Overview: This Canon EOS M kit includes the EOS M camera
body and the EF-M 22mm F2 STM lens. It has the new Canon M mount, and is
compatible with Canon M lenses. With the optional Mount Adapter
EF-EOS M, the EOS M camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
3" Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The EOS M features a 3"
Touch Panel Clear View LCD monitor. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1,040,000 pixels for
Live View composition and viewing recorded images. The screen has the same
capacitive technology as today's popular mobile devices, and delivers intuitive
touch panel operation. Two-finger gestures (multi-touch) can be used for zooming
or changing images, menu and quick control settings can be accessed, and focus
point and shutter release can be activated with the touch of a fingertip. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness
levels to choose from.
Live View: The Live
View Function enables viewing your subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD
monitor. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for
precise manual focusing. You can choose one of two grid overlay options for the LCD
screen to help you line up vertical and horizontal lines. The
can be controlled remotely via a computer through a USB connection, or
wirelessly with the optionalRC-6
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor
captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers
approximately 18.5 million total pixels and 18.0 million effective pixels. This
APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras,
enabling an effective 1.6x field of view, compared to 35mm format.
DIGIC 5 Image Processor:
The EOS M is the first Rebel camera to feature Canon's new DIGIC 5 Image Processor.
The DIGIC 5 works with the CMOS sensor to deliver images with great detail
without the need for artificial light sources. The camera can achieve higher ISO
sensitivity, and can shoot up to 4.3 frames per second continuously.
Image Recording:The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image
sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, Small 2, and Small 3. For each resolution
(except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For
RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large
Fine JPEG image simultaneously.
Aspect Ratio: The camera image sensor has an aspect ratio of
3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:
|Quality||Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count|
(JPEG and RAW)
|5184 x 3456|
|4608 x 3456|
|5184 x 2912|
|3456 x 3456|
|Medium||3456 x 2304|
|3072 x 2304|
|3456 x 1944|
|2304 x 2304|
|Small 1||2592 x 1728|
|2304 x 1728|
|2592 x 1456|
|1728 x 1728|
|Small 2||1920 x 1280|
|1696 x 1280|
|1920 x 1080|
|1280 x 1280|
|Small 3||720 x 480|
|640 x 480|
|720 x 400|
|480 x 480|
RAW File Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software.
Recording Media: The EOS M records images on an SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards, including the newest UHD-I (Ultra High Speed)
memory cards. It is also compatible with some brands of Eye-Fi
cards that feature wireless transfer of images, although their performance is
No recording media is supplied with
Integrated Cleaning System:
Dust that settles on the sensor surface of the
camera is removed using ultrasonic vibration. This Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
routine is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off. (It
can also be manually activated.) A special collar positioned around the sensor
collects the loosened dust. In case visible dust still remains, you can delete
the effect of the dust particles from the image via the supplied
The EOS M's Mode Dial has 3 positions: Scene Intelligent Auto, Still Photos, or
Movies. The Scene Intelligent Auto mode lets you simply press the shutter button
to take a picture with the camera taking care of everything to suit the subject
or scene. When shooting Movies, you can choose Auto or Manual Exposure. With
Still Photos, you can select from Creative Zone and Basic Zone modes:
- Program AE:
This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Basic Zone:
- Creative Auto: In this auto mode, you can still
set the brightness, flash mode, sharpness, image recording quality, and
picture style settings.
- Portrait: Blurs the background to make the human subject stand out.
- Landscape: For wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.
- Close-up: To take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.
- Sports: For fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action.
Portrait: For images of people at twilight or at
- Handheld Night Scene: Allows you to take handheld
photos at night by recording four photos that are combined into a single
- HDR Backlight Control: Useful for taking photos
with bright and dark areas. Three photos are taken and combined into a
single image with restored detail in dark and light areas.
Shooting Movies: The EOS M can record movies in High
Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded
in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and Linear PCM audio. You can
record audio using the built-in stereo microphone, or with an
optional stereo microphone with a 3.5mm plug, with manual audio level
adjustments. When shooting movies, a
large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 6 or higher is recommended.
Slower cards may not record your movies properly. You can select from the
following recording sizes and frame rates:
- 1920 x 1080: Full HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio
for viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Available frame rates: 30 fps, 24 fps
- 1280 x 720: HD recording quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio for
viewing on a widescreen HDTV; Frame rate: 60 fps
- 640 x 480: Standard definition recording quality with a 4:3
aspect ratio; Frame rate: 30 fps
Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually with an EF-M
lens, you will need to switch to Manual Focus in the menu then turn the focusing
ring on the lens. If using an EF or EF-S lens, you will
need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens
focusing ring until the subject looks sharp. You can magnify
the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.
