July 23rd, 2012, 12:16 AM
Canon EOS-M Officially Announced
No surprises after yesterday's leaks. The new Canon EOS-M will come in 4 colors, feature a touch-driven interface, and sell for $799 (US pricing) in a kit with the 22mm lens.
Check out Canon Rumors and 1001 Noisy Cameras for comprehensive coverage as the day continues.
Additional release images shown below.
July 23rd, 2012, 12:24 AM
July 23rd, 2012, 12:42 AM
First report I found on autofocus performance was from the German language site futurezone.at: Technology-News
Google translated text:
Autofocus was still in the preproduction felt sluggish and slower than the 650D in Live View mode. Tested, two EF-M lenses and an EF lens with an adapter. This may be due to the pre-production on.
In the final version of the auto focus is hopefully faster, otherwise it will be difficult to Canon EOS M-DSLR photographers have to convince them to create a lighter alternative. SLR user but are not the target audience according to Canon, the EOS M should be positioned as easy to use DSLR alternative for those converting from digicam.
Source: Hands-On mit Canons erster Systemkamera EOS M | Produkte | futurezone.at: Technology-News
The 650D in Live View is very slow to AF so this camera being even slower could prove to be a real problem.
Fortunately, a much more promising hands on account comes from PC World Australia:
Looks nice in white IMO:
During our brief hands-on with a pre-production model, what was immediately noticeable about the EOS M is just how quickly and effortlessly it can focus. It was set so that we didn't even have to press the shutter button halfway down; every time the camera was pointed to a near object from a far object, the focus changed almost immediately and it was spot-on accurate.
July 23rd, 2012, 01:14 AM
Doesn't look bad, but then it also aint anything special - and at the high range E-P3 price without offering anywhere like serious/enthusiast camera controls, only Canon fans are going to rush out to finance the R&D costs ... hopefully the follow on model should be more noteworthy.
July 23rd, 2012, 01:33 AM
This video shows very slow autofocus performance:
On the positive side, it looks like Canon has designed some nice leather half cases which augment the grip and will be available in multiple colors.
July 23rd, 2012, 01:52 AM
July 23rd, 2012, 02:53 AM
Like Wolfie said, the lack of controls gives up the target market. I'm ranting on do we seriously need another mount?
July 23rd, 2012, 03:27 AM
The AF speed alone makes this camera completely uninteresting to me. Shame really, but maybe they can tweak the firmware to improve things.
July 23rd, 2012, 05:13 AM
Contradictory AF performances
Odd how some sites are saying the AF is slow and an Australian one says it is really fast ...
Originally Posted by Chris2500dk
July 23rd, 2012, 06:31 AM
This is looking mightly slow to me.
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