I have been looking for a travel camera to use when I can't haul my 5D3 along; which means familty trips etc where photography is not the main purpose...........I have a battered G12 which I have used for this. It's been OK, I mean I have gotten some pretty good images with it over the years but its time may have come.........I was just wondering what you guys think of the current version (after firmware update) of the EOS M? At its current price, it may fit the bill for what I am looking for. I am not looking/expecting to replace the 5D, but to hopefully be better than the G12. Is the autofocus really that slow? Would I be better with a sony RX100? Is the EOS-M "good enough" ? At $499 with both kit lenses the EOS M seem like a good deal...........thats my upper spending limit for anything for this purpose and frankly I really don't want to spend a lot of time figuring out anybody else's menu systems etc........Anyway, thanks for any suggestions, I really appreciate it?
I have an EOS M for exactly the same reason you have a G12 for. In fact, I used to have a G12 for the same purpose, and the EOS M is head and shoulders above the G12. Really the only thing the G12 has going for it is the additional zoom capability, in a small package. But give me the EOS M and the 22 any day. I have mine set up similar to my SLR so it's pretty easy for me to switch between the two. I only wish I could use the REC button on the back as back button focus while in still mode.