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Canon EOS M review

Canon's smaller alternative to an SLR

Our Verdict

For

  • 18MP APS-C sensor
  • DIGIC 5 processor
  • Small size
  • High-build quality
  • Excellent touchscreen

Against

  • AF system a bit slow
  • No optional EVF
  • No built-in flash
  • High price

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Colours straight from the Canon EOS M are bright and punchy, with skin tones showing pleasant natural tones.

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Using the 22mm pancake lens is a good option for a variety of different subjects and makes the overall size of the system small.

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Images taken at very high sensitivities (such as ISO 6400 in this shot) show a good level of noise control while also maintaining plenty of detail.

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The Canon EOS M's large sensor (APS-C sized) means you can achieve creative shallow depth of field effects.

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Grainy B/W Creative Effect mode produces some nice results, it especially suits portraits of men.

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The M's automatic white balance system has coped well with this indoor scene.

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The 18-55mm lens has created a beautiful bokeh effect in the background.

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Another graphic Grainy B/W Creative effect shot. It's a shame these filter can't be applied with raw and JPEG files.

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There's bags of detail in this ISO 100 JPEG image.

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The Evaluative metering has responded as we would expect to the very bright sky and underexposed the foreground as little.

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Using the Landscape Picture Style has boosted the greens and blues in this image and made the distant hills look sunlit even though the sun was behind the clouds.

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Despite shooting in a shaded woodland, the M produced a warm image whether the auto white balance or Daylight white balance settings was used for this scene.

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Colours are generally pleasantly saturated, but natural direct from the camera.

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Another Grainy B/W 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
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction
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