« on: October 29, 2013, 06:41:21 PM »
Can people recommending the EOS-M on this thread say in good faith Canon has definite plans to continue supporting this camera in the futureThe more relevant question is whether EOS M is suitable for photographing children?
The clear answer is that this is the worst camera in Canon EOS lineup for this purpose.
A lot of people have already alluded to this mildly.
Fanboys can say whatever, iphone 5/5S has better success catching them in action than EOSM.
Another word of caution: If you are a very experienced photographer, you can possibly use EOSM well under certain situations (landscapes, adult studio portraits etc.) overcoming its limitations. If you are just starting, this might frustrate you from investing further into photography.
The markets are not always stupid and the response to this camera was absolutely justified. If I had not paid just $300 for camera+lens+flash, I would have surely returned it.
Whatever you decide to buy momma is up to your budget, expectations and appetite for learning, but stay away from EOS M for now at least. With some experience photographing kids, I can rate Canon lineup as follows:
1DX > 5DIII > 6D > 7D/70D > T*
Personally, if you want to take it up as a hobby/passion, I would start with at least 60D/70D. Ergonomics, controls and possible better quality control than T* series is definitely worth few extra 100s.
As far as video is concerned - unless you invest in expensive accessories which together can be much more expensive than a cost of reasonable camcorder; its better to just buy a camcorder.