Excerpt: Shooting full format otherwise, I was looking for the highest quality compact cam for travel. Now with the new firmware update the EF-M 18-55 is actually very ok AF speed wise, and the 22mm is still very usable. Will never be a sports cam, but perfect for street/landscape/macro/portraits while on the run. Truly awesome usability/interface considering the real estate available. Excellent image quality, and IMHO best pancake on the market.
Summary: I am really an amature that likes the ease of point and shoot. I have had it about a week and have gradually learned to be comfortable with the controls. I got this to "move up" to a better image. the most noticible difference from this camera and my Fuji exr 505 is the low light capability. It is not a pocket camera and is very heavy compared to my Fuji. I have never had a DSLR and I was amazed at what this camera can do in the dark.
Summary: I'd read the early reviews that complained about its focusing speed, but Canon released a firmware update that cured the problem. Canon slashed its price anyway, turning it into a real bargain. I use it with the 22mm lens, which is fast, very sharp and inexpensive as well. One feature that I really like is the touchscreen and how you can fire the shutter with it.
Summary: Pros: Super compact. Great IQ from the kit lens. Excellent build quality and feel. Cons: No OVF or EVF! This was the ultimate problem in the end that led me to sell it. However, this doesn't warrant a bad review. Slow AF but manageable.
Excerpt: After upgrading the firmware and reducing the price for 490 for zoom kit (18-55) this camera is the best choice for those who wants to have in camera all options of big SLR and same time small size and low weight. Cameras of 4/3 format with same IQ twice more expensive. Focus speed still not impressive, but absolutely acceptable (majority of entry-level DSLR have the same). IQ is same like middle-level DSLR.
Excerpt: Received this couple of days ago. Took some shot indoor/outdoor. The indoor shots were taken at night with room lights on. I quite pleased with the result. The AF is not bad. The camera came with FW 1.0.6 and I later upgraded to FW 2.0.2. The new FW was an improvement and the AF was good. The video is excellent. I like the touch focus (well implemented compared to Olympus ones). I do own Oly EPL1, EP3, OMD and Canon 6D.
Summary: This is a camera that really grows on you. I got it for the deal price of 325USD (with the 22mm f2 kit lens), at which it is one of the best value cameras in the market. This camera drew a lot of flak for the pedestrian autofocus system (not something you expected from Canon). It is not fast, but it is not a deal-breaker anymore with the updated firmware.