Just a quick post I shamelessly “stole” from my friends over at mirrorlessrumors.com. Ken Rockwell gave us his word and thoughts about the newly released EOS M: No one made it right but Canon, EOS M is the “world’s first serious mirrorless camera“
By “serious,” I mean professional grade. Sony, Samsung, Olympus, Panasonic and other third-tier brands offer lots of mirrorless cameras, but then aren’t pro grade; they are just consumer electronics products and usually only with smaller 4/3 sensors (or smaller) and/or lens mounts often with few advanced lenses available.
Update (thanks to Bobby): Amazon also discounted the 5D3 body and one kit. Get the 5D Mark III body only for $3,349 (click here), but you are better done if you take the 5d3 body & 32 GB Extreme HD Video Secure Digital Memory Card 45MB/s (Class10) bundle offered by beach camera on Amazon for the same price ($3,349, click here). Amazon itself has also a kit with the 5d3 body and the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens for $4,099.99 (click here), that’s $50 less than below.
This post will be updated as new information flows in. I am updating with new posts.
It is here! Canon’s jump on the mirrorless bandwagon is done. The camera has a price of $800/€850/£769.99 with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens and will soon be available. Black, white, silver and red are the colours of choice. Sample images and movies on Canon JP (click here). For the first, comprehensive review of the EOS M by digitalcamerainfo click here, or jump directly to the conclusion (click here): “Simply put, the EOS M [...] takes the guts of a DSLR and puts it in a body you can put in your pocket” and “The EOS M is [...] a simple-to-use DSLR that won’t intimidate, but doesn’t skimp on the components or build quality“.
So, let’s go for the pre-order links (previews, videos, hands-on and more after the pre-order links). N.B: If you are seriously interested in the Canon EOS M, then act quickly. There will be lots (lots!) of pre-orders and the listed shops will, as usually, have a limited supply at the beginning:
While we are waiting for the official announcement of the EOS M, Canon’s mirrorless camera, there is already a first hands-on video that showed up on youtube (thanks to reader Mitch!). The video is in Italian (I speak it). Surprise surprise: the camera comes in different colors. The Canon guy says that «a lot of prototypes have been tried out in Canon – we think we achieved a good product with the EOS M». When asked about a model with viewfinder, he basically is saying that «a viewfinder is something that only DSLR shooter would miss», and: «Maybe there will be a camera with viewfinder in the future». Still no information about the price. Basically, the specs I posted yesterday are confirmed. Moreover…:
Manual controls (exposure and aperture) are available through the touchscreen
Shutter can be released through the touchscreen, after focus has been locked (2:28″ on the video)
14 bit RAW header
Phase and contrast detection AF
Different colors available
The touch-screen seems to be very functional, clean and easy to use. The EOS adapter is huge, but, i guess, that’s the price for being able to use EOS lenses line-up.
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