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Features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS crop sensor & DIGIC 7 image processor.

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I've had the EOM M1, M2 and M5. The M5 is nearly the same camera as the M6 photography wise, but with an integrated viewfinder. Before that I had Canon DSLR's xTi and 7D.

The mirrorless have been good cameras for me. They have the same sensors as the SLR's and have never disappointed as far as image quality.

But they come with some pretty big compromises. Even with the AF improvements on the M5 M6 generation, there are still a lot of missed shot focus points. You still have to be deliberate on where you focus.

The battery life is not very good and a spare battery is expensive for this model. Last I looked, the after market batteries are kind of complicated. You can get them, but the camera can be fussy about it and they won't work with your factory charger.

This camera doesn't have an integral viewfinder, just the screen on the back. I can't tell you haw much easier it is to hold the camera still whit the integral viewfinder. When I used the mirrorless cameras that didn't have that, I got a lot of blurry photos. It is really hard to hold the camera steady when using the screen.

You can indeed adapt this camera to work with lots of Canon lenses, but the ergonomics of doing so in most cases are terrible. You need a bigger camera to hold bigger glass. The offerings of EOS M lenses is kind of small. The ones they have are really good, but unless that is what you want, you would be much better off getting a camera to fit your photography style.

While I have really enjoyed my Canon mirrorless cameras, and would recommend them to a photographer with the patience to appreciate them, I would STRONGLY recommend not giving them as a gift in most cases.

Okay, now here's what I do like.

I really like how the viewfinderless sized body with the 22mm pancake lens will fit in a jacket or cargo pocket. The image quality and low light performance are awesome for such a small package.

The 11-22mm ultra wide angle lens is a lot of fun. Being that the rear element can be super close to the sensor, there aren't the optical compromises made that make other UWA lenses so expensive and not good. It's even image stabilized! It doesn't cost much and it truly is a marvelous lens.

The 55-200mm lens is so small. I don't use it much, but it's small enough to keep on hand for when I do want it. It's slow, and the IQ isn't incredible. But I have it with me! It's pretty sharp in the middle of the zoom range, but it can be hard to resist the urge to rack it all the way to 200mm all the time.

I like to carry the EOS M1, M2, 22mm, 18-55, and 55-200mm in a small camcorder case. It is as small and weigs about as much as the 70-200mm F4L I alone I used to carry. It's easy to take places and have everything I want, without having to take a large bag just for camera stuff.

If I weren't already invested in Canon, I'd go with Sony, though. The sensors are generally better. They can be adapter to use Canon glass. The only reason Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously is because of all the market share they lost from people jumping ship to Sony, and there have been a lot of them.
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Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-150mm Lens
I feel like the better deal is with the 18-150mm lens for an extra $150. That lense alone could cost $500
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For all those who are wondering about the difference between this older model and newer Mk II, here goes the essentials or say noticeable differences:

M6 Mk II …………………………..…...……...……... M6 II
4 K video 30, FHD @120 …………….. No 4K, FHD @60
Newer CMOS DIGIC 8 sensor.........…........CMOS DIGIC 7
Max Rez 32 ……………………………………….. 24
143 Focusing points- 3x>......….Than ……….. 49
Bust mode @ 14 fps...…………………………... 9 fps

Both fortunately have same WiFi,, BT, NFC, Mic Jack, Touch tilt LCD (including Selfie ability)
Sadly none has a decent IS / Headphone jack / EVF (on board-both have accessory type @ significant additional cost) . . . Seriously Canon?!
In short, if lack of 4K is not a deal breaker for you or a slight slower AF system doesn't bother you, you should not see a real difference between the 2.

Personally I see no reason to upgrade (Actually and possibly a downgrade) from my current almost 6 years old Sony A6000. But this is a great price and great deal for someone who has no camera (Or may be has some EFm lenses or knows how to focus with old manual lenses, using adapter for this Canon) and wants to have a very reasonable camera body.
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I would go with the 2 lens kit if you don't have those lens yet
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Anyone in the Washington DC area interested in this? I'd like the lens in one of the bundles but don't want the body... could be a win-win
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It's a really good price
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Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-150mm Lens
I feel like the better deal is with the 18-150mm lens for an extra $150. That lense alone could cost $500
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Tempting. But by the time I add the adapter so I can use my Canon lenses I'm not sure it is worth it.
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Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-150mm Lens
I feel like the better deal is with the 18-150mm lens for an extra $150. That lense alone could cost $500
I want the lens. If anyone wants the body, we can go in together. DC area LMK
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So....are all lenses proprietary? I want to get a mirrorless and I am deciding between canon and sony. Do each of those require vendor specific lenses?
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So....are all lenses proprietary? I want to get a mirrorless and I am deciding between canon and sony. Do each of those require vendor specific lenses?
Pretty much correct, sony and canon use different mounts, even among their own cameras. You'll have to use adapters if you want to cross over lenses.
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Same as 80d specwise?
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