Summary: When the first rumors of the Canon’s mirrorless camera started circulating on the Internet, I was dying to see how Canon would respond to the Nikon 1 system. I wondered if Canon would release a small sensor mirrorless like Nikon, or go with a bigger sensor and a bigger mount.
Summary: The new Canon EOS M is a mirror-less camera with the latest generation of high-level features and is equipped with the fantastic 14-bit DIGIC 5 processor that ensures precise color gradation and out of the ordinary.
Pros: CMOS sensor APS-C 18 MP; touch display 7.7 cm and 1.04 million points, Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Filter; Video Snapshot, Full HD 1080p, 14-bit DIGIC 5; Hybrid AF System for photos and videos; sensitivity, ISO 100-12,800, expandable to ISO 25,600, Basic Functions.
Summary: The EOS M is Canon's long-awaited entry into the mirror-less compact system camera market. For its debut, Canon has chosen to target the compact upgrader and those looking for a DSLR replacement that favours ease of use over comprehensive control.
Pros: Small lightweight simple body., 3 inch 1040k bright 3:2 touch-screen., 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor., Compatible with EF & EFS lenses using adapter., 1080p movies at 24, 25 or 30p., External microphone socket.
Cons: Only 2 native EF-M lenses at launch., Sluggish AF performance., No electronic viewfinder option., Record button dead in non-movie modes., No built-in stabilisation.
Summary: As its first compact system camera, Canon has done a reasonable job with the EOS M. It is a good size for those who are looking for a pocketable DSLR alternative. Similarly, the initial lenses are quite small given the APS-C-sized sensor, and they are of a good quality.
Pros: 18MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, Small size, High-build quality, Excellent touchscreen, The M's touchscreen is very responsive and the control layout has been well thought through so the camera is easy to use. There's also plenty of control for more experienced photographers, and well as ful...
Cons: AF system a bit slow, No optional EVF, No built-in flash, High price, With the 18-55mm lens mounted the M feels unbalanced in your hand and the slim grip on front doesn't provide enough purchase. Canon's Hybrid AF system isn't as fast as Panasonic or Olympus's contrast detection systems - or Sony...
Summary: Canon’s EOS M is its first ever CSC and comes with use of 70+ lenses via optional adapter, though it will satisfy consumers more than enthusiasts. Read our Canon EOS M review to find out more - REVISED 17 APRIL 2013
Conclusion: Though it isn’t immediately obvious that this is a touch screen model until you discover that a flick of finger and thumb will enlarge a portion of an image as on your phone, the sense here is that Canon, rather than deliver a breakthrough product has competently delivered enough to get it in the...
Pros: Smaller more portable body than many competing CSCs; compatible with a wide range of accessories; combination of sensor and Canon’s optical excellence delivers sharp images
Cons: Have to buy and use adapter for access to wider range of Canon EF lenses; so-so battery performance; lacks a decent handgrip for a steady hold with longer optics; no on-board Wi-Fi; no optical or electronic viewfinder built-in
Excerpt: Canon’s first compact camera system (CSC) model has been an absolute age coming and, as the 18 megapixel EOS M arrives a full four years after some rivals’ first, it has high expectations to fulfil.
Pros: Smaller, more portable body than many competing models. Compatible with a wide range of accessories from the world’s biggest camera brand. Combination of sensor and Canon’s optical excellence delivers sharp images that don’t disappoint.
Cons: Have to buy £130 adapter for access to wider range of Canon EF lenses, so-so battery performance. Lacks a decent handgrip for a steady hold with longer optics. No optical or electronic viewfinder built-in.