Some might say better late than never. I would say fashionably late.

Canon finally joins the CSC party with a fairly kick ass camera. More or less it’s a more compact EOS 650D with a new lens mount, the new EF-M, so it’s crammed with all the latest and greatest technology. From the processor to the sensor through to the LCD screen, the EOS M certainly packs a punch with its 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, compact design and touch screen to make it as simple as possible to use.

Style wise, unlike some early online mock ups it’s very slick and modern, drawing obvious inspiration from the PowerShot range (and in particular the SX line up), offering an ultra modern clean design in a variety of colours to suit your tastes.

This design lends itself to the amateur photographer where at the end of the day it is about the resulting image and not how big your lens is. The lack of dials and buttons stops the camera looking ultra complicated so not to intimidate but rather encourage the budding photographer.

With the optional adapter you can put any of Canon’s vast range of lenses on the EOS M but it is more to offer backwards compatibility to existing users. The camera much prefers the new STM EF-M lenses which balance and compliment the camera rather than making it front heavy.

Whilst still not pocket size, the EOS M is a good compliment to the G1X in that it gives those, like myself who like interchangeable lenses, but desire a smaller alternative to the traditionally DSLR.

We anticipate our first stock to arrive from early October. For full details and to place a pre-order, visit our dedicated Canon EOS M pages.

Nick Brooks
Park Cameras Ltd.

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