Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS M



  • 18 megapixel CMOS

  • Great low light shots

  • Continuous AF in Movies

  • Large bright touch screen for clear viewing

  • Powerful DIGIC processing

  • Stunning 1080p movies

  • Automatically analyse your scene and select the best settings

  • On camera guide to help you learn

  • Apply creative effects to your images

  • Easily apply a look to your shots in the Basic zone

  • Easily create engaging movies

Specifications in detail


  • Type

    22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 18.0 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 18.5 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio


  • Low-Pass Filter


  • Sensor Cleaning

    EOS integrated cleaning system

  • Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour


  • Type

    DIGIC 5


  • Lens Mount

    EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens


  • Type

    Hybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor

  • AF System/ Points

    31 AF points (Maximum)

  • AF Working Range

    EV 1-18 (at 23°C & ISO 100)

  • AF Modes

    One-Shot AF and Servo AF

  • AF Point Selection

    Automatic selection (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Manual selection

  • Selected AF Point Display

    Indicated on LCD monitor

  • Predictive AF


  • AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way

  • AF Assist Beam

    Yes LED

  • Manual Focus

    Select on camera menu AF (Auto), MF (Manual), or AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot)


  • Metering Modes

    Real-time metering from the image sensor

    (1) Evaluative metering

    (2) Partial metering at center

    (3) Spot metering

    (4) Center weighted average metering

  • Metering Range

    EV 1-20 (at 23°C with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM ISO100)

  • AE Lock

    Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.

    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

  • Exposure Compensation

    '+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

  • AEB

    '3 shots +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

  • ISO Sensitivity*

    AUTO(100-6400), 100-12800 in 1-stop increments

    ISO can be expandable to H: 25600)


  • Type

    Electronic first curtain and mechanical second curtain shutter

  • Speed

    30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)


  • Type

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

  • Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

    White balance compensation:

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance

    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

  • WB Bracketing

    '+/-3 levels in single level increments

    3 bracketed images per shutter release.

    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


  • Type

    Touch screen 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View LCD II, approx. 1040K dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

    Approx 170°

  • Coating

    Anti smudge

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen

    (2) Liveview image no information

    (3) Liveview image full info

    (4) Liveview image basic info


  • Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Red-Eye Reduction

  • X-Sync


  • Flash Exposure Compensation

    '+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

  • Flash Exposure Bracketing

    Yes, with compatible External Flash

  • Flash Exposure Lock


  • Second Curtain Synchronisation


  • HotShoe/ PC Terminal

    Yes/ No

  • External Flash Compatibility

    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

  • External Flash Control

    Via camera menu screen


  • Modes

    Scene Intelligent Auto mode

    Still mode (Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up,

    Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene,

    HDR Backlight Control, Program AE , Shutter

    priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual)Movie mode

    (Auto exposure mode, Manual exposure mode)

  • Picture Styles

    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,

    Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

  • Colour Space

    sRGB and Adobe RGB

  • Image Processing

    Highlight Tone Priority

    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

    Long exposure noise reduction

    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

    Multi Shot Noise Reduction

    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

    and Chromatic aberration

    Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by

    lighting or scene type)

    Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W,

    Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)

  • Drive Modes

    Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s +

    continuous shots 2-10)

  • Continuous Shooting

    Max. Approx. 4.3fps for approx. 17 JPEG images¹, 6 images RAW²³


  • Still Image Type

    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera

    File system (2.0),

    RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

  • RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording

    Yes, RAW + Large JPEG

  • Image Size

    JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

    JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480

    JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x400

    JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480

    RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456

  • Movie Type

    MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)

  • Movie Size

    1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)

    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)

    640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)

  • Movie Length

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Sound Files

  • Folders

    New folders can be manually created and selected

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset


  • Custom Functions

    7 Custom Functions with 19 settings

  • Metadata Tag

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)

    Image rating (0-5 stars)

Sound Memo

  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor


  • Playback Zoom

    1.5x - 10x enabled in 15 steps

  • Display Formats

    (1) Single image

    (2) Single image with information (3 levels)

    (3) 4 image index

    (4) 9 image index

    (5) Jump Display

  • Slide Show

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills or by Rating

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off

    Transition Effects: Off, Slide (2 types), Fade (3 tyupes)

    Bagkground Music: Off, On

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert


  • Image Erase/Protection

    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images

    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Data Verification

  • Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu (x5)

    (2) Playback menu (x2)

    (3) Setup menu (x4)

    (4) My Menu

  • Menu Languages

    25 Languages

    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish,

    Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish,

    Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,

    Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai,

    Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

    and Japanese

  • Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.


  • Computer

    Hi-Speed USB

  • Other

    Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal),

    HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External

    microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)


  • Canon Printers

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers

    supporting PictBridge

  • PictBridge



  • Type

    SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I)card


  • PC & Macintosh

    Windows XP inc SP3 / Vista inc SP1 and SP2 (excl.

    Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

    OS X v10.6-10.7 (Intel processor required)


  • Browsing & Printing

    ImageBrowser EX

  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional

  • Other

    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility,

    Picture Style Editor


  • Batteries

    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12

  • Battery Life

    Approx. 230 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹

    Approx. 200 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

  • Battery Indicator

    4 levels

  • Power Saving

    LCD monitor turns off after 15 sec, 30sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30mins.

    Power turns off after 0, 30sec or 1, 3, 5, 10mins and disabled

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12, Battery charger LC-E12


  • Body Materials

    Stainless Steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin with glass fiber

  • Operating Environment

    0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (WxHxD)

    108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3 mm

  • Weight (Body Only)

    Approx. 298g (CIPA testing standard, including

    battery and memory card)


  • Case


  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Compatible with Eye-Fi cards

  • Lenses

    EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

  • Flash

    Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Battery Grip

  • Remote Controller/ Switch

    Remote Controller RC-6

  • Other


*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution

    ² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.

    ³ Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level

  2. ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated