to H=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering, partial metering (center: approx. 11%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.8%), center-weighted average metering
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, Multi-Shot Noise Reduction; Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye; FE Lock
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: N/A
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RC-6 wireless remote
Other Connection: Mini HDMI, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 230
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc
OS Compatibility: Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition) OS X v10.6-10.7 (Intel processor required)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Full HD movies with Movie Servo AF, manual exposure control, built-in stereo mic with manual audio level adjustment, Video Snapshot. DIGIC 5 processor, Hybrid CMOS AF, 3-inch 1.04M-dot touchscreen LCD, optional EF lens adapter. Available in black or white.

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