By - - 0 Comments

Cannon announces EOS M2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Canon hasn’t fully jumped on the  interchangeable lens mirrorless camera bandwagon yet, but the company is making its way towards it. The company today announced EOS M2, successor to the original EOS M, which was Canon’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

The EOS M2 looks to fill in the holes that were left with the original. It comes with a Hybrid CMOS II sensor, that promises 2.3x faster focus time than the EOS M. The continuous shooting speed has also been slightly bumped to 4.6 fps vs. 4.3 fps. The camera comes with built-in WiFi and has an 8 percent smaller body than the original. The mode dial has also been revised with subtle changes. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same as the original.

The camera would go on sale in Japan paired with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF-M lens for approximately $820. The body can also be purchased alone for 64,800 yen or roughly $627. There’s no word on an European or US launch and chances are that the camera could stay exclusive to the Japanese market.

[via]