Canon's Mirrorless Compact Camera System (Canon EOS M Cameras And Canon EF-M Lenses) - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

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Size (mm) MPixel1 Crop (H)2 DxO Marks3 Standard Extended (CFn) DxO3 Pixel Cover. (%) Size (") Type4 Pixel Cov. (%) AF Points5 Op. Type Range (EV) Aperture Limits6 Aux. Light Type Speeds (s) Bulb Rel.Lag7 (ms) in RAW RAW + JPG JPG L fine Metering9 X-Sync Max. Volt.10 2nd Curt. HSS FEC Zoom11 GN (m) Battery AC Kit Bat. Grip Remote CTRL Data Output GPS 3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 Limits Format Mic-In
Canon EOS M   [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 17.9 1.61 22.1 bit | 11.2 EV 100 - 12800 100 - 25600 827 Digic 5 supported - none - 3.0 LV TS 1040000 100 31 Touch AF 1 - 18       LED   1/4000 - 30 yes 75* 4.3 (6) yes 4.3 (17) ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200   yes no ±2 - none - 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3 262** LP-E12 ACK-E12 - none - SD/ -HC/ -XC   USB 2.0***, HDMI   -/- 29.97 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mov 3.5mm 2012 available in black, white, silver, red and blue (Beiburu Edition); compatible with the RC-6 remote and GP-E2 GPS units; both built-in mic and mic socket deliver stereo;
*from EOS 650D, which should be identical in specs; **298g incl. battery (35g) and memory card; ***no tethered operation
DPreview (preproduction model); Roger Cicala
Canon EOS M2     [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 17.9 1.61 22.1 bit | 11.4 EV 100 - 12800 100 - 25600 855 Digic 5   - none - 3.0 LV TS 1040000 100 31 Touch AF 1 - 18       LED   1/4000 - 30 yes   4.6 (5) 4.6 (3) 4.6 (13) ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200       ±2 - none - 104.9 x 65.2 x 31.6 238* LP-E12 ACK-E12 - none - SD/ -HC/ -XC RC-6 USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN GP-E2 -/- 29.97 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mov 3.5mm 2013 available in black, white, red and blue (Beiburu Edition); official availability was limited to asian markets (grey market samples were widely available); both built-in mic and mic socket deliver stereo; feat. newer Hybrid CMOS AF II
*274g incl. battery (35g) and memory card; available in black and white editions
 
Canon EOS M3   [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 24.0 1.61 22.8 bit | 11.8 EV 100 - 12800 100 - 25600 1169 Digic 6   Canon EVF-DC1* (optional) 3.0 LV TS 1040000 100 49   2 - 18       LED   1/4000 - 30 yes   4.2 (5) yes 4.2 (1000) ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200   yes no ±2 18 (29) 5 110.9 x 68 x 44.4 366** LP-E17 ACK-E17 - none - SD/ -HC/ -XC RC-6 USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   -/- 29.97 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mp4 3.5mm 2015 *4:3 aspect ratio, ~2360000px, 100% coverage; **incl. battery and memory card DPreview; DPR Studio Scene Comparison
Canon EOS M5   [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 24.0 1.61 23.4 bit | 12.4 EV 100 - 16000 100 - 25600 1262 Digic 7   2360000 100 3.2 LV TS VA 1620000   49 Touch & Drag         yes   1/4000 - 30     7/9     ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200           5 116 x 89 x 61 427* LP-E17     SD/ -HC/ -XC Wired, WiFi, BT USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   -/- 59.94p 59.94p   .mp4 yes 2016 *incl. battery and memory card; incorporates a hand grip; feat. Dual Pixel CMOS AF DPreview
Canon EOS M6   [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 24.0 1.61 23.4 bit | 12.6 EV 100 - 25600   1317 Digic 7   EVF-DC1, EVF-DC2 (optional) 3.0 LV TS VA 1040000 100 49 Touch AF -1 - 18       LED   1/4000 - 30 yes   7/9 (17) yes 7/9 (26) ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200   yes   ±2 15 (24) 5 112.0 x 68.0 x 44.5 390* LP-E17 ACK-E17   SD/ -HC/ -XC   USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   -/- 59.94 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mp4 yes 2017 *incl. battery and memory card; Intervalometer built-in DPreview
Canon EOS M10   [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 17.9 1.61 22.2 bit | 11.4 EV 100 - 12800 100 - 25600 753 Digic 6   - none - 3.0 LV TS VA 1040000 100 49 Touch AF 1 - 18       LED   1/4000 - 30 yes   4.6 (7) yes 4.6 (1000) ±3   E-TTL II 1/200   yes no ±2 15 (24) 5 108 x 66.6 x 35 301* LP-E12 ACK-E12 - none - SD/ -HC/ -XC   USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   -/- 29.97 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mp4   2015 *incl. battery and memory card; available in black or white  
Canon EOS M50         [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 24.0 1.61   100 - 25600 100 - 51200   Digic 8   2360000 100 3.0 LV TS VA 1040000 100 99 - 143* Touch AF -2 - 18       LED el. focal plane 1/4000 - 30 yes   10 (10) yes 10 (33) ±3 ±2 E-TTL II 1/200   yes   ±2 15 (24) 5 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 387** LP-E12 ACK-E12 - none - SD/ -HC/ -XC BT USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   25 59.94 119.9 29.59min | 4GB .mp4   2018 *depends on the lens used (see M50 Lens AF Compatibility Chart); **incl. battery and memory card - add 3g for white edition; available in black and white; first Canon camera to support dual sensing IS  
Canon EOS M100         [APS-C] 22.3 x 14.9 24.0 1.61 23.5 bit | 12.9 EV 100 - 25600   1272 Digic 7   - none - 3.0 LV TS VA 1040000 100 49 Touch AF -1 - 18           1/4000 - 30 yes   6.1 (21) yes 6.1 (89) ±3   E-TTL II 1/200   yes   ±2   5 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1 302* LP-E12 ACK-E12   SD/ -HC/ -XC Wired, WiFi, BT USB 2.0, HDMI, WLAN   -/- 59.94 59.94 29.59min | 4GB .mp4   2017 *incl. battery and memory card; feat. Dual Pixel CMOS AF DPreview

