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Marketed December 2013
Original Price Open price

Inheriting the product concept of its predecessor, the EOS M (released in September 2012), Canon’s new EOS M2 delivers image quality on a par with the company’s EOS series of digital SLR cameras in a compact and lightweight design.

Employing Hybrid CMOS AF II, the M2 combines high-precision contrast AF and high-speed phase-detection AF for high-performance autofocusing across approximately 80% of the width and height of the sensor’s imaging surface. Compared with the EOS M, the technology makes possible AF across a wider imaging area than that offered by the earlier EOS M and is approximately 2.3 times*1 faster, letting users realize improved focusing performance and compose shots with greater flexibility while enabling improved tracking response when shooting a moving subject.

Equipped with an approximately 18-megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor, the EOS M2 achieves a high level of image quality that only a large sensor can make possible while delivering a maximum continuous shooting speed of 4.6 frames per second. Additionally, offering a maximum standard ISO of 12800*2 (expandable to ISO 25600), the camera lets users capture images with reduced noise even in low-light conditions.

Featuring built-in Wi-Fi, the EOS M2 allows users to use their smartphone as a wireless controller to shoot stills with the camera from afar.*3 Additionally, still images stored on the camera’s memory card can be transferred and saved to a compatible smartphone.

*1 When using One-Shot AF, Live View FlexiZone-Multi and an EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens at focal length of 55mm.
*2 Maximum ISO speed of ISO 6400 when shooting video.
*3 Remote shooting from a smartphone requires the EOS Remote application. While available for both iOS and Android systems, performance cannot be guaranteed for all models.

Type Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

* Compatible with UHS-I

Image sensor size Approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF-M, EF*, and EF-S* lenses

* Mount Adapter EF-EOS M required.
(35 mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times thelens focal length)

Lens mount Canon EF-M mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG Large simultaneous recording possible
Type Hybrid CMOS AF System(FlexiZone – Single,Face+Tracking, FlexiZone – Multi)
AF points 31 points (Max.)
Focusing brightness range EV 1 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
AF operation One-Shot AF, Servo AF
AF-assist beam: Built-in (LED lamp)
Exposure Control
Metering modes Real-time metering with image sensor
Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 11% of shooting screen), Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of shooting screen), Center-weighted average metering
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)
Scene Intelligent Auto mode and Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 6400 set automatically

* Landscape: ISO 100 – ISO 1600, Handheld Night
Scene: ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set manually(whole-stop increments), ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set automatically, maximum ISO speed settable for ISO Auto, or ISO expansion to "H" (equivalent to ISO 25600)

Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/30 sec. (Total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Drive System
Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer with 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay and 10-sec. delay with continuous shooting
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 4.6 shots/sec.
Movie Shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,Variable (average) bit rate
Audio:Linear PCM
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide, 7.7 cm (3.0-in.) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Feature guide Displayable
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal
Analog video (compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
Computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent), GPS receiver GP-E2 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone
IN terminal
3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Wireless remote control Compatible with Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Compatible
Battery Battery Pack LP-E12 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E12

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 104.9 x 65.2 x 31.6 mm / 4.1 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.
Weight Approx. 274 g / 9.7 oz. (CIPA Guidelines: including body, battery pack, card),
Approx. 238 g / 8.4 oz. (Body only, without lens cap)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
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