Canon EOS M

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Canon EOS M
EOS M weiss Frontal mit Speedlite 90EX.jpg
Maker Canon
Type Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Lens Interchangeable
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C type)
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3456 (18 megapixels)
Recording medium SD, SDHC, SDXC
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 30 s to 1/4000 s and bulb
Continuous shooting 4.3 frames per second
Rear LCD monitor 3 in, 1,040,000 dots
Battery LP-E12
Dimensions 108.6 mm × 66.5 mm × 32.3 mm
Weight 262 g (0.578 lb)

Canon EOS M is the first mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera produced by Canon.

DPReview noted that the EOS M is effectively a miniature version of the Canon EOS 650D, which was introduced in June 2012, with a simpler physical interface.[1] The letter M in EOS M stands for "mobility" and EOS means "electro-optical system".

It was superseded by the Canon EOS M2 in late 2013; the Canon EOS M3 in February 2015; and the Canon EOS M10 in October 2015.


The camera has a 3-inch touchscreen with support for multi-touch gestures such as pinch to zoom, swiping and tapping.[2] The camera uses an 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and a DIGIC 5 processor, similar to the Canon EOS 650D.[3]

The camera uses an EF-M lens mount which can accept Canon EF and EF-S lenses with an additional mount adapter. Four EF-M lenses,11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, a 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens, an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and a 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM are available.[2]

The camera does not include a built-in flash, but launched with a dedicated Canon Speedlite 90EX, which will be a part of a bundle pack for this camera in some markets.[3] The camera is capable of supporting Standard Definition video at 30fps or 25fps, 720p HD video at 60fps or 50fps, and 1080p Full HD video at 30fps, 24fps or 25fps.

Firmware updates[edit]

On 27 June 2013, firmware version 2.0.2 was released with "Improved focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode", among other fixes and improvements.[4][5] The firmware update "did in fact markedly improve the EOS M's speed" over the camera's initial firmware, but its autofocus performance was reportedly "still not as fast as many other compact system cameras".[6]


  1. ^ Westlake, Andy (July 23, 2012). "Canon EOS M hands-on preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Christina DesMarais (22 July 2012). "Canon Announces EOS M, Its First Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera". PC World. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Canon EOS M Announced". 
  4. ^ "EOS M Firmware Version 2.0.2" Canon Inc. Accessed 15 September 2016
  5. ^ Firmware Notice: EOS M: Firmware Version 2.0.2
  6. ^ Slavens, Roger (2013-08-01). "Canon EOS M review: Firmware update finally makes this mirrorless camera's AF speed acceptable, but can we recommend it?". Retrieved 2015-05-11. 

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