Nice camera, but....

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Nice camera, but....
3 months ago

I really wanted to like this camera, but there are a few really bad issues with it that spoil it.

1. Af is not accurate with faster glass - everything under 2.8 is a hit and miss with this camera, even in perfect light and center point at the eye of the model, it can misfocus pretty easily. Other people I know had the same issues.

2. The grip has started to turn white after just 6 months. That's really bad...

3. The battery life is just terrible. I need a spare or a grip...

4.  The controls are awkwardly placed - it's a rebel!!!

5.  The ergonomy is not very good for prolonged use.

6. High ISO performance and DR could be better

Now the good:

1. Canon colors !

2. Good LV focusing speed for portraits when you can't rely on the inaccurate PDAF

3. Nice screen. Touch is not such a big thing, but the screen quality is amasing. Still images viewed on it seem softer than on monitor.

4. Relatively silent shutter.

5. More compact and lighter than other cameras in it's class, at the expense of ergonomy though...

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Canon EOS M Canon EOS 100D Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM +1 more
axlastro's score
2.5
Average community score
3.9
bad for good for
Kids / pets
okay
Action / sports
okay
Landscapes / scenery
okay
Portraits
okay
Low light (without flash)
bad
Flash photography (social)
acceptable
Studio / still life
good
= community average
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