Canon has released details of a new telephoto zoom EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for EOS M cameras.


The new EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens. (Source: Canon.)

Scheduled to go on sale in early July the new lens extends the range of dedicated lenses for Canon’s only mirrorless camera to date and features a compact and lightweight design to match the camera. It includes a new type of five-group zoom system that utilises short back focus and an aspherical lens. A UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens element is included to correct chromatic aberration. Autofocusing is driven by a stepping motor and lead screw that operates smoothly and quietly, making this lens suitable for recording movies. Fast autofocusing is achieved for shooting stills through a combination of a rear focus system, high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithm.

The built-in stabiliser provides a claimed 3.5-stop compensation in shutter speeds. Seven aperture blades close to a circular diaphragm for attractive bokeh and the lens design and coatings are optimised to minimise ghosting and flare. For more information, visit

Lens construction: 17 elements in 11 groups
Aperture blades: 7  
Minimum focus: 1.0 metre
Maximum magnification: 0.21x
Dimensions: 60.9 x 86.5 mm
Weight: Approx. 260 grams
Supplied accessories: Lens cap E-52 II, Lens dust cap EB