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Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Hybrid CMOS Autofocus System
  • Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 25600
  • Multi Shot Noise Reduction Mode
  • Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
  • Canon Speedlite 90EX External Flash

The black EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash from Canon combines the EOS M mirrorless digital camera with a wide-angle prime lens and the Speedlite 90EX flash unit. The flash's compact size and lightweight design are well-matched to the EOS M and the guide number of 30' at ISO 100 and optical wireless master function make it a versatile tool for rounding out the imaging abilities of the camera.

The EOS M features an APS-C-sized 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and Full HD 1080p video at 30 fps with notable low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO of 25600. A 3.0" 1,040k-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the design and features a touchscreen interface for intuitive navigation of menus and playback options as well as precise control over focus points by using the Touch AF function. Hybrid CMOS AF is also available, which combines both phase- and contrast-detection methods of focusing to provide fast and accurate performance when working in live view. While recording movies, the Movie Servo AF mode can be employed for continuous focusing abilities that pairs well with the included EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens and its stepping motor for smoother, quieter focus performance. The EOS M also integrates a host of camera settings and modes, such as Scene Intelligent Auto, Handheld Night Scene Mode, and HDR Backlight Control.

The EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 35mm wide-angle lens, ideal for versatile, everyday shooting. Its maximum aperture of f/2 is effective in low light and creates a shallow depth of field and its minimum focus distance is only 5.9". The above mentioned stepping motor offers smooth, accurate and quiet autofocus and an aspherical lens element reduces aberrations for clear, high resolution imaging. Its compact, lightweight form factor matches well with the build of the EOS M digital camera. 

Sensor and Image Processor
High resolution 18.0 MP CMOS APS-C (1.6x crop factor) sensor and high performance DIGIC 5 image processor equal fast functional response, exceptional image quality and sharp detail in both photo and video.
Full HD (1080p) Movie
The EOS-M offers Full HD (1080p) Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control, multiple resolution and frame rates, built-in stereo microphone with a wind filter, manual audio level adjustment, and Video Snapshot with editing. Combined with STM lenses, such as the included 22mm f/2 STM lens, the Movie Servo AF provides smooth, silent auto-focus function, a great benefit when shooting video. The camera automatically splits files larger than 4GB for extended, uninterrupted recording and offers a jack for compatible external microphones. The file format for shooting video on the EOS-M is MOV with H.264 compression standard. Video can be recorded in Full HD, HD and SD and at Full HD the possible frames rates are 30, 24 and 25 frames per second. Auto exposure and manual exposure control are both possible on video as well as photo capture.
ISO Sensitivity
Normal ISO sensitivity on the EOS-M ranges from 100-12800 but expands in High Sensitivity Mode to 25600 for faster shutter speeds and sharper details in low light.
Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus
Hybrid CMOS AF uses a combination of both Contrast AF, which utilizes the CMOS sensor, and Phase Difference Auto-focus to increase accuracy and auto-focus speed in both photo and video.
Touch Screen LCD with Touch AF
Thanks to a new construction between the its resin-coated cover and the liquid crystal display, the 3.0" Clear View LCD monitor keeps glare to a minimum and makes it easy to see your images even in bright light. The 1,040,000-dot resolution is ideal for playback and focusing and the smudge-resistant coating on the LCD preserves the luminosity after multiple touches. Numerous camera operations can be handled by the touch screen including Auto-focus control, whereby you touch the LCD screen on the part of the image you want in focus. Two-finger (multi-touch) control allows you to zoom, scroll images and navigate the menus as you would with a smartphone.
Lens Compatibility
At this point, Canon has introduced two M series lenses including the 22mm f/2 STM lens that is included in this kit, but the EF-M mount on the EOS-M camera is able to use any of the huge family of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EF-EOS Mount Adapter will be necessary, but this opens up the EOS-M's range of creative possibilities to... endless!
Noise Reduction
Multi Shot Noise Reduction provides outstanding noise reduction while preserving fine detail in photos at high ISO speeds. With MSNR activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots of the same image, then merges and aligns them, reducing noise and blur.
Continuous Shooting and Burst Rate
For still photography, the EOS-M can shoot up to 4.3 frames per second for up to 15 shots utilizing an SD card in JPEG. With a UHS-I card that number lifts to 17 shots at 4.3 fps. For video, the continuous shooting time in Full HD based on a 16GB memory card is 44 minutes.
Advanced Imaging Features
Handheld Night Scene and High Dynamic Range are assistive functions that allow all levels of photographers to take advantage of digital advancements to improve their shooting results. HDR, for example, shoots three images of the exact same image simultaneously in various exposures and combines the three into one perfectly balanced photo. This is ideal when shooting images that have both shadow and bright light and those whose subject is lit from behind. The EOS-M also offers seven Creative Filters to enhance your images, including Toy Camera Effect and Art Bold Effect, which makes your photo look like an oil painting.
Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
Scene Intelligent Auto mode optimizes all of the camera's auto controls to provide the best settings based on the camera's reading of the scene. You compose the shot, the camera does the rest.
Recording
The EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards and is even compatible with the newest Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards.
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
This EOS-M kit comes with the 22mm f/2 STM lens. It is a moderate wide-angle prime lens equivalent to a 35mm lens in the 35mm format. It is ultra-slim, befitting the mirrorless camera's form and lightweight. The f/2 aperture means fast shutter speeds are possible even in low light conditions and the minimum focusing distance is 5.9" (O.15m). It houses one aspheric lens element and a 7-blade circular aperture which can deliver beautiful bokeh. It is an STM lens which stands for stepping motor and provides a smooth, silent autofocus when used with the EOS-M's Movie Servo AF. Silent auto-focus is particularly useful when shooting video so that the sound of the AF does not interfere with the audio you are recording.
Speedlite 90EX Flash Unit
The Speedlite 90EX combines powerful lighting (Guide No.: 30'/9m at ISO 100) with a compact, lightweight design (1.8 oz/51 g), making it ideal for the Canon EOS M Digital Camera. With many features directly accessed through the camera's menu system, the Speedlite 90EX offers easy and intuitive operation. It can control multiple flash units for advanced, creative lighting effects. The Speedlite 90EX also features a standard Canon EOS hot shoe mount for compatibility with all EOS SLRs.
Imaging
Lens Mount Canon EF-M 1
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Canon EF-M Mount

