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GfK gave a market update on camera buying in Europe ahead of Photokina essentially it stated what we already knew about compact cameras and the declines which continue. It did however say that cameras above Euro 2,000 were still selling well and that CILC / CSC cameras were bucking the trend down with the Sony A7 series, Olympus OM-D range doing well.
I have to say the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which is the cheapest camera in the range gives really good images and compared to full-frame is much easier on the shoulders & back out hiking. Its not up to the Canon 6d in IQ terms but has superior metering at half the cost. Lens wise Olympus have now made pro grade lenses with the latest being a 40-150mm f2.8 which are smaller partially because the image stabilization is in the camera not the lens.
So given all that Canon need to stick with the EOS-M particularly for Far East & European markets that have adopted these cameras way more than North America.
Well said! It only seems to be North America that has ignored the M. There is another 95% of the planet, measured by population.