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Canon EF-M 11-22mm F4.0-5.6 IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 11-22mm F4.0-5.6 IS STM Specifications 102.1 - 63.3 1:3.3 22 - 32 7   15 55 60.9 58.2 - 74 220 STM     rotary yes     EW-60E 2013 ZoomLock'd retractable lens design; officially available in the USA since 2015 PhotoZone tested on EOS M3; DxO Labs
Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Specifications 84.3 - 33.4 1:4 22 - 40 7   25 49 60.9 44.5 130 STM     rotary yes     EW-53 2015 retractable lens design; black and silver editions; upgrade to firmware v3.0.1 for dual sensing IS support PhotoZone tested on EOS M3
Canon EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Specifications 74.2 - 27.5 1:4 22 - 38 7 rounded (?) 25 52 60.9 61 210 STM | IF   no rotary yes     EW-54 2012   PhotoZone tested on EOS M3; DxO Labs; SLRgear
Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Specifications 74.2 - 10.3 1:10 - 1:3.2 22 - 40 7   25 55 61 87 300 STM     rotary yes     EW-60F 2016 available in graphite and silver editions; upgrade to firmware v2.0.1 for dual sensing IS support  
Canon EF-M 22mm F2.0 STM (pancake)   Print Canon EF-M 22mm F2.0 STM Specifications 63.3 1:4.8 22 7 polygonal 15 43 60.9 23.7 105 STM | SH   -/- -/- yes     EW-43 2012 available in black and silver editions PhotoZone tested on EOS M3; DxO Labs; SLRgear
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM Specifications 51.4 1:1 (1:0.8) 22 7 rounded 9 43* 61 46 130 STM** | SH or FF   -/- -/- yes     ES-22 2016 *attaches to the lens hood; **lead screw-type STM; feat. a dual tube LED ring light built into the front ring (adjustable - 1:1, bright:dim, dim:bright)  
Canon EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM   Print Canon EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Specifications 27.5 - 7.5 1:4.8 22 - 32 7 rounded 100 52 61 87 260 STM | IF     rotary yes     ET-54B 2014 officially available in the USA since 2015; upgrade to firmware v2.0.0 for dual sensing IS support PhotoZone tested on EOS M3;

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General Notes:
1.) While mostly taken for granted when speaking about SLRs the Canon EOS M's functionality beyond the above specs includes:
  • the camera offers multiple white balance presets as well as a custom setting
  • manual, half and automatic exposure modes are all available as well as several program modes
  • the cameras feature an electronic shutter (reduces release lag)
  • the cameras feature a tripod socket.
AF/MF and IS modes are dis- or enabled via camera menu instead of the usual switches on the lens.
2. Magic Lantern Firmware (as of v2.3) is a firmware tweak capable to add or enhance a huge list of features to your camera. Unlike the earlier firmware hack for the EOS 300D Magic Lantern doesn't install into the ROM, but resides on the memory card to be loaded on every camera start. Among its tweaks are:
  • Audio: audio meters, manual audio controls, selectable input source (internal, internal+external, external ...), audio monitoring via A/V cable
  • Exposure: zebras, false color, histogram, waveform, spotmeter, vectorscope
  • Focus: focus peaking, zoom while recording, trap focus, rack focus, follow focus, stack focus
  • Movies: Bitrate control, movie logging (Exif-like metadata), auto-restart after buffer overflow or 4GB limit, HDR video, advanced FPS control
  • LiveView: contrast, saturation, display gain for using LiveView in darkness
  • Cropmark Images: user-editable overlays to assist framing and composition
  • Bracketing: HDR bracketing, focus/exposure stacking
  • Timelapse: intervalometer (for photos and movies) with adjustable start delay (up to 8h), bulb ramping (manual and automatic), recording at FPS down to 0.2 FPS, silent mode
  • Astro- and night photography: bulb timer for very long exposures (up to 8h)
  • Info displays: focus and DOF info, CMOS temperature, shutter count, clock
  • Strobist: enhanced flash exposure compensation (up to -10 to +3 EV, this depends on the camera)
  • Power saving: Turn off display or reduce backlight in LiveView during idle times
  • extended control for ISO (down to ISO25), shutter, white balance and other image settings
  • remote release with LCD face sensor and audio trigger (without extra hardware)


3.) The EOS M features a menu selection to "shoot without lens". This will allow shooting with any lens mechanically adapted, using the controls provided by the lens itself. Sounds like even mounting old Sigma EF lenses, that will usually give ERR99 with DSLRs, will work (ofc. still limited to fully open aperture, since not featuring manual control rings, and most likely in manual focus mode only).
4.) To mount your existing EF and EF-S lenses to the EOS M you'll need the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. There seem to be some limitations though, Canon published a huge list of lenses which will not focus properly or at least as fast as usual on the M3 and M10 [source].
Refer to System Cameras > Mirrorless > 3rd Party Lenses for a list of available EF-M mount aftermarket lenses.