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EOS-M question

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Dec 27, 2012 23:19 |  #1

I have a friend who wants DSLR-like speed (i.e. not the delay that comes with point-and-shoots and camera phones), but clearly doesn't need a high end camera. My gut says to recommend the T4i, but if there's a compact option that works similarly for her needs, that would be idea. I'm not that familiar with the EOS-M, but it seems like it has promise. Can anyone comment on its AF speed and if there is any delay with the shutter firing as you find with a lot of other point-and-shoots?

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Dec 28, 2012 02:02 |  #2

i'm afraid the EOS-M won't cut it, the AF is too slow, it's really only useful for static shots rather than moving objects, the T4i or 650D would have better focusing for moving objects and grab shots of the kids. In low light the contrast detect system struggles to focus without the af illuminator.

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Dec 28, 2012 05:47 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #3

the M is slow. unless your friend possesses exceptional camera skills and experience to possibly get by and make it work, i don't recommend it.

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Dec 28, 2012 05:51 |  #4

not only delay in firing but there is no view window and the AF is very slow.

its a point and shoot with a larger APS-C sensor. that's about it the only benefit.

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Dec 28, 2012 06:52 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #5

Awesome feedback - just what I was looking for. Thanks all!

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