Canon Gives DSLRs a True Challenger With Mirrorless EOS M Camera

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Canon shook up the camera world on Monday with its own version of a mirrorless camera featuring interchangeable lenses with the debut of the slim and versatile EOS M. Promoted as a digital video powerhouse, the new EOS is essentially a digital SLR camera shrunk into a smaller package.

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You may have heard of the Micro Four-Thirds cameras from the likes of Olympus and Panasonic, which are also mirrorless designs. Without the mechanical mirror system that’s a feature of DSLRs, they tend to be much more compact.

Canon aims to improve on the overall concept of the mirrorless camera in a couple of key ways:

  1. By using a larger image sensor, the 18-megapixel APS-C that’s used in DSLRs like the recently unveiled T4i.
  2. Giving the EOS M the same autofocus system as the T4i, with fast response and the ability to use continuous autofocus for video, with special lenses that produce very little noise.

via Canon Gives DSLRs a True Challenger With Mirrorless EOS M Camera.

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