Canon EOS M: Time to put your toe in the water

Canon came late to the APS-C mirrorless party in mid 2012.  Its entrant, the EOS M, is an attractive and well-built...

RP meets Canon-P, the original popular camera

Canon has resurrected the "P" for popular in the new EOS RP. I have fond memories of my original "popular" Canon, the Canon-P

Why Canon’s EOS M5 really should have been the M6

Canon omitted the EOS M4 from the succession and went straight to the M5 because four is an unlucky number in Japan. Should they have considered the fate of the Leica M5?

Canon EOS M and Leica Lenses: Samples gallery

This gallery is work in progress. I am planning to review the Canon EOS M, not as an overpriced £800 mirrorless wannabe but as a cheap and very cheerful £199 APS-C camera that is actually very competent. The EOS was damned by reports of slow autofocus. But is a solid camera, built in Japan, and performs well. The touch-screen interface is one of the best. Even the autofocus actually isn't all that bad after the latest firmware update.

Canon ups FF competition with downsize RP

The three bears competing for the camera industry's porridge: Daddy 5D, Mummy EOS-R and baby Ursus Minimus, the RP

Viewfinder Design: The good, the bad and the ugly

Why has Leica abandoned the art of good viewfinder design. In the past an accessory viewfinder used to be an enhancement. The latest Visoflex is not an attractive piece of work. Could it be that Canon is showing the way?

10 Best Camera Lists (click bait)

Generally speaking, I have a love-hate relationship with these lists — you know the sort, the ten-best corkscrews ever invented, the 20 best nail clippers to let loose on your toes. But sometimes I do click to see what’s up……

Hektor: Fleeting moments, fleeting delusions

So often in life we see what we want to see. I was aiming my new £199 Canon EOS M across a busy London road when, out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed what looked like a vintage camera, a Leica no less, on a bus advertisement. I punched the rear screen of the Canon right in the middle of poster as the bus passed. My eye registered the words Hector and Happiness at the same time.

Canon EOS M: A surprising addition to the stable

I bought the Canon EOS M because it was cheap. £199 for an APS-C compact with an 28-88mm (equivalent) zoom has got to be worth considering. As I explained a couple of days ago, this camera started off as a much more expensive beast but seems to have been unloved. Perhaps there are better competitors out there at the original £700-plus price. But at £199 it takes some beating.

Canon at last getting serious about mirrorless

Why is it that neither Canon nor Nikon has made a serious attempts to take on the mirrorless kings, Fuji and Sony? There are now signs that Canon, at least is coming out to play....