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December 3, 2013

Canon EOS M2 Officially Revealed, Ships Mid-December

Canon Japan officially announced the Canon EOS M2 confirming. The new Canon EOS M2 inherits the concept model of its predecessor packed in a smaller body size (104.9×65.2×31.6mm, 238g). The camera comes with an 18MP CMOS APS-C sensor powered by a DIGIC 5 processor capable of capturing up to 4.6 frames per second in continuous shooting mode.

In addition to that, Canon EOS M2 comes with a highly improved AF performance thanks to hybrid CMOS AF II system that covers 80% of the entire shooting area and uses a combination of phase detection AF and contrast AF to deliver a fast and precise focus. This makes EOS M2 2.3 times faster than its predecessor.

Moreover, the new mirrorless camera is capable of delivering great photos with reduced noise even when shooting in low light conditions thanks to the high ISO value of up to ISO 12,800 (ISO 25,600 extended).

Canon EOS M2 also features built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to instantly transfer photos to your smartphone and share them with your friends on the fly. With Wi-Fi enabled, you could also transfer your pictures to a printer without the need of cable connection.

Using the dedicated freeware app EOS Remote for iOS and Android, you can also control your camera's basic functions using your smartphone.

Canon EOS M2 interchangeable lens camera will be available in two versions (Black and White) as well as three different lens kits (triple lens kit, double lens kit and EF-M18-55 IS STM lens kit) and will be shipped starting mid-December.

The triple lens kit is priced at 134,800yen / $1,307 / €965 and comes with the following items: EF-M 22mm F2 STM, EF-M 11-22mm F4-5.6 IS STM and an EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, a Speedlite 90EX and a Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

The double lens kit packs an EF-M 22mm F2 STM lens along with an EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, a Speedlite 90EX and a Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, all at a price of 104,800yen / $1,016 / €750.

In addition to thatn there will be a third lens kit that will include only a Canon EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens as well as a Speedlite 90EX, which is priced at 84,800yen / $822 / €607.