Summary Canon EOS M

Prices Price
Body only
$383 - $979
With 15-45mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 28
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,040k dots
Help 17.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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The Canon EOS M vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
298 g
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size Quite small Help
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
Thickness Thin Help


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The Canon EOS M vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth Less color depth Help
22.1 bits
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2700 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
742 ms shutter lag
Missing geo-tagging
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.2 EV
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
13 lenses
Announced Old Help
July 2012
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Sukhy Mann (5:16 AM, September 26, 2014)
This camera is a beast it gives EOS 7D like pictures with a very small form factor,best camera for stills. I have used the 5d mark II,it's at least better than that.
Chris Jowett (5:20 AM, May 05, 2013)
You also appear to have neglected to add the weight and dimensions of the supplied flash. 110g for the adapter (so you can mount more than 2 lenses) and 50g for the basic flash puts this camera in context.
Chris Jowett (5:03 AM, May 05, 2013)
You don't appear to have got this right. The EOS-M has a different mount to EOS cameras and there are, so far, only 2 EOS-M lenses. The score for lens availability for this camera should be the lowest ever. Competing cameras, like the Pentax K-01, can take every lens since 1974 without an adapter. You should at least factor in the weight and expense of all cameras (Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, etc) that can also take legacy lenses with an adapter.
Avatar for Mihai Petru Marghitas Mihai Petru Marghitas (7:07 PM, January 28, 2013)
that work with flash external 430ex ii ? :)
Avatar for Khürt L. Williams Khürt L. Williams (2:43 PM, November 06, 2012)
How will you use your Canon lenses on the RX100 without an adapter? Seems to me this is a better purchase for you considering all the Canon equipment you already own compared to buying an RX100.
Art Wells (5:41 PM, August 01, 2012)
I think Canon rushed to launch this product, it appears to me that Canon is under pressure by the competition.  It is a shame that the product comes with a new lens mount, and an adapter, still.  Totally a horrible and dysfunctional concept.  What are thinking about?   I have several Canon EOS cameras, film and digital, and I will never  buy this camera.  I prefer the Sony RX100.