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Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size
Significantly smaller
109×66×32 mm vs 133×100×80 mm
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4.6x smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.5x thinner
Weight
Lighter
298 g vs 570 g
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Around 50% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The EOS M's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 13 lenses
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Around 17x more lenses available
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
440 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              EOS M4.3 fps
              T3i3.7 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              EOS M12,800 ISO
              T3i6,400 ISO

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              Canon EOS M
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