Canon Digital Camera


I am passionate about photography and I kept an eye on the Micro Four Thirds / mirrorless compact / EVIL ( electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens ) for a long period of time, waiting for a good model to come from a great producer . Sony, Olympus and Pentax showed some pretty good models , but I kept my wallet in my pocket until the Big Two ( Canon, Nikon ) have published their models.

Canon EOS M 18.0 MP first came out with the Nikon EOS M, a camera with excellent build quality that begins pretty pictures , but when it was released (July 2012 , I think) , it was expensive (£ 799 compared a decent mid range SLR) and had some problems , including the question of determining the infamous auto-focus , where the camera " is" without end trying to focus an image .

I waited until Nikon has made them out , but their model was disappointing for a number of reasons . The EOS M does not sell well, especially because of the problem of AF (if you think this forum ) and a couple of months ago ( May 2013 ) has dropped the price of the Canon EOS M 18.0 middle, so you can get the body , 18 - Kit 55 mm and Speedlite 90EX for £ 399. And they had an offer of £ 50 off time . For £ 349 , I was in. I had heard rumors that Canon is preparing a firmware update to address the issue of development and was willing to take the risk - £ 349 for a small shop around the camera with lots of features and all the control I needed .

So ... I took delivery of the Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Compact Systems Camera on Monday, flew to Los Angeles on Friday, after downloading the manual from my shelf and frantically learned to use during train journeys in between. I've learned enough to do what I had to do while I was on tour on the west coast , with some minor learning along the way points.

In the first place , Canon EOS M 18.0 Black the quality of construction , as already said, is excellent. I went for the red body is distinctive and elegant (IMO) , with a beautiful gloss lacquer . It feels solid and well built - some have complained about the handle, but I have not had any problems with it so far. Exchange of lenses is a breeze , taking the usual precautions , of course , to prevent dust from entering the body . There is no bigger than most point- and - click cameras, if the 18-55mm lens a bit ' like its stuck on the front seat ( 22 mm fast lens seems much more at home, and is discrete) .

Canon EOS M 18.0 MP The functionality is great - almost all the features of type SLR cameras are here . Aperture and shutter priority , Program AE bracketing (only three frames , unfortunately, but it's better than nothing) , bulb exposures , control, white balance , etc., are all within easy reach. The only disadvantage that comes to mind is the touch screen , which is boring and too sensitive , "" button to change the mode of program is very small, and in spite of the interruption of the home screen and " tap to shoot" options menu , back when you change some of the ways car . It ' very easy to change all settings , aperture, discussion points , exposure compensation, etc. Action Camera simply touch the chest when it is on the shoulder , or even just pick .

I learned to work my way, but it is a bit ' of pain. Additional features more than make up for it , however, there is an excellent HDR mode that takes three photos in rapid succession ( at different exposures) and self- aligns and merges to a large balanced, full of punch. You really need if you want to shoot high contrast scenes , but it works amazingly well with no ghosting. Of course, you can also use bracketing with a tripod and multiple post-processing to make your HDR images with multiple exposures of control, but the ' haute couture in HDR Canon lets you take HDR images Super -hand the life of the battery is not so great - .! Canon EOS M 18.0 Fully charge lasts just one day ( a few hundred photos ) battery , so you will definitely need to take a package of charger and AC adapter if you're in the field or on the road .

Canon EOS M 18.0 The quality of the images - it is beautiful . Like a mid-range APS - C DSLR with a lens pretty decent, which is perhaps not surprising given that the functions of the EOS M ... APS - C (18 megapixels). I always take in RAW mode for more control, but also evidence JPG I was producing excellent crisp, full of color and life , without blurring associated to terms . Low light performance is KO - you can take very good pictures indoors under artificial light , handheld ( at higher ISO settings , of course) .

EOS M 18.0 the sound is very handy and easy to remove in Lightroom or whatever you use for treatment. One thing I've noticed is that there is always some noise in the blue channel when shooting in RAW mode , even at ISO 100, but it is common to almost all digital cameras and yet you can easily beat . One thing to remember on the lenses ( I have the kit lens 18-55mm and 22 mm f2 ) , is that they are subject to very heavy vignetting, there are functions behind closed doors to reduce this , but it is better to address through the lens correction plugin in your internal treatment .

Finally, for the main part of this review, Canon has just ( as of 27 June 2013) has published an updated firmware , ie v2.0.2 , which addresses the issue of automatic focus , and the guy has a great difference! I installed yesterday and autofocus improved greatly , with no single point of contrast to research that has used it. This is faster than two cats now , and the update has made me very happy overall with the EOS M 18.0 .

Product Description

A new attitude to photography for those who enjoy the beauty of the everyday

An 18-megapixel interchangeable-lens compact system camera small enough to take anywhere. Enjoy simple creative controls and superb low-light performance for stunning images.

Compact design. Superb image quality

Capture images that are packed with clarity and colour and can be printed at sizes up to A2 in amazing detail. An APS-C sized 18-megapixel sensor is of the same dimensions as those used in EOS DSLRs, and offers the same superb image quality.

The right settings every time

As you compose a photograph with the EOS M 18.0, the camera's Scene Intelligent Auto technology analyses the subject too, evaluating colour, brightness, movement and even detecting the presence of people. This information is used to pick the most appropriate camera settings, giving you the best possible results.

The freedom to express yourself

An EOS that delivers the power of a DSLR in the compact body of a camera you can take everywhere. Change your EF-M lens and change your point of view, and enjoy the support of the EF and EF-S lens range too with an optional mount adaptor EF-EOS M.

Creativity the easy way

Create beautiful images, using smooth out-of-focus backgrounds for a professional look with impact. Achieve advanced creative effects quickly and simply with easy-to-use controls.

Easy to use. Great results

Easy to use, so you'll always be ready to express yourself. A touch-sensitive 7.7cm (3") Clear View II LCD screen offers intuitive control over menu functions, and the ability to focus and shoot with a single tap.

Advantages :

Excellent image quality
Excellent build quality - solid magnesium alloy housing , reliable
Operating costs for the adventure photographer
Bargain at £ 349 with on 18 - 55 mm kit and flash


Touchscreen is sensitive
Limited number of objectives dedicated ( but you can use an adapter and use a more regular SLR lenses Canon )
The battery life is not great

Thanks to lower prices and cashback offers ( yet ? ) , You can enter this great Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Camera at a very reasonable price, and after the ' firmware update that solves the problem of the factory auto focus , which is a huge market. And ' likely that you will be able to obtain a mirrorless camera of this quality at this price again as Canon is unlikely to reduce the price of all future models of 50% during the night , so I recommend entering with force stocks ( Is unlikely to last very long )

Canon EOS M 18.0 MP Compact Systems Camera
Canon EOS M 18.0 MP
EOS M 18.0 MP


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