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Canon’s next mirrorless camera is the EOS M20, to be announced in August 2017

Canon’s Next Mirrorless Camera Is The EOS M20, To Be Announced In August 2017
The Canon EOS M10 will be replaced soon

We knew Canon would release a new entry-level mirrorless camera since registration at a certification authority leaked over the web. And we anticipated it might be named EOS M20.

New rumor has it that Canon will announce the EOS M20 at the end of August 2017.

No specifications so far. Being the replacement for the EOS M10 and an entry-level MILC, it will not be a powerhouse, though some of the tech and features of the EOS M5 and EOS M6 might be on board.

Stay tuned.

  • Caerolle

    Wonder if they will ever make more than one fast prime for this system, Might get semi-interested if they did.

    • Facts not Fakes

      Just adapt… I mean come on, right? That was the original intention of the m line. All the Ef-m lenses are intended to be regarded as kit.

      • Caerolle

        Yeah, that is not what I want in a system. So, I will not be interested until they have the fast primes I want. If the M system is meant to be a crippled snapshooting/second, less-serious-body system, then I will never be interested. It isn’t like Canon cares, so I guess no big deal. I have spent a lot of money on another system I would have preferred spending on a Canon mirrorless system, though.

        • Facts not Fakes

          You act like this isn’t the norm, as if you are new to the camera world. If there was a real serious demand for m lenses there would be more of them, Canon only reacts to the market. You also seem to forget that mirrorless cameras are still in the toddler phase (only really been relevant for the last two years) and as they improve so will adapted lens functionality. Until then shut up and shoot something

  • gf

    Canon is very unique in the ILC world. they are the only company that have almost as much models of their M-series cameras as they have lenses. (5 cameras and 6 lenses at the moment. Not one of them (both cameras and lenses) are really exiting or making the large number of people buying them.
    When you look at Sony or Fuji or Panasonic or Olympus all have some exiting models in their program.
    It is time Canon starts to take this market seriously or they will loose this segment…

    • Rick

      curious where you get your information from considering they were #2 domestically for mirrorless last year, and thom has them as #2-3 globally.

      also the M, M2 and really m3 are discontinued.

      did you get anything correct there?

      • yarm mcd

        Just had a look at Amazon mirrorless sales list, Sony A6000 first, then loads more Sonys some Panasonic’s, M5 No 37 in the list, same on Flickr.

        • Rick

          oh right.. I forgot how Amazon USA is indicative of the global mirrorless market.

    • NotAMeasureator

      GF is just another confused soul thinking a spec sheet checklist is what sells cameras. If it did Sony wouldn’t be still wayyyyyyy down there in the market share even though they’re expending massive energy and cash trying to improve.

      GF has basically ignored or dismissed every indicator that Canon marketshare has risen in a shrinking marketplace over the last few years.

      Let’s do some back of the napkin math GF;

      Canon is about 50% of the entire worldwide camera market. Yes, ENTIRE worldwide market.
      Nikon is about 25-30% depending on who you talk to
      (So we’re up to 75-80% of every camera sold so far in the world)
      We’ll be generous and say Sony has 10% – I say generous because Sony wants to talk value (Sony’s value number includes lenses mind you) instead of units sold. Yeah, must be a reason for that.
      Now we’re up to 85-90% of the market give or take a bit.

      That means Pentax, Fuji, Oly, Leica, DXO, Sigma, Kodak, Casio, Vivitar, Hasselblad, Yi and all the rest COMBINED make up the remaining 10-15%.

      So GF, assume you’re a business that made and sold camera’s – would you want to be 50% of the worldwide market or would you want to be the one with the most checkbox’s?

      But I guess you’re right – Canon isn’t serious.

      • Stevie Jay Elmm

        Canon is the top dog and probably will remain that way for years to come but eventually the king will fall just like other brands from the past. I still prefer Canon but I do use Fuji now as well and I’m curious about Sony. It’s not about specs and techs for me but more about the grip and little things pushed. I love Canon but I would like to see them do a little bit more. I think the 6d Mark II for stills is going to be amazing but again for 2k why not a 100 percent viewfinder especially with mirrrorless cameras for 400 bucks having 100 percent. It’s those little things that suck. I could care less about 4k but again many people do so they could have thrown it in to sell units at 2k. Canon is very conservative but I feel the attitude going on right now is a little more attitude and pushing new bounds especially since smart phones have taken over. Not saying smart phones beat cameras but we have a more casual people then hobbyist and pros. Canon is serious and IMO still a company in the digital world with top notch colors and skin tones right out of camera. I wish the mirrorless cameras had more primes. I think most Canon fans are still waiting for an update to the 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 both from early 90’s.

