Camera megabrand Canon has launched many top quality products in their history and they don’t intend on stopping any time soon. Launched in 2012 the EOS M is Canon’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens or compact system camera on the market to directly compete with Nikon’s incredibly popular V and J camera ranges with new models also newly released.
The unique selling point of this style of camera is simply SLR quality in a compact body and it is true that the pure quality you can get in such small devices now is staggering.
Basically Canon have stripped down a 650D entry level SLR and crammed it into a small, relatively portable body that doesn’t have the same stigma attached to it that comes when you use a fully-fledged SLR variant. It conceals its power inside something most people probably wouldn’t look twice at, especially when in use with the specially designed EF-M mount lenses for the camera. I say this because with use of an adapter you can use all Canon lenses through the entire EF range making the camera even more flexible than its competitors. General specifications include having 18 megapixels to play with as well as full HD video functionality with continuous auto-focusing in movie mode. If you’re after a high quality camera at a decent price in a smaller package then this EOS-M is definitely worth taking a look at.
On the other end of the scale is the newly announced Canon Powershot N which is due for release in April. It is one of the most unconventional cameras released by the Japanese manufacturer with a narrow square design which looks specifically designed for the younger smartphone using generation. From reading early details about the camera it appears it will have a very unusual shutter release button and zoom function with them being positioned above and all around the lens. How well this will work we will have to wait and see but it appears to be created in this way so that it can function any way up at any angle you want. This is aided also by the flip up touch screen allowing you to view what you are taking even from above your head or from a lower angle. It prepares itself to fully take on the smartphone image market with its “creative shot” function which sounds to be like having your own personal instagram app in a compact camera and with one touch wifi capability when in a wifi zone you can upload your images directly to anywhere on the web. I can’t wait to get my hands on this little camera and just experiment with the possibilities available from it come its release in April.