Who cares? Just give us ONE camera
You should care: mirrorless is the future of Canon's camera business; more to the point, it's the future profit of Canon's camera business. Success of mirrorless mean more ¥¥, which means happy executives; and happy executives means (at least in Japan) more R&D ¥¥ for the full camera line. Canon cannot succeed financially by producing just the camera equipment you want at a price you are willing to pay. You should cheer every successful Rebel and PowerShot if you want more R&D for DSRL-type equipment.
The EOS-M was the best that Canon, with all its superior resources and technology, could come up with. So how the heck are they gonna handle TWO models, one if which is supposed to be "prosumer" (whatever that is) level. Plus, if Canon is not going to release L
EF-M lenses, then how do they intend competing with FUJIFILM, Olympus and Panasonic for the "prosumer" market, huh?
... others are playing catchup.
This includes Canon. The mirrorless offerings from FUJIFILM, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony, which already surpass Canon's "Rebel" series of DSLR cameras, are available NOW. The EOS-M isn't. Yet Canon might possibly offer the same by Q3 in 2014. IMNSHO, it won't. It'll be another crippled fiasco ... without lenses.
Canon cannot succeed financially by producing just the camera equipment you want at a price you are willing to pay.
Correct, which is why I'm switching to FUJIFILM ... 'cause they produce just the camera equipment I
want at a price I
am willing to pay.
You should cheer every successful Rebel and PowerShot if you want more R&D for DSRL-type equipment.
Actually, I was cheering about every new camera from Olympus and FUJIFILM that sold like hotcakes covered with chocolate syrup ... 'cause those successes led to these respective companies finally making a camera (and companion lenses) as I want it. On the flipside, every successful "Rebel" made kept Canon in the past and it finally lost them (Canon) at least one big-mouthed, opinionated user/customer who no longer recommends their products to others.