By CHONG JINN XIUNGbytz@thestar.com.my
AFTER some last minute leaks online, Canon has officially launched its first mirrorless camera, the EOS M.
This mirrorles interchangeable lens camera (MILC) features a 3in touchscreen (1.04-million-dots) panel and a 18-megapixel APS-C size sensor with a Digic 5 image processing engine.
The ISO range is from 100 to 12,800 and expandable up to 25,600 in boost mode for still photos.
The EOS M will accept a new range of lenses starting with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM and EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM but it is also compatible with Canon's existing range of EF lenses via an adaptor.
It has a hybrid autofocus system with contrast and phase detect AF for faster and more accurate autofocusing.
It shoots video in 1080p full HD at up to 30fps (frames per second) and has a built-in stereo microphone.
It will also have its own dedicated flashgun but will accept Canon's full range of DSLR flashes.
The EOS M accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC cards for storage.
The camera will be available in four colours - black, white, grey and red - and will be released in October.