"EOS M", Canon's first mirror-less DSLR

I hope that "EOS M" will be acceptable to remote shooting by PC.

http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/special/helloml-eos/pc/index.html

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Comment by Strider on July 31, 2012 at 11:02am

I was wondering if someone would post about that here - almost did it myself. No telling (fom what I've seen about it so far) if it will allow live view out and be compatibe with framegrabbers like Dragonframe or SMP. Maybe that info is included on the page you linked to , I haven't looked at that yet. But this could be a really interesting camera for stopmo - it has a bigger sensor than my Panasonic G1, and not as much of a crop factor to deal with. 

Comment by Strider on July 31, 2012 at 11:06am

Oh wow, I was wondering why I couldn't edit my post, but now I see this is a blog. No wonder! I think a lot more people would see this if it's posted onthe message board. Anyway, I wanted to add that it's APS-C, which is a good deal larger than my sensor. And also a whopping 18 MP!! Wow... that's almost too big! A few hundred frames will fill your hard drive!!  

Comment by StopmoNick on July 31, 2012 at 5:13pm

I've just had to add some post production effects to a shot done at the full resolution of 5184 x 3456 pixels, which comes up at 17.9 MP, and my 8 core Mac Pro really slowed right down trying to process them - only 80 frames in the shot, too.  So I agree, that is getting too big!  But you can always crop or shrink the images down to make them more manageable, and get a big external drive to save the original RAW files on.

I do suspect that the flip-up mirror inherited from film SLR cameras will eventually disappear. It was essential for film, and what pro photographers were used to, so it made the transition to digital easier.  But it makes less sense for digital. In order to see live view on the computer, we already have to work with the mirror locked up out of the way, so the DSLRs with live view already have a kind of part-time mirrorless system, just not perfectly optimised for it.  As lcd displays get higher resolution, the benefits of the optical viewfinder get less compelling - I took some video with an iPad 3 with retina display of greater than HD - it is far from being as good a camera as a DSLR, but that was easily the best viewfinder I have ever seen!  You see it exactly as it will appear in the final film.  A camera isn't going to have a 10" screen, but with higher resolution like an iPhone display, an electronic viewfinder is looking like a good alternative.  

I guess the key thing for now is whether the popular frame grabbers are able to work with the EOS M, and other mirrorless DSLR-like cameras as they come on the market. 

Comment by Toshikazu ISHII on August 5, 2012 at 4:07pm

Thanks for your messages:)

For me, the main interesting point is the flange focal length.

Usual canon's the length is 48mm, but it's so short, 18mm!

It means that you can use old cine lens such as C mount one with Today's high quality didtal camera.

I think it's very interesting.

Comment by Strider on August 5, 2012 at 4:15pm

Yeah, that's one of the big points of interest for the EVIL cameras (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lenses) like my G1 - I'm using some old C-mount lenses from 16mm movie cameras with it. But mine has a small sensor - in fact just about the same size as a frame of 16mm film, so it's almost a perfect fit. I imagine with a bigger sensor you won;t be able to use the 16mm movie camera lenses - you'd just get an image cirlce in the middle of a black rectangle - though you can still crop and get a great image from that (I know, I've done it). A lot harder to compose your shots that way though - much better to see exactly what you're going to get. 

Comment by Toshikazu ISHII on August 13, 2012 at 10:39pm

Hello,everyone! it's good news! I could confirm the infomation that EOS M can remote shoot with PC by EOS Utility software from CANON support center!

EOS M will be a special mirror-less camera for Stop motion animatior.

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