Death Of Canon EOS M Series “not happening” But Production Might Slow Down, Report

Canon Eos M

We have some news about the imminent death of the Canon EOS M lineup. It’s not going to happen.

A good source contacted us and told us that Canon putting an end to the EOS M lineup is “not happening any time soon”. Although, the source added, production of EOS M cameras and lenses is likely to slow down because of supply issues caused by the pandemic and Canon giving precedence to the EOS R system.

We had no doubt about that and got similar hints from other sources. On the other hand, common sense is already enough to debunk this always again recycled rumor. Ask yourself: why would Canon kill a lineup with bestsellers like the EOS M50? Not to mention that the whole EOS M series is quite popular with consumers. So, Canon is set to kill their best selling mirrorless camera with ab APS-C sensor? We don’t think that is realistic.

The soon-to-come death of the EOS M series is often used to push another weird rumor, that’s Canon releasing an EOS R model with APS-C sensor. We are still not entirely sold on an EOS R with crop sensor, although it’s at least possible. The same rumor suggesting that EOS R with APS-C also claims that Canon has no intention to make RF mount lenses for the APS-C sensor. A bit strange if you think that Canon made a wholesome EF-S lens lineup for their DSLRs with crop sensor.

Also, keep in mind that APS-C centered technology is less expensive than its full frame counterpart, both for the manufacturer and for the consumer. Not only has the manufacturing process of an APS-C imaging sensor lower costs than for FF, the lower costs regard all part that make up an APS-C camera (lenses included). This applies more to DSLRs but it also true for mirrorless to some degree. APS-C technology also means longer reach with telephoto lenses, one of the reasons the EOS 7D series was so popular with wild life photographers. Last but not least: APS-C technology means smaller form size of the camera. Something a lot of users appreciate.

In conclusion, we don’t think Canon will kill the EOS M lineup. There simply is no rational in doing it. Maybe, and only maybe, if Canon really releases an EOS R with APS-C sensor (and dedicated lenses for such a crop system), then it might happen. If it does, it won’t happen in 2021, as rumored, but sometime in the next 5 or more years. If ever.

The Canon EOS M System Is Going To Die. Is It Really?

Canon Eos M

A few weeks ago a many times recycled rumor made its rounds again, suggesting Canon will kill the Canon EOS M lineup after 2021. We think this is bs.

Going on since many years, the rumor suggesting the imminent dead of the EOS M system surfaces now and then. But it’s utterly absurd, and good only for clickbait. There is no reason Canon would kill the EOS M lineup. We reached out to our sources and no one told us this might happen.

Why the hell would Canon kill the EOS M system? The EOS M50 is a best seller since it was released, and the EOS M50 Mark II is following on its footsteps. Indeed, the whole EOS M series is very popular. The mere fact that some sites consider it not worth to be mentioned doesn’t prove the end is near for the EOS M. The EOS M50 is a top seller on the US and Japan market. A fact stated by Canon itself.

I don’t think Canon is so dumb to discontinue their best selling mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor as long as people wants to buy it in large figures. It seems that the only reason the EOS M has to die is because of some snobbish people who wants it to. You know, those characters with a website always bragging with their expensive gear while belittling less expensive cameras and the people using them.

We might be wrong, obviously. But we would be surprised if we are. There is simply no reason Canon would kill the EOS M and it seems calling it dead has no reason than to support another long running and bewildering rumor.

Let us know what you think.

Will Canon Give Up The EOS M Lineup After 2021?

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Bad news for those who like the EOS M system, myself included. A new rumor suggests Canon might not continue the EOS M lineup after 2021.

The EOS M mirrorless system has already been declared dead many times. Now it seems it might eventually happen. According to the rumor, Canon will end the EOS M lineup in favour of two upcoming RF mount cameras with a APS-C sensor (so far only one EOS R with APS-C was rumored).

