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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Canon EOS-5D Mk III vs. EOS-M Camera Comparison

As my readers know by now, Canon has announced the EOS-M2 camera in Japan and China last week. There is no plan to release the camera outside Asia at this time. Mr. Masaya Maeda, Canon’s Managing Director and Chief Executive of Image Communication Products Operations, gave an interview to DCwatch recently. The interview is in Japanese and the English translation is not good. The original text of the interview is here.

From what I am able to deduce, the following are the main take away points :

  • The EOS-M camera line is getting smaller and lighter (note the size of the EOS-M2).
  • A new EOS-M camera with a built-in EVF may be announced in the second half of 2014. See earlier post.
  • Dramatically improved photo and video performance is the goal for Canon’s future mirrorless camera projects.
  • New lenses for the EOS-M system will be coming. See earlier post
  • Canon is exploring a mirrorless camera project for the semi professional market.
  • Canon is highly committed to the EOS Cinema line. See earlier post.  

The EOS-M is a good camera for those who want a small, versatile body that can take the full range of EF lenses and are willing to live with its limitations. I have used the mirrorless body and find it awkward, especially when mounted on big and heavy EF lenses. I prefer the Canon GX1 for a camera of that size and have made my recommendation for the best Canon DSLR cameras. You can see the photos taken with the cameras on my website

Now someone has conducted a Canon EOS-5D Mk III vs. EOS-M camera comparison and came to a debatable conclusion. I am not in total agreement or disagreement with its findings. You make up your own mind and please leave a comment on this Blog.   

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