Recording Media SD card, SDHC card, SDXC memory card
* Compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) and Eye-Fi Cards.
Image Format 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF-M lenses, Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF-M mount (Canon EF-M lenses can be mounted directly to the camera. Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) can be attached by using the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.)
Type CMOS Sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Pixel Unit 4.3 µm square
Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 18.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature (1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
- Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
- Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking approx. 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking approx. 5 sec.).
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
- The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
- The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
Recording Format Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.30
File Size (1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
(3) Small 1: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
(4) Small 2: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) Small 3: Approx. 350,000 Pixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
Backup Recording N/A
File Numbering The following three types of file numbering method can be set:
(1) Continuous numbering
* The numbering of captured images will continue even after you replace the camera's card.
(2) Auto reset
* When you replace the camera's card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.
(3) Manual reset
* Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording RAW and JPEG Large images are recorded simultaneously
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Settings Auto (Approx. 3,000° - 7,000°K), Daylight (Approx. 5,200°K), Shade (Approx. 7,000°K), Cloudy, Twilight and Sunset (Approx. 6,000°K), Tungsten Light (Approx. 3,200°K), White Fluorescent Light (Approx. 4,000°K), Flash, Custom (Custom White Balance: Approx. 2,000° - 10,000°K)
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction:
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
* Correction based on the current WB mode's color temperature.
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Type No Viewfinder.
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 31 points (maximum)
AF Working Range EV 1 to 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes With Canon EF-M Lenses:
- One-Shot AF or Servo AF
(2) Manual focus (MF)
(3) AF + MF (manual focus after One-Shot AF)
AF Point Selection (1) Manual selection
(2) Auto selection
* Automatically set in Basic Zone modes.
Selected AF Point Display Provided
AF Assist Beam Provided
Effective range: Approx. 8.2 ft./ 2.5m. at center
* With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite's AF-assist beam is emitted instead.
* Compatible with assist beam (intermittent firing) of 320EX flash.
Metering Modes Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Evaluative metering, partial metering (center: approx. 11%), spot metering (center: approx. 2.8%), center-weighted average metering
* AE lock possible. The active metering time can be changed.
Metering Range EV 1.0 - EV 20.0 (at 73°F/23°C, EF-M 22mm f/2 STM, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems Creative Zone
(1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure (including bulb)
(1) Creative Auto
(6) Night Portrait
(7) Handheld Night Scene mode
(8) HDR Backlight Control mode
ISO Speed Range For Video:
Manual Setting range of ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 12800
1. Manual setting range of ISO 100-12800, expansion to ISO 25600
2. Auto, ISO 100-6400 (in whole-stop increments)
- In Creative Zone modes, the maximum ISO speed (ISO 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400) for ISO Auto can be set.
- With C.Fn-6-1 (Highlight tone priority), ISO 200 or higher will be set.
Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, HDR Backlight Control mode, Handheld Night Scene mode
P, TV, Av, M∗1
ISO 400 fixed∗3,4
*1: Fixed at ISO 400 for Bulb exposures. *2: Depends on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. *3: If fill-flash will result in overexposure, the lowest ISO 100 is set. *4: When using bounce flash with an external Speedlite in a Basic Zone mode or P mode, the ISO speed is set automatically within 400–1600 (or the maximum limit).
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB : ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
* Manual exposure compensation and AEB can be set in combination.
* AEB is set in the following sequence: Standard exposure, decreased exposure, and increased exposure.
* If AEB is used with the self-timer, the three bracketed shots will be taken in succession after the 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
AE Lock (1) Auto AE lock
* In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
* In the P, Tv, Av, and M modes, enabled with the AE lock button. (Press again to update.)
* Enabled in all metering modes.
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Scene Intelligent Auto)
1/4000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
* Settable in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
Shutter Lag Time (1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.05 sec.
(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.2 sec.
* Time lag with the aperture stopped down by 3 stops or less. Excludes AF operation time.
