Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White

Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White

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Product Highlights

  • 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p 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
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Canon M Overview

  • 1Description

EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White from Canon is Canon's first mirrorless digital camera and it rises to the standards of the great Canon name. An 18.0 MP CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor ensure high performance and exceptional image quality for both photo and video and ultra-fast focusing is delivered via the Hybrid CMOS AF system. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100-12800 and expands to 25600 for quality details when shooting at high zoom and in low light. 

A 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor II offers multi-touch operation including Touch Auto-focus. A 1040K-dot, smudge-resistant coated LCD with Clear View technology means that your display will remain easy to focus, control and view even in bright outdoor conditions. The touch screen operation is designed for intuitive scroll and two-finger navigational control, like a smartphone.

The EOS-M is a complete image capture system providing Full HD (1080p) Movie shooting and a range of resolution and frame rates to expand your creative video-making. Movie Servo AF means continuous, quiet AF tracking on moving subjects for fluid focus transitions. Manual exposure control and a built-in stereo microphone with 64 manual audio level adjustments equal the type of control that can create quality video for upload or HD television viewing. An external microphone jack is included and Video Snapshot, for making short video clips that can be edited together in-camera, is also included.

The EOS-M kit comes with a new EF-M mount 22mm f/2 STM lens. This is a compact "pancake" lens that offers the 35mm equivalent of a 35mm lens. It's an ideal focal length prime lens to start this new system, and it's small enough to carry anywhere. Of course, the best thing about Canon bringing their first mirrorless camera to the market is that the full range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses are now available to use on a compact digital camera system. An optional EF lens adapter is needed to use this great line of Canon lenses but the creative possibilities are endless. 

The EOS-M Mirrorless is a camera for every level of photographer and there will be no shortage of pro shooters interested in testing out their Canon lenses on this important new camera, but the amateur and even beginner should feel comfortable knowing that they too are part of this new day. Scene Intelligent Auto is the most intuitive automatic camera mode available from Canon and provides complete scene analysis and optimized settings. As they say, it lets the camera do the work. Scene Intelligent Auto is particularly helpful when shooting with tricky light and Handheld Night Scene mode is ideal for night shooting. Combined with Multi Shot Noise Reduction, which preserves details when shooting at high ISO speeds, low-light photography is a joy with the EOS-M. HDR Backlight Control mode is also a wonderful assistive feature for shooting in high contrast lighting. The camera shoots the same image three times simultaneously in different exposures and combines them to create one properly balanced, dynamic photo.

Add numerous creative functions and seven filter options to this package and the EOS-M provides the total spectrum of shooting possibilities from beginner auto to pro control. This is a high image-quality, quiet, compact mirrorless Canon camera with a fast lens included and the full range of compatible Canon lenses available. We have been waiting, now we are ready. Let's go shoot!

