Well, the thread started out so promising, but of course the cynics are out to play today.
From what I picked up skimming the dpreview preview, some plus/minuses of the camera:
+ The add-on flash has wireless command capability!
+ Canon knew there would be enthusiast early adapters, and haven't made it impossible to use 3rd-party lens adapters (the menu option of "Shoot without lens"). Bravo!
- 4.5/3 fps? They need more here.
- 230 shots/charge? Here's to hoping that, with my shooting and my experiences, the ratings are (very) conservative...
liupublic wrote in post #14755205
One interesting comment on dpreview. This eos-m mount is limited to APS-c size. No ff mirror less is possible. Will need a larger opening if canon wants ff mirror less later and that means a different mount. That pretty much tells you the direction of this product for the foreseeable future.
The rumors have always been that a "consumer" level camera is first, and an "enthusiast" camera is next. This is a good start, and a good look at what might be possible in the future.
FWIW, I don't think it's impossible to squeeze a FF sensor in there, just highly unlikely. Maybe, just maybe, if Canon hears it enough from the enthusiasts, return of APS-H? (That's right folks, you heard it here first! :lol
andrikos wrote in post #14755698
The more I read about this little guy, the more I like it!
I see it more of a complement to a dSLR Canon owner with a bevy of lenses who wants a more compact/portable solution without buying a new system and still benefiting from all the pluses of a big sensor.
See it as buying a shrunken T4i for those "on the go" moments.
I'm sold. Do they make them in orange?
andrikos wrote in post #14756079
I already am, and the 10-22 is my walkaround lens (yes, I'm insane). So, the EF-M would be my compact setup that fits in a little case (or purse) so I have a travel set. Could you suggest a more compact and convenient UWA setup?
Someone after my own heart! This pretty much sums it up for me. I can get this and a small bag (compared to what I have now), and throw in the M, the 22 f/2, 10-22, 17-55, and 85 f/1.8 and be set for vacation!
This is exactly what I wanted in a mirrorless: easy to use for times I need to point and shoot, but capable enough to not leave me wanting when I need to take that once-in-a-lifetime shot of the place I'm travelling to! And, I don't have to buy into a whole new system.
Now to come up with a business case for The Wife...