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
Excerpt: The EOS M is Canon's first mirrorless camera, introduced in 2012. Canon are one of the last big camera companies to enter the mirrorless camera market, a market that has been seeing an increased growth in popularity since first introduced in 2008.
Pros: Excellent noise performance up to ISO3200+, Excellent image quality, Excellent colour reproduction, Excellent touch screen, Solid body with good handling, despite size, Mic socket
Cons: Little warning that the battery is going flat, Struggles to focus in low light, No built in Panoramic mode, Limited number of lenses, Short battery life
Summary: Canon’s debut take on a compact system camera in the EOS M was always going to generate big interest, even if its own manufacturer’s introduction of it has seemed oddly muted and lacking in fanfare to date.
Excerpt: Canon is one of the last major camera manufacturers to release a compact system camera despite its long history. So was it worth the wait? Well, if you're familiar with Canon S-series compacts, you'll certainly find the EOS M looks reassuringly familiar.