Built in Flash
Type Not available*
*For flash photography, Speedlite flashes are required for the EOS M Digital Camera.
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative flash metering and average flash metering), FE Lock
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
PC Terminal Not Provided
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/Remote control, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed With One-Shot AF or MF: Approx. 4.3 fps*
*With Servo AF during continuous shooting, there are limitations depending on AF operation and the attached lenses.
With One-Shot AF or MF: Approx. 4.3 fps∗ ∗With Servo AF during continuous shooting, there are limitations depending on AF operation and the attached lenses.
One Shot / A condition before Movie shooting
Servo AF during continuous shooting
EF-M 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
YES (1.7 fps)∗1
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM∗1
YES (1.2 fps)∗1
NO (4.3 fps)
∗1AF frame is fixed in frame chosen by [Face Detect + Tracking] and [FlexiZone - Multi] at the time of continuous shooting mode, and AF is carried out for the chosen AF frame.
Maximum Burst Based on 8GB memory Card*1:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 15 Shots
RAW: Approx. 6 Shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: 3 Shots
Based on UHS-I 8GB memory card*2:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 17 Shots
RAW: Approx. 6 Shots
RAW + JPEG Large/Fine: 3 Shots
*1 Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and "Standard" Picture style)
*2 Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and "Standard" Picture style)
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing (1) Autofocus
- Face Detection + Tracking AF
- FlexiZone - Multi (31 zones, AF at the touched Zone)
- FlexiZone - Single
Metering Range EV 1 - EV 20 (At 73°F/23°C, EF-M 22mm f/2 STM, ISO 100)
Grid Display Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Not provided
File Format MOV (Image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
File Size Recording Size:
1920 x 1080: 330 MB/min.
1280 x 720: 330 MB/min.
640 x 480: 82.5 MB/min.
Frame Rates 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p
1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
640 x 480 (SD): 30p (29.97) / 25p
Continuous Shooting Time Based on 8GB Memory card [1920 x 1080]
30 fps: Approx. 22 min.
25 fps: Approx. 22 min.
24 fps: Approx. 22 min.
[1280 x 720]
60 fps: 22 min.
50 fps: 22 min.
[640 x 480]
30 fps: 1 hr. 32 min.
25 fps: 1 hr. 32 min. Based on 16GB Memory card [1920 x 1080]
30 fps: Approx. 44 min.
25 fps: Approx. 44 min.
24 fps: Approx. 44 min.
[1280 x 720]
60 fps: 44 min.
50 fps: 44 min.
[640 x 480]
30 fps: 3 hr. 4 min.
25 fps: 3 hr. 4 min.
Focusing 1. Face Detection + Tracking AF
2. FlexiZone - Multi
3. FlexiZone - Single
Range For Videos:
Auto ISO range: ISO 100-6400
Manual ISO range: ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode)
*If highlight tone priority is set, automatically set within ISO 200 or higher.
Exposure Control (1) Movie autoexposure mode
* Shutter speed 1/30 - 1/4000 sec. (Signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.
(2) Movie manual exposure mode
* Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.
Exposure Compensation Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)
* For video, exposure compensation will not be applied beyond ±3 stops even if the exposure compensation has been set beyond ±3 stops.
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor with Touch Panel LCD (capacitive type)
Monitor Size 3.0 in. (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
Pixels Approx. 1,040,000 dots
Coverage Viewing Angle: 170° (vertically and horizontally)
Display Format (1) Single image display
- Single image, basic information, detailed information, histogram display
(2) Index display
4-image index and 9-image index.
(3) Jump display (Image jump w/ Main Dial)
1/10/100 images, shooting date, by folder, videos, stills, ratings
Highlight Alert On the detailed information and histogram displays, highlight areas with no image data will blink.
Quick Control Function
Items When you press the Quick Control function button under the following conditions, you can set the functions below:
*The settable functions depend on the shooting mode
(1) During still photo shooting:
AF operation, AF method, image-recording quality, Creative filters, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, and metering mode.
