Canon EOS M Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS M 
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General
Model Number: EOS M
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $600.00
Street Price: $344.37
Date Available: 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (503 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(109 x 67 x 32 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: 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 (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye; FE Lock
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: N/A
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RC-6 wireless remote
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 2.02
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.94
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 4.24
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 13
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.742
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.173
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.051
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.969
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, wide area mode = 0.878s
Startup Time: 2.70
Shutdown Time: 0.20
Play -> Record Time: 1.40
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.50
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 10,854
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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 230
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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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