ISO Speed: When shooting in
Basic Zone modes, ISO speed is automatically set between 100 and 6400 (in
whole-stop increments) to suit the
shooting conditions. In Creative Zone modes, the ISO speed is set automatically
with a maximum of 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. The manual setting range is
ISO 100-12800, with expansion to 25600.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: the
camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions,
color temperature: 3000-7000 K
- Daylight: for recording outdoors on a
bright day, color temperature: 5200 K
- Shade: counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature:
- Cloudy: for cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K
- Tungsten Light:
for incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K
- White Fluorescent
Light: eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K
- Flash Use:
a starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites,
color temperature: 6000 K
- Custom: enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
- Other WB Settings:
- Color Temperature: manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments
- White Balance
Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the Basic Zone modes, sRGB will be set
Shoot by Ambience: Except in the Basic Zone modes, you can select the ambience for shooting. You can
choose from Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, and Cool, each at Low, Standard, or
Strong effects. You can also choose Brighter or Darker, with Low, Medium, and
High settings, and a Monochrome setting, with
Blue, B/W, or Sepia effects.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative
Auto. Picture Style selections include:
- Auto: the color tone is adjusted to suit the scene
- Standard: image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp
- Portrait: for nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone
- Landscape: vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image
- Neutral: natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC)
when the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied (recommended for users who prefer to process images on
- Monochrome: for black and white images
- User Defined 1-3: you can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. When in Single Shooting
mode, the camera will change the exposure level on three single shots (requiring
three presses of the shutter release). In Continuous Shooting mode, you can take
three shots with one press of the shutter release, and the exposure levels will
change with each shot taken.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc. The optional RC-6 Remote
Controller is helpful when taking a Bulb exposure.
Flash: The camera does not have a built-in flash. When an
optional EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera's hot
shoe, almost all of the automatic flash control is done by the camera. The camera is
compatible with Canon's entire line of EX-series Speedlites,
plus Macro Lites for close-ups. Canon EX-series
Speedlites offer professional-quality illumination for virtually any subject.
The built-in flash can work as a Master unit with Canon Speedlites with the
wireless slave feature and trigger the Speedlite(s) to fire.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode
utilizes 63 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 9%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject; uses approximately 3.8%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you
can shoot up to about 4.3 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a
single burst will vary with the image quality setting:
|Image Quality Setting||Maximum Burst|
|8 GB SDHC Card||UHS-I Memory Card|
|RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine)||3||3|
Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter
release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the
picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:
- 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds after
pressing the shutter release button. You can also use the optionalremote
control in this mode.
- 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after
pressing the shutter release.
- 10 Second Continuous Shots: The camera begins taking a series of
images (two to ten) 10 seconds after the shutter release button is pressed.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Creative Filters: You can apply several Creative Filters to
your stored images, and save them as new images. The types of filters include:
Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, and Miniature
Slide Show: You can view all images on the
memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can set the time each image is displayed on
the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which
images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only,
or by rating.
This feature allows you to view four (2 x 2) or nine (3 x 3) images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory
card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack
(Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. The HDMI output terminal is CEC-compatible. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable,
such as the CanonHTC-100, is required.
AV Out/Digital Jack: The AV Out/Digital jack allows you to
connect the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable for downloading
the recorded images and movies. The same jack also lets you view your images and
videos on a non-HD TV set when connected with the optional AVC-DC400ST AV cable.
The video output is compatible with NTSC and PAL systems (switchable).
Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an
Battery: The EOS M operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/875 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in
temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E12
battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E12 battery is as follows:
(23°C)||At 32°F (0°C)|
|Approx. 230 shots||Approx. 200 shots|
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E12 AC
adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Lens: This EOS M kit comes with the EF-M 22mm
f/2 STM lens. STM stands for Stepping Motor.
Auto/Manual Focus Modes: When using an EF-M lens, the focus mode
must be set in the camera menu. After setting the mode to Manual Focus, you can
focus on your subject by turning the focusing ring.
- Focus Length/Aperture: 22mm f/2
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Construction: 7 elements
in 6 groups
- Angle of View:
- Diagonal: 63º30'
- Vertical: 37º50'
- Horizontal: 54º30'
- Maximum Magnification: 0.21x
- Field of
View: 2.83" x 4.29"
- Minimum Focusing Distance:0.49' (6")
- Filter Diameter: 43 mm
- Hood: EW-43 (sold separately)
- Diameter: 2.401"
- Length: 1.127"
- Weight: 3.7 ounces
Supplied Software: The EOS M comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver. 25.4, which includes:
- Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.12 (Windows/Mac):
primarily for RAW image viewing, editing, processing, and printing (you can
also edit JPEG images while retaining the original images)
- ImageBrowserEX Ver. 1.0
(Windows/Mac): primarily for JPEG image
viewing, editing, organizing, and printing. You can also play and edit MOV
movies and extract still images from movies.
- EOS Utility Ver. 2.12 (Windows/Mac): allows you to
download images from your camera's memory card onto your computer's hard
drive, set various camera settings, and shoot remotely with the computer
connected to the camera
- PhotoStitch Ver. 3.1 (Windows)/Ver 3.2 (Mac)
- Picture Style Editor Ver. 1.12 (Windows/Mac): allows
you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them
as original Picture Style files
- EOS Sample Music