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Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 18.5 Megapixel
Effective: 18.0 Megapixel
Max Resolution 17.9MP: 5184 x 3456
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 44 Minutes
Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Focus Lock AF Area Mode
Autofocus Points 31
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type LCD Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen  Live Preview LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer 2
Please Note:

Viewing angle: 170º (vertically and horizontally) 3:2 Screen Aspect Ratio

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Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 12800-25600)
Shutter 30 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Average metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Sunset, Tungsten, Twilight
Burst Rate Up to 4.3 fps at 18 MP for up to 15 frames 3
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with SD memory card Up to 17 frames (at 4.3fps) with a UHS-I memory card

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Flash
Flash Modes None
Built-in Flash No
Dedicated Flash System eTTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Start-up Time 1.6 Seconds 4
Please Note:

With EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Times are different according to the attached lens.

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Shutter Lag 0.05 Seconds 5
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Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.2 sec.

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Continuous Shooting Up to 4.3 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
Mini-USB
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery 1x LP-E12  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter ACK-E12 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.3" / 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3 mm
Weight 9.24 oz / 262 g body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 22 mm
Comparable Focal Length: 35 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Angle of View 63°
Minimum Focus Distance .49' (.15 m)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 7/6 6
Please Note:

1 aspheric element

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Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread Front:43 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 0.93" (60.9 x 23.7 mm)
Weight 3.70 oz (105 g)
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black)
  • EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
  • Speedlite 90EX Flash for Canon EOS M Camera
  • R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) for EOS M Mirrorless Camera
  • LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)
  • Battery Charger LC-E12 for Battery Pack LP-E12
  • E-43 Lens Cap for 43mm Diameter EF-M Lens
  • EB Lens Dust Cap for EF-M Lenses
  • Neck Strap EM-100DB
  • Battery Cover
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
  • Soft Case for Flash
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    CanonEOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (36)
    • Easy to use (32)
    • Great resolution (31)
    • Large clear LCD (30)
    • Good in low light (24)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (20)
    • Lag / shutter delay (18)
    • No viewfinder (18)
    • Limited zoom (3)
    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (33)
    • Family photos (28)
    • Low light (26)
    • Video (22)
    • Macro photography (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great travel camera

