Unconfirmed report of an announcement
I’ve been told that a major retailer will be doing a presentation showing off new gear from the manufacturers. When a third party asked about Canon stuff, he was told that he should attend as Canon folks will be interested. The retailer said they couldn’t say any more about what they’d be showing from Canon.
The mentioned presentation is the third week of November, so is it possible there could be an announcement the week of November 10, 2013?
This sort of thing does happen with retailers. They’re shown or told about gear behind an NDA to get ready for the marketing blitz and to get their orders in on the new products. We have been told previously that no new EOS DSLRs would be arriving in 2013, so perhaps this is for the expected EOS M2?
We have not seen any official invites to press events for that week yet, although Canon doesn’t always do that for a product announcement. We’ll try to get better information about this.
More to come…
Same sensor as 70D?
Another couple of emails have mentioned at least one of the updated EOS M bodies will feature the same 20.2mp APS-C sensor as the EOS 70D. DIGIC 6 is also going to be in both bodies. We’ve reported this before, it just seems we’re getting more confirmations on the topic.
We also got a mention about an EF-M 55-200 IS STM lens coming whenever a body is announced. We have heard various focal lengths for the telephoto zoom that will come to the EF-M mount. A grain of salt on this one.
I receive emails almost daily asking about the possibility of a full frame EOS M body. I do not see this happening for the foreseeable future.
We haven’t confirmed the reports of an announcement this week, nor have we heard from the usual suspects in that regard. I would think if Canon wants to reinvigorate the EOS M line, then a little bit of fanfare should be expected.
We’ve received various reports of a possible EOS M announcement this week. We’ll keep an eye on our inbox if something does come to fruition.
Note: I am currently in Ireland and Italy (not at the same time) and may not be as quick with the information for the next few weeks.
Is the EOS M discontinued?
We’ve received a lot of emails about B&H Photo showing the EOS M w/22mm STM kit as “discontinued”. This has worried a few people that did order cameras that were backordered. I think it’s listed as discontinued on their site so no more can be ordered.
We spoke to B&H Photo today and have been told that all backorders will be fulfilled at the sale price. I didn’t get a date as to when that was happening.
The EOS M is likely reaching end of life and a new EOS M camera should be announced shortly. A second EOS M camera will be coming sometime in the fall we’re told.
You can still get great deals on the EOS M body with the EF-M 18-55 IS STM lens.
EOS M w/18-55 IS STM $349 | EOS M w/18-55 IS STM & 90EX Flash $419
The next EOS M cameras
The recent sale for the EOS M suggests Canon is dumping large inventory of the camera for a successor. I also think it’s partially to get people to finally buy into the system and that Canon is going to put more muscle behind the product line.
According to a source at NL, Canon is going to introduce a “basic” EOS M 18mp successor first, and follow it up with a 20mp APS-C dual pixel model afterwards. The latter camera is said to be aimed at the “full frame Canon shooter”, and will have an optional viewfinder. This goes along with what we’ve previously been told.
Also in development is a focal length reducer for EF lenses, this will be announced with the 20mp EOS M camera.