It’s also rumored that Canon might not release dedicated RF-S lenses (i.e. lenses for the RF mount but only for APS-C sensors). Instead, future lens design will “fill the void of no dedicated APS-C lenses”. Whatever that means. Guess it means that they are designed to work well for both APS-C and FF EOS R cameras. Sort of compromise? The upcoming RF 18-45mm IS STM might be the walk-around lens for an EOS R camera with APS-C sensor.

There will be EOS M cameras on market after 2021, and the EOS M50 Mark II won’t be the last EOS M camera. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Here Is The Canon EOS M50 Mark II (official announcement)

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

And finally here it is. Ladies and Gentleman welcome the Canon EOS M50 Mark II. A lot of video and streaming stuff comes to this superpopular APS-C mirrorless camera.

Preorders for the Canon EOS M50 are already available starting at $599 for the body at B&H Photo | Adorama.

World-wide preorder:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon press release:

Improved Eye Autofocus Paired with New Video and Streaming Functions Make the New Canon EOS M50 Mark II Camera a Strong Imaging Tool for Content Creators and Imaging Storytellers

MELVILLE, NY, October 14, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M50 Mark II Interchangeable Lens Camera, the successor to the #1 selling mirrorless camera in the U.S. market – the EOS M50*. An all-in-one product for content creators with improved video features and autofocus capabilities, the EOS M50 Mark II is the latest, high-quality digital imaging camera in the notable EOS lineup.

“Our customer base includes future content creators and imaging storytellers; it’s in our best interest to continuously provide high-quality products that are easy to use in the creative world of photography and video content creation, as well as streaming,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS M50 Mark II continues to pave the way for photography and video enthusiasts to experience a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with many similar features as our full-frame professional mirrorless cameras.”

For the family who strives for high-quality output when capturing their precious moments or for the budding social media creator, the added and improved capabilities of the EOS M50 Mark II camera make the upgrade to an ILC extremely appealing. The new features include:

  • Improved autofocus including eye autofocus for stills and video
  • Vertical video shooting support
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD with newly added tap video record button and movie self-timer for better vlogging experience
  • High quality webcam capability, when used with compatible services, with the free EOS Webcam Utility software or Clean HDMI output
  • Wireless YouTube Live streaming capability**
  • The ability to tap the screen to auto focus on your subject while looking through the EVF, helping to control who the main focus of the image is

The EOS M50 Mark II camera is inclusive of many of the beloved features of its predecessor. Overall, the EOS M50 Mark II is a well-balanced package deal for those interested in both still photography and videography – including those with sparks of social media content creation, thanks to the 4K UHD 24p. Providing a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and built in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology, as well as access to image.canon cloud service for better workflow, the EOS M50 Mark II camera remains compact and a lightweight addition to your carry bag.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II camera is scheduled to be available in Late November 2020 at an estimated retail price of $599.99^ – body only, $699.99^ for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm lens kit and $929.99^ for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm and EF-M55-200mm double zoom lens kit.

For more information, and the full list of product specifications, visit https://shop.usa.canon.com.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Product Brochure Text Leaks

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

A few days ahead of the announcement, the text of a Canon EOS M50 Mark II brochure leaked over the web.

We post the text below. Please be aware that the text is machine translated from the Japanese original. The machine translation is terrible.

Despite being an entry model, high-quality still image / video shooting is possible

