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Firmware: EOS M Version 2.02

Firmware: EOS M Version 2.02

Now available
Firmware version 2.02 is now available for download for the EOS M camera.

Firmware Version 2.0.2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  • Improves focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode.
  • Now supports EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.
  • *When placing the EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM without conducting the firmware update, at times the EOS M will not function. However this is rare.
  • Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese and Korean language menus.

Download The Firmware Here

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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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EOS M Firmware Update Coming Soon

EOS M Firmware Update Coming Soon

Autofocus Speed Boost
Further enhancing the performance and utility of the EOS M, Canon also announces today a firmware upgrade that boosts the AF shutter speed, making One Shot AF up to 2.3x faster1. The new firmware delivers improved performance as a result of a reworked AF Drive Control System and Canon encourages all existing users of the EOS M to download the new firmware version 2 once it becomes available at the end of June 2013.

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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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Canon Press Event May 31, 2013? [CR1]

Canon Press Event May 31, 2013? [CR1]

From the Netherlands
The Dutch web site EOSzine.nl posted on Twitter that they’ve been invited to a Canon press event on Friday, May 31, 2013.

I have yet to see any media invites from around the globe as of yet. This could be an event for only the Netherlands.

Source: [PR] via [NL]

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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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Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $399 New

Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $399 New

From BigValueInc
BigValueInc via eBay is selling the Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM kit for $399 brand new. You can still choose which color you’d like, as black, red, silver and white are all available.

Buy the Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2.8 STM $399

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A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]

A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]

Smaller than a Rebel?
Reports are out there that Canon may be working on a DSLR that is smaller and lighter than the current Rebel line. The camera would be an alternative to the EOS M line and possess all the DSLR performance you would expect, especially in the AF department.

We’ve seen some patents in the past that point to a smaller DSLR camera with an EVF. The only thing the camera probably requires is a certain depth to handle EF & EF-S lenses. It’s the first we’ve seen of it, but it’s definitely possible.

Source: [CW] via [DC]

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The Next EOS M? [CR1]

The Next EOS M? [CR1]

Canon’s next mirrorless?
Along with last week’s 7D spec list, we also received what is said to be the next EOS-M camera. A lot of people haven’t jumped on the EOS-M system yet, whether it’s the bad rap the AF gets, or the lack of lenses in the system, sales are quite weak for the little EOS camera. Most people seem to want something a little bit higher end, or at least be able to add accessories to improve the usability of the camera.

Specifcations

  • 24mp APS-C Sensor
  • New generation AF system
  • DIGIC V
  • Removable Electronic Viewfinder (Very high resolution)
  • Optional grip attachment
  • 5fps
  • Slightly larger than the current EOS M
  • Introduced with 3 more lenses
  • $999 USD

Now, all of that sounds like pretty much everyones wish list, so take this CR1 rumor with a grain of salt. I will say that the next EOS M camera is definitely pointing to being higher end from other information we’ve received. An entry level EOS M system camera could be coming in early 2014 and sit in the sub $500 category.

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