No Viewfinder For Canon’s EOS M, Nor Any Lens Roadmap

What about a viewfinder for the EOS M, or for the more pro-oriented model we are expecting Canon to announce (and we are sure Canon is working on)? Responding to an Amateur Photographer (AP) reader who asked for it, Richard Shepherd, senior product specialist for Consumer EOS at Canon Europe said that (emphasis mine):

Customers are used to using smartphones and compacts. We are not seeing a requirement for EVFs in that area.

That’s not something that makes me happy! Myself and others were strongly hoping that the more pro-oriented mirrorless system camera that Canon is said to be working on would have some sort of viewfinder. Nope! About dedicated lenses for the EOS M system, Mr. Shepherd said:

Asked why Canon has not published a roadmap to give EOS M consumers confidence that future lenses will become available to develop their system, Shepherd replied that Canon’s extensive lens history suggests the company will bring out further lenses. But, he explained that the type of lenses launched will be determined by consumer demand.

So, I hope consumers will claim for good lenses! :-)

EOS M pre-order links:

USA & world-wide:
EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).

Germany (Amazon DE):
EOS M black with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M white with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M red with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EF-M 22mm 1:2 STM Pancake lens for €249 (click here)
EF-EOS M Adapter for €129 (click here)
wexcameras.de (click here)

Italy: Amazon IT (click here)

UK: Amazon UK (click here)

More pre-order options here.

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