Sources have revealed the new Canon EOS M specs list, which should include the same sensor found in the EOS 70D.
There is too little chatter about the mirrorless camera, which should be released in two models. Since there will be two new units, one could expect more details to be leaked on the web so close to their launch. Nevertheless, the two devices are definitely under development and they will become available sometime “soon”.
Next-gen Canon EOS M to be powered by DIGIC 6 image processor
Meanwhile, people familiar with the matter have decided to re-confirm some specifications of one of the models. It is still unclear if the two devices will share similar features or not. Moreover, it is unknown whether the latest leaked Canon EOS M specs are for the cheaper version or for the more expensive one.
Industry watchers will have to be a little patient, but now it can be said that one model will be powered by the DIGIC 6 image processing engine. This processor has been introduced along with the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS earlier this year.
There are no interchangeable lens cameras to draw their power from this DSP, meaning that the new EOS M will become the first to run on DIGIC 6.
New Canon EOS M specs rumored to include EOS 70D’s 20.2-megapixel sensor
Another “confirmed” feature of the next-generation Canon EOS M is the presence of the 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor. The same unit can be found in the new EOS 70D. Although the source refers to the “same sensor”, it does not confirm whether or not the Dual Pixel AF technology is joining the bandwagon.
The Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technique will certainly improve AF speeds for photography and video recording when in Live View mode.
One of the new EOS M units will sport an electronic viewfinder, while the other one will not have that. Dual Pixel AF will certainly be useful in the latter model, but it remains to be seen how Canon will tackle this problem.
Canon to launch EF-M 55-200mm IS STM zoom lens along with the two mirrorless cameras
Last but not least, it appears that a new Canon EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens is coming alongside the two shooters. There are no immediate details regarding this product, but the information should reveal itself in the near future.
The current-generation Canon EOS M is available at Amazon for $341.49 with an 18-55mm IS STM lens.