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Rumor: A New Canon EOS M Before X-Mas?

EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review

Some new tidbits about the successor of the Canon EOS M. New murmurings surfacing on the Web suggest that Canon may release a new EOS M camera before Christmas, though there is still uncertainty about the announcement date. The camera to be released before Christmas would be one of the two new EOS M cameras Canon is supposed to have in work. Of the two cameras one will be a higher end EOS M, the other similar to the current EOS M camera. Moreover, there should be two new EF-M lenses, a telephoto and a macro.

There is still the weird fact that the amazing EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens appears  to be not sold in the US, which may suggest that Canon is not sure if the EOS M system is suited for the global market.

Canon EOS M kits are still available on fire sale at Amazon (click here) and B&H (click here).

[via CR]
  • Bob B.

    I love mirrorless cameras. For a small kit you cannot beat them. The market for mirrorless has stopped growing…and it is not all that popular in the USA compared to Japan. Also…Canon’s mirrorless offering is definitely in the bottom tier…but perhaps that will change with these new cameras that are slated. It should change…there is no reason why Canon should not be making the best mirrorless camera on the market..but maybe they are smart..perhaps the market just isn’t there for this great revolutionary concept…
    The future seems tentative at best for these great little kits…something that this photographer does not understand.

  • Nick

    My guess is Canon USA has a massive stockpile of unsold SL1, T4i, and T5i cameras due to over production. A new high-end M with the 70d sensor and viewfinder would render that inventory virtually obsolete. Canon will probably try to unload those DSLRs during the upcoming holiday season and then shift focus to the M lineup after the first of the year.

  • Eric

    It’s not EOS M system is not suited for the global market, it is just because Canon’s mirrorless is inferior than others.

    • Another Eric

      Agree. I would have already get EOS M if the focus speed is same as NEX 5R/6

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