Oh really? I'd say being bored with the Canikons made for the mainstream mass market is a healthy sign.
The problem is that the best CDAF systems today are very, very good in a variety of conditions. If the pre-production cameras had impressive autofocus speed then we would have seen evidence of it in the videos posted so far. The only hope is that there is a lot left to gain in the final production models, but if that is the case then Canon has done themselves no favours by handing over such underdone prototypes to the press.Not really. Keep in mind that the people doing those first impressions and reviews are mere mortals, too. It's always subjective, and the first impressions depend heavily on the conditions. You really shouldn't make any kind of conclusion yet, based on the very first press release impressions alone. Especially ones (apparently) based on pre-production models and non-final firmware.
None of those reviewers have had a chance to do a proper in-depth review yet, and their comments are based on a few minutes playing with it in some typical hotel function room or company showroom. Whilst one reviewer is trying the AF merely by shuffling the focus point between several fixed, well lit and high contrast targets, like the Canon gear on the table, another reviewer may be trying it on moving targets further away, like fellow members of the media in dim lighting conditions, which will most certainly result to very different first impressions. Typical CAF can be fast, but unreliable. Apparently the camera has a typical CAF system. (edit: apparently the camera does have the in-sensor PAF, after all, the same introduced in the latest EOS DSLR)
I'm not sure which lens is attached in that Italian video but, looked like the subject was relatively close, and it looked more like typical CAF hunt within close enough distance, rather than slow AF in general.
It's a little better with the 16 on the NEX:
Ha, nice find!What the EOS-M looks like with all the available lenses attached.
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Canon has a huge number of huge EOS EF lenses out there, that is my problem, but an even bigger problem for Canon. They can either continue and pretend that dlsr cameras will continue forever or start yet another size-range of lenses on a new mount and hope that their EF users will continue to use their lenses forever on dslr bodies. No bad thing at the moment but eventually someone with a dslr and EOS EF lens will start to have the street presence of a plate glass camera and light cloth.There is, although the experience from Micro 4/3 is that adapting the 4/3 DSLR lenses only had a brief period of popularity when there was a smaller choice in native lenses. It hardly gets a mention now. Adapting EF and EF-S lenses has been a huge talking point in the Canon forums like POTN, and I'm curious to see if the enthusiasm lasts amongst new EOS M owners once the cameras hit the street.