You can already buy mounts that will adapt your Canon lenses to mirrorless cameras such as Sony’s NEX line, but you lose out on any electronic control in the process. Kipon, an accessory company famous for creating various mounts and adapters, has announced that it plans to sell a full electronic EOS to micro four thirds adapter. The timing is certainly interesting considering the Canon EOS-M was just announced this week, marking Canon’s own entry into the mirrorless camera market.
There are some disadvantages to using an unofficial mount or adapter, although we doubt those with an expensive collection of Canon lenses will be complaining about getting an opportunity to use their glass with a smaller camera. There’s also no word on when Kipon will be offering the mount, or how much it will cost, but taking a look at the company’s listings on eBay shows that it should be relatively inexpensive.
While an adpater may be on the cards for various micro four thirds cameras, you could simply spring for Canon’s own mirrorless offering when it’s eventually released. The Canon EOS-M features an APS-C CMOS sensor at 18-megapixels, ISO that ranges from 100 all the way up to 25,600, and has 1080p video recording at 24, 25, and 30 frames per second. Canon has carried across some autofocus tricks from the EOS T4i, and everything can be framed correctly using the 3-inch screen on the back of the camera. The camera is up for pre-order now for delivery in October, and currently costs $799.
[via 4/3 Rumors]