Josh152: Wow I can't believe they didn't put the 70D's sensor with dual pixel AF in it. It would have had the best AF in any mirrorless camera to date. Pluse a cmaera like this is begging for an EVF.
Canon is just slow in inplementing new technology in new camera's. I bet the 70D was delayed a lot as well. The M3 would prolly be the M with the dual pix tech I think.
robogobo: Well, as a moderately happy owner of the original M, I'm used to this camera's being overlooked for not keeping up with the specs wars, but allow me to explain why I love my M despite its many flaws.
1) Canon glass. Not only is the 22mm tack sharp, but with the ef adapter I can use all my L glass, which do this APS-C sensor justice.
2) Image quality. The M definitely has one of the best IQ of all the mirrorless. If that's important to you, it's reason enough to get one.
3) AF problems were overblown. It had a rough start, but the firmware update finally fixed the AF problems. It's still not the fastest, but I don't find it a problem anymore.
4) I have to repeat: Image Quality.
I got a M last week (big discounts) and my wife owns a nex F3. Had time enough to compare them. I prefer handling the M but the sensor of the nex is just better in noise / DR. The DXOmark results shows it. The quality of the Canon 22mm makes up for it. In raw I actually don't see much color differences.
binauralbeats: If this comes in at or under the $800US price of the original, people will be waiting in lines to get it! Ken Rockwell said the EOS M is the first serious mirrorless and as usual, he was right on the money. This can only be better.
Before the mid 80ies there was no autofocus at all and still people could make photos of ever-moving babies :sI got the M because it was discounted so much and I'm pleased with it for the money.
LSE: It is hard to imagine that canon still produces such hideous noise at low ISO levels in the shadow areas. This is a HUGE problem on the 5DmkIII and 1DX rendering them almost useless for landscape work as pulling detail out of shadows should not bring such high levels of noise. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the canon sensors had decent dynamic range but they are a whole generation behind everybody else, specially Nikon which has been delivering over 2 stops beyond canon for a few years now. Because of this, one almost has to always pull detail out of shadows and thus the noise problem becoming even more severe. And why can't they just do what Nikon/sony do and deliver clean shadows at LOW ISO? I mean this is ISO100 for god's sake! why is there noise!
just another nikon fanboy
dopravopat: After a brief inspection of the nice and detailed in-depth review I feel a nice, warm feeling inside. I am very satisfied that the EOS 6D is the camera it is, now I do not regret getting new APS-C designed lenses for my Canon EOS 60D, becouse moving to an affordable state of the art FF camera from Canon is simply not optional. Where to begin? Fixed LCD, horrible moiré patterns in video (no improvement in this area whatsoever since the 5D MkII or the 60D), flash sync and fastest shutter speed worse than on my 60D (I use 1/8000 more often thatn I thought I will), price...
Again, thank you Canon. I can grab my 60D tomorrow and enjoy shotting with it (and with the Sigma 8-16, 17-50 and 50-150), with no questions in the back of my head about what has improved since I got the 60D. Becouse the answer is realy - nothing important for me. I do not care about the number of AF points or framerate, around 5 fps is still enough for me.
Now I am really interested in the new Sigma 30 mm f1.4 EX DC.
Good on you you feel confident your 60D was the perfect purchase.Have fun makeing more pics of yr dog in the snow.Like a few hunderd replies here it adds nothing to the discussion about the 6D. A lot never used a FF camera at all.
Michael: So, it's priced like Canon Macro L IS? whats the point?
Who is going to buy a Sigma when the canon 100mm L is as expensive? I think no one. My sigma experiences so far were not good anyways. All lenses had some kind of decentering or focussing issues.