Canon Japan has just announced the Canon EOS M2 compact system mirrorless camera. The new EOS M2 provides improved auto focus performance courtesy of a new Hybrid AF II system, features on-board Wi-Fi and an 8% smaller body by volume.
Canon EOS M2 mirrorless camera also features an 18-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processing engine and a continuous shooting speed of 4.6 frames per second. It will be released in Mid December in Japan. Canon EOS M2 expected to be announced in US on CES 2014 show.
Canon EOS M2 Mirrorless Camera Price
The upcoming Canon EOS M2 mirrorless camera will be available in black and white color options.
- EOS M2 Body Only: JPY 64,800 = USD $628.56
- EOS M2 w/ 18-55mm lens + 90EX: JPY 84,800 = USD $822.56
Canon EOS M2 Mirrorless Camera Features
The new product is a model that inherits the concept model “EOS M” (9 January 2012), the balance of small size, light weight and high image quality equivalent to that of the digital single-lens reflex camera EOS series conventional. Evolved significantly AF performance from previous models, while equipped with a wireless LAN function anew, we are downsizing about 8% volume.
Users can in addition to fun to shooting full-fledged easily and comfortable, get the pleasure of after shooting to easily share with your friends and family a photograph by this.
Can be remarkably improved AF performance “hybrid CMOS AF II”
Over a wide area of approximately 80% vertically and horizontally of the shooting screen, we have adopted to enable the combination of the imaging surface phase difference AF and contrast AF to “hybrid CMOS AF II”. As a result, the conventional model ※ 1 in the ranging area wider than, about 2.3 times to ※ 2 enables fast focusing, it is possible to achieve a shooting in the composition he wanted, ability to respond to a moving subject is improving will.
- Previous models that have been updated firmware Ver.2.0 or more comparison is “EOS M”.
- One-Shot AF, Live AF multi-point, use “F3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-M18-55mm”, shooting at focal length 55mm.
High image quality equivalent to that of the digital single-lens reflex camera EOS series
By the deployment of the video engine DIGIC 5 and CMOS sensor APS-C size of about 18 million pixels, and has realized the continuous shooting performance of about 4.6 frames / second highest image quality and large-sized sensor only. In addition, up to ISO12800 ※ 3 The shooting is possible by conventional ISO sensitivity (extended ISO25600), with reduced noise even in dark.
- Commonly used ISO sensitivity during movie recording is the highest ISO6400.
Built-in wireless LAN function of the Wi-Fi enabled
Smartphone from a Wi-Fi enabled, remote operations, such as the incorporation of still images that are recorded to the memory card in the camera and taking still pictures ※ 4 can be done.
- The operation of the smartphone, dedicated application EOS Remote (free of charge) is required. EOS Remote is compatible with iOS and Android, but it does not guarantee the operation in all models.
Interchangeable lens type digital camera market trends
Sales of interchangeable lens type digital camera of 2012 (worldwide) has reached to about 18 million units of about 13% increase over the previous year. I expect have been affected by the economic downturn in China and Europe mainly in 2013, but to maintain and about 18 million units, the same level as the prior-year level. (Canon research)
- I will include both single-lens reflex Non-reflex lens that can be exchanged digitally.
Canon EOS M2 Technical Specs
|CCD pixels||18Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size (width)||22.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||14.9mm|
|Screen resolution||1,040,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 – 25600|
|Viewfinder Resolution||No Data|
|Video FPS||30, 25,24|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||LP-E12 Lithium Ion|
|Box Contents||No Data|