Canon’s First Mirrorless Camera – EOS M

Canon until now has been sitting idle when its competitors have already set on battles for the title of ‘Mirrorless King’. This as we know is on the heads of Sony with their NEX series . The soldiers on the front line include  Sony NEX-5N,Sony NEX-F3K/B ,Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP. NEX 7  has already proven itself by producing some of the most professionally acknowledged Quality . With their line up of lenses Sony will still reign. Panasonic,Fujifilm and Olympus have their mirrorless cameras and are solely focused on providing the best with  models like   Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, Panasonic Lumix GF5 ,Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP (one of the first),Pen-PL3,Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP,Nikon 1 J1 10.1 MP,

Come tonight and you will find yourself lodged in between the massive entry of Canon in the Journey to the  Mirror less World  and The other venturers. Will canon survive on  this world ? Has it got a wrong foot on the ground? Has canon lost a sense of trust over the decades old technology of Digital SLRs it has perfected. Go through the article below and find out whats up with all the new hype surrounding the Cam. Read the official canon statement below while i summarize what will it mean.

Canon EOS-M

EOS stands for the best of Canon.. 😉

M stands for massive

So in short Canon EOS-M will be a massively cute creature…Remember that T4i a.k.a. canon 650d ,that monster, Canon somehow caged it ,tamed it to be just a little nice and placed it inside a compact body. So don’t let canon fool you , its just an improved T4i on a diet.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • Available two lenses: EF-M 22mm f/2 STM OR EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • All  Canon EF and EF-S using Mount Adapter EF-EOS M:
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800!)
  • a DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • SD/SDXC card slot
  • 1080p HD video capture@30p full HD /60p HD but wait before you say anything! Read below
  • AutoFocus (AF) Canon’s HYBRID CMOS AF: (Best of both worlds i.e.:- Contrast detect in combination with Phase detection)

Order Now

Price : 799$ EF-M 22mm f/2 STM

The new EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, Mount Adapter EF-EOS M and Speedlite 90EX will all be available in October at an estimated retail price of $299.99, $199.99 and $149.99 respectively.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Focusing
    Current cameras have to compromise between the focus systems; Either Contrast AF  or  Phase detect based upon their body style limitations,Big But for canon as EOS-M has combined both sensor types on the Image CMOS,So Expect great things with focus .Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects even before the shutter is pressed. Types? Face Detection & Tracking AF, Multi-Point AF for automatic selection and Single-Point AF, where users select one of 31 AF points through touch. So in terms of Focusing on a video ,its an improved T4i .
  • Sensor Size
    Yep! You heard it right its APS-C sized not the relatively small Micro thirds. Great job Canon. I am going bokehlicious.Expect cool previously unachievable depth of fields and bokeh.
  • Touch UI
    Ample Improvements over t4i and make use of touch AF magics. Pinch to Zooms.soon
  • VideoMakers Rejoice
    Full HD video and dedicated button for the purpose. Stereo Sound! Audio levels monitor, Full  Manual control.
    A dedicated movie servo (motor) for AF. Expect previously inaccurate focus ,focus shifts and lags to be over.Great Object tracking.
    30p FullHd ,720p 60 fps options….In camera Editing…
  • Wide Array Lenses Available
    With Canon officially announcing support for adapters to  EOS mount,it opens a wide range of  possibilities.

RED Anyone!

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PRESS    STATEMENT

Put Your Creativity Into Motion With The New EOS M Digital Camera
The Newest Camera in Canon’s Lineup Delivers Exceptional EOS Full HD Video Quality with Continuous Autofocus and an Expansive Selection of Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 23, 2012 – Combining the perfect blend of advanced video features and excellent still image quality in a convenient size, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M Digital Camera. Canon has made significant advancements in the realm of professional-quality HD video capture, from advanced CMOS sensor technology to smooth, quiet continuous autofocus. Inspired by EOS technology, the EOS M leverages these core technologies and distills them down to provide outstanding video capture capabilities while retaining high-quality still image capture. When shooting still images, the EOS M camera’s 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor provides a shallow depth of field, incredible low-light image quality and a wide dynamic range to capture rich gradation and detail. This new addition to the EOS family offers a great solution to videographers and photographers of all levels, with two new lenses designed specifically for Canon’s new camera format – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens and the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens– and the ability to use the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses through the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

“The EOS M includes a unique feature set making it an ideal movie-making tool, while also offering incredible still image quality on its APS-C-sized CMOS sensor.  The camera’s size, image quality, advanced video capabilities and the versatility of Canon’s full lineup of lenses make the EOS M another great option to help our customers record and capture their creative vision,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Product Specifications and Features:

    EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects also includes:

    Manual exposure control
    Multiple resolution frame rates
    Built-in stereo microphone
    Manual audio level adjustment
    Video Snapshot mode with
    touch-screen editing

