So I received the new M3 today and it started to rain! Pretty overcast so I only managed a few lackluster (sorry) pics for comparison between the 2 bodies.
Lens attached was the EF-M55-200 at around 180mm, 1/125, F6.3 and iso320-800.
What was immediately noticeable was that the M3 consistently metered lower than the M. When I looked at the background and "highlights" from the shadows, it explains why.
On The M3, there is a slight back focus on some of the shots. I haven't figured out why.
Shutter is now a bit louder with a distinct mechanical sound which lends to the impression that something is hitting "harder" internally.
Focus speed was marginally quicker than the M although it depends on the lens attached....still trying out which and what...
Overall, the M3 felt like a more responsive camera. Definitely more solid in the hands and substantially heavier.
I have yet to try the evf on. Will report more when I get the chance....
2nd pics are cropped about 100%. Generally, the files on the M3 appear sharper. Probably due to the highest megapixels. All pics are SOOC. Reduced on DPP4 and merged on PS.
DPP4 does not recognize raw files from the M3 yet.
What do you guys think?