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EOS M3 AF is a test winner!
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:37:15 AM »
The EOS M3 is a test winner according to the German „photoMAGAZIN“ journal 06/2015.
(http://www.fotomagazin.de/ , German only)

They were testing the Canon EOS M3, Fujifilm X-A2, Panasonic Lumix GF7 and the Samsung NX500 in categories like image quality (OOC JPEGs), speed (AF and shooting speed), features and handling.
The M3 and NX500 won a shared overall 1st place with Canon having the best IQ (!!!, OOC JPEGs) and AF speed (!!!) of the test field and the NX500 with the highest shutter speed (9/sec).

Interesting was the overall conclusion that Canon needed 2 (and a half) attempts for a good MILC (M, M2 counting half and M3) and a detailed analysis that the AF with EF-M lenses is now one of the fastest, while still struggling with EF and EF-S lenses. Good numbers are coming from a continuous AF independent of pressing the shutter or the AF mode used (don't ask me, what that means for battery life).

Shutter delay with AF in numbers (average time):
EOS M   0.8 sec
EOS M3 0.2 sec
Both with EF-M 18-55 (Canon was saying that AF would be six times faster)

EOS M3 with EF-S 18-135 STM   0.5 sec
EOS M3 with EF 24-105L IS USM   0.8 sec
STM being overall faster with EOS M than USM.

For comparison:
Fujifilm X-A2     0.7 sec (with 16-50 OIS II)
Panasonic Lumix GF7    0.25 sec (with G Vario 12-32)
Samsung NX500    0.25 sec (with 16-50 PZ OIS)
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EOS M3 AF is a test winner!
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:37:15 AM »

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Re: EOS M3 AF is a test winner!
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 10:12:36 AM »
while still struggling with EF and EF-S lenses

Can you elaborate what the problem(s) with ef/ef-s lenses are?

If any problem(s) are hard to fix, this would be one of the reason why Canon designed ef-m lenses ... but it kinda defeats the purpose as the charm of the m cameras is that you can use your whole lens arsenal just like that and w/o major drawbacks?

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Re: EOS M3 AF is a test winner!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 10:56:57 AM »
while still struggling with EF and EF-S lenses

Can you elaborate what the problem(s) with ef/ef-s lenses are?
I displayed the slower focusing times in the OP (0.2 vs. 0.5 vs. 0.8 sec).
There are no problems mentioned about accuracy/precision, just speed.

I don't know the reasons/problems why they are so much slower.
The technical background is not discussed in the test, just the results. Sorry.

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If any problem(s) are hard to fix, this would be one of the reason why Canon designed ef-m lenses ... but it kinda defeats the purpose as the charm of the m cameras is that you can use your whole lens arsenal just like that and w/o major drawbacks?
Looks like there is a drawback. And looks like I did right :) to choose a 100D over waiting for a M3 as small but flexible setup.
AND this reason makes me think of the need of good quality wide aperture EF-M lenses.  ???
Otherwise EOS M is a dead horse for me. ::) Of course just for me. Others might want to live with the compromise of small size and small aperture.  ;)
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Re: EOS M3 AF is a test winner!
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 10:56:57 AM »