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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.