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Really nothing all that surprising here. Pretty much what I guessed several pages back except they went with the current APS-C sensor rather than the G1X I had guessed at.
Price is on the high side (you are surprised?) though not outrageously so given the lens inclusion. Adapter is huge, expensive, defeats the form factor though this is an issue with many compact camera adapters. Still, I acquired a GX1, 14-42, 20 f/1.7 and EVF for only $50 more than this basic kit. As for those who think MFT IQ isn't up to snuff, well I've printed at 13X19 and frankly you can't tell the difference between them and shots from a 1DsIII - this at normal ISO.
So ya, you can hang your EF lenses on it, but why would become an immediate question. No one knows, but I suspect the group think pod that passes as Canon corporate management decided the mirror less camera party was going on without them so they had to do something. Not wanting to endanger any other lines they stuck a 650D into a S100 box, removed most manual control, added a lens and called it "revolutionary."
While I really didn't believe Canon would do anything "revolutionary" it continues to amaze me that given their R&D capacity they don't seem to want to risk anything. Lots of unhappy engineers, I'll bet.
This "little" cam does have the one benefit of making Nikon's first entry look toy-like. Maybe that is all they wanted.
As I see it, this EOS M offers no compelling reason for full DSLR shooters to want to step down to it and not really enough reason to make high end cell users (iPhone, top line Android) add yet another piece of gear to carry around.
Oh well, it will at least be interesting to watch people rant and rave and see if very many of them really sell.
Price is ok compared to Nikon's ask for the V1/J1. Most of the mirrorless are expensive in relative terms, but often smaller most certainly does not mean cheaper. Just look at ultrabooks.
As long as this is just their first shot and there will be higher specced versions I think it's a nice camera. I've already bought into Olympus OM-D and aren't ruing the decision at all, but in a few years if Canon wake up like the others did and offer an advanced model targeting the top end rather than entry level I'd be very interested, especially if they get a strong line up of glass. As to which they'll need to move quickly on more native EOS-M lenses to keep interest. The 22mm pancake looks great, so I hope they keep them coming. However, unlike the other mirrorless companies that put up their lens roadmap, Canon will never do such a thing and leave people wondering what they have coming and have no idea when until it's announced.