  • Equipped with a video engine DIGIC 8 and APS-C size-A CMOS sensor with approximately 24.1 million pixels, you can easily enjoy shooting high-quality still images and videos.
  • Achieves high-definition 4K video recording. Save any 1 frame as a JPEG image of approximately 8.3 million pixels (3840 x 2160) “4K frame cutting”
  • Equipped with a “digital lens optimizer” that corrects lens aberrations, etc., and can be applied during shooting. PC software “Digital Photo”
  • High-quality shooting is possible by correcting optical aberrations caused by shooting lenses without going through “Professional”.
  • Comfortable portrait photography with high-speed, high-precision AF performance
  • By installing “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” in which each pixel has both imaging and phase-difference AF functions, AF tracking can be performed at a maximum of approximately 7.4 frames / sec.
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to about 10 frames / sec is possible at a fixed speed.
  • The high-speed image processing of the video engine DIGIC 8 enables quick focusing by phase-difference AF and smooth focus tracking for moving subjects.
  • Can. When the corresponding interchangeable lens is attached, a distance measurement area of ​​about 88% (horizontal) x about 100% (vertical) of the screen is realized. Maximum 143 when AF area is automatically selected
  • Achieves high-speed, high-precision focusing in the divided ranging area.
  • “Eye detection” that detects the pupil of the subject and focuses on it can now be used during servo AF / video servo AF, and for moving people
  • Compared to the conventional model “EOS Kiss M”, the performance of “pupil detection” has been improved, and not only the composition of the bust shot but also the whole body of the subject is captured.
  • It is possible to detect the pupil even in the figure.
  • By improving the display speed of the AF frame, the AF frame follows the movement of the subject smoothly. Also, only the pupil is in the AF frame
  • Equipped with “Spot 1-point AF” that focuses on an AF frame that is even smaller than “1-point AF”. It can also be used during servo AF
  • It is possible to focus on a small moving subject.
  • Comfortable operability that is familiar to camera beginners
  • Equipped with a vari-angle LCD monitor that can shoot from various angles. It also supports touch operations, and still images using a monitor.
  • Ensures high practicality such as operability in movie shooting and freedom of shooting angle.
  • Built-in high-definition EVF with a field of view of approximately 100% that uses an organic EL panel with approximately 2.36 million dots. Ensures high resolution up to the periphery.
  • Equipped with the first “tap subject selection” function for Canon interchangeable lens cameras. Targeting the face / pupil displayed in the EVF
  • You can easily switch the position of the AF frame by tapping the LCD monitor.
  • Communication performance that supports comfortable shooting
  • Supports Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (R) connection to mobile terminals such as smartphones. By setting pairing first, use the camera and smartphone
  • Sometimes you can connect automatically via Bluetooth.
  • Equipped with an image transfer function from the camera to “image.canon”. Cloud platform “image.canon” for still images and videos without worrying about capacity
  • It is possible to transfer to via Wi-Fi. Transferred still images are sent to “Google Photos” and “Adobe Creative Cloud” via “image.canon”.
  • Can be transferred to (Membership Plan).
  • Compatible with the automatic image transmission application “Image Transfer Utility 2” to a PC. Self-images and videos to the paired running PC
  • Dynamic transmission is possible. Furthermore, by registering in “image.canon”, images sent to a PC can be automatically transferred to the cloud.
  • Video performance that expands the enjoyment
  • By using the “Add vertical location information” function, even videos shot in the vertical position by the camera can be automatically played back in the vertical position on a smartphone or PC * 1.
  • Smooth video posting to SNS such as Instagram and YouTube is possible.

If you have set the disclosure range and events in advance from your smartphone or PC, you can simply connect to Wi-Fi without preparing a distribution unit.

Live distribution on YouTube is possible only with the camera itself.

Supports high frame rate video recording in HD / 120p. A momentary event can be played back slowly and smoothly.

All Canon EOS M50 Mark II rumors are listed here.

[via Nokishita]

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II Might Get Announced Very Soon

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

It seems it might be a matter of a few weeks until the Canon EOS M50 Mark II is going to be released.

That’s how we interpret a tweet by Nokishita, stating

Canon’s latest product list includes the EOS M50 II, speedlight EL-1, and speedlight accessories SPF-EL, SBA-EL, and LP-EL

Since it never happened that Nokishita made such a tweet without the announcement following soon after, we guess it applies here too. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II might be just a few weeks away.

There is no doubt that Canon will replace the highly popular EOS M50, a best seller especially in Japan. Indeed, the EOS M50 is Canon’s best selling mirrorless camera to date.

Stay tuned.