The Baby EOS M is the EOS M10, specs leaked

The Baby EOS M Is The EOS M10, Specs Leaked

Specifications of the upcoming entry-level EOS M camera leaked at Digicame Info. The “baby M” is the Canon EOS M10. The specs:

  • 18MP APS-C sensor
  • Size 108 x 66.6 x 35mm
  • Weight 301g
  • 3″ monitor with 1.04M pixels
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III with face recognition and tracking
  • Comes as kit with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM lens
  • Comes as double kit with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM and EF-M 55-200mm
  • Approximately same size as EOS M2

The price for the double kit will be $849.99, the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM will sell at $299.99.

Two things to note: 1) the moniker EOS M10 suggests a new mirrorless line-up by Canon (entry-level line-up), 2) this is not the old Canon 18MP sensor of a few years ago. This is a new 18MP since it features Hybrid CMOS AF III.

I expect the announcement to happen very soon, possibly tomorrow. Stay tuned…

[via Digicame Info]


A new, entry-level EOS M body coming in October? [CW2]

A New, Entry-level EOS M Body Coming In October? [CW2]

This comes pretty as a surprise. Latest murmurings have it that Canon may announce a new EOS M body in October, an entry-level camera positioned below the EOS M3 (our review) and selling for $200 less.

While this is not entirely implausible, it’s a somewhat odd rumor. The EOS M3 was introduced to the European and Asian market in Spring 2015, and was just announced to the US market a few months ago. It would be an unusual move by Canon to announce another EOS M mirrorless camera in such a short time. However, anything is possible. So far there are no specs, and honestly I do not know what to think about this rumor.

[via Canon Rumors]

Lots of Canon announcements coming in October (new EF-M lenses, PowerShot G16 & S120 replacements, more)? [CW4]

Lots Of Canon Announcements Coming In October (new EF-M Lenses, PowerShot G16 & S120 Replacements, More)? [CW4]

It appears October is the month when we will see some new Canon gear. What can we expect?

An ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 17″ printer, anticipated by Canon’s Masaya Maeda in a recent interview. Most probably we will also see the PowerShot G16 and PowerShot S120 replacements. We do not have any specs so far. And it appears, and I am pretty sure about it, that we will eventually see the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for EOS M system. This lens leaked months ago, and according to information I got it should have a retractable design. It may well be the next kit lens for the EOS M3, which would also explain why we can buy the M3 only with the 18-55mm IS STM lens (in EU). It’s since some time that I have the feeling Canon is clearing stocks of the nowadays dated EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens. The rumor suggests that also another EF-M lens will be announced, it could be a prime. It’s very likely the listed stuff will indeed be announced.

Canon Rumors, where the rumor leaked, speculates that there could be more to get announced: a DSLR announcement (though no major release), which may be the Rebel SL2, a new EF-S lens, and maybe some more EOS M related announcements.

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

(CW2) A new 18-55mm lens for EOS M system coming?

EF-M 18-55mm IS STM

I have been told (thanks) that Canon is working on a replacement for the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens. The new 18-55mm should be smaller, at least when not used thanks to a retractive design (as the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM has). IS and STM obviously on board. No word about aperture but I guess it will hardly be different from f/3-5-5.6. The new EF-M 18-55mm should also be lighter than the current one. The source said the new 18-55mm IS STM will be announced in Fall 2015.

The EF-M 18-55mm lens was released with the first EOS M. It can’t be said this is an old lens. However, compared to what other manufacturers make, the 18-55mm may look somewhat outdated. A smaller and lighter lens with the same zoom range would for sure be appreciated by many EOS M system owners.

I rate the rumor CW2 since it comes from a new source, though I am almost tempted to give it a CW3. For the following reason: Canon is heavily pushing the EOS M3 bundled as a kit, in Europe you can get the M3 only as a kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens. Doesn’t that look like someone wants to empty stocks?

Btw, there are some pretty good EOS M deals on Amazon US, for instance the EOS M for only $299.89.

The EOS M3 is not on sale in the US, and is available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)Detailed M3 specification can be read here.

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true

Canon Patent For 70-400mm f/4.5-7.2 STM Lens For EOS M System


Another patent for an EF-M lens that could go to market sooner or later. The fact that Canon is filing patents for EF-M lenses is a sign they are still committed to the system.

Egami (translated) spotted the patent. It’s a 70-400mm f/4.5-7.2 STM telephoto lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras, in the Canon world that’s the EOS M system (rumored to see a new entry soon).

Such a telephoto lens would allow Canon to catch up with the competition. All major mirrorless system manufacturer have telephoto lenses with similar range in offering. However, note that the patent does not refer to image stabilisation on the lens. Could be pretty difficult to shot shake-free at full extension and while hand-holding the camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-228734
    • Published 2014.12.8
    • Filing date 2013.5.23
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 5.58
    • The focal length f = 69.59-251.52-388.00mm
    • Fno. 4.68-6.30-7.00
    • Half angle ω = 11.11-3.11-2.02 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 155.01-227.97-240.02mm
    • BF 15.81-37.15-46.87mm
    • Inner focus
[via Egami]