Not only that, the EOS M barely matches much smaller older micro 4/3 sensors and gets beaten by the latest crop, like the Olympus E-M5 (65 points vs 71).
"Canon was late to introduce a hybrid or mirrorless camera, but it was probably inevitable the firm would chose to revamp its three-year old APS-C sensor design to keep the body size to reasonably compact dimensions while at the same time offering good image quality. It doesn’t match the best sensors used by the Sony NEX hybrids by quite a margin in some
instances but it outperforms the much smaller (by surface area) 1-inch type used in the Nikon 1 series.
Those cameras are particularly compact, as indeed are the series 1 lenses, but the choice of APS-C sensor format means Canon can compete on equal terms with Sony and Samsung with regard to size. It remains to be seen, however, if Canon can vie on sensor performance. Should they decide to move away from their older 0.5 micron process generation and adopt state-of-the-art fabrication, advanced pixel sharing architecture and column-parallel ADCs in their APS-C (and FF) cameras, there’s every chance Canon can."
No longer the stuff of rumors, here's the E-M5 straight from the horse's mouth:
This is the 3rd generation of Canon's famous 5D full frame moniker. Since the update cycle is far slower than the typical 18 month turnaround of the lower specced cropped family bodies, the changes from generation to generation are far more substantial. The first 5D clocked in at 12 Mpixels, the second almost doubled that number and added 1080p video to that, among other things. . . . read more
As an EOS user for the past 10 years, this celebration reminds me of both good and bad moments. The most recent ones are maybe the joy when i review my 5D Mark II files, and the gaping hole the ever increasing Canon lens prices leave in my wallet.
Happy birthday EOS! . . . read more