• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS M
  • Sigma sd Quattro H
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Successor: Canon EOS M3
EOS M vs EOS M3
 
General
Model Number: EOS M sd Quattro H
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $600.00 $1200.00
Street Price:   $1,099.00
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2017-01-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (503 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
22.4 oz (635 g)
Size: 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(109 x 67 x 32 mm)
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6 in.
(147 x 95 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Foveon X3 Quattro
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 25.6
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-H
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 476.14mm2 (26.60mm x 17.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.3x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 65  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 827  
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)
6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2),
5504 x 4128 (22.7 MP, 4:3),
6192 x 3480 (21.5 MP, 16:9),
4128 x 4128 (17.0 MP, 1:1),
5152 x 4128 (21.3 MP, 5:4),
6192 x 2648 (16.4 MP, Other),
8768 x 5840 (51.2 MP, 3:2),
7792 x 5840 (45.5 MP, 4:3),
8768 x 4928 (43.2 MP, 16:9),
5840 x 5840 (34.1 MP, 1:1),
8768 x 3752 (32.9 MP, Other),
7296 x 5840 (42.6 MP, 5:4)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F or Uncompressed 12-bit DNG, RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.2 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
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 No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF-M Sigma SA bayonet
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.10x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 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 Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF: 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large), Face Detection AF Mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 2,360K-dot LCD, 100% coverage, 0.96x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.96x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-6400), 100-12800 in 1EV steps, expandable to H=25600 Auto, 100-6400 in 1/3 EV steps; Auto has programmable High/Low limits
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom 1/2/3
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering, partial metering (center: approx. 11%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.8%), center-weighted average metering Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 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) Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-eye; FE Lock n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+L/F JPEG Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F or Uncompressed 12-bit DNG, RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))  
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RC-6 wireless remote Optional wired (Cable Release Switch CR-3)
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack Mini (Type-C) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.94  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.02  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 2.33  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.2  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 13  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.4 4.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 8
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.74 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.173 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.051 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF shutter lag, wide area mode = 0.878s  
Startup Time: 2.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E12 Proprietary BP-61
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary BP-61 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc SIGMA Photo Pro Download
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) Windows, Mac OS
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.