Canon EOS M CMS camera takes on the D-SLR market
Canon has unveiled the Canon EOS M digital camera. It’s the first CMS (Compact System Camera) from the company, made to deliver high-end SLR-like quality in a smaller package, and even comes with an interchangeable lens.
With the Canon EOS M, the company is claiming to have a digital camera capable of matching many high-end, and no doubt pricier, SLR models.
It will do so with its 18 megapixel APS-C hybrid CMOS sensor, and a variety of different shooting modes that even the more novice of photographers can easily tap into for more professional-looking shots.
Around the back, the Canon EOS M also has a 7.7cm Clear View LCD II touch screen that users will use to navigate the many modes and settings on offer.
Canon also promises full HD video with stereo sound and a variety of compact accessories to get more from Canon’s first CMS camera.
Photography and gadget fans alike will be able to pick it up from October 2012 for anything from £769 to £949 depending on the chosen accessory bundle picked.
A recent trend has seen more camera-makers develop smaller cameras that promise to offer digital SLR-like performance. Most recently the Samsung EX2F, and Samsung WB100 bridge camera, as manufacturers look to offer digital SLR alternatives with performance on par, for a (sometimes slightly) cheaper price.
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