Summary: The vendor I bought this from through NewEgg is refusing to RMA it. They dont want to me spend more money through them on a more expensive camera. Avoid the seller Photo-4-Now if you value your pocketbook.
Pros: Cool little camera. Small, light
Cons: Horrible autofocus, it is both slow and inaccurate. There is a bug in the design of the camera that often requires you to detach and reattach the lens before it will release the shutter. This is a known issue but Canon has not issued a fix for it. Also, the EOS suite of software is not fully compatible with the camera. Live View through the USB cable to a PC does not work at all, for example. Every other EOS has this function, but there was no mention it was disabled ...
Believe the reviews. This camera is one of the worst models that Canon has released.
Nathan G. Lunsford, Amazon
30 January 2014
Summary: I would recommend AGAINST this camera. Canon discontinued this camera due to multiple issues. The only thing good about this camera is the physical build. Other than that the images are very noisy and pixelated. Canon still has a way to go before they are a serious competitor in the mirror less world. Look at Fuji!
The camera is nice but it was not the color listed on its box and the lens adapter was not present
Inky Reviewer "Inky", Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: I ordered a red version of this camera but the one in the box is a black camera. I've not yet decided whether to go through the pain of returning and replacing it. Also, the photos of this package show the adapter to allow use of the EOS lenses but it was not present in the box and is not shown on the box itself so I think it was never intended to be in this box in which case the views showing it are wrong and misrepresent what's in the box.
Summary: Purchased a Silver Canon EOS M w/ 22mm lens. Both the Canon EOS M and the 22mm lens arrived; however, the box was missing several items (that I didn't expect to be there) because the items were really part of a larger kit that had been gutted. I was a bit displeased with the description of what I would be receiving because the seller omits certain information (i.e., that it's not an original Canon EOS M w/ 22mm lens kit and that it's been opened to remove/add key items).
Summary: A few days after I placed the order, and not receiving a shipment notice, I sent an email asking when it would ship. I received a shipment notice very soon after, and a notice I had been charged. I looked up the tracking number a few days later, and found that it had not shipped. I followed up again in a few days and again it had not shipped. I called and was told it would ship the next day. I received the camera today.
Pros: A camera at a good price
Cons: The camera is the wrong color, the camera is not a USA market product, the kit is a broken up larger kit. The camera arrived very late. A tracking number was created, and my credit card billed 6 days before it actually shipped.
Summary: For a DSLR sensor, this camera falls far short of my expectations. If you've only used Canon DSLRs, I'd highly advise finding some Nikon RAW NEF files, or Sony RAW ARW files to test out. You'll be blown away. I come from the Nikon side, and was expecting something on par with at least the Nikon D90 (released the same time as the M's sensor). What I got were images that were fairly inflexible in post processing.
Disappointing Autofocus even after firmware update
G. Ko, Amazon
11 October 2013
Summary: I already have a Canon DSRL and a collection of EF lenses so I really wanted to like this camera. The initial reviews cited very slow autofocus but an updated firmware reportedly improved the speed. I received the camera and checked to confirm that the new version of the firmware was already installed. Unfortunately, autofocus was still slow. I have a Sony NEX-5n which can keep up with playing kids but the EOS M was simply too slow.
Summary: I am an advanced amateur and primarily use Canon DSLRs. I also shoot Nikon and Panasonic cameras. I wanted to buy the EOS M when it first came out but like everyone else, I was scared away by all the bad reviews on the auto focus speed. With the price drop and the new firmware, I decided to take a chance. The camera arrived 2 weeks ago with the 18-55mm lens. The first thing I noticed was the nice look and feel of the camera.
Excellent features - great touch screen, too slow to focus :(
Brady Loveland, Amazon
12 March 2013
Summary: I've been a long time Canon guy, and so the thought of being able to replace my 40D DSLR with this was super enticing. I made the plunge and purchased it. Its a great camera, takes excellent shots, but unfortunately struggles in low light and is super slow to focus in even the easiest of lighting conditions. This made me have to return it.