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Impression From Myanmar (Mused By Canon EOS M)

Hi folks. Here are some impressions and pics from Yangon in Myanmar. Canon's mirrorless camera, the EOS M, is doing fine as travel companion. It is compact, doesn't get noticed (good for street photography), and it is robustly build. I appreciate the light weight, the sharp EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens, the well working image stabilization. And for sure it copes with heat and humidity better than I am doing. :-)

The auto focus didn't really let me alone so far, but it is true: I often wish it was faster. The best thing is to experiment around and to get an idea about how it works, and what setting works best for the need of the moment. I am mainly using Flexizone Single mode. Another point that I don't like is not having a flippable display. It would make some street shots easier, think candids. Though here people really likes to get photographed (but you always have to ask). The flippable display is something I wish Canon had added to the EOS M (along with a faster AF). If the AF is not working well enough, use a hyper-focal approach.

The EOS M is not a DSLR, though it has an APS-C sized sensor, and it has to used keeping this in mind. That's sometimes puzzling me, I guess I have to change my mindset a little bit. Am I missing the DSLR? Except for the times I need fast AF coupled with higher burst rate and fast tracking, not really. Having a camera such weight lighted yet delivering DSLR like image quality makes things easier in the tropics.

Pros and Cons update:


It does anything you need, you have a DSLR in pocket format

a good allrounder

reliable results, even in difficult conditions


It is not the best MILC for street photography

Battery lasts too little


Canon EOS M price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


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