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Canon EOS M2 Got DxOMarked
The Asia-only Canon EOS M2 got DxOMarked. No big surprises here since the EOS M2 sports the same sensor of the Rebel SL1/100D. Interesting to see that the EOS M2 has the same overall score as the EOS M. But the EOS M2 compares well also to more recent Canon APS-C sensors. More after the break.
- EOS M2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 vs Olympus PEN E-PM2
- DxOMark’s comment: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 have smaller MFT format sensors and yet the GM-1 performs at a similar level to the Canon. What it gains in color depth over the EOS it loses in low light (equivalent to a 1/3 stop in both cases)
- EOS M2 vs Sony NEX-5T vs Nikon 1 J3
- Interesting fact here is that the EOS M2 has approximately 1 stop improvement in overall image quality over the Nikon 1 J3, which features the same sensor as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
While it’s probably fair to say the original EOS M failed to capture the imagination of enthusiasts, the new mount has potential but it remains to be seen whether Canon will expand the range with a more advanced model aimed at more serious users. In the meantime, while it would have been nice to see the EOS M2 adopt the same sensor as the EOS 70D, it’s still an attractive option but right now it may be difficult to find on retailer’s shelves.
In other words: the EOS M2 is an incremental update.
I found the comparison below to be noteworthy . The EOS M2 (and the EOS M) is more or less on pair with the well-regarded sensor of the Canon EOS 7D and the latest generation APS-C sensor featured in the Canon EOS 70D.
The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. Canon EOS M2 specs:
- 18-Mpix APS-C format CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-12,800 (ISO 25,600 extended)
- 4.6 fps burst mode with continuous AF
- 3.0-inch 1.04k-Dot LCD
- Full HD 1080 video capture at 30/25/24 fps
- Advanced Hybrid AF System
- Built-In WiFi