With a little guesswork, we were lucky to notice that on the inside, the little EOS-M is very similar to the 5D Mark III. So, with a few tricks we were able to dump the firmware and print the familiar "Hello World" message – the proof that Magic Lantern will work on the EOS-M.
In his review, Roger Cicala said the EOS-M is "a firmware update and a price drop away from being a great camera". We, the developers of ML, will try to address the first issue.
We like the EOS-M a lot, even if in our poll it came out near the bottom. With a few software tweaks, it can be a great small camera for timelapse and astronomy work, according to ubergizmo. The video side didn't really impress us, but as a compact travel camera with DSLR image quality, it's probably going to be hard to beat.
Follow the porting thread in the forum and stay tuned - you can expect an alpha version during the next weeks.Meanwhile – what features would you like to see and what's your use case for the EOS-M? Let us know in the comments section.
What about the 650D/T4i?
We hope to find the answer during the next few days. If the cameras are going to be as similar as we expect now, these two ports will be developed in parallel.
Update: yes, it will work!
Don't expect miracles - the 5D Mark III and 7D ports still have the highest priority.
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I don't know if it's even remotely possible but: electronic shutter. As in Nikon 1 uses electronic front and rear shutter, I understand the EOS cameras only use a mechanical rear shutter (I could be wrong though). It would be nice if it's somehow possible to use completely electronic front and rear shutter. Would help save the shutter life when timelapse shooting.
Other than that: high bitrate recording.
Great work, guys! As always!
* I would think twice before investing in L glass now cause the mount could well be the future (remember fd to ef?)
* Another M is expected in spring with a viewfinder. There were rumors of a full frame M as well at some point.
Just upgraded to an EOS-M from a 550D - tried my Samyang 8mm EOS fisheye with the adapter ring and I can't for the life of me get it to take any picture, regardless of mode. I think it's expecting to be able to autofocus.
As focussing isn't really an issue is there a mode you guys could create that just forces the camera to take a pic? Otherwise I'll have to buy new glass
Boom! Cracked it! It's in the Custom Functions (C.Fn) menu...the 4th wrench. C.FN IV (#7), the 'take picture without lens' setting.
I am also a user of the Canon SDK that is now pegged at v2.11.
I had hoped the new v2.12 would allow all the functionality I have for the T2i.
The new EOS Utility has all the Remote functionality turned off!!
Will Magic Lantern be able to add the ability to remotely shoot the camera ??
this lil cam is an amazing viewfinder + perfect cam for scouting with PL glass adapter
that also shoots great stills and not so bad video.
cant wait for these firmware efforts to advance!