Canon's new EOS-M? Looks authentic. Picture comes from Xitek.
Specs and details of Canon's new mirrorless camera has been sparse and sketchy, but the latest rumored picture looks pretty real to me. Here is my take.
The body looks pretty small, and clean with a hint of the latest G-series DNA. The mode dial (THANKS!) has an integrated shutter release button and the hotshoe looks like it is compatible with the SpeedLite flashes. Don't see a built-in flash, and I think this could be a negative to many people as this camera is a take anywhere device that a built-in flash should be mandatory.
I think Canon is doing the right thing by having a fast prime with the introduction of the new camera. We are relatively sure that the sensor size will be 1.6x, which means this lens will be equivalent to a 35mm f2, which is perfect for many people, including me. I am sure the other lens will be the venerable 18-55mm that is almost a standard lens for most new cameras. Hopefully it will be stabilized, as I don't expect the EOS-M will have in-body stabilization.
One thing that matters a lot to us manual focus lens fanatics, is the lens to sensor register. If it's longer than 22mm, it may pose a problem for M-mount lenses. I hope it will be 20mm or somewhere close.
As for the image quality, I think it will be better than the current 1.6x bodies.
We will see on Monday, when this camera will be officially announced.