Canon EOS M2-mirrorless Camera officially unveiled today- ship mid-december

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    Canon EOS M2- Mirrorless Camera officially unveiled
    When Canon EMO M2 specs leaked yesterday it was clear that announcement is imminent. But i never thought it will be within 24 hours. The successor of Canon's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which was great one for image quality (same 18 megapixel resolution), but blamed for poor focus speed (firmware update improved it) was announced today with double the speed of focusing of original and 3 kit lenses. And the availability is said to be around mid=december, just 2 weeks after announcement, hopefully in time for your last round of christmas shopping.

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    The new model features same 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor found in version 1, but the main difference is the 'Hybrid CMOS AF II' which is a combination of Phase difference AF anf Contract AF, used in Canon DSLR models which claimingly improve AF speed upto 2.3 times that of M1 and no 'Dual pixel CMOS AF', the latest autofocusing technology Canon invented featured in EOS 70D ( many expected it though). Other noticeable features include, 4.6 frames/s continuos shooting with help of DIGIC 5 video engine, high ISO 12800 and extended ISO25600 and built in WiFi (connect via smartphone app EOS Remote). Although M2 is said to be reduced in body size and weight(about 8%), due to similar design (looks exactly same ) its hard to differentiate until we get a side by side comparison. The main surprise here is the pricing, the body only EOS M2 will cost you around US $631 which is around double of EOS M 18-55mm kit price on Amazon.us. And its available in 3 more boxes, with 18-55 kit lens, 22mm+18-55mm kit, then 3 lens kit adding 11-22mm too which takes the price over $1300 in US. Full price comparison shown below (courtesy : dc.watch.impress.jp)

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    My assumption of Samsung Galaxy NX pricing criteria is also coming here. Canon's pricing, I believe, is comparing to recent mirrorless cameras, not based on its capability or marketing and success in focus. I can't imagine why a company will price its successor model way double over the previous when there are plenty options and competition out there, instead of making it reasonable and slowly building it up towards competition range with later models with more features. May be this will go into memories like Galaxy NX. With just the Autofocus improvement to show off, its hardly an upgrade for EOS M users. Full specification is readable from below link with translation (use chrome browser)

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    CanonEOS M2 full specifications : here

    CanonEOS M2 Sample images : Below official link has sample shots taken with this new model using different modes including creative auto mode, porttrait, landscape etc, advanced shooting mode, using different types of lenses, filters, aspects etc. Some samples below (source: canon japan)

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    More samples : here
    EOS M and EOS M2 size comparison by engadget japan:

    Red model is M and black one is M2 ( you can see model name little bit on left corner of top both cameras)

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    Article is updated with size comparison....
     

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