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It’s a question man has pondered since time began: Carry a slimmer camera but lose the functionality of a DSLR, or risk the tribe (and maybe get a poorer picture) by going point and shoot? Mirrorless cameras, like Canon’s new EOS-M, are supposed to bridge that gap. Such cameras have the slim body of a compact, but allow hunters and gatherers and photographers a like to shoot with interchangeable lenses.
Canon’s EOS-M is late to the race, but is gaining ground. The system boasts an APS-C sensor, shoots in 1080HD, has a 77mm smudge resistant screen, and has ISO ranges of 100-12,800. What does this mean in layman’s terms? It means it’s got the punch of its big brothers, without the weight.
But there’s drawbacks. First, though it’s small, it’s not cheap: about $1000. Second, it won’t play nice with existing EF-S lenses without a special adapter (which of course further adds to the cost).
Still, it could be a cool thing to have in your back pocket. I’m especially excited about the 22mm “pancake” lens.
What do you think? Is this mirror-less camera seven years bad luck?