Features & Controls (Cont.)
Hidden on the left side of the camera are the input/output ports. At the top is a microphone input, allowing for much better audio quality for your home movies. Next is the HDMI output for viewing our images and movies on any HDTV. Finally at the bottom is a high-speed USB port for connecting to a computer or printer.
The EOS-M uses SD/SDHC/SDXC style memory cards to store your captured images. It is UHS-1 compatible, so it will accept all of the new and highest speed cards on the market. The camera is shown here with a SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 SDHC memory card that was used in the testing if this camera.
Currently these are the only two EF-M lenses available by Canon. The kit comes with the 18-55mm zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilization. The other lens is a fixed 22mm f/2.0 lens. Both of these lenses are STM lenses, allowing the EOS-M to use its continuous AF system during video recording.
With the optional EF-EOS M lens adapter, all of Canon's EF and EF-S lenses are available for use as well. This adapter allows for the use of all of the lenses features as well, so you do not have to give up the best features of your lenses to use them. The adapter is shown here with a Canon 85mm f/1.8 EF lens.
Powering the EOS-M is a 7.2V, 875mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. This battery is capable of providing up to 230 images on a single charge. This is a short battery life, especially for an EOS camera, but it is not surprising thanks to the lack of a viewfinder and high power consumption of the camera.
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