Newegg has the Canon EOS-m with 18-55mm kit lens on sale right now for $309. Sell the lens for $120 and you’ve effectively bought a t4i in a smaller package for $189. That’s a hell of a good price for a starter camera, even if the AF system isn’t great. Also note that just like the Sony NEX cameras you can adapter the Canon Eos-m to just about anything thanks to it’s small flange depth, that including old FD lenses. On top of that, there are a lot of companies selling generic eos-m to EF adapters for well under $100.
At it’s original price of $749, it’s overpriced but at $309 with lens, its a very good deal. The sale lasts until tomorrow so if you want one, you should probably move fast.