fred 76: There is definitely NO REASON to buy that kind of camera because it is FAR TOO MUCH EXPENSIVE.
A G1X will do the job for less, with only advantages :- integrated flash- orientable screen- small size- ability to store RAW pictures- big CMOS sensor (almost same size than a EOS sensor)- only 560 EUR !!!
The only advantage of the M compared to the G1X is the ability to change lenses and to use the EOS Utilities softwares. Is it worth the huge price increase ?
As an underwater photographer, I liked the G1x, however, the G1X does not have eTTL for my strobes, this camera does. The G1X only allows you to select flash power from the camera screen and does not actually "control" the flash power during the shot. That was the deal breaker for me.
This camera is exactly what I need for underwater photography...full manual, eTTL, much higher res than my last UW camera, and small body so the housing and related equipment is small and easy to transport on a plane with all my other gear. That's what frustrates me a bit here. It may not be the camera you need for your type of photography, and that's completely understandable. However, it may be the camera someone has been waiting for for the photography they do. For example, using a view finder underwater is almost impossible so the screen is almost always used. To write off a camera as "bad"with no explanation lends little to the conversation. SLR's are awesome, but sometimes other cameras fit better
Does anyone know if this one will have eTTL for the strobe? I was so hopeful with the G1x but it only has minimal controls of the strobe through the camera where you can set it to Low, med, or high on the camera screen.
I'm hoping this one has evaluative TTL like a normal SLR. Anyone know?