(2) During movie shooting:
AF method, image-recording quality (stills), movie-recording size, video snapshot, white balance, Picture Style, and Auto Lighting Optimizer.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card.
Erase Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images.
Printable Images JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
RAW images printable.
Video cannot be printed.
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF DPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF Version 1.1)
* If both Standard and Index are set, only Standard will take effect for printing.
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images Not Provided
Custom Functions Seven Custom Functions with 19 settings settable with the camera
Custom Controls Not Provided
My Menu Registration Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
USB Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal Not Provided
Battery One Battery Pack LP-E12
* With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12, AC power is possible.
Battery Life 1) Camera Battery Pack LP-E12
At 73°F / 23°C
At 32°F / 0°C
Still Photo Shooting
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total 1 hr. 20 min.
Battery Check Automatic battery level check when power is turned ON.
Battery level indicated in one of four levels on LCD monitor.
Power Saving Power turns off after the set time of non-operation elapses
* [Auto power off] settable to 30 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 4 min., 8 min., 15 min. or disable
Date/Time Battery Built-in secondary battery. When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months.
Start-up Time Approx. 1.6 sec. with EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM* (Based on CIPA standards)
*The times are different according to the attached lens.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 4.28 x 2.62 x 1.27 in./ 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm
Weight Approx. 9.2 oz. / 262g (body only)
Approx. 10.5 oz. / 298g (According to CIPA Standards)
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the lens maker.
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Still a prototype, needs work
Great idea, but it is not fully developed. It needs:
1) Better user interface. It is WAY to easy to accidentally touch the screen and move the focus point, change menu settings, etc. It is hard to hold this small camera without touching the screen. 2) The autofocus is very poor. Slow, 'searches' and often misses the selected point. 3) Only TWO available lenses?! Obviously released early to get it to the market before the NEX locks the market share. Yes, you can use the adapter to attach a 2lb. EF lens... but doesn't that miss the point? 4) LCD only control, no viewfinder 5) non-moveable lcd.
GOOD points: It is small. Good image quality if you can focus properly.
May 4, 2013
Nice portable camera
Love the fact that I can use my other canon L series lens with this compact camera. I also like the touchscreen and the image quality of photos and video. The only downside is it's poor autofocus capability. I hope this issue can be resolved with a firmware update.
April 24, 2013
Great Lightweight Package
I bought this camera for my business where I review Alaskan hiking trails, to replace my 7D as a 'trail camera' because of it's weight, size, and build quality. I also shoot video for the reviews with this camera. I have found the EOS M to be a great compromise between the feature set and performance of a DSLR and the convenience, weight and size of a point and shoot camera. It fits easily into my coat pocket when I'm wearing a jacket, and when it's hanging from my neck I barely feel it. My only critique is that the AF is slower than I would like, but for most applications I don't find it to be much of an issue. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a great travel camera.
April 16, 2013
Good start - fix the AF!
I'm MOSTLY impressed with this camera. It's a good start. I bought it as a carry around, and because I can attach all my EF lenses, making it a great quiet theater or concert camera with no mirror flip to disturb the audience.
BUT there are two problems, one major, one minor.
The major problem that earns the EOS M two stars for performance is the autofocus. Most of the time it's ok on the second or third shot when the focus is already somewhere close from the first shot. But that first shot is torture! And often a moving subject makes the camera hunt and hunt. Using EF lenses makes the problem much worse. I'm pretty sure they can address this with a firmware update, but I also heard they might not do it, so that the next gen EOS M is more attractive. That would be greatly disappointing. Canon must support those who bought the first gen, and it's not just a slow type of AF, it's defective. So lease Canon, fix it.
Minor problem is the lack of redundant controls. Dependence on the touch screen is a bit too much sometimes, and a front dial would have been fabulous. But I can live with the touchscreen. Mostly it's amazing.
But not the AF!
April 10, 2013