Big news. Canon has announced its answer to the competition from other manufacturers of mirrorless cameras. It’s called the EOS-M. It boasts 18 MP, a 22 mm f/2 STM lens, a 3″ clear view LCD screen, Canon’s DIGIC 5 Image Processor, ultra-fast focusing is delivered via the Hybrid CMOS AF system. ISO’s from 100-12800 and expands to 25600. State of the art video, and much more are packed into this interchangeable lens camera.
Two M series lenses are available. The 22mm f/2 STM lens is included in this kit. The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 can be purchased for USD $299. The new EF-M mount on the this camera is able to use any Canon EF and EF-S lenses with the optional EF-EOS Mount Adapter.
Canon has a new Speedlight flash made for the EOS-M. This compact and lightweight flash has enough coverage for use with a 24mm lens. It can act as a master for other flashes.
The EOS-M is available for pre-order now. Expected deliver date is October 15, 2012, and estimated price is $799 USD.
If you are looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera, Canon is your answer.