    I needed a camera to replace a point & shoot camera I currently carry with me as I travel. I am an account manager for a electrical distributor. I constantly run across items...Read complete review

    I needed a camera to replace a point & shoot camera I currently carry with me as I travel. I am an account manager for a electrical distributor. I constantly run across items that I am asked to provide or to assist in finding a solution for. Taking a quality photo is important to me as it allows me to be able to refresh my memory when I return to my office.
    In addition my wife and I own an outdoor wedding venue and I use the M to supplement my 6D for wedding and property photos. I like the fact that I am able to use my EF L lenses with this camera.
    Drawbacks I have found include shorter battery life than expected, touch shutter function is always on touch screen and enables itself when it bumps against the body when the neck strap is used causing many photos of the ground to be taken. No viewfinder, which would be nice on extremely bright days. (With the screen brightness set to high, battery life is diminished)
    Overall, the quality when compared side-by-side with my 6D and the EF 24-70 F2.8 L series lens and the stock 22mm F2.0 lens on the M, it is hard to tell the photos apart when the same settings are used

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great for the price

    Had this camera for 2 days now,my opinion is that this is a great camera for someone starting out with larger sensor digital cameras if they want DSLR quality in a small package....Read complete review

    Had this camera for 2 days now,my opinion is that this is a great camera for someone starting out with larger sensor digital cameras if they want DSLR quality in a small package. It's autofocus is a bit disappointing even after the firmware update and it's not the speed of it, it's how it hunts for focus at times, even at still objects. The video is decent but when I half press the shoot button it makes a loud focusing sound that can be heard in the video, but with the autofocus or touch to focus in camera for video it doesn't make a sound, though it's slower. I will recommend this camera for anyone on a budget who isn't looking for something advanced but rather a mini-DSLR. Hopefully Canon won't leave us in the dust and release a second Mirrorless that beats this one, but stops bringing firmware updates to the first. A little issue I had was a red pixel in 1080p video that goes and disappears at times, depending on sensor cleaning. I'm not sure if it's a defect on my model or not. I saw several other people posting on threads about this as well. I wish canon made faster zooms as well and maybe a 50mm+ equivalent 1.4-1.8, instead of making us buy the adapter and using lens that work a lot slower with this camera.

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    4.0

    Better than I thought it would be

    By Daisy Mae

    from N.H.

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I have used this kit for 3 weeks now. Takes better pictures than I thought it would with and without the flash. I have used the 22mm, 50mm and 85 mm Canon zoom lenses to take about 1200+ photos at this time. I did try an older 70-300 mm but it does a lot of searching. Bad for the battery and takes too much time to finally focus. I still want to mount my Canon 70-200 is and 100-400 is, and my Sigma 50-500 mm to see what they will produce just for fun.

    I rated just a 4 because the battery life is not good. Even with the canon battery that came with the camera. I have ended up purchasing 5 more non Canon batteries to carry around.

    Most all the pictures so far consist of scenery and flower pictures. I do intend to try it out also at a company Christmas party I have been hired to do. Of course I will still use my 5D Mark II and a couple of other Canons also for the event.

    The flash has a very small look but does a very good quality job. It is nice to have a small-light flash to work with.

    The 22mm f2 lens was also a small look but gives a real quality photo and I like how it can fit in a pocket if I want to get it off around my neck.

    After using other point and shoots from Canon for many years it is nice to have a small foot print camera that I can use with almost the same features as my 5D and 40D. I especially like it that I have a small camera that has a camera Raw feature.

    Again, I would have rated it a 5 but for the really bad battery life. This will hold me back from using zoom lenses.

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    4.0

    Great pictures, small form factor

    By chris

    from branchbug, nj

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Autofocus
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    The focus issues described by others are real - if you try to use this camera as a point and shoot you will be disappointed in the focusing ability.

    However with some care and the right expectations you will find this to be a great little camera that vastly outperforms the typical point and shoot. The pictures came out very sharp and the low light performce was well above average.

    The included flash also works well

    For the price and the size this is a great deal.

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    3.0

    Need More Time to Consider

    By GreenMtnPhotog

    from Vermont

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    First let me point out I am not a novice but a serious amateur.

