Interesting quality to weight/volume ratio reference. This excellent review offers a lot in the way of EOS M vs all Canon cameras size and bulk comparisions, pictured with, or without lenses. Also, Bryan seems to have a soft spot for Lowe Pro, since he managed to squeeze 11 links to various L-P cases and bags within the review. But the most important question is if he liked the EOS M, and hes he did, very much so, maybe because its no bigger that a pocket Jeebers book:
"The on-sensor phase-detection AF quickly brings the subject into near-accurate focus and contrast detection more slowly
completes the task.
While the EOS M's AF system perhaps deserves some of the speed criticism it has received, it has been over-beaten-up from my perspective. This camera is not the right choice for shooting fast action, but it is an excellent choice for a multitude of other uses. Performance with the EF-M 18-55mm Lens is actually quite reasonable.
Essentially, The EOS is completely a Rebel T4i from a feature set perspective - with the viewfinder, pop-up flash, conventional DSLR AF system and grip removed (and a few other already-noted changes - especially related to the major size reduction). There are vey few significant differences remaining, so I suggest you read the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D DSLR Camera review to learn more about the EOS M's other capabilities. Or read the EOS M owner's manual"
No longer the stuff of rumors, here's the E-M5 straight from the horse's mouth:
P.S The new, Serious and more business conscious Ken Rockwell appears to have changed the wording, the context, heck, everything in his review of this camera. It is no longer "less responsive than his kids toys", and not worse of all Nikon DSLRs ever made. It (the Canon EOS 5D Mark II) is now better than any Nikon at almost everything, and overall, one of the best cameras ever made. Go figure. Quote of his old review, and our comment at the bottom of this post. . . . read more
This is the 3rd generation of Canon's famous 5D full frame moniker. Since the update cycle is far slower than the typical 18 month turnaround of the lower specced cropped family bodies, the changes from generation to generation are far more substantial. The first 5D clocked in at 12 Mpixels, the second almost doubled that number and added 1080p video to that, among other things. . . . read more