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Canon has just announced its new mirrorless EOS-M camera. This looks like a very interesting camera because unlike most mirrorless cameras, it has a full APS-C size sensor. In fact the sensor is the exact same 18MP sensor as the one found in the Canon 650D or T4i. They’ve also announced two new “EF-M” mount lenses alongside it, the 22mm f/2 pancake lens and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. With an adapter the camera will also support regular Canon EF-S lenses.

A camera this small with a DSLR class sensor is the holy grail of travel cameras. Nikon has similar cameras in their “Nikon 1” lineup but these feature much smaller sensors which means poorer noise performance and less of an ability to separate the background from the subject with depth of field.

The EOS-M is due out in October and is available for pre-order at Amazon and Adorama.

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