    I purchased this camera as a lightweight side-kick for casual shooting alternative for my Canon EOS 6D full frame DSLR. The lowered price I paid for the kit was very reasonable and based on my limited experience (timewise) using this camera the price was quite appropriate.

    I bought this camera with the 22mm prime lens and I also bought the Canon EOS adapter to use my EF and EF-S lenses. This unit came with the 2.02 firmware update pre-installed for the sluggish auto focus issues. In my opinion it is Still slow to auto-focus over all.

    I did request a return for this camera but I have since changed my mind. Aside from the obvious sluggish AF problems it really is a very nice camera relative to Image IQ, portability and convenience. The shots I have taken came out surprisingly well. Since receiving it I've been far too busy to give this camera a fair assessment and need to spend more quality time with the EOS M. I think it deserves another chance. I'm looking forward to seeing what improvements they come up with for the next version of this mirrorless camera. Canon is on the right track with the EOS M and I believe it will succeed IF the AF issues and sluggishness show substantial improvement in updated versions of their mirrorless line.

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    4.0

    Good for the price.

    By PC

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Great image quality
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I was looking for a small camera to complement my Canon 7D. Purchased as price was good for the image quality. Also I'm able to use with my EF primes and still keep a small profile. There are better mirrorless cameras but being able to use my existing lenses were key to my decision.

    As other reviews focusing on moving subjects is poor, with and without af servo, and battery life is low. Much better than a point and shoot, but can be frustrating if comparing to DSLR. I use my EOS M for mostly static subjects so focusing has not been a big issue.

    Love the touch screen for changing settings/modes.

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    3.0

    Not ready for prime time.

    By dmporter

    from Hampton, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Touch Screen
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lack Of View Finder
    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Canon's first attempt at a mirrorless camera has problems but as a pocketable go-anywhere camera, it produces outstanding photo quality with it's APS-C sized sensor, has excellent build quality, and the touch screen is the best I've ever used. If you have ever used a Canon dslr camera, you'll feel right at home with the menu system on the M. I have not used the camera for video but it rivals many dslr cameras in still image quality. The one major drawback is the lack of an optical or electronic viewfinder. It is a pure guess trying to compose an image on the screen in sunlight. The addition of a viewfinder and tiltable screen would enhance the camera to a must have category.

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    5.0

    Really impressed

    By cellar8

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I've been wanting to get a Fujifilm EX-1, but can't afford it yet, and my other camera broke. Thought I'd give this a shot, since it is so affordable. Blown away at the quality. While I still may get the EX-1, I'm not in such a hurry. Still want some kind of viewfinder and I like real knobs for controls. But I must say, the controls on the touchscreen of the EOS-M are very easy to get to, and I have a lot of manual control options. Nice camera for the money.

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    5.0

    I Love This Camera & Lens

    By Jeff Who Loves Compact Cameras

    from Kentucky

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Dearth Of Manual Controls
    • No image stabilization
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Stroll Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I don't know how slow the auto focus used to be, but this one came with the latest firmware update and it focuses plenty fast enough for me. However, my pictures don't typically require lightening fast responses. But the little metal body and the pancake lens with buttery smooth bokeh make for a great combination, especially at the present price. Given the poor performance of this camera in the marketplace, my only concern is whether there will be future Canons in this line - and whether there will be any more lenses added. Even if this is it, though, I am quite happy with the results I'm getting from this little gem. The camera/lens combo is easily worth its current price in my opinion. It also comes with a flash, but I haven't used it. I have the camera set up in aperture priority mode and let the camera select the ISO - so far it has done an excellent job.

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    4.0

    Not super awesome, but great!

    By kross_edd

    from Mexico City

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I own a 1Dx, therefore my "experience" when using the M for the first time was difficult to judge.
    Being used to manage a monster camera with an ultra fast focusing capabilities is an "unfair" way to judge the M.
    After giving it a try shooting more and more I come to be very comfortable with it.

    I decided to go for the M for a few reasons.
    1.- I've used Canon for years, so I am very well familiar with the menu interface.
    2.- With the adapter I am able to use my L lenses.
    3.- I was looking for a compact camera with a at least a APC size sensor.
    4.- The built quality.. As I said, I own a 1Dx so a plastic-feel camera just wouldn't feel like in my bag/hands.
    5.- Price.. I found a rebate with the 22mm and flash kit for 399 so it made it very attractive. Honestly I wouldn't ever consider buying it with the price when it was originally released.