    18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
    ISO 100–6400 (expandable to 12800 in H mode) for video recording, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) for still image shooting from bright to dim light and high performance Powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional image quality video and photos
    Hybrid CMOS AF delivers fast autofocus speed for video and photos
    Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive video capture experience
    Scene Intelligent Auto mode delivers expertly optimized photos and scene detection for amazing results even when shooting at night
    Advanced imaging features like Handheld Night Scene mode, HDR Backlight Control mode, and seven Creative Filters provide added versatility
    Multi-shot Noise Reduction helps preserve precious detail in photos at high ISO speeds
    Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
    Compatible with all Canon Speedlite accessories including the new Speedlite 600EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
    Compatible with Canon’s GPS Receiver GP-E2

An Advanced Video Capture Device

The EOS M utilizes Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF system to deliver fast autofocus speed for both video and photos. The Hybrid CMOS AF system truly shines when shooting video with EOS Full HD Movie mode including Movie Servo AF for continuous autofocus and tracking of moving subjects. The Hybrid CMOS AF system is located on the CMOS sensor itself and combines phase-difference AF and contrast AF to achieve operational stability, speed and precision. The Movie Servo AF function on the EOS M is enabled by default which keeps images on the rear screen in constant focus, even before the shutter is pressed. This continual focus makes for sharp video capture in a snap or to help reduce shutter lag due to focusing when still images want to be shot. The camera employs three AF methods for video and photos, Face Detection & Tracking AF, Multi-Point AF for automatic selection and Single-Point AF, where users select one of 31 AF points. Through the camera’s touch-panel operation, subject recognition and tracking is engaged at the touch of a finger, allowing users to track subjects accurately and focus on intended subjects with ease. In addition to subject tracking, the touch-panel LCD allows for simple, intuitive operation, menu navigation and touch features making it easy to shoot video and photos.

Thanks to Canon’s new Stepping Motor (STM) technology, when using either of the newly announced M-series lenses – the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM kit lens or the optional EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens – the AF system remains silent, helping ensure users only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS M also features manual audio level control to 64 levels, a built-in stereo microphone, which includes a wind filter and an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations. The EOS M records MPEG-4 AVC H.264 video as an .MOV file in a range of NTSC and PAL professional frame rates, including 1080p Full HD video at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) and 25p, 720p HD video at 60p (59.94) or 50p and Standard Definition video at 30p (29.97) or 25p.

In addition to the creativity afforded by over 70 compatible lenses, the EOS M also includes Picture Style settings – including custom Picture Styles – when shooting video, allowing users to adjust color settings the same as when shooting still images. The camera also includes Canon’s Video Snapshot mode for an easy way to record and create a fun highlight reel that can be easily shared. Video Snapshot mode combines a series of short video clips into a single file, all in-camera.  Through the camera’s touch-screen controls users can delete, cut or re-order the clips in-camera for quick and easy editing.

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Sony DSLT – Alpha 37

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Abraham Lincoln once said

if i had a digital camera it would definitely be SONY DSLT alpha 37.

Hell yeah he would be happy with it,take couple of historic photos and few HD clips of the revolution. Group shots of the parliament and his besties.Videos of him,his cat and funny fails  would be on YouTube .May be he would shot some short movies of his stand with the alpha 37. So sad all this didn’t happen but now you have a chance.

Sony arrives on the scene to compete with the latest heavy weights and conquers the scene by bringing the best DSLR a.k.a DSLT because of its unique single lensed translucent mirror technology @  a mere 598$

See why this is new because all other cameras are SLR or a DSLR which means they have a penta -mirror setup before the sensor,this needs to rotate every time the camera needs to switch between eyepiece (view finder)& sensor,Mirror rotates. Thus when you take a shot the view finder will go blank for a few seconds. Features like continuous auto focus will be hampered by it as camera needs to update their sensor,viewfinder,live view screen ,auto-focus sensors one by one . As it looks there will be some physical restrictions on how the camera will perform fast. Super high end cameras will handle the demerits my making stronger and lighter mirror to deal with rapid and fast response at the huge cost of cost. But entry level DSLRs will suffer as they cannot improve upon this due to cost cutting.Visibly the video feature is likely to suffer and Continuous photos doesn’t give more than 3-4 photos per seconds(fps).

Enter the DSLT, exclusively brought out by Sony TM  A DSLT has a translucent mirror technology by the means of which the mirror as used before ,is translucent. So the mirror is fixed at a place and lets 70% light to sensor and 30% to the electronic view finder above. Meaning the sensor and view finder are always open and features like continuous auto focus get the boost they require.Even the continuous shooting meets the range of 7 fps on the alpha 37.

Now you know what’s new on this : Dive into some more details.

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