DutchVince wrote in post #15233785
This camera does not appeal to me at all: it has no viewfinder.
I'm not trying to troll, this is a serious question:
why would anyone want a camera without a viewfinder?
1. I really hate these lcd displays especially in the glare of the sun, you can't see anything on them.
2. There is no way to diopter correct an lcd. I can't focus nearby without glasses but I can see perfectly sharp in a viewfinder with diopter correction.
3. lcd's gobble battery power. Viewfinders don't.
4. With a viewfinder I can press my camera to my face adding some stability.
Holding an lcd a foot before my face is less stable and harder to frame precisely.
But I'm willing to learn: what is the appeal of this camera to some of you?
appeal ? first of all, it takes pictures, and which even better than what you have with Iphone. Seriously, what you said are shortcomings of this EOS-M, but it is the only game in town if you want to stay with Canon or to take advantages of your L glasses.
For me, it can be used for walk-around and social gatherings. I don't like carrying the big 5d Mkii with L glasses walking around or going to parties
Here are what I think about your concerns.
1,2 : These are your specific problems, not for me or majority of people.
3 : Buy more batteries. I don't like it neither, but it is hardly deal-breaker.
4 : Don't like it too, but again this tiny thing will be used in some specific situations. It is not my only camera.
This version of EOS-M is certainly not perfect and it would not be able to function as your lone doing-verything camera. But I think I would stay with Canon and this new M system since 1) I want a small camera with interchangeable lenses, 2) don't want to complicate my life by trying and using a second- non Canon system.