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Canon M

£130.00
Canon M
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A fully featured and classic MILC camera, with a fair price and a massive range of available lenses
MILC 18MP 5184 X 3456 Pixels CMOS Jul 2012
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Canon M Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Canon M number 174 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
43 Reviews
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Value for Money
Very Good
88
Features
Fully-Featured
57
Age
5 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, video capture and that it is robust.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
5184 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Compact design. superb image quality
The right settings every time
The freedom to express yourself
Creativity the easy way
Easy to use. great results
Atmospheric photos in low light
Moving pictures

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the M with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 252 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 267 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 216 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon M Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon M?

The Canon M is 108.6mm wide and 66.5mm tall. It is 32.3mm deep and weighs 262g.

Canon M front dimensions
Canon M size in context

Canon M In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Techradar, Digital Versus and Photo Answers.co.uk this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 69%.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is 84% based on 25 owner reviews. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 43,667 user and expert reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases), Canon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that the Canon M was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners thought it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon M was good value for money.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six people who reviewed the Canon M agreed that it was compact.

  • A solidly built starter option for anyone wanting a compact system camera…
    Macworld.co.uk September 2013
  • Canon is one of the last major camera manufacturers to release a compact system camera despite its long history…
  • Canon hasn't exactly been quick out of the blocks in the race to launch compact system cameras…
  • However, these are bulky, exp…
    Techtree.com December 2013
  • The camera body is extremely compact, which is good if you want a…
  • Yet is about the size of a compact…
  • Canon has left it late in the day to release its first compact system camera…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners who purchased the product thought it had a good autofocus.

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £130.00 it is in the cheapest 14% of digital cameras.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since July 2012.

Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Canon lens range

5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon M has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3456 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Canon M of 18MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 72% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon M's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 93% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon M has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Canon M's weight of 262g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 59% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon M has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Canon M's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon M supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon M has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon M supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Only 230 Battery Life

The Canon M is a camera that takes 230 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon M has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of cameras range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The flash recharging time of the Canon M of 5.5s is slower than 73% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon M's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon M features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon M supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Canon M has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon M has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon M does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon M does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 69% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon M has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon M supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon M does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon w1855mm, 6609b065aa, 6609b033aa, 6610b030aa

Barcodes:

00013803145748, 00013803152265, 00013803217452, 00138031522656, 00138032174526, 00714574590370, 00870862005457, 02502101304158, 04054318377862, 04054318377886, 04960999906553, 04960999906720, 04960999906935, 04960999906973, 04960999907017, 04960999907093, 05053959360089, 05053959360102, 05053973707075, 08714574590066, 08714574590363, 08714574590370, 08714574590387, 08714574590400, 08714574590493, 08714574590530, 08714574590561, 08714574590615, 08714574590646, 08714574590660

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon M

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