Summary: Incredible value considering it takes low light pictures as good as my 7D and bests it in video. Wish there was an optical viewfinder sometimes in bright conditions. Focus speed is fixed with the firmware update. I tend to use this for wide shots/primes and my 7D for more telephoto/action/zooming. The two cameras together are a great combo, and the bonus is that they can use the same lenses (with the adapter) and flashes.
The lens is also very good and the IQ is sufficient for me to use ...
18 November 2014
Summary: The Camera is extremely solid and well built. The lens is also very good and the IQ is sufficient for me to use the photos in my Stock photography business. The focus is rather slow but is more than adequate for static subjects. However, if you intend to use the "M" for candid shots of kids prepare yourself for some frustration as you're going to miss "Moment" as it struggles to focus.
I do like: 1) light weight 2) compatibility with my collection ...
Robert Belisle, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: I do like: 1) light weight 2) compatibility with my collection of EF lenses. 3) picture quality I don't like: 1) non-intuitive user guide 2) sensitivity of shooting mode button to move inadvertently
No brainer for its price and it is not for crybabies.
A. Tjahyadi, Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: For all of crybabies that keep complaining this camera has slow AF, this camera is definitely not for you. You might as well get a point & shoot camera or an SLR. If you care about IQ and best bang for your buck, this is the camera for you. I was amazed the IQ that it produces. The IQ depends on the lens that you put in, just don't expect kit lens to perform as well as the Canon L lens.
Summary: After taking the time to learn how to use this little one, I now actually love it. So much easier to tote around than my big, super heavy, gripped Canon 7D. The Cons- If you already shoot with Canon DSLRs, make sure to get the adapter (fotodiox has one that's relatively inexpensive and works well), as sadly, the range of available lenses for this camera are really limited, as is the ability to add peripheral accessories (there is absolutely no ability to use a remote...
Summary: If you know the limitations of this camera and are okay with them, then it's FANTASTIC. Unless you have a very high skill level with manual focusing or pre-focusing, this is NOT an action camera. However, it's GREAT for everything else. I actually owned the M and then sold it and just bought another because I've decided to use the camera where it excels (still or minimal motion photography) rather than trying to force it to be something it's not.
Excerpt: I've finally decided to write a short review of the EOS M. I've had it for more than 6 months now. I got it reasonably cheap with the 22/2 lens and initially didn't like it a lot. The focus was slow and the images looked uninspiring. That was until I got the hang of it and now I'm very happy with it. I've purchased a second lens for it - the 11-22 STM and an adapter for canon EF lens. It seems that I like it, as I'm still spending money on it. The good: 1.
Summary: I love the clear pictures this camera takes. It is a little heavy though if you are used to a pocket-sized digital camera. It will take some getting used to, but overall this is a fabulous camera.
Summary: I happened to log on one day, and saw this camera was down to $249. I've been needing to upgrade my camera for quite a while now (i still have a Canon 20D that I got in Nov 2004). I do still intend to get another dSLR, however I have to say that I've not been disappointed with the EOS-M so far.