EOS-M price cut in half – a more attractive proposition now?

July 4th, 2013
EOS-M price cut in half - a more attractive proposition now?

First off, sorry for the Canon-heavy news posts lately, but they seem to be extremely busy right now with constant new product announcements and significant offers that are too good to miss – no summer break for Canon I guess, as opposed to the other manufacturers?

EOS-M with the quite decent 22mm f/2 pancake lens make it a tiny package with a big sensor … and the price ain’t too shabby either now (finally!)

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Anyway, let’s talk about the EOS-M, Canon’s mirrorless interchangeable lens camera offering (with an APS-C-sized sensor). When we first reported about it after it was announced about a year ago (click here to read the post), the reaction was underwhelming: After all, it features the very same sensor as the extremely popular 7D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 60D (do you want me to go on?) … but the initial price of $800 was off-putting, especially considering the fact that you were already able to get many of the aforementioned DSLRs for a significantly lower price than that at the time.

Yes, the small form factor is a big plus for sure if you want to travel light (not taking into account the size of many lenses though). However and understandably, hardly anyone was willing to pluck down an additional few hundred dollars JUST to have a smaller camera, without any innovation in sensor technology.

Now, it looks like Canon has learned from their past mistakes and taken a bold step: They cut the (already lowered) price in half. The EOS-M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens used to be $600, and now it’s only $300 – but only until July 9.

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That’s what I call MASSIVE savings, and I might get one too now – this is too good to miss, especially if you already have a lot of Canon glass like I do. Are there better small cameras for video? For sure. But at that price? No way.

The Canon EOS-M Mirrorless Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens (black) is available for $299 at B&H only until July 9, 2013.

And they have a white version too that goes for the same price.

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July 8th, 2013

but no WIFI! alas!

Henry Ezra Ong
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July 5th, 2013

300$? WOW!
What a bargain! The cheapest APS-C Sensor mirrorless/hybrid/fixed lens digital camera in the market!
The video is mediocre, but why use the video? It’s a still camera with video finction added on, just use it as still camera then!

Chung Dha Lam
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July 4th, 2013

Well be cool as some backup body just hope Magic Lantern release a firmware for it soon. But have to say pricewise I think shops who still got 600D in stock are a nice buy same sensor but with a flipout screen. Dont see much use in buying the two new ones the 650D and 700D as the 600D got one function that rules above the two in video which is the digital zoom.

Chung Dha Lam
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July 4th, 2013

Well be cool as some backup body just hope Magic Lantern release a firmware for it soon. But have to say pricewise I think shops who still got 600D in stock are a nice buy same sensor but with a flipout screen. Dont see much use in buying the two new ones the 650D and 700D as the 600D got one function that rules above the two in video which is the digital zoom.

John Nelson
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July 4th, 2013

The website shows they are backordered now.
I wonder if this price cut suggests there is a new camera about to be released to replace it?

Angus Lion
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July 4th, 2013

It’s still moire/jello city with a crappy 8-bit h264 codec.

Angus Lion
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July 4th, 2013

It’s still moire/jello city with a crappy 8-bit h264 codec.

Cinema5D
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July 4th, 2013

Well, unlike the Nikon 1, this one has an APS-C sized sensor. So actually it delivers the same exact image as a 7D or similar in a much smaller form factor. The Nikon 1 has a tiny sensor in comparison, and terrible video functions.

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July 4th, 2013

no price cut for europe though, right?
it would be nice if you could pay more attention to european prices and shops in the future.

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July 4th, 2013
Reply to  Nino Leitner

sounds good! thanks for the reply.

Michaël Marcopoulos
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July 4th, 2013

Because it’s still not attractive. Like the Nikon 1, it’s a camera for the hydbrid market, but it doesn’t compete with the other brands.

Cinema5D
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July 4th, 2013

Why not, Michaël?

Cinema5D
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July 4th, 2013

Why not, Michaël?

Michaël Marcopoulos
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July 4th, 2013

No

Michaël Marcopoulos
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July 4th, 2013

No

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