Update – Deal Over and New Deal: Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM – $399

Canon EOS M

Update: the Amazon deal is no longer live. But I have a new EOS M & EF-M 22mm f/2 STM deal: eBay seller bigvalueinc has the kit for [shoplink 13738 ebay]$399 (click here)[/shoplink]. Free shipping.

Amazon US has the Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens on sale for just $369 (click here, $355 after 4% rewards).Please note: the item is temporarily out of stock. Amazon says: Order now and we’ll deliver when available. We’ll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Free shipping.

The firmware update for the slow AF issue should be available by the end of June.

 

Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Review (slrgear)

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EF-M 2mm f/2 STM core specs:

  • Moderate Wide-Angle Lens for EOS M
  • Bright f/2 Lens Aperture
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance
  • One Aspheric Lens Element
  • Built-In Stepping Motor
  • Smooth & Continuous AF
  • Seven Blade Circular Aperture
  • Short Minimum Focusing Distance of 5.9″

slrgear reviewed the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens (price & specs), part of the Canon EOS M (price & specs) ecosystem. For the time being there are only two lenses for the EOS M system, the other one is the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM(price & specs). I own this lens, and I have to say that I am overly satisfied by its performance, the featured review basically confirms my experience using the lens. Some excerpts:

  • The Canon EF-M 22mm ƒ/2 STM provided surprisingly sharp results.[…] Stopping down to just ƒ/2.8 provides very sharp images – for practical purposes, we would say it’s tack-sharp from corner to corner.
  • There is some significant corner shading with the 22mm ƒ/2: used at the ƒ/2 setting, the corners show up a full stop darker than the center of the frame.
  • The 22mm ƒ/2 provides excellent resistance to distortion
  • The lens, while not specifically built for macro, offers some usable close-up capability [max 0.21x]

In the conclusion they write:

For a small and relatively inexpensive lens, the Canon EF-M 22mm ƒ/2 STM provides an excellent result. Given the few options available […] for Canon EOS-M users, having this prime lens as an option is a no-brainer.

The Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM is now sold for $679 on Amazon (click here), for $699 at B&H (click here) and Adorama (click here).

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[via slrgear]

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EOS M and EF-M Lenses Availability In Germany (Amazon DE)

Image credit: Jet Daisuke

Since short Amazon DE has more EOS M related items in offer.

Moreover, Amazon DE has the EF-S 18-135mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM in stock (just 4 items) for €509 (click here).

And Now It Is Official: Canon EOS M Announced! (Sample Images, Hands-On Videos, All Pre-Order Links, Continously Updated With All The News)

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:

Previews and Reviews:
Philip Bloom (The death of the DSLR  in it’s current form is inevitable), Dpreview and Techradar and Imaging Resource and Spanish hands-on at DSLRmagazine, and German at heise.de.

Press release:
Canon’s press release. The lenses at Dpreview. Press at Imaging Resource. Press at Photographyblog. French press at Lemondedelaphoto. Press at Engadget. Press at TheVerge. German press at Photoscala. French press at Focus Numerique. Press at Digitalcamerareview. Japanese press at Itmedia.

Canon’s official product teasers below

What do you think about the EOS M?

  • Cute little camera (45%, 195 Votes)
  • Don't care (29%, 126 Votes)
  • Piece of crap (26%, 113 Votes)

Total Voters: 434

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Official specs:

  • 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD Movie with Focus Tracking
  • 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
  • Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
  • Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
  • Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera
  • Includes Canon EF-M 22mm F/2 STM Lens

 


Canon’s press release…:

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More Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera Leaked

More images of Canon’s mirrorless camera (EOS M) and the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens , expected to be announced on Monday July 23. From the picture of the lens (below) you can see that it has a minimum focusing distance of 0.15m/0.48ft (macro). There are still no exact specifications regarding the camera. We know it has a new mount type (EF-M) and for the the being the most accredited rumors are saying it will have an APS-C sensor (still not sure about that). It’s around the corner! :-)

 

[Images first shown on CR]