Summary: I must clarify I have only given 9pts in overall/construction because I think they could have included wi-fi (which they did on the M2) but honestly it is one of the best cameras I had. For $369 I got the camera with a EFM 18-55 STM IS (a good) lens and the flash (nothing too special). After that I got for aprox.$265 the EFM 22mm (wow wow wow) lens and the EF adapter.
Pros: Excellent quality pictures in a 1/4 size of a normal SLR, compatible with EF lenses (w/adapter)
Cons: For me just not having a electonic viewfinder (complimentary) and the neck strip that drives me crazy. The lack of dedicated EF-M lenses (primes and big tele) for those who donÂ´t want to use the adapter could also be one
Summary: I'm giving this camera a 5 based on Price/Features. I knew what I was getting before I bought the camera. So Far I really enjoy it. I've used EF, Pentax, and EFm Lenses. They all capture nicely with this body. My only regret was buying the camera separately from the lens. The EFm 18-55 works and looks great (aside from the slower AF that this camera is known for). I just wish I would have bought them together. This camera isn't for everyone.
Summary: I owned a Canon 60 D, and loved it. However it was very heavy for me to carry around anymore. So I sold it and purchased this. I was very hesitant because I heard good and bad reviews on it. I am so glad I took the chance on the EOS-M. Great camera, and easy to use. It doesn't have a view finder so if that will bother you this isn't the camera for you, but I didn't use the view finder with my old camera either so I had no problems with it.
Summary: Pretty great camera. Great photos, great hd video. Video sounds great even without an external mic, but I love the fact that it has a mic jack. The basic lenses aren't as expensive as most dslr cameras.
Excerpt: I love it for it is, a small camera that is capable of the same image quality as I got from my 18MP DSLR. Yes, there are the well-known short comings, but for the most part I could work around it. Overall I was so happy with the M-system that I even decided to sell my DSLR! Of course, changes in my life, in my shooting behaviour and a shift of subjects made this decision much easier!
Excerpt: Nothing really stands out as beeing good about this camera other than its compact size. The AF is very slow, the physical controls are missing crucial things like a mode dial and it has no built-in flash. What makes this camera interesting is the EF-M lenses. Canon has made some surprisingly good affordable lenses for the EF-M mount. The 22mm F2 prime and the 11-22mm F4-5.6 wide-angle zoom are both spectacular compared to most other lenses in the same price-range.