The Canon EOS M System Is Dead, For Good

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

It happened eventually. Canon dismissed the Canon EOS M lineup. That’s sad in my opinion. I liked the EOS M cameras a lot, owner a few, still using one.

First reported by, the dire news has been confirmed to PetaPixel by Canon itsel:

Canon USA has officially confirmed that the EOS M system has been discontinued.

Shipments in the USA region have been terminated. The EOS M series lenses and accessories will no longer be available in 2023 along with the discontinuation of the EOS M series cameras,” the company tells PetaPixel.

“We will prepare the services of the M series camera category in accordance with our internal regulations and for a certain period of time after the completion of the main unit sales. We will deal with it so as not to cause you any trouble.”

That’s all, folks. Farewell EOS M.

Two EF-M Lenses Discontinued: EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS & 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS

EF-M 55-200mm

At least in Japan, it seems Canon discontinued the EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses.

This seems to give credit to the “EOS M is dead”-folks. It’s true indeed that Canon released to very similar lenses for the RF mount, the RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM. Does this mean, Canon wants you to migrate to the RF-mount? Maybe.

[via asobinet]

Canon Execs Interview At CP+ 2023 (“we continue to support and intend to continue the M system”)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii Review

Soon to be defunct DPReview interviewed a bunch of Canon executives at CP+ 2023. Here is what the had to say.

DPReviewmet with senior executives from Canon to get their thoughts on the state of the camera industry, gain insight into the future of eye-controlled autofocus, and find out what’s in store for the EF-M system“. Here are some excerpts.

How is the transition from DSLR to mirrorless cameras progressing? Has the adoption rate of RF-mount cameras and lenses met Canon’s expectations?

We’re seeing a similar trend to the worldwide market: the percentage of mirrorless cameras is increasing and it’s doing so with our products as well. When we look into this, we still see a steady number of customers who prefer DSLRs, and we do place importance on such customers.

Therefore, we’re continuing to produce lenses that can be used with a DSLR or with [mirrorless] camera systems using adapters. If we look at last year, mirrorless represented about 70% of the interchangeable lens market.

Canon’s subject tracking system is now among the best in the business. What was required to reach this level of performance, and what other improvements might we look forward to?

Our basic technology is based on hardware, using both our dual pixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC engine. In terms of software, we adopt a high level of deep learning technology to improve the recognition capabilities for any type of subject. Those are the basic technologies […]

What do APS-C cameras in RF-mount mean for the future of the EF-M system?

The concept of the R50 is to be compact and light. If we look at the M system, the mount itself is small, therefore the structure is even smaller and lighter.

There are customers who wish to have their camera smaller and lighter, and that demand is still strong. As long as these demands persist in the market, we will continue to support and intend to continue the M system.

It seems Canon once more rebuked some clickbaiting folks who desperately want to see the EOS M system go away. Nope, it’s here to stay.

[via DPReview]

Black Friday: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary For EF-M – $299 (reg. $449)

Sigma 16mm F/1.4

Here is another excellent lens deal. The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon EF-M on sale with 33% discount at B&H Photo. A great lens for every Canon EOS M photographer.

At a glance:

  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 25.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two SLD Elements, Three FLD Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon EF-M on sale at $299. Compare at $449. Description after the break.

Curated and selected Black Friday deals:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals might be found here)

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Here Is A Guide To The Best Lenses For The Canon EOS M System

Canon Eos M

Here is something rather cool, and useful. A comprehensive guide to the best lenses for the Canon EOS M system. Don’t listen to the bullshiteers calling the EOS M system a dead man walking. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a best seller everywhere, especially in Asia.

Our friends at Mirrorless Comparison posted a long and exhaustive guide to lenses for the Canon EOS M system, made by Canon and third party. Every lens is presented with its pro and cons, and for what application the lens suits best. Zoom lenses, telephoto , wide-angle, macro, portrait and more types of lenses are discussed (speed boosters too). Technical advice is also given, all technical terms are explained.

If you own a EOS M system camera you should not miss this. Have a look, and see what lenses exist for the EOS M.

canon eos m50 mark ii review
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II