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Canon EOS M review

Canon's smaller alternative to an SLR

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon EOS 5D MK III we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the 5D MK III is capable of resolving up to around 28 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon EOS M review

ISO 100

JPEG images

Canon EOS M review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see full-resolution image)

Canon EOS M review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see full-resolution image)

Canon EOS M review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see full-resolution image)

Canon EOS M review

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see full-resolution image)

Canon EOS M review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see full-resolution image)

Canon EOS M review

ISO 3200, score: 20 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 6400, score: 18 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 12800, score: 16 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 25600, score: 12 Click here to see full-resolution image

Raw images

Canon EOS M review

ISO 100, score: 24 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 200, score: 24 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 400, score: 24 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 800, score: 22 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 1600, score: 20 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 3200, score: 20 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 6400, score: 20 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 12800, score: 16 Click here to see full-resolution image

Canon EOS M review

ISO 25600, score: 12 Click here to see full-resolution image

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Image StabilizationNo
ColourBlack
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Weight (Approximate)298 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance150 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution18.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E12
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height66.5 mm
Width108.6 mm
Depth32.3 mm
Autofocus Points31
Focal Length22 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelM
Product NameEOS M Mirrorless Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part Number6609B065
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

An 18-megapixel interchangeable-lens compact system camera small enough to take anywhere. Enjoy simple creative controls and superb low-light performance for stunning images.

Package Contents
  • EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker