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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · First Five with the EOS-M


First impressions can be overcome, but often they are a good indicator of long-term experience. So for those with an interest, here's my first take on the EOS-M based on experience with many of Canon's EOS cameras. May not be news to some. :-)

1. Very nice build, fit, and finish
2. Minimalism is nice, but they have room for and could really use a few more buttons,
or at least could have made multiple use of the existing ones
- For example they have a button dedicated to initiating video recording, but it has
no effect unless the top switch is already set to "video"
3. Image quality is on-par with the T4i
4. Both microphones fit conveniently under your left index finger, ruining most videos
- Did Canon learn nothing from Panasonic?
5. AF is indeed painfully slow (T4i LiveView, anyone?)
6. Lens caps are Zeiss-style (wth, Canon?)
7. It's VERY small, which is awesome unless you constantly need one hand
to manipulate a touch-screen
8. Don't bother trying to record video without a very fast SD card (buffer overruns quickly)
9. The EF mount adapter seems overly large
10. Very small manual by EOS standards, plus simple functions like time/date and battery
make up the bulk of the content -- kinda sad really
11. Yup, no built-in flash on this P&S
12. Movie mode continuous AF is unfortunately literally continuous
13. The 22mm lens is really nice, especially the iris implementation
14. Apparently no Quick Menu access to AF/MF switching

Cheers,
ALF



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Nov 20, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · First Five with the EOS-M


4 . I doubt you hold it like that for very long for movies... they are so many more comfortable ways to hold this tiny cam.


Nov 20, 2012 at 02:24 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · First Five with the EOS-M


I cant talk about it but ehres a stitch from the M and 18-55 kit lens. (needs redoing from the raws when I can process them!)


A storms comin' by robjdickinson, on Flickr



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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · First Five with the EOS-M


4. "many" more?


Nov 20, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · First Five with the EOS-M


so you got it with 22mm lens?


Nov 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · First Five with the EOS-M


CW: Me? Yes.


Nov 20, 2012 at 05:15 PM





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