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Would you buy it?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    A canon EOS-M... with the 18-55 *and* the 22mm prime... if it was $299?

    I'm mizzling. It seems like a good deal, but generally I don't like menu-diving and it looks like theres a lot of that with this camera...

  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under

    But that's just me. I didn't like the EOS-M none. So many nicer bodies to have for that money.
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Supposedly a firmware update is coming to speed up autofocus. But when I looked at the the performance of that sensor -- it really isn't any better then our micro four thirds cameras. I saw one very cheap and considered -- but I'm really not getting anything but "another system" -- I don't see any real advantage over what I have.
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Sue, I look at the gear in your signature and see 3 GREAT cameras. The Canon may not be as bad as the reviews say, but why find out? There's better things to spend that $300 on.
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    You're right, guys. Thanks for bringing me back to common sense! I think I may even add an older compact to my sig. Now I have the batteries for it, its back in service and I find I still like it (see the callistemon pods posted elsewhere), even though its "only" 3.2Mp, on a 1/2.5" sensor. It records in TIFF as well as jpg and thats good enough for me for some things.
  6. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Keep the USD 300, save some more, shoot the heck out that excellent X100 and upgrade to the X101 in 2-3 years.
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    LOL! Nah, probably not. I think I'll get that VF-2 for my XZ. I also have a hankering for a PEN, and having the VF-2 already will be good. I suspect I am getting closer to selling my Pentax and old Minolta gear.
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I love the look that you get from the Canon sensors, with the caveat that you need to nurse them with respect to dynamic range compared to an Olympus/Samsung/Sony etc. $300 sounds like a steal, but the product just seems underdone. I'm sure that I could buy it and enjoy it but I don't see it adding anything to what I have.