01-30-2023 08:27 AM
Hi, I stopped with photography since 2015 ever since my camera broke down but I recently wanted to get back into it again just to mainly snap photos for my Instagram and to document core memories.
I found an EOS M with complete set (flash, kit lens, 22mm F2 lens) for only $280 and the condition is superb (almost good as new)! However, I'm just wondering if it's still worth it to pick up for that price considering it's been 10 years since its release. Please let me know your thoughts!
01-30-2023 08:50 AM
There are some things I would miss from my M50, but the M seems to have good fundamentals, including pretty good resolution and 1080p video. For $280 you probably can't go wrong - I recently paid $180 just for the 22mm f/2 lens!
01-30-2023 09:18 AM - edited 01-30-2023 09:19 AM
What camera did you own previously? Do you own any lenses? Do you have a budget for this purchase? What is your intended use?
There are 2 ways to look at it. Low price, good condition. Having a camera is better than no camera, versus buying 10 yr old technology.
The EOS-M platform is dying and is being systematically replaced by RF-S. If you are looking for an inexpensive camera to capture memories, casual use it could work. If however, you are looking to return to photography, I might select a different format. If you own other lenses this might influence the recommendations, we might make.
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01-30-2023 10:03 AM
RF-S might be a technical replacement for EF-M, but at this point it's not a practical one, as the former is really in a different price range than EF-M cameras altogether. If you really want to steer someone away from EF-M, the only responsible advice at this point is to suggest they look at a brand other than Canon.
01-30-2023 10:25 AM
It will work as well as it ever did. All DSLRs take good photos. Any camera you have is better than any camera you wished you had.
01-30-2023 10:18 PM
Here is actually a recent review of the EOS M!
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS 1DX Mark III- Version 1.7.1
Speedlite EL-1 - Version 1.0.2
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EF50 F1.2 L USM
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EOS R10
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
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