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Canon Announces the EOS M Digital Camera

Canon Announces the EOS M Digital Camera

One of the most common things I hear when people are on vacation is, Oh, I've got a really nice camera at home, but I didn't want to lug it around. While point-and-shoot cameras are convenient, having the option to change your lens and shoot high quality video, without the bulk of a full size DSLR can be the perfect solution. With that in mind, Canon just announced the EOS M digital Camera.

Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. When shooting still images, the EOS M cameras 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail.

This new addition to the EOS family offers a great solution to videographers and photographers of all levels, with two new lenses designed specifically for Canons new camera format the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

With manual exposure control and multiple resolution frame rates including 1080p Full HD video at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) and 25p, 720p HD video at 60p (59.94) or 50p and Standard Definition video at 30p (29.97) or 25p, even professional videographers are likely to be satisfied with the options. Plus, with an external mic input and manual level adjustments, it's got the ability to get high quality audio with the right setup.

The EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be available in October for an estimated retail price of $799.99. A white version of the EOS M Digital Camera bundled with the new EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens will be exclusively available through the Canon Online store, shop.usa.canon.com. For complete details, you can check out this press release.

July 23rd, 2012

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