Sensor and Image Processor
High resolution 18.0 MP CMOS APS-C (1.6x crop factor) sensor and high performance DIGIC 5 image processor equal fast functional response, exceptional image quality and sharp detail in both photo and video.
Full HD (1080p) Movie
The EOS-M offers Full HD (1080p) Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control, multiple resolution and frame rates, built-in stereo microphone with a wind filter, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing. Combined with STM lenses, such as the included 22mm f/2 STM lens, the Movie Servo AF provides smooth, silent auto-focus function, a great benefit when shooting video. The camera automatically splits files larger than 4GB for extended, uninterrupted recording and offers a jack for compatible external microphones. The file format for shooting video on the EOS-M is MOV with H.264 compression standard. Video can be recorded in Full HD, HD and SD and at Full HD the possible frames rates are 30, 24 and 25 frames per second. Auto exposure and manual exposure control are both possibe on video as well as photo capture.
ISO Sensitivity
Normal ISO sensitivity on the EOS-M ranges from 100-12800 but expands in High Sensitivity Mode to 25600 for faster shutter speeds and sharper details in low light.
Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus
Hybrid CMOS AF uses a combination of both Contrast AF, which utilizes the CMOS sensor, and Phase Difference Auto-focus to increase accuracy and auto-focus speed in both photo and video.
Touch Screen LCD with Touch AF
Thanks to a new construction between the its resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, the 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor keeps glare to a minimum and makes it easy to see your images even in bright light. The 1,040,000-dot resolution is ideal for playback and focusing and the smudge-resistant coating on the LCD preserves the luminosity after multiple touches. Numerous camera operations can be handled by the touch screen including Auto-focus control, whereby you touch the LCD screen on the part of the image you want in focus. Two-finger (multi-touch) control allows you to zoom, scroll images and navigate the menus as you would with a smartphone.
Lens Compatibility
At this point, Canon has introduced two M series lenses including the 22mm f/2 STM lens that is included in this kit, but the new EF-M mount on the EOS-M camera is able to use any of the huge family of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EF-EOS Mount Adapter will be necessary, but this opens up the EOS-M's range of creative possibilities to... endless!
Noise Reduction
Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving fine detail in photos at high ISO speeds. With MSNR activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots of the same image, then merges and aligns them, reducing noise and blur.
Continuous Shooting and Burst Rate
For still photography, the EOS-M can shoot up to 4.3 frames per second for up to 15 shots utilizing an SD card in JPEG. With a UHS-I card that number lifts to 17 shots at 4.3fps. For video, the continuous shooting time in Full HD based on a 16GB memory card is 44 minutes.
Advanced Imaging Features
Handheld Night Scene and High Dynamic Range are assistive functions that allow all levels of photographers to take advantage of digital advancements to improve their shooting results. HDR, for example, shoots three images of the exact same image simultaneously in various exposures and combines the three into one perfectly balanced photo. This is ideal when shooting images that have both shadow and bright light and those whose subject is lit from behind. The EOS-M also offers seven Creative Filters to enhance your images, including Toy Camera Effect and Art Bold Effect, which makes your photo look like an oil painting.
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes all of the camera's auto controls to provide the best settings based on the camera's reading of the scene. You compose the shot, the camera does the rest.
The EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards and is even compatible with the newest Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
The EOS-M kit comes with one of Canon's first M-mount lenses, the 22mm (35mm equiv = 35.2mm) f/2 STM lens. It is a moderate wide-angle prime lens equivalent to a 35mm lens on a full-frame (35mm) camera. It is ultra-slim, befitting the mirrorless camera it is to be attached to and lightweight. The f/2 aperture means lots of light enters your camera and fast shutter speeds are possible even in lower light and the minimum focusing distance of 5.9" (O.15m). It houses one aspheric lens element and a 7-blade circular aperture which can deliver soft backgrounds and beautiful bokeh. It is an STM lens which stands for stepping motor and this provides a smooth, silent autofocus when used with the EOS-M's Movie Servo AF. Silent auto-focus is all-around great, but particularly useful when shooting video so that the sound of the AF does not interfere with the audio you are recording.
In the Box
Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White
  • EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
  • R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) for EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
  • Battery Charger LC-E12 for Battery Pack LP-E12
  • E-43 43mm Lens Cap
  • EB Lens Dust Cap for EF-M Lenses
  • Neck Strap EM-100DB
  • Battery Cover
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Instruction Manual and Instruction Software
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    Canon M Specs

    Pixels 18.0 Megapixel
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    AV Recording
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Focus Mode Single-Servo AF (S), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M),
    Autofocus Points 31

    AF Assist Beam Effective Range: 8.2" (2.5 m) at center.

    Exposure Control
    Metering Method Average, Center-Weighted Average, Spot

    Partial Metering (center: approx 11%)

    White Balance Auto, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten

    Also Sunset/Twilight. Custom White Balance is controllable from 2,000 to 10,000 K

    Continuous Shooting Up to 4.3 fps at 18 MP for up to 15 Exposures

    with SD memory card Up to 17 frames (at 4.3fps) with a UHS-I memory card

    Flash Modes None
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe

    Flash Metering: E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE Lock. Flash Exposure Compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3-or 1/2-stop increments

    Battery 1 x LP-E12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    Kit Lens
    Angle of View 63
    Minimum Focus Distance 0.49' / 0.15 m
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups

    1 aspheric element

    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.40 x 0.93" / 60.96 x 23.62 mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 6.2 x 5.6"

