Will EOS-M develop into NEX beater?

Started Jul 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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tomtom50 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,244
Will EOS-M develop into NEX beater?

Will it get as good as the current NEX line (esp. NEX-7)?

The EF adapter is interesting, similar to the PDAF A-mount adapter for NEX.

Maybe later Canon will add higher-end features (focus peaking, good controls, good viewfinder) like Sony did with NEX.

Maybe Canon has a better lens roadmap; NEX's is sloooow.

Maybe the hybrid AF really gives it an edge for continuous focus (the Nikon 1 works well, so it is possible).

Overall, very NEX-like. Not much of a departure. On the other hand a good concept is a good concept, and Canon has the muscle to make it a success even if it is no better than NEX.

Considering these cameras are cheaper to make than dslrs, and considering Canon is late in the game, lower pricing might have been wise. Perhaps, like Nikon, they are afraid of cannibalizing their dslr line. Sony had an advantage here. Since Sony's dslr line is way less popular than Canon's there is less to cannibalize, and Sony does not seem to be holding NEX back. Never under-estimate the power of company politics, though. Nikon 1 is nowhere near the camera Nikon could make, for example (not a single fast lens!).

As it is, The NEX-5n can be had for $599, can take the top-rate NEX-7 viewfinder as an accessory, and has focus peaking. The main advantages the more expensive EOS-M has are 1) can accept EF lenses with an adapter and 2) has hybrid AF which is quite a feature if it works as well as Nikon 1, but was pretty lame when Fuji tried it.

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