Next Canon EOS M camera coming with Dual Pixel AF? [CW3]

The Canon EOS M3. Is the next EOS M coming soon?

A 24MP sensor to be featured on the next Canon EOS M camera has already been rumored. Now I got a new tidbit, suggesting the next EOS M will also have Dual Pixel AF.

This is more likely than you may think at first glance. The sensor that’s rumored to be featured on the next EOS M is a “EOS 80D”-like sensor. While DPAF has been rumored for each and any Canon mirrorless camera since the original EOS M, this time it may indeed be true. If the recently leaked, sketchy images of a new, pro-oriented looking EOS M are real, then it might well have DPAF.

Dual Pixel AF would make a big difference, and it would make for a Canon mirrorless camera no one would complain about the auto-focus performance. Let’s hope DPAF will eventually be featured on a Canon mirrorless camera.

Currently these are the rumored specifications (via CR):

  • 24MP sensor (80D sensor or some variant)
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder
  • New AF system
  • Classical camera design, more in line with Fuji or Olympus
  • EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM coming as new kit option

As you can see, “80D sensor or some variant” and “new AF system” are rumored, hence a sensor with Dual Pixel AF isn’t that unlikely. The images below showed up in a forum and are said to be the real thing:

We expect Canon to announce the new EOS M next week, on September 15th. Stay tuned!

These drawings show how people would like the next Canon EOS M to look

Canon eos m5

Two drawings have been posted in a forum. The sketches depict a possible mirrorless camera with a Canon logo.

Though these sketches are sold as possibly depicting the next Canon EOS M camera, I do not think they have anything to do with the real thing. Most likely the drawings just show what kind of  mirrorless camera people would like Canon to make. There is absolutely nothing that suggests the drawings may point to a real camera.

Canon is rumored to announce two mirrorless cameras before September 15th. Stay tuned…!

[via CR forum]

A new Canon mirrorless camera coming September 15? [CW3]


Edit: downgraded the rumor to [CW3]

New suggestions surfaced saying that Canon will soon announce a new mirrorless camera.

A few days ago we learned that Canon registered two mirrorless cameras at Russian certification authority Novocert. This usually means we can expect an announcement in the following days.

However, it’s one camera that’s actually rumored, said to be named EOS M5. These are the supposed specs:

  • 24.2mp (80D sensor or some variant)
  • Built-in electronic viewfinder
  • A new AF system
  • A more classical camera design, more in line with Fuji or Olympus
  • EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM coming alongside the new body
  • September 15, 2016 announcement

Sounds good. Almost too good. Stay tuned!

[Digicame-Info via Canon Rumors]