If there’s one thing we wish Canon would have done differently with the EOS M mirrorless camera is its autofocus speed. The camera while decent overall was found to have a pretty slow autofocus speed by most reviews, including our own, which admittedly can be pretty frustrating at times. Well the good news is that after all the leaks and rumors, Canon has officially announced the EOS M2 in Japan. For the most part it seems that the earlier leaked specification were right as the official announcement has confirmed an 18MP APS-C sensor and will come with Canon’s DIGIC 5 processing engine on board.
Canon has also announced that the autofocus system on the EOS M2 has been improved, allowing for faster focusing, although we’d probably have to check it out for ourselves, but like the rumors, Canon has confirmed that the new AF system should provide 2.3 times faster autofocusing speed than before. Other specs includes an extended ISO range of 25,600, and WiFi connectivity. The WiFi connectivity will allow users to pair their smartphones with the camera through the EOS Remote app which is available on both iOS and Android, allowing users to take photos remotely or transfer photos wirelessly.
Interestingly enough despite the rumors of it seeing a 2014 release, Canon Japan has stated that the EOS M2 will be released in mid-December, although no word on pricing just yet. It is unclear as to whether this release date is only for Japan or for the rest of the world, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled anyway.
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