July 1, 2012
By Asia Image
Canon unveiled its smallest EOS camera today with the launch of the EOS M, powered by the DIGIC 5 image processor. Canon’s new magnesium-alloy EOS camera body weighs a mere 265g and measures just 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm in size. The compact build of the EOS M is achieved by removing the optical viewfinder, the main mirror, and the mirror drive systems.
“The EOS M was carefully crafted in line with Canon’s rich EOS heritage, ensuring the superior engineering and image quality that the EOS system is reputed for,” said Andrew Koh, senior director and general manager of Canon Singapore’s Consumer Imaging and Information Products Group. The EOS M offers 18.1 megapixels with its APS-C sized CMOS sensor, and remains compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses with an adapter affixed to a bayonet mount. “We are very proud to have created a camera that provides maximum performance in a minimal size,” Koh added.