canoneosmDigital camera giant Canon has launched a new firmware update for its EOS M digital SLR camera.

The firmware, version 2.0.2, available from www.canon.com.au/eosmfirmware, provides a much faster auto-focus speed and was originally announced on June 6. The update is said to make the EOS M’s One Shot AF work up to 2.3 times faster than previous.

The Canon EOS M is Canon’s first mirrorless DSLR camera, launched into Australia late in 2012.

The DSLR features an 18MP APS-C image sensor with a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec and capable of shooting speeds up to 4.3fps. It has no viewfinder but includes a three-inch LCD monitor on the rear with Liveview previewing. The EOS M records to SDXC and UHS-I cards and captures video at up to 1080p (1920×1080-pixel) resolution at 30, 25 or 24fps.

The firmware download is available from http://support-au.canon.com.au/P/search?model=EOS%20M&filter=0&menu=download and includes instructions on how to update the camera. Canon says the firmware is only for EOS M cameras that have firmware version 1.0.9 or earlier. If yours already has 2.0.2 on-board, you don’t need to do anything.

The EOS M body is on sale for around $550 from local retailers. An EF to EOS M lens adapter ring is also available for around $150 to allow use of existing Canon EF lenses on the mirrorless camera.

Canon has released a number of lens for the EOS M including a ultra-wide angle 11-22mm f/4-5.6 lens for capturing more world into your photos.

 

 

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