Sonyalpharumors.com has recently posted a link to the top-selling mirrorless and DSLR cameras in Japan http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/2013-sales-sony-nex-5r-is-the-most-sold-mirrorless-camera-in-japan/
According to this link, Canon EOS-M is the second top-selling mirrorless camera in Japan. I know it's not worldwide but anyway, it seems that Japanese like it.
Another interesting thing is that EOS Kiss X5 (T3i) is the top-selling DSLR in Japan.
Actually the Japanese consumer market has different preferences of most countries. I wondered if the price of EOS M also plummeted in Japan, boosting sales. Another surprise is the fact T3i (Kiss X5) is the biggest selling SLR in Japan.
Yes it did. The price dropped to the same as the US. I got mine for ¥31,000 and a few days later on amazon.jp it dropped another thousand making it very close to $300. It's gone back up slightly now but still relatively cheap.
Also I see rebel XXXD series cameras everywhere I go. Everyone and their auntie seemed to have one around their neck when I was in Malaysia, all tourists of course. I saw the odd Nikon camera.
In Japan I see a fair amount of both Nikon and Canon at festivals and events.
In all my travels I think I saw two EOS M cameras. I don't know anyone else that has one which is a shame really as I think this little guy is amazing. For places where my 5D2 & 24-105 was too obvious (night market, streets, crowded spaces etc) the M was a blessing. I'm getting used to it now and I'm even considering to take only the M on my next trip. It sucks carrying several Kg of camara gear around airports, buses, taxis and hotels. No matter how strong you are it's a hassle. And then you've got to keep it safe from thieves!
I had my iPad and although I could upload pics via a cable I would have pref wifi. I think the M2 is exactly the kind of camera I need (though I'm gonna wait) to make my travel and share workflow stress free and fun. The only other option would be to use my iPhone, takes great pics but lacks useability and features. I love that the M has full DSLR features. Been doing some long exposure stuff at night and it's s lot of fun. You can quicky move location and view and no one takes much notice. This thing rocks and what Canon need to do is market it better.