    The overall, to me, is that it is a great camera.
    The image quality is great and as it happens when you first use a f/1.4 or f/1.2 lens, is just a matter of understanding its pros and cons so you can get the best out of it.

    I now carry it with me all the time and even though I still miss a lot of shots because of the slow focus, it makes me work harder on pre-focusing which to me is a way to make me work and think even more before making the photo.

    I am very happy with it but, then again.. at the retail original price I wouldn't even consider it.

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    4.0

    Great light weight option with good IQ

    By RohanM

    from Bay Area, ca

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Purchased this as a light weight option to my 5D & 5D Mark III. Useful for social occasions and situations where I do not want to attract attention with a big lens + SLR, while getting good IQ.Not so good: Focus speed is barely passable. Images are noisy past ISO 1600 (compared to the 5Ds).Good Stuff: Price, compatibility with EF lenses, IQ compared to point an shoot. Capacitive touch controls, solid build.The clearance price is responsible for the 4 star rating or I would have given it a 2 star rating at the original price. At the current price, this is a very good buy, which is rare in this hyper priced products that Canon demands for it's products

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    4.0

    Great light weight option with good IQ

    By RohanM

    from Bay Area, ca

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Purchased this as a light weight option to my 5D & 5D Mark III. Useful for social occasions and situations where I do not want to attract attention with a big lens + SLR, while getting good IQ.Not so good: Focus speed is barely passable. Images are noisy past ISO 1600 (compared to the 5Ds).Good Stuff: Price, compatibility with EF lenses, IQ compared to point an shoot. Capacitive touch controls, solid build.The clearance price is responsible for the 4 star rating or I would have given it a 2 star rating at the original price. At the current price, this is a very good buy, which is rare in this hyper priced products that Canon demands for it's products

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    4.0

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    By Nick

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I've been using this camera for photography and recording video for a week weeks now. Honestly I love it. It's packed with lots of features. I'd pick it over the T4I/T5I any day. Only thing I disliked is it feels like the battery runs out pretty fast when recording video continuously. Simple fix just bought more batteries. It's great to carry around even when you use a bigger lens. Touch screens really neat! It's nice not to have a intense rolling shutter effect while recording video. The firmware update solved the problem with the auto focus. That being said its a great camera, but keep in mind ever camera has its issues. Its up to you to work around your limitations.

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    5.0

    so far so good

    By patty

    from orange beach, alabama

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Bought this camera as a back up to my Canon D60. Just for times that i wanted to carry something smaller and lighter. Since I have always used Canon exclusively, this camera so far is operating just fine for my needs.

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    4.0

    Great for Video, OK for pictures

    By Purplegang2007

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Video matches very well with files taken with the Canon EOS 60D and 7D.

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    4.0

    Solid camera. But...

    By KennyT

    from Singapore

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    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Looks Hardy
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Focus Area Too Large
    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No built-in flash
    • Not Many 'fun' Features

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    This is a solidly built camera. You may not think much of magnesium alloy, but hold it and you'll know it feels different to the touch (plus, increased impression of durability).

    The shooting is great. Crisp photos. Relatively easy to understand menu (unless you want to customize function buttons and etc, that can get a bit confusing). The focusing area is just so large on the screen. For instance I wanted take a photo of a stack of books of various sizes, and the point of focus is on one of the book's cover, you tap the screen and the auto focus area is rather large, so very often you will have to snap and review the photo in magnification to see if it has got the right spot. When you're taking photos of a larger object, such as portraits and such it may not matter as much. But some do like the pin sharp focus to be on the eyes of the subject.

    The focusing speed (which everyone talks about) is not a problem at all to me thus far. I know every camera has a weak point and you work around it. No reason to force it to work. If I am going to a sports event, I'll bring my Nikon DSLR with a telephoto lens. You don't drink soup with a fork and say it's a really bad spoon.

