[Rumor] First Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens (Update)

Update #2: We expect Canon to announce its mirrorless camera on Monday, July 23rd, around 6-7 AM London time. Stay tuned, we will cover the event from the beginning providing all the information.

Update: Got some emails saying the sensor will be APS-C sized. Please take this with a grain of salt: it is just a rumor. However, if Canon’s mirrorless camera has an APS-C sensor, the pictured 22mm lens would become 36mm. Personally, I wish it has an APS-C sized sensor and not the sensor of the PowerShot G1 X (which, btw, saw a price drop from $799 to $709 – click here).

Is this Canon’s mirrorless system camera? Looks like. The image appeared on Japanese site digicame-info. The model name is EOS M (you can see it on top of the camera). And you can see a new lens too: an EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens. New mount type is EF-M (“M” for “mirrorless”?). No word so far about sensor size and resolution. The image is said to come from a camera store, hence it should be reliable. Canon’s mirrorless system camera is expected to be announced on next Monday. Can’t wait to see more of this.

What are your thoughts?

[via digicame-info]

 

  • Mike

    If it has an APS-C sensor making this lens a 35mm FF equivalent, it would make the system very interesting! On the other hand, the camera looks too P&Sish which would suggest insufficient controls 🙁

    So the questions are: IQ? EVF? Usability? Controls?

    We’ll have to wait for Monday, I guess…

  • J

    That looks very good actually. If APS, then isn’t this most of an X100?

  • b

    Lens is to small, probably 4/3 size sensor.

    • Admin

      yeah, agree

      • Someone

        It is APS-C sensor

    • pepe

      Lens is as small as Sigma’s so it can match APS-C sensor size as well.

    • Ash

      “If APS, then isn’t this most of an X100”

      X100 has an Aperture ring and a Shutter dial.

      Where are the controls on this thing? Plastic buttons on the back?

      • pepe

        have you ever seen a mirrorless camera like GF3 or NEX-3/5 with their dedicated automatic lenses? They do not have direct aperture ring. Such control is being handled by dials. As far as for now there is only this very one front shot existing and we do not know what dial/button layout is to be expected.

      • Gabriel

        I guess there is a tactile screen for operate the camera, like their newer DSLR.

  • The looks are a matter of personal taste but I must say that I find the design rather conventional and uninspring
    the question is of course : is there any kind of EVF mounting on the hot shoe or are we getting another LCD only camera
    the size of the lens shows how difficult it is going to get very wide and large tele lenses on this new system

    Harold

  • Matt

    Looks like a control dial around the shutter button. No (top mount at least) mode dial though. Hot shoe it good. 35mm equiv f2 prime is nice.

    ‘If APS, then isn’t this most of an X100?’ – No EVF let alone OVF. Far less on body controls (they can only fit so much on the back). In specs yes, sort of, if only photography was only about specs…

  • Mark

    Looks terrible.
    I was waiting to see how it stacks up against the Sony nex7.
    As far as looks are concerned, it fails miserably.
    Lets see how it performs.

    Mark

  • leica virgin

    STRRRRRRRRRRRRRIKE TWO!

  • onlyme

    Thanks for the info Admin. It’s July the 23rd 😉
    The lack of a built in viewfinder means I will probably buy a Panasonic G3 or a Sony A37.

  • MIroslav

    Looks nice. Of course, I hope there will be models with higher specs. The photo of the back will tell us much more.

    It’s not impossible that it has APS-C sensor. Samsung made 16, 20 and 30mm pancakes for its APS-C NX system. It’s just a question of what register distance is chosen.

    BTW, I’m so glad there’s no X in the name :).

  • onlyme

    Thanks for the info Admin. It’s July the 23rd 😉
    The lack of a built in viewfinder means I will probably buy a G3 or an A37.

  • looks like ixus (elf) on steroids =)

  • What does the 43mm mean? Is that 35mm equivalent? If so, seems like it’s exactly the same size as the G1X sensor.

    • Ash

      Spot on. A 69mm equivalent makes little sense.

      • Ash

        Sorry, I take it back. 43mm could be the filter thread size.

        Cnaon G1X crop factor is 1.89 making this a 42mm equivalent.

        For APS-C it would be 36mm as the article says.

