Canon fixed their slow EOS M autofocus problem which initially drove the price into the ground so I had been planning on getting my hands on one. Luckily, my beautiful and generous wife bought me one for our Anivistmas (Anniversary/Christmas).
There are plenty of reviews on this camera so I'm just going to talk about the lenses here. I went a little crazy on eBay and have about eight cheap lenses on the way. Today I got my first adapter and lens in the mail. The adapter is for the old Canon FD/FL film lenses and my first lens is a 50mm 1/1.8 which was listed on eBay as damaged because a Hoya Skylight filter was stuck on the front. Final price, 99 cents.
My EOS M came with a nice 18-55mm 1:35-56 image stabilizer lens that's a good all-purpose and great video lens. I'm comparing it to the eBay lens to show how cheap and easy a specialized lens can be had for this camera. My thought was that the old lens would be good for low light imaging and I was right.
|Here's a cropped section from stock 18-55mm lens. The full image was actually pretty good considering the amount of light that was available.|
|You can tell that the sensor has much more light to work with when the old 1:1.8 lens is used.|
So far I've ordered five lenses for around a dollar each before shipping costs. The most I've paid is $20 for a digital EF lens. Like I've said, there are lots of reviews to help you decide whether this camera is good for you. I wanted the camera because it's a good fit for me. It's small enough that I can hike with it and attach it to a telescope without throwing the weight off. That said, I recommend it mostly because it's fun.
Right now the EOS M price is down to around $350 with a lens or $250 without. Not bad for what is basically a smaller mirrorless Rebel t4i.