Canon EOS M mirrorless camera specs *UPDATED*

The final specs of the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera that will be announced tomorrow with two new lenses, flash and an adapter for EF lenses:

Update: even more detailed specs from digicame-info (Google translated):

  • APS-C CMOS sensor 18 million pixels
  • The image processing engine DIGIC5
  • Hybrid CMOS AF in combination with phase-contrast
  • Video Servo AF, Servo AF, AF touch
  • The range is equivalent ISO 25600 ISO100-12800, in the expansion
  • To 30 seconds shutter speed is 1/4000, bulb, flash sync is 1/200 sec
  • Second continuous shooting speed is 4.3 frames /
  • 1.04 million dot LCD monitor 3.0-type wide, touch panel
  • The media SD / SDHC / SDXC (corresponding UHS-I)
  • Video is 1920x1080 30p/25p/24p, 1280x720 60p/50p, 640x480 30p/25p
  • Method - video compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, audio Linear PCM, MOV format
  • Available in over 60 species of EF lens mount adapter EF-EOS M
  • Hand-held Twilight mode synthesized by the continuous shooting at a shutter speed four with less camera shake
  • HDR mode to synthesize three different exposure
  • Multi-shot noise reduction function to reduce the noise by combining the four images
  • Creative filters
  • The size is x 66.5mm (width) 108.6mm (height) x 32.3mm (depth)
  • The weight (body only) 262g, (including battery and memory card) 298g
  • Kit lens EF-M22mm F2 STM, EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Comes with a mount adapter and EF-EOS M 90EX Speedlite kit of some


Here are the initial specs:

  • 18mp APS-C
  • ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
  • 3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
  • Phase & Contrast AF
  • Video Servo AF
  • 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
  • 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
  • MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
  • SD Card
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  • Dummy00001

    > Video is 1920×1080 30p/25p/24p, 1280×720 60p/50p, 640×480 30p/25p

    That – 30p + 24p + 25p – ought to make lots of video people happy.

  • nik

    no IBIS?

    • Gideon

      I really wish more companies would feature this. It’s a killer feature, especially with small primes.

    • Rock

      Why would you even expect that?

      • Not Surprised

        What are you talking about, Rock!? IBIS = In-body image stabilization, if I’m not mistaken. If you are going to have a MIRRORLESS CAMERA the whole point is to reduce the size of the lenses/body combo.

        In-body image stabilization allows primes to be stabilized while remaining as small as possible & not to mention the technology is so well-developed (Pentax, Olympus, etc) that it can be easily managed.

        Canon needs that feature to keep its lenses small — especially considering larger sensor sizes — any mirrorless maker who doesn’t include IBIS is dropping the ball on it.

        • MB

          IBIS makes camera body much larger.
          Panasonic and Sony do not use IBIS in their mirrorless models and they are doing pretty well.
          On the other hand Pentax does but is far from being successful in mirrorless market.
          It seams to me that it is much more important to make a good system.

          • Richard


            IBIS is in some rather small Olympus µ4/3 bodies. It works well, expecially the 5 axis version in the OM-D E-M5 (their naming department really needs to wake up).

            IBIS helps keep down the cost of a lens as well as its size. The total cost of an array of lenses made for IBIS is less because you only pay for one stabilization system.

  • gethin

    when most competition has 60p. and if this is warmed over 7d sensor the video quality sucks. another meh canon

    • Sergey

      Yeah, looks like canon is not bringing anything new or exciting to the table. Just another boring camera.

  • Ozbaz

    I’d bet that the lens mount adapter companies will have EF-M lens adapters for all known lens types on ebay by Monday afternoon. 🙂

  • Essenobi

    @gethin are you complaining about 1080 60p? because you can’t even edit that as of now so there is really no point of 1080 60p. I wasted money on a different camera thinking how great it would be and was brought back to reality when there were no available options for actually using it. 720p 60fps is PERFECT.

    And as @Dummy said anyone into video should love this. I certainly do. The only thing I’m waiting to see now is price 🙂 Hopefully it’s competitive or better priced than the Sony Nex 5n (anything in the $500 range would be a steal)

    • nycPete

      ?? $500

      get real You cant even buy a G1X for $500

      this camera is going to be over $1000, it will be priced at $1200

      • Essenobi

        @nycPete it competes with Sony’s NEX line, which starts off at … $599

        Canon would be a fool to price this anywhere close to $1000. Rumors have Canon coming out with a more able bodied mirrorless in a few months. I could totally see one with an EVF and articulated screen as well as manual controls costing that much. But this should be an entry level model and like I said anything in the $500 range would be a steal.

      • atapee

        And they said the X1-pro was over priced…

    • Gethin

      No problem here editing 1080 60p. I have 7d 60d gh2 sony tx10. The 1080p from the Sony point and shoot is Better than my 7d (in terms of resolution). Canon is failing To innovate, sitting on their laurels.

  • Andrew

    Handheld twilight mode?

    Sounds like someone’s trying to catch up to Sony 😛

  • Rayoody

    So only two native lens?? And adapter would it come with AF or only MF ??. And I think it should be priced less than 800$ anything above is gonna suck !!.

  • george

    What about a vertical grip ? Will the EOS lens adapter have a tripod mount ?

    This could be a really nice emergency back-up camera since it takes the lenses that are already in the bag (if you are a canon user)

    This may be a need to buy (depending on the price).

  • Dimitrii1130

    again the old 18mp sensor? have they closed their R&D department?

    • Pooh

      They pumped out two FF sensors in the past year, not to mention the 1DC and its lesser minions.

      It’s just, well, sheer arrogance.

  • Devo

    He’s my critque. Hmmm. Ho hum. You know what any purchaser would miss after five minutes? A tiltable screen. The hand grip seems a little on the small side to me (but I am willing to wait and see ). IBIS (as mentioned above), this makes any lens stablised – beautiful. To jump ahead of the competition, an EVF included in the body like the NEX7 but without all the expense. To sum up: too little, too late?

    • pooh

      I think it’s pretty well-featured, except the IBIS. Judging from the lens’s size it’ll be on par with the smaller M43 cameras, and it’s not made to compete against the NEX-7 class cameras. Higher end models is possible, but will depend on how much the DSLR ground Canon’s willing to give up.

      The dated sensor is a big problem, especially when newer models from almost every other competitors sport Sony made 16MP sensors (APS-C and M43).

      When will they finally give the 3-year-old 18MP some rest? With the 7D Mark II? God knows.

  • Michal

    Wow, it’s always so impressive to read all of those learned complaints expressed anonymously by undercover experts with like, obviously, 1000s of years of combined industry experience between them. Honestly, Canon (and Nikon, and Sony) should just hire the lot of you – you bloody know everything and they know nothing.

    Keep it coming, always brings a smile to my face.

  • Martin

    Seems like Canon’s doing it all right again, where Nikon has done 1t wrong. APS-C, but really compact. Phase & contrast AF… sounds good to me. Now it’s Canon and Samsung in the game. Let’s see about price and manual controls.

    • BdV

      Not sure if Nikon agrees to call their 1 wrong, commercially. And in the meantime they might be investing that money in the development of a FF SP-D. Might…

  • STPS

    Overall nice (especially the lens size) but no built-in flash and the “missing” grip are deal breakers. Canon should have had a look what sony is doing in that respect: Built-in flash and proper grip for the upcoming NEX models. I am very disappointed!

  • Anonymus Maximus 1st

    As soon as the FD Adapter is out I will by one!

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