        I suppose it could still be either at this stage, both focal lengths are reasonable.

    • pepe

      It is a filter thread size.

      • The PowerShot G1X’s FoVCR is actually 1.85x and not 1.89x.

        As Canon already uses the 1.6x crop ratio standard for its APS-C dSLRs, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens will give a FoV of 22mm x 1.6 = 35.2mm (approx 35mm). Since 35mm is a popular focal length for many 35mm format, film rangefinder cameras therefore 22mm would be the ideal native focal length for this pancake lens.

        Canon, like Sony and Nikon, has never been a member of the Four Thirds consortium, therefore the EOS-M cannot accept 2x FoVCR lenses that Olympus and Panasonic use.

        The white dot marking also distinguishes the EF-M type lenses from the standard EF and EF-S dSLR lenses, which are marked by a red dot and a white square respectively.

        • Rating I recently pusaecrhd the Rebel XS as a Christmas present for my wife and myself, and we both love it. We mostly use the auto modes. We are not advanced photographers. We mostly just take pictures of our baby daughter. But it has done great for that. We love that when you press the shutter button, it take the photo immediately, unlike with point’n’shoots. And when I want to have more manual control, it is easy. For a beginner, it is everything we need and more. Can’t comment on more advanced use because we don’t know enough to use more advanced features

  • d30gaijin

    A bit late to the mirrorless game. Thanks, I’ll stick with Olympus, Panasonic, and Ricoh. All proven systems and no need to buy another series of Canon lenses. Would have been nice if they could have at least went with the Olympus/Panasonic 4/3rds mount but oh no, Canon has to create another mount. Anyone who buys into the Canon system will be waiting years for Canon to develop/produce their mirrorless lens line. The Olympus/Panasonic lens line is now reaching maturity. Ricoh has the GXR-M module that accepts Leica, CV, and Zeiss lenses. Why TF would I want to start over with Canon BS, even if I am a huge Canon fan. They missed the boat.

  • Mark

    If sony would get their act together I will buy the Nex-5F, specially after seeing this camera. The only reason I would buy this camera is, if the EF lenses will focus with an adaptor. Otherwise, why would I buy it?

  • d j

    Canon has been very slow in innovation the last few years….. Its gonna take them a long time to catch up to Sony/Oly/Panasonic in this market. Im glad I went the Panasonic/Olympus M4/3 route with their full system of cameras and lens choices.

  • Alex Moore

    I’m with ‘d30gaijin’ on this one. It has to be a GX1 size sensor, smaller than a 4/3rd Oly sensor because of IP owned by Oly and Pan etc.
    Having diverted from Nikon and Oly DSLRs for the Canon g12-GX1 fashion statement, a happy diversion from an omnipresent DSLR, I’d be thinking more Oly Pen or Fuji XPro if I wanted to go this route.
    That said, this thing is even less a ‘rangefinder’ style than the G series Canons. Maybe it’s best to save for a Leica M9 (smile).
    But what’s that other rumour about the Japanese recession and financial crisis fast approaching the status of Greece, according to the weekend’s IMF reports?
    Car manufacturing is being affected there. So there could be an impact on Canon and the future development of necessary lenses.
    At least with Oly the hard work’s been done and the lens line-up is available, tried and proven.
    – Alex Moore, Canberra
    .

  • Alex Moore

    I’m with ‘d30gaijin’. It has to be a GX1 size sensor, smaller than a 4/3rd Oly sensor because of IP owned by Oly and Pan etc.
    Having diverted from Nikon and Oly DSLRs for the Canon g12-GX1 fashion statement, a fun slow-food diversion from omnipresent DSLRs, I’d be thinking more Oly Pen or Fuji XPro if I wanted to go this route.
    That said, this thing is even less a ‘rangefinder’ style than the G series Canons. Maybe it’s best to save for a Leica M9 (smile).
    But what’s that other rumour about the Japanese recession and financial crisis fast approaching the status of Greece, according to the weekend’s IMF reports?
    Car manufacturing is being affected there. So there could be an impact on Canon and the future development of necessary lenses.
    At least with Oly the hard work’s been done and the lens line-up is available, tried and proven.
    -Alex Moore, Canberra
    .