Canon’s first compact system camera is deliberately aimed at the ‘cross over’ user, but it’s still packed solid with D-SLR features.
Whatever Canon’s reasons for waiting so long to launch its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system, there’s little doubt the strategy has worked in its favour. For starters, rusted-on Canon users are unlikely to have gone elsewhere, so the new EOS M is greeted with plenty of pent-up demand. Then, of course, everybody has been waiting to see what Canon would do, so the M is guaranteed plenty of attention regardless. Finally, Canon has had time to fine-tune its offering in the light of what its rivals have done over the last couple of years. And it shows.
The EOS M exhibits a maturity of conception and execution that suggests Canon has been building compact system cameras since the very beginning. It’s designed primarily as an entry-level model, with the clear inference from Canon that there will be a more enthusiast-orientated version before too long.
Thank-you for looking up our Canon EOS M Review. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the January / February 2013 issue.
You can download it here: Canon EOS M Review.pdf