      • gf

        You call me a confused soul, but I think you are the one that is confused…
        I did not talk about the complete camera market, I was talking about the mirrorless camera market. That is only a segment of the total market.
        When we look at the history of photography we see that many brands have left the market when they could not go to digital fast enough. Brands like Yashica, Minolta, Konica, Kodak etc.
        At the moment the mirrorless cameras are the group that is growing, Canan has not one serious camera to show the world, the other big brands (Fuji, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic) have all cameras that are exiting one way or the other…. The Canon mirrorless cameras do not make waves….
        And I know mirrorless is only a small portion of the sold cameras today, but there was a time that digital cameras was only a small portion of the sold cameras….
        And to tell the truth, I rather be the company that sells the cameras of the future then to be the company that sells the cameras of the past. We will talk in a year or 5 and see what brand is on top and what cameras are sold best…..

        • Kallai Iosif Gavril

          I can give you a hint. It will be Canon.

          • gf

            Well they are on top now, but they have a lot to do to stay on top in the future. New photographers are not bound to Canon gear anymore, they will switch to the brand they like best and it is very well possible that they choose the camera that has it all and at the moment that is not Canon…
            Canons market share in Mirrorless is not very large, they pushed a lot of their cameras for extreme low prices because the cameras did sell so well?
            Mirrorless is the future, a brand that does not understands this will vanish slowly but surely.
            At this moment photographers are using Canon as that was the best brand to do their work with, Now other brands like Sony, Panasonic and Fuji are winning in many people who want the best camera for their use.Even some Canon and Nikon users are going to mirrorless (not Canon) as their primary or secondary camera. Some choose Panasonic as it makes the best video camera (GH5), or Fuji (for their exelent lenses and old school camera bodies, or Sony for their line of FF cameras with great possibilities. With the A9 even sports, wildlife and wedding photographers have a camera that they can love.
            So when Canon wants to stay at the top they have to act and they have to act quicly as what they are doing at the moment is letting othyers eat their lunch….

          • Rick

            “Canons market share in Mirrorless is not very large,”

            stats please.

          • gf

            When you look at Amazone you have to go to #52 (at the moment I write this) to find the first Canon mirrorless camera(M5). It comes after the Sony A3000 one of the E-mount failures….
            When you look at B&H The first Canon mirrorless camera (M6) is at #48
            When you look in Germany you will find that Canon is doing better, there the M10 is at #7, but it sells for only €300,09 making it a bargain as the price dropped about €300! in less then 2 years!
            The Sony A6000 dropped price in 4 years $150…

          • Rick

            oh so Amazone is the global marketshare?

            really?

          • gf

            Amazone and B&H hold a large percentage of the camera sales in the US, so together you can get a good view how cameras are doing. And you will see at both that the Canon mirrorless cameras are not selling well…

          • Facts not Fakes

            Amazon doesn’t even account for 3% of camera sales and furthermore people who buy from amazon aren’t vary verse on the camera market or the uses the the photography dedicated resources and save a buck

          • gf

            Look at other sources too, like B&H, Canon mirrorless isnot doing well there eithter…
            I know it is hard to accept that Canon is not doing well in this market, but those are the facts….

          • Facts not Fakes

            lol, seriously son your eye’s don’t work

          • Stevie Jay Elmm

            I will add to this. I’m 36 so I grew up around film and knowing Nikon/Canon but I gotta say some of the teens and folks in the early 20’s getting into photography around me are shooting mirrorless now. Besides the hipsters who are shooting film and such (yes they exist) I’m seeing more Sony cameras out in the wild by younger people. My friend who shoots families and baby portraits etc uses Nikon and she just told me last week a lot of the people she works with or knows that are under 30 are using Sony full frame now. I’m not a fan of Sony…..yet. Maybe one day but remember younger kids is what the future will be marketed to because eventually the youth will want to do things differently. I could really see more and more mirrorless show up in the wild because the youth won’t truly get the whole Made In Japan ways of the past and Canon/Nikon history. Fuji has a lot of young kids hooked on Instax so when they finally branch off into digital they may say oh Fuji. I sound nuts but yeah. If you want to be successful you also have to think of youth.

        • Rick

          I think you’re the one that is confused.

          serious cameras actually don’t sell volume, and canon by their own admission is selling boatloads of M’s into Asia.

          • gf

            Asia is just one market, lokk at Amazon and look at B&H they sell way more Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji cameras then they sell Canon. Canon had a large sale last year as they dumped the overproduction of old M cameras on the market at a very low price. Sony is still selling the A6000 for a very good price, it only dropped about $150 in 3 years. look at the Canon mirrorless camera price drop in the same period, well is a shorter period to be precise, the M3 droped in price from its introduction to now $250,– (this was the last price at Canon store before dropping the camera as a total)
            So it might come as a surprise that the Canon mirrorless cameras are not doing very well in the total camera market. Even the M5 and M6 will not change that, the M5 is the Canon version of the A6000 and is selling not as well in the states or in Europe, partly due the price, partly due the fact that the camera has nothing to offer that the Sony does not has too…

          • Rick

            Asia is a far larger market for mirrorless than USA. Asia mirrorless market is around 50+% of the entire mirrorless market.