    Canon M Reviews

    EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens - White is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 456.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Underrated Admittedly, this camera did have issues with slow auto-focusing when it first came on the market. However, firmware updates have improved it's auto-focus ability significantly, and the overall image quality is excellent. I believe that many of the people who voiced complaints may have been making the mistake I made at first - blocking the IR illuminator that the camera used to focus in low light. Due to the small size of the camera, it's very easy to block the IR transmitter with your left hand, which in turn prevents the camera from focusing properly. If you learn to live with this camera, you will find it is capable of providing excellent results.
    Date published: 2013-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Camera! Most people who review this camera say it's for people who already own a DSLR. Well, I must be an exception because I have only owned compact cameras. For me, this has exceeded my expectations. I use it mostly for still photography and I am enjoying learning all the features. The lens makes great bokeh shots and I really like the solid build of the camera. It has taken great indoor photos without a flash. The AF is fast enough for me - no difference from a high-end compact. I recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from a point and shoot but doesn't want to lug around DSLR equipment. I will buy my first DSLR someday, but for now this is a great camera!
    Date published: 2013-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little travel camera! I bought this camera, like many others, as to avoid having to carry my DSLR and lenses around with me. I took it for a test run this weekend on the Oregon Coast and it did everything I needed. The 22mm f/2 lens is extremely versatile, just wide enough for landscape photography and excellent for low light situations in restaurants etc. It was also extremely good for astrophotography, it was able to capture with great detail the Milky Way. The slower than DSLR AF was of no issue for me, I don't shoot action situations and it did very little hunting. The touch screen is extremely useful and I already find myself tapping my 60D screen expecting the same response! All for $? You can't go wrong!
    Date published: 2014-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EOS M LENS/FLASH KIT This camera was to replace my recently damaged point and shoot Canon A1200 and to serve as a cross over camera to astrophotography. The aps-c sensor size was important to the astrophotography decision. As a daytime camera, I am well pleased with the camera. It takes great shots and I believe its size, although larger than the point and shoot, will still be an easy traveler. The slower focus times are seen as commented upon in many public reviews but I am not a quick picture person. The one short-coming I would have liked to have is a remote shoot ability within the EOS utility software. I purchased the Canon RC-6 wireless remote as a trade off.
    Date published: 2013-09-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed for AF... 5 months of wait via B&H preorder came to a grinding disappointing halt. This camera is extremely slow in AF. I bought it for still and video to film action sports and wildlife. I tested a prototype panasonic GH3 the same weekend I was learning to use EOS M with its bundled lens. GH3 outperform EOS M in AF, ease of set up and ability to video in extreme slow motion in full hd. I returning EOS M to B&H. I m spoilt with high speed AF with Canon SLRs and have expected EOS M design and performance to live up to the 1D, 5D and 7D. EOS M is definitely for stills pictures. Very sharp and excellent color reproductions. Spend a little more...i will rather own a GH3
    Date published: 2012-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello! Its not a SLR... I shoot wildland fire and use Canon 7Ds with great glass. However, when I go on vacation, trips, family gatherings, fun days, I hate to drag all this bulky heavy gear around. Was looking for a good P&S when I came across the EOS M. Found that B&H had it on sale for about 1/2 the come out price. So I jumped. I am having so much fun with it and it does exactly what I was looking for. No its not a SLR so get over it. No it doesn't focus as fast as a 7D. However, it is a great, small, easy to carry camera that captures great images and you can adapt the Canon top end glass! If you want the functions and performance of a SLR, get a SLR.
    Date published: 2013-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Excellent Camera I just got back from an afternoon of shooting in Taipei. For reference, most of my shooting is with a ID-X and L lenses. The appeal of this was the high resolution, small IS lens in the kit, and the EF adapter so that I could use my good lenses. The menus are quite deep but easily understood. It just take a little adapting to find what you want, as they don't follow normal Canon protocol. My favorite feature is the touch-sensitive LCD screen on the back, which not only allows you to pick the focus point but also the metering point, whether evaluative or narrow. The one thing I had to get used to is how small it is and thus how easy it is to touch a control you don't intend to. I have to say that it looks hilarious hooked up to a EOS EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II IS USM! Basically the lens IS your grip. The battery life gets eaten up pretty quickly if you leave continuous auto focus on. Check out this gallery of 19 images, all of which were taken with the camera, and either the 18-55mm kit lens or the 70-200 mentioned above. The two brides were shot at an effective 320mm, handheld. A really amazing camera and I'm surprised it's not double the cost.
    Date published: 2012-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Camera!!!!! I have had my EOS M for a few weeks. I love this little camera!! The picture quality is amazing. It's great in low light. I have taken it to a couple of outdoor evening music festivals and have taken some great shots without using a flash. The autofocus has not been a problem for me. I have taken pictures of moving people, animals and cars and the images look great! The touch screen is fun and easy to use. There is a feature that allows you to zoom the lcd display for more precise focusing. I haven't missed the view finder. The lens adapter works great. I initially bought this camera to complement my 60D. I figured the 60d would be my workhorse and I'd use the EOS M occasionally. However, it has turned out to be the reverse. Did I mention that I love this little camera?!!
    Date published: 2013-03-28
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    Why is this product discontinued?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Canon has for now decided not to distribute any new versions of the Canon M mount cameras with in the USA. It is just a business decision. And that can always change but for now the older version is discontinued and there is no other to be purchased in the USA.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can you use the EOS Utility software with this camera?
    Asked by: David K.
    I'm not sure I bought it as a gift to somebody .
    Answered by: Brian M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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