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| p.2 #8 · Canon EOS-M - First User Impressions |
anyone here have used both the eos m and the fuji x100? which one would you say have better af?
The EOS-M focuses better with EF lenses The raison d'etre of this camera.
For anything else go elsewhere. If you're not bound to the Canon system but want or need a compact system camera, go to the competition. The EOS-M is an overpriced mirrorless that looks pale in comparison to other offerings.
The EOS-M and X100 are very different cameras, apples vs oranges.
The X100 is the camera to be liked for it's sensor performance and the retro style ergonomics. You will love the hybrid viewfinder that the EOS-M lacks. The lens is great in performance while small in size. The build quality is nice. AF is fair for general use, but pathetic in low light conditions. The X100 is not a system camera, you can't change lenses. This camera is meant for people who love the ergonomics and feel of a traditional 'rangefinder type" camera and want that hybrid viewfinder and great image quality.
The EOS-M is a system camera, has image quality and most features and image quality characteristics of the 650D/Ti4 but in a compact mirrorless body. I can't imagine people doubt between these two cameras.
I believe the alternatives for potential EOS-M buyers are more these cameras:
- Sony NEX, for those who want this format and feature set. More choice in different models at a competing price, swivel screens. For the advanced photographer adapters to legacy glass and focus peaking which makes these cameras very well suitable for shooting with non-Sony glass
- Olympus OM-D, a much more advanced camera than this EOS-M, small sized system, current king of the hill in mirrorless. Better AF than Canon's EOS-M, image quality I would say about comparable or even above it if you are not sensitive to the small sensor aspects of m4/3. Pricey if one wants a setup with different lenses but then it is a high quality small system for the advanced amateur and (semi) professional
- Panasonic m 4/3 if video is your first priority. In this area Panasonic seems to be the current leader in compact video hybrids
- a superzoom hybrid model to those who realise they don't really need a system camera but are satisfied with the features and quality of for instance a Powershot SX50
- a Canon G1X if you want a compact large sensor model next to your Canon DSLR setup and can live with no interchangeable lenses on a compact
- the Rebel 650D/T4i which also fits perfectly well into a Canon system, has a plus in features and a better price.
Again, if you are in the market for an X100, I believe the EOS-M is not for you. To the X100 there are other alternatives where the rangefinder and format of the camera are probably much more important and very different from the form factor of the EOS-M and it's competitors. AF is not going to be the differentiator.
the reason i picked the eos m and the x100 is because they are both apsc, have a fast 35mm equivalent lens and a hot shoe. the nex have that zeiss 24mm but its so expensive.
i just want something smaller than my dslr. i used to have a m4/3, i had the gf1 then upgraded to the epl3. i almost always used the 20mm f/1.7 with these cameras, those cameras were great but i wasnt satisfied with the image quality i was getting, i wanted my next upgrade to be apsc.