Canon expanded their mirrorless range with EOS M6 earlier this year, which was in February 2017. And, I had a chance to give this camera a go last month.
My friend Robin was back in town, and he happened to have this camera with him for the trip. So, I kinda hijacked the camera from him for a couple of hours to give it a try. I’ve been wanting to get a smaller camera, on top of my current system. DSLRs are just too big for me to carry around, especially for leisure trip, I am looking for lighter, and smaller system. Olympus’s OM-D has long been in my consideration all this while. Then, Canon announced their newer mirrorless in EOS M5, and eventually M6. M5 has since gotten some positive reviews, and so has EOS M6.
I only had a couple of hours to try all I wanted before I need to return the camera to Robin. All I could do, was to bring it for a walk around the heritage part of Kuching, hoping I can get some good street shots around the area.
Equipped with only the kit lens EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, I couldn’t expect any miracle from the kit lens. It can only do so much as what you could have expected from a mediocre lens. The things which I have back in my head while testing this camera on street pretty much, the handling of the body, the responsiveness of the camera, and also the quality of the photo and video.
My intention for this camera, if I ever get one, is for me to snap few shots for my leisure trip or vacation.
Up until this point, the experience with this camera is nothing short of positive note. It’s very pleasing to use the camera. I was almost back to where I started already, and I’m running out of time in the afternoon. I planned to try a few features out in my next location.
Last but not least, I’ll leave you with my favorite shot of the day. I was lucky to have gotten this one right off the bat.
I then moved on to the next location, to test out on a few functions, mainly video and also time-lapse. And, that was when I killed the battery. The videos and time-lapse footage, however, will only be reviewed later. I need to figure out how to process and present them. I’m still learning how to handle videos properly.
My thoughts after one afternoon spent with EOS M6, it’s pretty good, and impressive! It is snappy, easy to use, results are great, focusing was great. It doesn’t have EVF (Electronic View Finder, but it’s still okay), and the touch screen is GREAT! The only complaint I’ll probably have is the mobile app, where the remote control via mobile phone needs a lot of catch up. I’ve recently used both Olympus and Sony, and the experience with those two brands, were far more superior. I liked Olympus’ a lot. I only tried on Android only, as I don’t have an iOS device, so, I couldn’t really test much about it.
I will put up the rest of the images shot with EOS M6 at my Facebook page, feel free to hop over for the photos.
Robin wrote a few reviews on the camera, which you can find them in the links below:
Nonetheless, this camera has made a strong case. It only makes it harder for me to decide between Canon EOS M6 or Olympus OM-D EM-10 (whichever latest model it has now). I like both cameras, but I definitely prefer Canon’s color, any given day.