December 15, 2013
The Canon EOS-M is a compact, robust, and practical camera which can generally produce very high quality results. It falls short in a few areas, but for the price (around $299 USD at the time of writing) it is a very good value.
As of the time of writing, there are only a handful of lenses available for the native lens mount of the EOS-M. Those are:
Photographers are often technical people, inclined to come up with clever solutions to trigger the shutter in unconventional ways: using remote controls, timers, autonomous systems, and more. Mainstream SLRs from Nikon and Canon are often among the most appropriate cameras for this kind of use. However, Canon has really dropped the ball with the EOS-M.
Here's what it can't do, that most SLRs can:
With that bad news out of the way, here's what it can do:
The EOS-M's crippled USB interface is the real heartbreaker here. Hopefully Canon will make some different decisions on future mirrorless cameras.
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