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The New EOS M Firmware in Action

The New EOS M Firmware in Action

It looks to do what it should
The new firmware for the Canon EOS M will be coming soon, and there’s now a video out there comparing the performance differences between 1.0.6 and 2.0.2 (which may not be the final version).

I like the EOS M a lot, especially with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM, however the AF performance of the camera has really given it a bad name. While I don’t think it’s any worse than a G15 in real world use, that’s definitely not good enough for a DSLR replacement/companion camera.

Below are a couple of videos showing off the performance

First with firmware 1.0.6 (current)

Now with firmware 2.0.2

As you can see, the performance improvement is obvious in this one test.

Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $479 at B&H Photo

Source: [PB]

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EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Picture

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
The next EOS M lens will be released soon and it will be an ultrawide.

Here’s a blurry image of the lens, expect an announcement shortly.

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Source: [DCI]

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EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]

New EOS-M Wide Angle Lens
DCI is reporting that they have been told a new EF-M lens is just around the corner. A new wide angle 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

We’ve heard 3 new EF-M lenses are coming in 2013, and this looks to be a good bet to happen. The system is lacking a true wide angle lens, along with many other things.

Source: [DCI]

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EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]

EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]

New bits about the next EOS M
A new camera and a few lenses should be announced sometime in the summer months. A few new lenses will also be launched. One will be an 18-135 compact zoom as well as a telephoto zoom. It was mentioned that Canon doesn’t have plans currently to launch more EOS M prime lenses, as they see the segment as “entry level”. I’m not sure I agree with that if true.

Is there any chance that the patent recently for plastic elements is for the EOS M?

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The Future of EOS M [CR1]

The Future of EOS M [CR1]

Sputtered out of the gate
The Canon EOS M system hasn’t been  the sales success Canon had hoped. Bad press about the autofocus and lack of lenses are probably big reasons why. There’s also a feeling Canon isn’t totally committed to the mirrorless market, as the segment hasn’t really been a dominant player in the United States, like it has in parts of Asia.

We’re told Canon plans to “relaunch” the system in the coming months with 2 new cameras. A direct replacement of the EOS M we have now, and a higher end model. The higher end model would get the viewfinder and other accessories. It’s also mentioned that the system could see as many as 3 new lenses launched in 2013 to give the system a better chance against the likes of M4/3 and NEX.

A new autofocus system will come with the new cameras and promises to be “class leading”.

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