            Good grief.

            Also that’s what canon does. has nothing to do with the M line, but more to do with canon pricing policy and how they move cameras.

            since sony is under 16% marketshare still, hard to say they are doing it right.

          • gf

            Canon pricing policy is: Dump the camera you can’t sell and be happy with the losses on the sales, but your market share will rise….
            It worked very well with the M-line. But how long will they keep on doing that?

          • Rick

            all of canon’s rebel line does the same. once it’s been replaced it shuffles down in price. the m3 has been replaced.

            you may have better luck with your misinformation and misguided theories in mirrorlessrumors or sar.

          • gf

            You are right the M3 has been replaced, because it was not selling very well, Canon had to come with a new camera and so it has to drop the price of the original M (not selling as expected) and later the M3 (not selling as expected), but the Sony A6000 is selling very well, it is still most of the time #1 at Amazon and yes it is still in production, long after Canon had to drop the price of the M3, a camera that came later then the A6000.
            You see when you develop a great camera, you can have it longer in production then when you develop a mediocre camera…
            That is all I’m showing, and yes that is all fact…
            When you put it in other words: Why did Canon need a new version of the M3 long before Sony needed a new version of the A6000?

          • Rick

            actually again, where do you get your info from? a bathroom stall?

            the m3 sold well enough for canon to move up to #2 overall and ahead of sony domestically.

            perhaps you should stick to SAR.

          • gf

            Again you do not read do you? You stick your head in the ground!
            The A6000 is globally the best selling mirrorless camera, that is a fact! It was priced right, it had all the features needed for serious photography etc.
            Canon made it to the second place by lowering the price of their mirrorless camera below cost price. Canon has to come with new cameras more often then Sony has because they are behindon the market.
            Sony is not only selling better in the US, but in many markets outside Asia.
            When you look at it, the M cameras are not what Canon had hoped.
            In Japan the Canon is doing well (I never said different), but outside Japan it is a different story.
            And yes in the US people think bigger is better and so a bigger camera is better and will sell better, but times are slowly changing…..
            When Canon not comes with a great mirrorless camera they will lose the slowly growing market….
            But hey, you are on Canon watch and only want to hear the Canon praise, not reality!

          • Rick

            please state source that makes it the best selling camera.

            go back to SAR.

            your lies and fake news suits that site better.

            canon like i said, does the same, regardless of camera. the 5D Mark III probably the top selling full frame camera of this camera generation, was discounted, all cameras from canon are discounted after their lifecycle is nearly over. the camera price has nothing to do with the success of the camera. maybe in sony land, certainly not canon. which is why canon holds the vast majority of camera marketshare.

          • Facts not Fakes

            You just can’t fix jaded. If you shot your camera more than you shot your mouth then you would likely learn a thing or two. That A6000 had the largest ever failure rate and in its first 3 years of sales it was the most resold system and that falsely reflected on resellers charts . And is built like an altoids tin, they failed at the simplest part with the worst lens mount in history.

          • Facts not Fakes

            The a6000 was such a disaster, they released two other versions in the span of a year just to try and recover. I own them all and I can tell you the system is still flawed and only really served as a jumping off point to move on to fuji. That being said the original eos M is a better technical camera than the a6000.

        • Facts not Fakes

          Spoken like a true “Camera owner” maybe you get out and shoot your camera some day. There is a reason 80% of all workhorse cameras ar Canons. Not everyone takes their advice from youtube schmucks that only shoot one handed.

    • vau

      You sound like a serious pro when it comes to business analysis.

  • vau

    I wish it had dpaf and a viewfinder in a rangefinder-style setup like the x-e1.

    AND a 50 mil equivalent.

    Another five years and I can get those.

  • man

    Looks like the M lineup got a lot of attention recently. Any info when Canon will update G3x?

  • Ruy Penalva

    Due to substantial price reduction of 5Dsr and 24-70 f/2.8 in Brasil market I think Canon soon will replace both.

  • vau

    You are utterly wrong, Rick.

    Their most recent daily snapshot of their purchase traffic is the de facto representation of the global mirrorless market.

    • Rick

      *snorts*.. I think there’s supposed to be sarcasm tags there :p

      • vau

        Absolutely no need for that. It would be like a fact in an internet argument.

  • Pancanikonpus

    Make Canon Great again!

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