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Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:07:30 AM »
Alright guys, I have been thinking of getting a spare/tiny camera to accompany my 6D.

Right now I can get an M with the 22mm for around $280-300 on CL and get the X100 around $400-500. In your opinion, is the extra $100 worth spending on the X100.


I will only be taking pics of friends and random things and do not plan on buying adapters/lenses for the M.

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Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:07:30 AM »

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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 06:37:42 AM »
Similar spec lens, similar sized sensor, and you're not planning on changing lenses.

How much do you value the viewfinder?
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 09:31:06 AM »
As an owner of X100s(haven't touch the x100) I say the X is more fun to shoot with.
My EOM + 22mm stays at the office as P&S.

The IQ on X100s blows EOS-M easily. Let not compare AF speed between these two ;D
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 03:07:34 AM »
So at this point, the X100 beats the EOS M in:
AF
Ergonomics
IQ
Overall Useability
Speed

Anything the M has an advantage in? Maybe size, but is it pocket-able?


I dunno, I was originally looking at the Olympus EPL5...

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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 08:05:04 AM »
So at this point, the X100 beats the EOS M in:
AF
Ergonomics
IQ
Overall Useability
Speed

Anything the M has an advantage in? Maybe size, but is it pocket-able?


I dunno, I was originally looking at the Olympus EPL5...

Eos M advantages -

1. No need to learn a new menu system.
2. Ability to use your existing Canon lenses via adapter.
3. A Canon hotshoe, no need for additional triggers for off camera flash.
4. Pocketable (with 22 f/2 lens and large jacket pockets!)
5. Magic Lantern
6. Higher resolution
7. Larger screen with anti smudge coating that actually works (and it's touchscreen but this could also be a disadvantage)
8. Works with Canon RC-1, 5 and 6.
9. Has Touch shutter feature that allows you to select a focus point, AF and take a picture by tapping the screen. (Still not found a good use for this though!)

Of course some of these advantages are Canon user specific. If you already have Canon accessories. In a straight up head to head the Fuji wins. No contest.
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 12:19:09 PM »
Since you have a 6D (and presumably suitable accoutrements) I'd opt for the M - but only because it's part of
a "system" camera.  Standalone choice, X100 wins hands down, but the price difference also allows you to
get the EOS lens adapter so you can use your other "stuff".  Another key difference is video if it's important to
you. 

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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 05:23:09 PM »

Eos M advantages -

1. No need to learn a new menu system.
2. Ability to use your existing Canon lenses via adapter.
3. A Canon hotshoe, no need for additional triggers for off camera flash.
4. Pocketable (with 22 f/2 lens and large jacket pockets!)
5. Magic Lantern
6. Higher resolution
7. Larger screen with anti smudge coating that actually works (and it's touchscreen but this could also be a disadvantage)
8. Works with Canon RC-1, 5 and 6.
9. Has Touch shutter feature that allows you to select a focus point, AF and take a picture by tapping the screen. (Still not found a good use for this though!)

#9 Have you used the touch shutter?  In candid situations I can be sitting around with a friend and point to the back of the camera - choose the subject and the camera will focus and take the pictures.  As long as you don't hold the camera up at eye level it appears that you are simply showing your friend some pictures you've taken and are pointing out something in some picture of the camera.  In a tight crowd or even when taking family pictures (works with kids really well), you can get some candid's that you simply could not get by holding your camera up to your eye.  Even with point and shoots without the touch shutter, people are aware whenever you have your finger on the shutter button and the camera is pointed toward them.  With touch shutter, you never touch the shutter button -- after all you are just showing a friend an already captured photo - right.....

By the way, #2 trumps All other EVF cameras currently if you are heavily invested in Canon glass.  Unless you are heavily invested in some other APS-C line of lenses, #2 is TRUMP over all other considerations although you forgot to mention the $300 price for body and a really decent lens.  What APS-C with 18 MP or more for $300 is there? (I know B&H is now $350).  I have a few of these for different purposes and many of my friends are buying them up when they can.
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 05:23:09 PM »

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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
I personally wouldn't go near anything without an optical viewfinder (of sorts).

The X100s is still on my short list. No interest in the EOS M at all.

The Fuji would make a good travel companion and always-in-the-backpack-camera for everyday.

I wish it came with a classic 45 or 55 lens instead of the 35 equivalent though.
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
The X100 with the 2.00 firmware looks blazing fast...

That is true, it would just be a camera I take with me (school etc.) everywhere. I would be throwing it into my backpack!

Maybe I'll wait a few more months until the price for used X100's drops even more?



