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A Quick Primer on Canon EOS M Series Cameras

Get a thrill out of the many features and enjoy taking memorable pictures with the Canon EOS M series of cameras. Established in 1937 in Tokyo, Japan, the Canon Inc. firm designs imaging and optical products, and it launched its camera line in the same year issuing the Kwanon based upon the Leica camera. The Canon EOS M features a collection of auto-focus, single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras that are mirrorless and can be found on eBay.

How do you choose a digital camera?

Consider your budget, the features you desire, and your skill level when you choose. Beginners may want to start with a point-and-shoot model or a bridge camera, so called because it provides an in-between to a professional model. Determine at what resolution you’d like to shoot and whether you want to shoot video with the same camera. Choose the burst rate you need. Most cameras range from 4 to 10 frames per second (fps). A higher burst rate works well for shooting action, such as a 100-metre dash or children playing. Determine if you’ll need auto-focus using phase detection, contrast detection, or hybrid detection. Most mirrorless cameras use contrast detection, designed for general purpose photos. Use a camera with phase or hybrid detection for shooting moving objects. Finally, determine which ancillary features interest you: GPS, Wi-Fi, and weather proofing.

What types of digital cameras are in the M line?

The M series has cameras that fall into the point-and-shoot and bridge categories. The Canon EOS M specs include a few universal items throughout the series, including auto focus, 1080p HD video recording, built-in flash, CMOS sensors, interchangeable EOS M lenses, touchscreen, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The EOS M50 shoots 4K UHD video.

What current models does Canon offer in its M line?

The compact Canon EOS M series includes a handful of portable digital cameras. These include the following:

  • EOS M5 for advanced photographers
  • EOS M6 for advanced photographers
  • EOS M50 for beginning photographers
  • EOS M100 for beginning photographers
What Canon EOS M models are available on eBay?

You’ll find new, refurbished, and used Canon EOS models available. Some of its discontinued Canon EOS M1 devices are available for purchase at times. The cameras come in black, grey, red, silver, and white.

You can use Canon EOS M lenses to extend the usefulness of any camera in the M series. The lenses use a compact design that provides a lightweight alternative to the standard bulky camera lenses. Choose from macro, telephoto, and wide angle. The EOS M cameras can also use Canon EF^ and EF-S^ lenses with the EF-EOS M mount adapter.

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