Summary: Pretty great camera. Great photos, great hd video. Video sounds great even without an external mic, but I love the fact that it has a mic jack. The basic lenses aren't as expensive as most dslr cameras.
Excerpt: I love it for it is, a small camera that is capable of the same image quality as I got from my 18MP DSLR. Yes, there are the well-known short comings, but for the most part I could work around it. Overall I was so happy with the M-system that I even decided to sell my DSLR! Of course, changes in my life, in my shooting behaviour and a shift of subjects made this decision much easier!
Summary: Wow! What a deal! I bought this with a healthy amount of skepticism, but thought I should try it since it was such a good deal. I am a professional videographer who shoots primarily with DSLRs, and I wasn't expecting this to blow my mind with amazingness. However, I was pleasantly surprised with it. I used it as a B camera on a talking head interview set up - basically just set it up and let it roll.
Sometime I love it, sometimes I wonder if I should have ...
byron y lee, Amazon
10 January 2015
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.
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: 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.