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Canon EOS M Micro Four-Thirds Camera Leaked: Canon’s First Entry in Segment


According to tipsters, patents, and a couple of Japanese websites, it looks like Canon is set to release their first Micro Four-Thirds camera very soon. For now, all that remains are the discovery of the full specs and what the camera actually looks like.

canon eos m mirrorless micro four third camera

The Canon EOS M will match other Micro Four-Thirds cameras like the Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic Lumix G. The above image might give an inkling to what the camera looks like, but it could just be a masterful exercise in Photoshop. The Japanese site Digicame-info reports that it will be named EOS M, and it does look like a thin, mirrorless camera. It is expected to come with an entirely new mount, the EF-M, which could mean that the sensor would be closer to a full APS-C than to the one used in the PowerShot G1 X. This could mean that the sensors would be bigger than other Micro Four-Thrid cameras, which would be good news.

Canon is expected to make an announcement on July 23rd, so we’ll know exactly what they have in store then.

[via Digicame-info]

Comments (5):

  1. Florian says:

    Neither this camera nor the Samsung NXs are m4/3-cameras. They have a APSC-sized sensor.

    • Range says:

      It’s true that the Samsung NXs are “hybrid”, a sort of in-between. For the sensor size, if they are closer to DSLRs than other cameras, then it’s good news.

  2. Chris says:

    Range, I just want to fill you in on some things. Most DSLRs have APS-C sized sensors. Micro Four-Thirds cameras are called that because of the size of their sensors – 4/3″. And just to nitpick, bigger sensors don’t guarantee better everything: they make a wide aperture much harder (more expensive), as well as close-up photography. Having said that, they will on the whole give better image quality, especially high ISO performance, and have much better shallow DOF possibilities.


    • Range says:

      Hey Chris, I’m well aware of the difference between DSLRs and Micro Four Thirds cameras, but thanks for pointing out the difference to our readers.

  3. larry says:

    I think the point that folks are trying to make is that not all mirrorless cameras are micro four thirds. As far as I know only Olympus and Panasonic are using the MFT format.

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