    So, some of these downers are not an issue at all if you're used to shooting on smartphones and other point-and-shoots. In fact you'll be able to appreciate the increase in quality and caliber of the camera. I happen to own a Panasonic GF3 which has super fast/accurate auto focus and pin-point autofocus to select focus on even the smallest spot on your lashes, so I felt a 'big' difference in transitioning to the Canon EOS M.

    Don't get me wrong. There's plenty to like about this camera. And the good stuff is already covered in Canon website and the glowing reviews about its shooting ability. But do take note of its flaws - which may not affect everybody's idea of a good camera.

    If I have to give a more personal comment about the Canon EOS M with 22mm f/2, it's a little bit uninspiring. It's not as fun. The outlook, the general feature set (even the Creative Auto mode), the menu layout is very business-like. It doesn't have any party tricks - you know, like how Sony has sweep-panorama and things like that.

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    3.0

    Not terribly bad

    By Dduval

    from Alabama

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    I actually liked a lot of things about this camera. The size is great and the handling was good. The touch screen was good and the image quality is really fairly strong.
    In the end, I had to return the camera due to the slow autofocus. I tried, and wanted to get used to it, but I just couldn't overlook the sluggish operation.

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    4.0

    very nice small camera with a big sensor

    By Testina

    from Houston TX

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    nice camera for a great price (with the special discount). yes has limitations but at this price...and it's very small.

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    5.0

    Very Happy, very few focus issues

    By Knowncitizen

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Battery Life
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Somewhat Complicated Ui

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    Very happy with this. Was hesitant at first because I read that there were focus issues but the latest firmware and some smart usage of the camera leads me to believe that was mostly user error. The price was fantastic, and the images are even better. Very portable camera with excellent non-flash capabilities. Overall very satisfied.

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    4.0

    Good thing in a small package.

    By Alex H.

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

    My primary use is shooting HD video, and I purchased the EOS-M mainly to serve as a b-cam to my EOS Rebel 550D/T2i. To be honest, I haven't explored the video functions as much yet because I have been having such a great time shooting stills!

    My first impressions of the EOS-M the day it arrived: built like a tank, using a strange substance called "metal" that many camera manufacturers just don't use these days; easy to get started (once the battery is charged) with menus that are familiar to anyone using another EOS camera; razor-sharp 22mm lens is impressive.

    After shooting for a few days now, and taking it with me on a road trip, I am even more in love with this camera, despite a few challenges which I will discuss shortly. The mirrorless design, Canon's first, allows for instantaneous exposure. A built-in HDR feature allows for bracketed exposures to be composited in-camera with a single image as a result, and that's pretty flippin' sweet. As for high-ISO/lower-light pictures, I have found the EOS-M to be much, much cleaner than my T2i.

    There are a couple of challenges with this camera, though they are certainly not deal-breakers. First, the mirrorless design eliminates the optical viewfinder, leaving the LCD as the only image preview. This takes some getting used to, though it will be much easier if or when a company like Kinotehnik comes out with a viewfinder loupe made to fit the EOS-M without interfering with the touch screen (I use their LCDVF 3/2, available from B&H, on my T2i and wouldn't shoot without it).

    The second challenge is the lack of tactile controls in favor of a touch-screen functionality. This takes some getting used to, though navigating the controls is a breeze once the user has acclimated to it, which only takes a day or two. Shutter speed and aperture can be controlled by the scroll wheel, but also be the touch screen, which is great. After getting used to the touch-screen, though, changing settings is a snap.

    One great thing about the touch-screen is instant exposure. Touch the screen and snap a picture without delay. The reported issues with autofocus on the touch screen have been addressed with the latest firmware, so owners who have had the camera and haven't updated the firmware should do so.

    The included flash with this kit is powerful. It's a little limited in that it cannot pivot or tilt, so it will always have a straight-on flash. It comes in quite handy outdoors, but without adding some diffusion indoors can create some very harsh lighting. That said, it is still a must-have.

    One major improvement Canon have made on this camera comes with video recording, which now breaks the 12:00 limit not by extending the file size limit but by starting a new fil in continuous recording for up to a half-hour. This is a huge feature. DSLRs and cameras like this still are not the right tool for every job, and event coverage is certainly one of those where it is not the right tool, but extending the recording time is still incredibly useful.

    Last, the battery life is okay. I haven't pushed it with video yet, where I imagine it may fall shorter, but a full charge lasted me about a day or so of occasional stills.

