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Canon-eos-m.33512572
8.6 out of 10

Canon EOS M

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Overall 6
6.0

Replace your T3i?? From a Canon Lover

thehelpfulreviewer, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Length:: 1:04 Mins I do video and sometimes stills. I know my way around a DSLR. -Focus is undecided. I mean a 5D is slow, but the M just wonders around and 70% of the time gets it in an ok lit room. -No view finder sucks for stills cause it makes focus harder. -Touch screen is great. -Photo quality is pretty good. Between a t2i and 7d. -HD video is fantastic, though getting focus and keeeping it there is tough.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Firmware

Gustav, Canon
7 October 2013
  • Conclusion: After the firmware upgrade AF is somewhat faster but still very slow. Battery life is not so good. Has anyone tried to use the firmware upgrade from the Canon 7d/t4i on this? Obviously the Digic 5 processor is fast enough, so what is the problem with slow AF? Still not happy with this camera...
  • Pros: excellent image quality, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, noisy, Difficult to use, Short battery life, Complicated controls/menu
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Overall 6
6.0

Acceptable - but my Olympus E-P1 is still better

B. Kiacz, Amazon
2 October 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Depends on what you want

Coronet Blue, Amazon
17 July 2013
  • Summary: The M is a very nice little camera; no frills in some ways, quite sophisticated in others. If price is no object there are better, slicker cameras from Sony, Fuji, etc. If you care about price, the M is currently so much less than the others, there's no comparison. If you're moving up from a Powershot, Coolpix or whatever, welcome to the big time. If you're looking for a second SLR, only smaller, I suppose it fits that description but not really.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Still a prototype, needs work

Rog, Canon
4 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Great idea, but it is not fully developed. It needs: 1) Better user interface. It is WAY to easy to accidentally touch the screen and move the focus point, change menu settings, etc. It is hard to hold this small camera without touching the screen. 2) The autofocus is very poor. Slow, 'searches' and often misses the selected point. 3) Only TWO available lenses?! Obviously released early to get it to the market before the NEX locks the market share.
  • Pros: excellent image quality, Lightweight/Portable
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, noisy, Slow Start-up time, Short battery life, Complicated controls/menu
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Nice portable camera

Terri, Canon
24 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Love the fact that I can use my other canon L series lens with this compact camera. I also like the touchscreen and the image quality of photos and video. The only downside is it's poor autofocus capability. I hope this issue can be resolved with a firmware update.
  • Pros: quiet, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, noisy, poor autofocus capability
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Good start - fix the AF!

Rob, Canon
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: I'm MOSTLY impressed with this camera. It's a good start. I bought it as a carry around, and because I can attach all my EF lenses, making it a great quiet theater or concert camera with no mirror flip to disturb the audience. BUT there are two problems, one major, one minor. The major problem that earns the EOS M two stars for performance is the autofocus. Most of the time it's ok on the second or third shot when the focus is already somewhere close from the first shot.
  • Pros: quiet, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Solid Operation, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, Slow Start-up time, Short battery life, terrible autofocus
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Better Performance Required

Watch&Record, Canon
4 April 2013
  • Conclusion: My camera requirements: after pulling the camera out of my jacket pocket, quick camera operation resulting in crisp, detailed images. Using an auto focus setting (I do not wish to waste my time becoming/being a camera setting expert; let digital technology perform the settings), I use the camera for taking stationary long and short distant landscape photos and images shot (safely) from a moving vehicle. The EOS M with an 18mm-55mm lens does not meet my requirements.
  • Pros: quiet, Quick Start-up time, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, good stationary image quality, excellent size
  • Cons: excessive focus time, poor moving image quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Late to the party

Moosu, Amazon
11 March 2013
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 10
10

It shouldn't be this bad.....

Photoguy, Canon
29 January 2013
  • Conclusion: I have many Canon cameras from point and shoots to a 1D-X (which I love). Getting the EOS-M for my wife was a no-brainer when it came out. The quality of construction and features are every bit as good as I would expect from Canon, but the fatal flaw is focusing - of fast moving objects, or stationary objects in low light. I took the EOS-M to a party and the focusing in low light was so poor I had to give up in the end.
  • Pros: excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD
  • Cons: Difficult to use, poor focusing in low light, poor focusing of fast moving objects
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