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« on: December 04, 2012, 08:18:45 AM »
The Next EOS-M
If you were hoping for a quick update to the EOS-M, apparently we won’t be able to buy one until the second half of 2013. The next model will indeed have an electronic viewfinder, something Canon omitted from the current EOS-M apparently because their EVF technology was not ready for prime time. It’s also mentioned that a viewfinder on the next EOS-M will not be a hybrid ovf/evf like some of the competition.

Looking for a retro EOS-M? Not happening according to the story, the design of the next EOS-M will be in the same style as the current model.

I’ve been told that the announcement will come in late Q1, early Q2 in 2013. A lot can change between now and then though.

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EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:18:45 AM »

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Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 08:26:27 AM »
Canon please... don't act like APPLE: same device with nothing new....
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 08:30:17 AM »
Will not on my shopping cart until I see FF sensor.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 08:33:44 AM »
Awesome! I will buy this one instantly!! ......... If it comes with a full frame sensor.  ;)

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Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 09:26:52 AM »
I'd rather have them work better AF instead of an EVF...
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Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 09:30:48 AM »
Honestly, would rather have a built in flash than a viewfinder. Viewfinder would be OK, as long as it is way more integrated than that horrible bump on the mockup.

Would have bought the M if it had a flash. Could care less about a viewfinder.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 09:51:57 AM »
Does [CR] without a number mean even less plausible than [CR0]?

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 10:43:50 AM »
For those asking for full frame it's not happening any time soon and if it does than I'd expect a minimum of 3499 and a non EF mount due to the flange distance is not suitable for anything remotely compact.  I'm sure an EF adapter would be possible but pretty much the best you are looking at is Leica M9 @ $4000 with autofocus and a new lens lineup that is not EF compatible and at canon L prices.


I'd much rather see something comparative with the fuji xe-1 which has pretty much the best aps-c sensor

Good AF, good lens lineup size, great control scheme and awesome styling


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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 10:59:54 AM »
I'd rather have a shoe-mount VF so I can take it on/off when I want to and maintain the compactness.  Since all I mostly use is the 22mm lens, it'd be nice if a third party came up with a shoe-mount optical VF set for 22mm.  I'd buy that.

Otherwise, Canon needs to fix the AF.  I've had the M for several weeks and the AF is not great with the assist lamp.  Recently turned off the assist lamp and it is even worse.  I don't know why Canon ever thought the AF was ready for "prime time". 

If they want to know where to focus for the next M, it is AF, not VF.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 11:25:58 AM »
For those asking for full frame it's not happening any time soon and if it does than I'd expect a minimum of 3499 and a non EF mount due to the flange distance is not suitable for anything remotely compact.  I'm sure an EF adapter would be possible but pretty much the best you are looking at is Leica M9 @ $4000 with autofocus and a new lens lineup that is not EF compatible and at canon L prices.


I'd much rather see something comparative with the fuji xe-1 which has pretty much the best aps-c sensor

Good AF, good lens lineup size, great control scheme and awesome styling

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???
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Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 11:33:30 AM »


The next model will indeed have an electronic viewfinder, something Canon omitted from the current EOS-M apparently because their EVF technology was not ready for prime time.

The focusing technology wasn't ready for prime time, but Canon didn't seem to care :(


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Looking for a retro EOS-M? Not happening according to the story, the design of the next EOS-M will be in the same style as the current model.

The one thing Canon got right is the styling :) The world doesn't need another effing retro camera.

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 11:47:23 AM »

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???

The point of small/light weight mirrorless cameras is that they are small and leight weight. Always use the right tool for the job. The EOS-M is not the right tool for big/bulky/heavy zoomz, but it could be the right tool for small/non-bulky/light weight primes.

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 12:59:21 PM »

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???

The point of small/light weight mirrorless cameras is that they are small and leight weight. Always use the right tool for the job. The EOS-M is not the right tool for big/bulky/heavy zoomz, but it could be the right tool for small/non-bulky/light weight primes.

I've been using my M with the 22mm lens and a 60mm EF-S macro with the adapter until Canon releases another prime in that range.  The 60mm is about the limit of what I'd want to put on the M in terms of size and weight (basically about 12 ounces and 3" long without the EF adapter).  I've messed around with the M using a 24-105 and a 70-200mm, even a 300mm/4, but if you want to shoot lenses that size with it, you need a VF... something to put up to your face so you can balance a lens of that size.  And if that's the case, IMO you are better off with a Rebel.

I hope Canon will release a decent compliment of EF-M lenses with useful focal lengths.  Don't need a 300 or 400 mm, but a few primes (maybe, a 15mm, 30mm, and 60mm to go with the 22mm) and a couple of zooms (a 15-60mm/4 IS, a 45-200mm/4~5.6 IS) would be nice and what I think they'd need to offer in order to compete with the 4/3 lens selection.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 12:59:21 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 01:23:48 PM »
For those asking for full frame it's not happening any time soon and if it does than I'd expect a minimum of 3499 and a non EF mount due to the flange distance is not suitable for anything remotely compact.  I'm sure an EF adapter would be possible but pretty much the best you are looking at is Leica M9 @ $4000 with autofocus and a new lens lineup that is not EF compatible and at canon L prices.


I'd much rather see something comparative with the fuji xe-1 which has pretty much the best aps-c sensor

Good AF, good lens lineup size, great control scheme and awesome styling

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???

Then my comment does not apply to you.  I have seen way too many comments on this board wishing for a cheap EF mount compatible mirrorless FF.  That is simply not going to happen.  I've seen tons of people hoping for EF compatibility when IMO it is not a big selling point.

The reason the Canon EOS-M is not great is not because it lacks a FF sensor.

Poor AF,  Poor ergonomics / styling, lack of built in flash and a sensor that is a generation or two behind the NEX or Fuji X are the problem right now
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »
Will not on my shopping cart until I see FF sensor.

X2 but I'm afraid the chance of that in Canikon land is very, very slim.

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »