Excerpt: Actually I have EOS M2, but since this camera is not listed by DPreview (it was released on certain, mostly Asian markets) this is the only place I could squeeze my review in ... it is almost the same camera as original M but with Wi-Fi built in and improvements to AF speed (or so is Canon claiming). Basically at close out prices (Oct 2014) this camera makes some sense if someone is looking for a pocketable and inexpensive camera.
Excerpt: The EOS M is Canon quality, light weight, easy to use. It is good for family photos & landscapes on 4X6 prints & small screens. The camera w/ 18-55 IS lens, 90 EX flash, extra battery, 16GB card, lens hood, & UV filter all cost under 1/2K. In my opinion, this camera is not a back-up for any DSLR if you are a serious photo enthusiast. It is awkward for big hands. I had to disable the touch screen shutter. It did not suit my needs. I gave it to my wife. She loves it.
Pros: Easy to Use, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: Small, cheap, good quality in the right light, and adaptable to lots of different lenses -- most only can be used in a manual focusing mode but still....
Pros: I bought this camera more than a year ago -- same price and came with same zoom lens. I like it for what it is, but -slow, sometimes inaccurate AF, lots of pixels, but small sensor so the pixels are small and consequently noisy; can't have high resolution and low noise on a small sensor, just two of the three, and as you increase any of them, pixel count, pixel + sensor size, low light image quality, you also have a higher price and larger size cameras. This is one se...
Cons: Small sensor means noise in images and poor to bad low light performance. This is an old model, there is now an EOS-M2 (or II), that adds a few features but is not sold in the US. It was double the price, but this one is grey market ... sooo..... I paid the same price over a year ago and I think they don't make these anymore and as grey market they would not have a warranty: so this must be NOS and you better really trust the sub-vendor.
Excerpt: I wanted a small camera that I could take with me virtually everywhere. After checking out lots of products I decided to stay with Canon (I use a 5D Mark II and own a few Canon film SLRs). The EOS M is a solid litte camera with a great touch screen and outstanding image quality. My model has the updated firmware so AF speed was pretty good - not great. The controls are pretty easy to get used to - I do wish there was a dedicated ISO button.
Summary: It does some things OK but... ...without another viewing option the screen on the back is basically worthless in bright light. The continuous autofocus for video is nothing short of terrible. The focus area is way too large causing the focus to shift continuously from item to item in its very large field. To say I am disappointed is a huge understatement.
Excerpt: The biggest thing is image quality and the Canon EOS M delivers. It has great video as well. The camera isn't the fastest and it doesn't have dials/knobs to adjust settings. I mainly leave mine on Aperture or Shutter priority and it works just fine. I'm still confused about which settings to use to get the fastest focus but other than that I love it. You'll probably want to get the adapter so that you can use more lenses.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: I read many reviews before buying it and thought I could deal with the slow focusing if it meant really awesome pictures. I was hoping this camera would be a compact version of my SLR because I'm tired of missing photo opportunities because I didn't want to carry around my 6D. Pros: pictures did look amazing, did adapt to all my lenses and AF worked great even with my 70-200 (though it looked ridiculous, just wanted to test). Really sturdy build!
Pros: The camera itself is great. A fantastic bargain for the price. The picture quality is essentially equivalent to the bigger Canon SLRs like the 60D, 7D, and/or Rebel. The slow focus is well known. However, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't as bad as I expected. It works extremely well for family photos where the subjects are not moving around so much. It also works decently for movies where DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark III will focus even slower. The size and w...
Cons: It's very disappointing that the camera shipped is silver, not black. It was also shipped in a package that originally contained a 90EX flash, so the seller obviously sold the components separately which explains the low price. The camera was programmed for PAL and not NTSC video by default (25fps instead of 30fps), so I would guess this originated in Europe. Also, the charger requires an awkward cable to plug into the wall to support international plugs as well. I am...
Excerpt: My usage: I'm using the EOS M + 22mm essentially as a fixed-lens, large-sensor compact camera to complement my existing m4/3 system. I wanted a something compact with a 35mm-e lens that would be easy to toss in another bag and that my wife would feed more comfortable using. With heavy discounts available, the EOS M seemed worth a try. My assessment follows… Image quality: Good. The Canon sensor is venerable but capable.
Pros: Easy to Use, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Image Stabilization, Short Battery Life