Originally Posted by markr041
Bill B.'s advice is good, as always. I would add, though, that I think the stills from the EOS M are better than from the G6 (this is based on comparisons with the GH3). In part this is due to the larger sensor, and in part due to the fact that the relatively cheap M lenses (there are three) are better than most of the m43 lenses (not all m43 lenses).
Thanks Mark. Stills from a camera are very important to me.
I do suffer from significant GAS (Gear Addiction Syndrome). The EOS-M, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and Rokinon 300M-M-BK 300mm F6.3 Mirror Lens are Priority 1 at B&H. There is some fun reading about how GAS and its relationship with producing quality work.
I know that GAS gets in my way when the goal is better photos and videos. I'm working hard at catching up after years of digital ignorance. My GAS started with a Kodak in about 1955!
(That's me on the lawn. My dad and uncle are long gone. My sister and one of the cousins passed 70 this year)
In the seventies I had multiple thousand$ in a dark room, dark room equipment and cameras. When I tried to sell it all for digital it was worthless. I gave it away to a film photography student when I downsized from a house to full time living in a motorhome for a few years.
Now I'm trying to stay focused on digital simplicity, which isn't simple. I have a favorite camera and software. I'm using them to catch up from years of intentional digital ignorance caused by a sense of loss and anger when film went obsolete. When I think I understand what I have well enough, I will again give in to the pleasures of GAS. If it were right now, it would probably be an EOS-M kit. By the time I give in, it may well be an EOS-M Version 2 or equivalent.
Thanks again for the tip on the stills.