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.
Summary: Wow! What a deal! I bought this with a healthy amount of skepticism, but thought I should try it since it was such a good deal. I am a professional videographer who shoots primarily with DSLRs, and I wasn't expecting this to blow my mind with amazingness. However, I was pleasantly surprised with it. I used it as a B camera on a talking head interview set up - basically just set it up and let it roll.
Excerpt: WEll, let me start with the obvious bad issues: 1. Slow AF performance, yes is slow than regular EOS cameras, even the single AF sensor 620 from 1988, with the firmware update the AF performance were improved, but still slow, personally not a big eal, I use an EOS 1Ds Mark III with an incredible fast AF speed, in contrast the EOS M is far behind, but I use on good day light conditions, for landscape and are fast enough 2.
Sometime I love it, sometimes I wonder if I should have ...
byron y lee, Amazon
10 January 2015
Summary: Sometime I love it, sometimes I wonder if I should have waited. PRO: the photos come out beautiful. quiet shutter, perfect for shooting stealth to not disturb the subject or scene. light and small. sync well with flash.(but only with Canon lens. With other lenses the flash can't meter properly) good quality build. zoom focus is great for manual focusing. CON: really short battery life.