Roger Cicala’s First Impressions Of The Canon EOS M

Lenrentals owner Roger Cicala got a batch of Canon EOS M cameras and immediately tried out what this cute little mirrorless camera has to offer. Very few spoilers here since I think Roger's hands-on is worth to be read. Just some excerpts…

For those who don’t want to read this but do want to tell everyone what I said later, here’s the summary: it is the best of mirrorless, it is the worst of mirrorless, it is the camera of wise choices, it is the camera of foolishness, it is the epoch of accurate autofocus, and it is the epoch of slow autofocus. In other words, I’ve got mixed emotions.

Unfortunately, the auto-focus sluggishness is confirmed, but also its high accuracy. The Canon EOS M features an auto-focus system that isn't best suited for fast paced street photography, but works perfectly fine for portraits and landscape. The AF works best with the EF-M 18-55mm lens. Indeed, it looks as if the AF is acceptably fast when used with the EF-M 18-55mm lens (at least au pair with other mirrorless cams).

The EF adpater gets an appraisal:

No one has done adapters better. No one. We shot a variety of Canon EF lenses on it and they all were flawless. Autofocus like a dream, at least as fast as the native EOS-M lenses […], automatic vignetting control works perfectly, it was wonderful. Even some third-party lenses adapt rather nicely.

That's good to know, I ordered the EOS M with the adapter and I am happy to learn that Canon did it right. Another thing that positively impressed is the very small size of the EOS M, it may be the smallest mirrorless camera around.

DigitalRev has the Canon EOS M in stock and ready to ship. Various kits are offered, click here to see all their EOS M related bundles and items. Prices look good, also if shipped to Europe. I contacted DigitalRev and they confirmed me that the price you see in check-out is actually the price you have to pay, taxes and customs included. That sounds good.

Canon EOS M price and availability check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon EOS M Shipping News And Video Review

[via PetaPixel/Roger Cicala]


Canon EOS-1D X DXOMarks Published

To whom it concerns, DXOMark published the scores of the Canon EOS-1D X. Although these figures will start the usual discussions, be aware that this is a purely engineering measure. It tells something about a sensor, seldom the whole story and never the real world performance of a camera. But these are just my two cents.

Canon EOS-1D X price and availability check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA [via CR]

Canon EOS M In Stock At Amazon Germany (just 2 items)

Canon EOS M Shipping News And Video Review

If you’re living in Germany, or in Europe, and if you can’t wait to get the EOS M in your hands, you may be interested to know that Amazon Germany has two EOS M kits with EF-M 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM and the Speedlite 90EX (EUR 841,98, click here) in stock and ready to ship. The kits are sold by seller qf-foto on Amazon.

Canon EOS M price and availability check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Canon’s Peter Yabsley Talks About The Idea The EOS C100 Was Born From

cinema5d posted the interview with Canon’s Peter Yabsley. The interview is about the idea the Canon C100 was born off. The Canon C100 is expected to be available for November 30, the price is $6,499 (click here to see more). The key specs of the C100:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
  • HDMI Outputs a Non-Compression Signal
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • ISO 320 and up to ISO 20000
  • Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
  • Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
  • Built-in ND Filters with Manual Controls
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Peripheral Illumination Correction

More about the C100 after the break.

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Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Appears To Be Around The Corner

There was some confusion with yesterday’s news that an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS lens could be around the corner. It is the EF 24-70 f/4L that appears to be close to announcement. Quoting Canon Rumors:

A new EF 24-70 f/4L IS is on the horizon. It appears something was lost in translation in regards to yesterday’s rumor.  While a prototype of the 2.8 version in IS form exists, the f/4L version is what will be coming to market.

Neither the price nor the announcement date are known.