The EOS M features an APS-C-sized 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video at 30 fps with notable low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600. A 3.0" 1,040k-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the design and features a touchscreen interface for intuitive navigation of menus and playback options as well as precise control over focus points by using the Touch AF function. Hybrid CMOS AF is also available, which combines both phase- and contrast-detection methods of focusing to provide fast and accurate performance when working in live view. While recording movies, the Movie Servo AF mode can be employed for continuous focusing abilities that pairs well with the included STM lenses for smoother, quieter focus performance. The EOS M also integrates a host of camera settings and modes, such as Scene Intelligent Auto, Handheld Night Scene Mode, and HDR Backlight Control, for refining the look and feel of imagery.
The included black EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is a standard zoom covering wide to short telephoto lengths with its 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8-88mm. Three aspherical elements help to reduce aberrations throughout the zoom range and, in addition to optimized lens coatings, help to produce sharp imagery with notable image contrast and clarity. An image stabilization system is also incorporated into the lens' design to minimize the appearance of camera shake to better enable working in low-light conditions. Also included is the black wide-angle prime EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35.2mm. One aspherical element is integrated within this lens' design to diminish chromatic aberration and improve imaging performance.