July 20th 2012 8:12 am

Heads up! A newer version of this product has been announced and will be released in October, 2015!

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Image quality Excellent image quality for a mirrorless camera. Canon may not have started this race with the best horse out of the gate but they have a shot in the long run. great!
  • Video quality No comments so-so
  • Battery life Not the best battery life. Coming from a Rebel, I now need to make sure the battery is always charged. so-so
  • Design and form factor Love the design. Feels incredibly solid in the hand. Could use a more comfortable grip but size is a factor. good
  • Durability So far so good. Seems very solid. good
  • Speed (start-up time, lag) Its okay, takes about a second from start up to ready. so-so
  • Ease of use Very easy to use. Has a very good touch interface. Definitely could have more manual dials/controls but this is geared towards the novice photographer. great!
Detailed review
I bought this camera as a camera to take everywhere with me. My photography habits have changed dramatically over the last couple years where previously I used to carry around my DSLR all the time. With the introduction of the iPhone 4S, I found myself leaving my camera behind.

I got sick and tired of trying to preserve memories with a 8MP smartphone camera. Quality is important.

This camera was on sale for $300 in a kit with the 22mm F2.0 from B&H a couple weeks ago and I jumped on it. I would not pay full price however because there are better cameras in this category.

I bought the Canon EF to EF-M adapter to use with my other Canon lenses and everything worked flawlessly.

Also, the new firmware works very well. Autofocus is fairly decent. I have had a couple issues randomly but would always hit focus bang on.

Overall, I am incredibly impressed.