Possible Next EOS M Specifications Leaked (24MP, Better AF, Viewfinder, $999)

Next EOS M Specifications

We know that Canon is most probably working on a successor of the not so popular Canon EOS M (price & specs). Not so very well selling because of all the bad press it got for the sluggish auto-focus system. Now we have the first possibly next EOS M specifications leaked:

  • 24mp APS-C Sensor
  • New generation AF system
  • DIGIC V
  • Removable Electronic Viewfinder (Very high resolution)
  • Optional grip attachment
  • 5fps
  • Slightly larger than the current EOS M
  • Introduced with 3 more lenses
  • $999 USD

Sounds somewhat like a wish list, but who knows. We know there will be more EF-M lenses. Finally, an entry level EOS M with a price tag of around $500 is also rumored.

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  • No built in EVF? Removable viewfinder is better than display framing of course, but it is still not a good solution. Why don’t Canon do things properly nowadays?

    • Vincent

      +1

      If I haven’t got one yet it is because I am waiting for an integrated viewfinder.

      Give me a Canon NEX 6 and I goes for it without even thinking.

      And please integrate Wifi and GPS, yeah we are in 2013 now !!!!

  • sneakerpimp

    even if 100% accurate, not enough to make me want to shell out the $400 upcharge, let alone substantiate it.

  • Ke

    >”Finally, an entry level EOS M with a price tag of around $500 is also rumored.”

    Whilst I don’t think the EOS-M is a terrible camera (for snaps I’m sure it’s fine) – I’m not sure what they could take away to make an entry level model. It’s already set up like a standard compact camera. It’s not like it’s covered in dials & controls.

    • Bob B.

      +1

  • Sounds interesting. 24mp is a bold move on a sensor that size (Sony has taken some criticism for the low-light performance of the NEX-7’s 24MP sensor).

    If Canon can pull-off a 24mp sensor with class leading low-light performance and AF speed then it’s going to be a sure winner!!!

    • I don’t understand the purpose of using more megapixels than in any of their (Canon’s) professional DSLRs. 16-18 Mpix is sufficient for high class magazine spreads (300 dpi), and I don’t even think photographers will use this camera for work…

  • Gunnar

    well the first Nex got bad press for its lenses too and still it went to sell very well. i guess the EOS M simply sucks and thats why its sells accordingly.. it would have been okay when released 2 years ago.
    so the current EOS M can just compete with the first Nex 5 and now they try to compete with the Nex 7 and will be 2 years behind again i bet.

  • Karen G.

    That’s exactly what I want for backup camera. Half inch wider for better battery and 7-8 mm thicker for articulated LCD. Viewfinder, flash, Wi-Fi and GPS – just optional. Done.

  • Power

    What I want and I’m sure others as well are more variety of useful lenses, a much better AF system both with and without the adapter and an integrated VF would be ideal. It would even be great if it had a tilt or swivel screen.

    • Hmmm

      I’m a Nex user now but used to own Canon DSLR and lenses. I would consider EOS M, but they would have to improve a LOT. The main advantage EOS M could have is lens selection since Sony is moving so slowly. But Canon is so far behind with mirrorless cameras, I don’t know if they’ll pull it off.

      Also, no vari-angle LCD, no interest. Loved it on my 60D. One of the most misunderstood and underappreciated features of the digital era IMO. Will not buy any camera that does not offer at least a tilt screen. Vari-angle is the best though.

  • M

    I am a professional photographer, but most notably cinematographer. We purchased this camera as a “family” camera for vacations etc.. something that would be DSLR quality with a compact size, that we could also possibly use as a back up with the EF lens adapter. Our other cameras are MRK3’s. Let me say I love this camera, is fantastic! I understand about the focus it stinks, but if you are shooting cinema with a DSLR you are not used to AF anyway. Probably because of this I turned off the AF and can focus very quickly and accurately manually. I for one am very happy and hope they continue the EOS M line. I love the standard EOS menus, WB shift etc.. it matches nicely with the MRK3’s in a cinema environment.

    BTW I also purchased a NEX 7 alongside just to see which one I would keep.. the Sony went back.

    • Admin

      +1