... until I tried to auto-focus. Frankly, I could not believe my eyes. The AF performance of the body I tried is worse than anything I have seen in the past 10 years (that would include early digital compact cameras).
FWIW, Thom Hogan recently posted his review of the EOS M
, and he concurs. A couple of excerpts from his “Autofocus” section:One would think that with phase detect points embedded in the imaging sensor, you'd get Nikon 1 like focus performance out of the EOS M. You'd be wrong. Indeed, I'd have to say that, of the current generation of mirrorless cameras I've got, the EOS M is the most languid in its focusing. …Whatever the case, the autofocus performance is decidedly compact-camera-like on the EOS M. And not one of the fast compact cameras. More often than not I can watch the EOS M do a full hunt for focus, going beyond and then back and forth until it decides where the focus point is.