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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 07:20:09 PM »

Eos M advantages -

1. No need to learn a new menu system.
2. Ability to use your existing Canon lenses via adapter.
3. A Canon hotshoe, no need for additional triggers for off camera flash.
4. Pocketable (with 22 f/2 lens and large jacket pockets!)
5. Magic Lantern
6. Higher resolution
7. Larger screen with anti smudge coating that actually works (and it's touchscreen but this could also be a disadvantage)
8. Works with Canon RC-1, 5 and 6.
9. Has Touch shutter feature that allows you to select a focus point, AF and take a picture by tapping the screen. (Still not found a good use for this though!)

Of course some of these advantages are Canon user specific. If you already have Canon accessories. In a straight up head to head the Fuji wins. No contest.

10. $400 cheaper!
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 07:26:13 PM »

Eos M advantages -

1. No need to learn a new menu system.
2. Ability to use your existing Canon lenses via adapter.
3. A Canon hotshoe, no need for additional triggers for off camera flash.
4. Pocketable (with 22 f/2 lens and large jacket pockets!)
5. Magic Lantern
6. Higher resolution
7. Larger screen with anti smudge coating that actually works (and it's touchscreen but this could also be a disadvantage)
8. Works with Canon RC-1, 5 and 6.
9. Has Touch shutter feature that allows you to select a focus point, AF and take a picture by tapping the screen. (Still not found a good use for this though!)

Of course some of these advantages are Canon user specific. If you already have Canon accessories. In a straight up head to head the Fuji wins. No contest.

10. $400 cheaper!

I thought price was an obvious one that OP and rest of the forum are aware of by now so I left it out!
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2013, 07:33:07 PM »

Eos M advantages -

1. No need to learn a new menu system.
2. Ability to use your existing Canon lenses via adapter.
3. A Canon hotshoe, no need for additional triggers for off camera flash.
4. Pocketable (with 22 f/2 lens and large jacket pockets!)
5. Magic Lantern
6. Higher resolution
7. Larger screen with anti smudge coating that actually works (and it's touchscreen but this could also be a disadvantage)
8. Works with Canon RC-1, 5 and 6.
9. Has Touch shutter feature that allows you to select a focus point, AF and take a picture by tapping the screen. (Still not found a good use for this though!)

#9 Have you used the touch shutter?  In candid situations I can be sitting around with a friend and point to the back of the camera - choose the subject and the camera will focus and take the pictures.  As long as you don't hold the camera up at eye level it appears that you are simply showing your friend some pictures you've taken and are pointing out something in some picture of the camera.  In a tight crowd or even when taking family pictures (works with kids really well), you can get some candid's that you simply could not get by holding your camera up to your eye.  Even with point and shoots without the touch shutter, people are aware whenever you have your finger on the shutter button and the camera is pointed toward them.  With touch shutter, you never touch the shutter button -- after all you are just showing a friend an already captured photo - right.....

By the way, #2 trumps All other EVF cameras currently if you are heavily invested in Canon glass.  Unless you are heavily invested in some other APS-C line of lenses, #2 is TRUMP over all other considerations although you forgot to mention the $300 price for body and a really decent lens.  What APS-C with 18 MP or more for $300 is there? (I know B&H is now $350).  I have a few of these for different purposes and many of my friends are buying them up when they can.

I have to give it a try again. Last time it kept taking pictures while it was hanging round my neck! I wonder if I was sat down like you said with the beep off, maybe it could work. I agree with finger on the trigger people take notice!
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2013, 09:29:10 PM »
And  my New toy , The Tiny Canon EOS-M  can use with my BIG BABE EF 600 mm  too. AND that is the BIG PLUS for me.
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2013, 10:20:51 PM »
One compelling benefit of the X-100 is the 1/1000s flash synch vs the 1/200 of the Eos-M.   In addition, the x-100 has an inbuilt ND filter.  Combined, these give you some interesting options for shooting with flash and a wide aperture in sunlight.

To me, the decision boils down to this.  If you are comfortable with the fixed lens, then the X-100 is a very nice camera.  If you prefer the extra flexibility of interchangeable lenses, especially if you want to retain autofocus with Canon lenses, then the Eos-M is the obvious choose.  But I'll thrown in another thought for free - the X-100 is a camera that people want to use, whereas the Eos-M is a camera many people purchase simply because it is heavily discounted.
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Re: Eos M vs Fujifilm X100
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2013, 02:03:29 AM »
And  my New toy , The Tiny Canon EOS-M  can use with my BIG BABE EF 600 mm  too. AND that is the BIG PLUS for me.
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Did you buy battery grip for the EOS-M too?  ;D
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