Sometime I love it, sometimes I wonder if I should have ...
byron y lee, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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.
Excerpt: I have had this for a few months and have found it great, i got it for a bargin price new. I have two Canon DSLRs (20D,30D) already and went for this as a more portable and as a 3rd backup/light carry for my DSLRs. I feel it has great image quality and great features in a smaller package. I have found it slow but its good enough for my purpose. I love the live view and the touch screen and the diffent format options.
Summary: Why 4 stars and not 5? Well, let me tell you: lack of USB functionality for communicating with either the EOS utility or any other USB device, such as "DSLR controller" on Android devices, etc. Because this camera does not have an articulating screen, I really needed to be able to send my picture to my Android for simple composition while at odd angles. But for some reason, Canon crippled this ability.
Great camera (coming from DSLR) if you know the limitations
29 December 2014
Summary: I've been using DSLR's for almost 8 years now and have avoided the EOS M for the longest time -- I prefer the large size of a heavy DSLR with battery grip, so the benefits of a "small camera" never did much for me.. especially if making compromises. I have 3 DSLRs (xD and xxD and xxxD series canon) and honestly bought this because it was cheap (I typically use multiple bodies to be able to have multiple lenses ready at all times, opposed to changing).
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.