Conclusion: accurate auto focus , I keep it on me at alllll times iv eattached fd lenses to L lenses and all are beautiful. Ive owned a 5D II and a D600 and this is as good as aps-c gets. a little laggy but all mirrorles are a bit at least. wish someone would make an electric viewfinder . touch screen rules. video is gorgous. if you like the canon look in your images and you don't buy this you are an idiot. image quality is better than a 7D which ive used plenty.
Pros: Quick Start-up time, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
Summary: Love at first sight. First, I'm not a professional and I don't own a 5D Mark III. I'm not sure how those qualify one to be an expert. I feel the worst mistake Canon made when they created this system is brand it an EOS camera. This unfortunate choice of designations has attracted the overly picky Full Frame DSLR crowd which could never be happy with a compact camera no matter how capable.
Summary: ***BE ADVISED*** I ordered this thinking I would be getting a US spec camera and a 22mm lens, I was wrong. Instead, what I got was a broken up SE Asia / Australia kit that originally came with the Speedlite 90EX, 18-55mm and 22mm lens. In addition to a out of market separated kit, the warranty card was also no where to be found. What is even more frustrating is that I came to this camera by clicking on the authorized online retailer link on the EOS M page of Canon USA.
First real camera and wow what a great experience!
Abhishek Bhatnagar, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I have had camera experience in the past with point and shoot cameras and wanted to purchase a DSLR but this was too good of a deal to turn down. It is such a powerful camera in such a little body. I would recommend this to anyone even people that already have a DSLR. this little thing takes fantastic images and you can definitely grow with it and learn a lot.
Conclusion: We need Canon to break the mold and this camera is on the track but not the answer. Smartphones are the best camera because they are with you. Instead we need: - A small body but with this highly capable large sensor. - A high quality, fixed lens of 28 or 35-mm (35mm format equivalent). - An Electronic View Finder (EFV) besides the back screen. - Built in WiFi that can emit its own standalone WiFi field like some SD memory cards, and GPS.
Much better than some reviews would have you believe...
3 weeks ago
Summary: I will try and avoid some of the comments already made. I love this camera completely and bought it to use as a small/lightweight travel option instead of my SLR. I am used to Canon cameras and so through brand loyalty and a desire to stick with what I know works, I went for this. Canon do not typically comment on reviews of their products but they could have marketed this better.
FANTASTIC - FUN - GREAT PRICE FOR 18MP CANON CAMERA.
Scott "MyRealGenius.com", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Love this camera, although you will need to update the firmware as soon as you get it. There is a focusing issue that is fixed in the firmware upgrade. It would also be nice if it was offered as a better package with the adapter ring to us so we can use normal Canon EF & EF-S Lens on it... Right now you will need to purchase the Canon Lens Adapter for another 120. Over all I like the manual features it has like my Canon 5D markIII.
Summary: Like many others I suspect, I was put off both by the lukewarm to negative reviews of this camera on initial launch plus the high price. The price has dropped and a firmware update has been released to address the speed of autofocus, the slowness of which was a main negative in those early reviews. So I bought the camera, in my case with the 22mm f/2 lens. My main purpose was to have a very small carry-around camera that I could keep in a pocket.
Summary: Love this camera!!!!!! I had a T4i... I'm completely happy with my new rebel eos m camera. It's as good as my old T4i camera and incredibly lighter and comfortable to carry! Specs are almost the same as T4i, excellent quality pictures!