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Canon EOS-M Is it for professionals?
Will Powers, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 6:57 AM on 11.08.12
->> The mirrorless camera will be available in the US soon if it isn't today. B&H has it for preorder at$799 and the EF adapter is $199. Will a mirrorless camera be of significant value to working photographers? or is chimping still the way to go?
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Kenneth Armstrong, Photographer
Sault Ste Marie | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:05 AM on 11.08.12
->> I see it being a good body to have in the bag for shooting occasional video when you want to use your Canon glass, it has basically the same capabilities/sensor as the Canon T4i but in a much smaller form.

Video doesn't use the optical viewfinder anyway because the mirror is locked and blocks its view.

Would it be the best body for doing video? Absolutely not and I am unconvinced about using the touch screen for focus, but if it is a matter of having a very small camera for $1000 in your bag dedicated to video with the lenses you already own I think it is worth looking at.
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Svein Ove Ekornesvaag, Photographer
Aalesund | Møre og Romsdal | Norway | Posted: 11:00 AM on 11.08.12
->> With a viewfinder this camera would be interesting for me, without a viewfinder I couldn't care less about it.
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Perrone Ford, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | US | Posted: 2:50 PM on 11.08.12
->> I asked myself this question of the Nikon 1 system. But the Nikon 1 system uses a small sensor. For OUTDOOR sports and general work, I like the Nikon system much better. With the 2.7 crop factor the 24-70 becomes the FOV equivalent of a 70-200. And the 70-200 becomes a 200-540 at F2.8. At 10MP, and 10fps. That's pretty darn handy. I took my V1 to a basketball game this week. With an 18-105 attached. I shot it next to a guy who had his 1Dmk4 with a 300 on it. I couldn't get his shutter speed because the lens was at F5.6, but I had the same FOV from a camera/lens that almost fit in my jacket pocket.

The Canon solution is far different, and frankly, I'd be less interested. It would have reasonable low light capability, but it would force me to take exactly the same big glass I'd need on a full sized body. What's the point? I'd just as soo n take a T4i or something and get a full featured DSLR. The cost is the same too.
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