Canon has released its first mirrorless interchangeable camera- The EOS-M
Based around the same 18MP APS-C sensor as the recent EOS 650D/T4i, the EOS M is the first model to use a new, smaller ‘EF-M’ lens mount. It is launched alongside two EF-M lenses that use STM stepper motors optimized for use with the camera’s hybrid AF system. As we’ve seen before in the mirrorless sector, the EOS M is predominantly aimed at the point-and-shoot upgrader market looking for DSLR quality and makes greater use of a 650D-style touch-screen interface.
The 12MP Panasonic DMC-GF5 mirrorless camera is a subtle revision over the GF3, but a higher-res screen, refined user interface and the inclusion of Panasonic’s retractable 14-42mm power zoom lens for a list price of $749.99 makes it worth looking at.
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The camera’s rather interesting design is the work of respected product designer Marc Newson and features a logo of his signature on the base of the camera. The K-01 costs around $749 body-only and $899 with the ‘XS’ version of the 40mm lens.
It combines the 16MP CMOS sensor from the K-5 DSLR with a full Pentax K lens mount, to create a mirrorless camera with an enviable range of lenses already available.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 is an enthusiast-oriented model that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Lumix DMC-GF1. It sports a 16MP ‘Live MOS’ sensor, a maximum ISO sensitivity setting of 12,800, a touchscreen interface and a revamped AF system. With all the cool specs, did it live up to all the excitement?