Canon EOS M ... Anyone?

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  1. Scott Strimple

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    Has anyone tried thier hand with this camera? BH blowing them out w/ the lens for $350. While the M flopped in the highly competitive still photo world due to a slow auto focus it sports comparable video specs to the 7D. 210g with lens and battery. EF lens adapter for another $129. I'm interested in your experience .. Good or bad with this camera on the gimbals. Thanks

    18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
    DIGIC 5 Image Processor
    Full HD 1080p Movie with Focus Tracking
    3.0" Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
    Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
    Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
    ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
    Scene Intelligent Auto
    Includes EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
     
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    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    I think the reason the M didn't succeed is the lackluster performance. Not sure anybody here has tried flying one. An once you put an adapter on it to use EOS lenses, it's close to the weight of a Rebel, which is a more capable camera.
     
  4. Scott Strimple

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    Good point Steve
     
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    So i work for a network mag show that airs sunday night and we just bought 4 EOS-m to use instead of go-pros for driving shots. very happy so far altho one did overheat the other day in about 30 degree weather. love the fact that shoot a .mov file instead of AVHD, love the fact you can use EF lenses, and they make a super nice image in a car due to the stabilized kit lens and low depth of field. slap them on the windsheild with a ghecko sucker mount, check the image with a hdmi cable to a small monitor and you are good to go.
     
  6. Gary McCready

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    I've been watching the price of the EOS M 22mm f2 kit for awhile. It is about 300 grams lighter than my t2i I'm currently flying. If it goes below $300 I might just pick one up! I just saw one for $330 on Newegg. I've got gaffer tape holding my focus (infinity) and zoom (18mm) on the t2i, so I'm not really worried about the focusing problems. I've also read they fixed some of the problems with a firmware update.
     
  7. don lee

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    The firmware update fixed the focus problem.
     
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    Ozkan Erden Distributor

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    For photo shooting, it lacks of remote shutter function. So, if you want to use EOS-M for photo shooting, you need to put a servo to over the shutter button.
     
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  10. Andrew Bailey

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    I used the M for a while. It is capable of delivering pretty good footage. You have to disable autofocus and I found that the image stabilisation was best switched off too. Here is a shoot done entirely on an M. I now use a hacked GH2 which is superior in pretty much every way.

     
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  11. Gary McCready

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    Nice job Andrew!
     

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