How it works: click on “Build Bundle” on the right side, under the big “Add to cart” button. Select the Canon EVF-DC1. You will see that the EVF-DC1 has $200 instant rebate and costs just $18.99. The EOS M3 saw a $250 price drop and now it’s $429.99. Add $18.99 to this and you get the final price of $449. This makes an excellent deal! Expires: 11/28/2015.
Ken Rockwell posted his thoughts and impression about the Canon EOS M3. You may agree or nor agree with Rockwell’s reviewing and writing style, but sentences like the one that follows have my full agreement:
The EOS M3 has the world’s best mirrorless picture quality because Canon has better color rendition than any other mirrorless brand. Canon’s real-world color rendition is far better to the critical artist than Fuji, Sony, or LEICA. Read the review.
There is nothing to say here: Canon is still the undisputed leader when it comes to color rendition. The EOS M3 is a terrific mirrorless camera. I love mine and it is always in my bag now. It’s also my new travel kit with the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses. If there is one point in Rockwell’s review I agree totally, it’s the advantage to travel with such a lightweight kit while still getting stellar image quality. Rockwell also posted a review about the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens.
We had many rumors about a pro-level EOS M camera. Here is another one, surfacing at the right time.
I’ve had a hard time to assign a credibility rating to this rumor. In some ways it looks too good to be true, and it could also be seen as a sum-up of all the earlier pro-level EOS M rumors. On the other hand, it could also be real. I decided for a CW3, since anything stated in the rumor has a fair chance to be true. Given the many fake rumors that are sent around to a lot of people, I strongly recommend you take it with a big grain of salt. Let’s see what the key features of the rumored pro-level EOS M camera are:
Expanding the EF-M system
First ConnectedCamera device
New technology sensor (APS-C)
Built in EEVF viewfinder
Pro level AF performance
Best in class video capability
Pro build quality with enhanced ergonomics
Wider support for the EF lens family
As for 1), we already know that Canon will announce new EF-M lenses. Masaya Maeda himself stated it. The most liley candidate is a 35mm f/1.8 STM lens. I have no idea what 2) means. The EOS M3 has WiFi and NFC on board. No idea what a “ConnectedCamera device” means, if not WiFi and NFC. Point 3) suggests Canon may introduce a new APS-C sensor. This is not only plausible, but entirely likely. It has to be seen what we can expect by the suggested “new technology”. A higher resolution sensor with Dual Pixel AF would fit into “new technology”, so do not expect miracles on the sensor front. 4) is rumored since Canon released their first mirrorless camera. Generally speaking, points 4) to 7) seem to be informed wishful thinking. It’s what we all hope Canon will deliver with their pro-level MILC. Point 8) is interesting, since it could point to a new EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter. We spotted a pertinent patent for such an adapter, with improved AF speed.
It’s claimed the above bits come from an internal presentation. I can’t help but to me this sounds pretty much like wishful thinking. Don’t get me wrong, anything listed above may find its way into a professional Canon mirrorless camera. It’s just that it is exactly what we all were asking for, and what we are reading on the web since years, rumor after rumor. Let’s just hope it’s true and Canon will soon back it up. Another interesting point: the rumor says the alleged pro-level EOS M will be seen after the EOS M3 got an update. If I got it right, it means we will see this pro-level EOS M after Canon released the successor of the EOS M3. So, we may see two new APS-C EOS M models next year (both above the EOS M10), and one full-frame model too. It’s getting crowded.
Along with the same rumor came also a mention that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II may be announced at Photokina 2016 (in September, the 6D2 has always been rumored to be announced Q1-Q2 2016), and that Canon will extend 4K video to more devices (EOS 5D Mark IV?).
I have been told by a known source (thanks) that Canon is delaying their full-frame mirrorless camera because of issues with the mount type.
The full-frame mirrorless camera Canon is working on, should have an adapted version of the EF-M mount (in use on Canon’s APS-C mirrorless cameras). While I am not an expert in such things, I wonder how the mount type can be similar, or an “adapted version”. Guess the source meant something like EF vs EF-S lenses.
I wasn’t told what the issues with the mount type are, or how serious they are. Knowing Canon as a company that triple-checks everything for the highest possible quality, it could also be a minor issue. There have also been reports (by another, unknown source) that Canon is trying to figure out if and how they can fit EF lenses on a full-frame mirrorless body. A full-frame mirrorless camera with an EF mount would be fantastic!
We were first to report that Canon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera, and that prototypes exist and are going through testing in Canon’s laboratories (not in the field, just in the labs). The source suggested that Canon may announce the full-frame mirrorless camera during 2016, likely towards the end of the year. So, no FF MILC coming from Canon in the near future.
I also wonder if we will see a new EOS M soon. I guess the EOS M3 is what Canon intends for “enthusiast-oriented”. While the EOS M3 is an excellent camera, I am missing some features to call it enthusiast-oriented.
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and EOS M3 honored with Design for Asia Awards
TOKYO, November 2, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens and EOS M3 digital compact-system camera were recognized for design excellence by the Hong Kong Design Centre,1 winning the Design for Asia Bronze Award and Merit Recognition Award, respectively.