    This is not the camera for fast-paced action where tactile controls make switching settings or modes a snap, but for most other occasions the EOS-M is a real winner. I still have plenty to learn about this camera, but I cannot wait to get it out and make some video!

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    5.0

    I really like this camera

    By Asdrubal

    from Columbus, IN

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    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

      This camera is easy to bring along and gives great picture quality.
      The 22mm lens in the kit is very sharp and fast, perfect when there is not very much light.
      The camera is easy to use, but you need to learn from the manual how to set the different settings. It has most of the controls and settings of the other EOS cameras, but they are accessed through the touch screen.
      My camera came with firmware 2.0.2 out of the box, and the focusing speed is very good. Not as fast as what you can get with a 7D or other reflex cameras when using the focusing points in the viewfinder. This camera does not have a viewfinder.
      Some limitations of this camera: You can't do time lapses because it lacks the interface for an intervalometer. Also sometimes it is difficult to frame your picture in the touchscreen in bright sunlight.
      Holding the camera steady takes a little getting used to.
      Things I really like about this kit:
      Picture quality is very good. I know it is subjective but it is much better than what I used to have before. You can find sample pictures online. It is very portable. Will not probably fit in your trousers' pocket like a compact powershot, but it will fit in your Jacket pocket or in a small camera bag (or you can sneak it in the wife's purse). Way better that carrying a full size DSLR. To me this is one of the main selling points. I like the 90EX flash that comes in the kit too. It has more power than what you get in a built in flash on one of the rebel models, and when you put it on the camera it sits high enough that you don't get the red eye, and also you don't get the shadow of a long lens. I love that I can trigger remotely my old 420EX flash off camera. If you have other Canon lenses and flashes, you can use them with this camera. You need an adapter for the EF lenses, but they work very well, both their focusing and their Image Stabilization.
      This Canon EOS M also takes very nice High Definition video. If you are coming from a standard camcorder it will take some practice to get good shots, because here you need to worry about depth of field, shutter speed, ISO and stabilization. You can also shoot in auto, but then the camera may change things in the middle of your shot, like white balance or focusing. The focusing is more critical on this camera than on a consumer camcorder.
      When you get your EOS M I recommend disabling the predictive focusing that is on all the time, until you really need it, because that runs down the battery.
      Manual focusing with this camera is simple, but it takes a few steps. What I do is I set it to manual focusing, compose my picture in the LCD touchscreen, then use the magnifying glass feature on the area I want to focus, twist the focusing ring until it is sharp then snap without leaving the magnifying function.
      My recommendation is to not overthink it. If you think this camera will work for you then just get it. I did and I'm very pleased.

      Good Luck.

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      5.0

      Phenomenal camera

      By laurence.kruger

      from Kruger Park, South Africa

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Canon EOS M Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with 22mm f/2 Lens and 90EX Flash (Black):

      I primarily use a 5dmk3, and was looking for a smaller camera to use whilst travelling, climbing and trekking.. basically an all round camera which is small and still provides good images..

      having read as many reviews as i could, good and bad, i thought i was taking a bit of a chance... i was very pleasantly surprised when the camera arrived and got to use it. The camera is simple, but easy enough to use (very intuitive), and the image quality is superb for such a small camera. So my initial response is that is it was an excellent buy, especially for the price.. i'm sure there will be some minor irritations esp if you compare it to the larger SLRs, but so far so good.

      Strengths?

      a few things stand out for me.. the handling is excellent.. its a punchy camera that has a "quality" feel to it.. the body is built well, and the lens looks good.

      the touchscreen takes some getting used to (after the 5D), but once you have it worked out, its a great deal of fun to use.

      the attention to detail is pleasing.. like the strap set-up & lens caps.. well thought out and constructed.

      Weaknesses?

      There had to be some compromises in keeping the camera small, and the viewfinder is one of them. i'm not particularly phased, as the camera is ideal for my purposes..

      autofocus searches a bit, and takes some time to fully focus.. a bit annoying for candid pictures.. but not a big problem.

      In summary, a versatile, rugged, simple & easy to use.. perfect for trekking, travelling & easy to access & good for taking unobtrusive pictures.. it will never take the place of a SRL, but thats not what it was designed for...

      Great Buy!

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