Canon EOS M review at Camera Labs: Logical path for Canon owners, but slow AF, no EVF and limited choice of native lenses makes it a really hard choice.

Eos M front without lens

"From the point of view of a compact upgrader, the Canon EOS M and Olympus E-PL5 offer two very different propositions. Despite the different sensor size - the 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor in the EOS M is a little larger than the PEN E-PL5's 16 Megapixel Four Thirds sensor - in quality terms there's actually little to choose between them.

In terms of native lenses, the PEN E-PL5 is an easy winner, with access to over 30 options from the mature Micro Four

Thirds catalogue, compared to just two native lenses for the EOS M at the time of writing - the 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 zoom and 22mm f2 pancake prime. Crucially though, with the EF-EOS M adapter you can mount any EF or EF-S lens on the EOS M and still have full use of AF and all exposure modes. To be fair, the E-PL5 can also accommodate other lenses via an adapter, but the only ones you'll enjoy autofocus with come from the original Four Thirds mount system."

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