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I’m starting to think we won’t be seeing the Canon EOS M2 released in the United States or Europe. No retailer has contacted us about preorders, there is no press release from Canon USA or Canon UK, and my contact at Canon Canada didn’t even know the camera was coming.

If you recall, the Canon EF-M 11-22 IS STM lens is not officially available in the United States, though you can buy it in Canada.

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The Canon EOS M2 Canon China and Canon Japan have outed the new Canon EOS M2. A slightly smaller replacement for the Canon EOS M.

The biggest new features appear to be the Wifi capabilities, Servo mode when shooting video and a faster autofocus system with the new “Hybrid CMOS AF II”.

The camera is set for a mid December release in Japan, There has been no official word from Canon USA as of yet.

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 06:12:23 AM »
...but will they sell it in the U.S.?

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 06:16:11 AM »
I just wonder what is the purpose of rectangle with "EOS M2" on top of the camera (on left from hot-shoe, where "L" and "R" mics where on "EOS M")?

Is it something like "plastic cover for Wi-Fi antenna"?

PS: Mics are obviously moved to the front -- should be much better!
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 06:19:51 AM »
Eagerly await comparisons with the original M ... and the price!
Obviously won't be much difference IQ wise, but I have to admit as content as I am with my EOS-M (given the price) I wouldn't mind the bump up of specs (AF, even though the original is "enough" for me), the smaller size, and the fps. And hopefully a shutter that won't sound so bloody clunky lol.
(WiFi I'm undecided ...)

Don't get me wrong, like I said in the other thread, it's a very "bleh" release. I'm just even more pessimistic about it having an appealing price!

The other issue being even a sell + trade up from an M to an M2 cheaply I imagine will still run into a couple of hundred, and would kill the original selling point which was the price for a compact APS-C even if a little outdated techwise. The total outlay would creep into buying a better compact mirrorless setup to begin with.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 06:21:53 AM by dufflover »
Hurry up Canon and do something with your sensors! :P

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 06:20:27 AM »
So the rumors were true! Interesting, although I'm not yet convinced. Looking forward to see how the auto focus performs.

EDIT:
The video shown here includes a comparison of EOS M vs EOS M2 AF speed. Seems a lot quicker

http://cweb.canon.jp/newsrelease/2013-12/pr-eos-m2.html
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 06:24:47 AM by Emil »
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 06:28:33 AM »
Yay! It's white!  I'm sooo sold!  ;)
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 06:41:27 AM »
Taking into account 6D Wi-Fi experience... EOS M2's 875 mAh battery will probably be empty before something like "Image Capture" finishes transfer of ~ 100 RAW+JPEGs to the computer.

Why they rotated remote control sensor? Design-thing?

Canon, if you listen, in "EOS M3" please move AF assist lamp to the left of the lens (where it will be more difficult to block with a thumb on zoom ring...). To save space, you can put the lamp inside "o" of "Canon" label...
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 06:41:27 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 06:55:38 AM »
disappointing that it is not the 70D sensor.

guess we will have to wait for the more pro oriented model to see better features.
this is not enough to make me buy a canon M.

the FPS are not good either for a mirrorless.
 
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 06:59:12 AM by Lichtgestalt »

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 06:56:16 AM »
If it had a viewfinder….

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 07:00:49 AM »
still no viewfinder or flash? i would have thought they would have made a little more premium type of version by now.
no new lenses at all? what about 24,50, or 85mm primes? I don't particularly care as I am content with the 11-22 and 22mm lenses I have, but you'd think Canon might try to put a little more in to the system besides there miniscule current lens selection.
this seems verrrry similar to the original to me. of course it has faster AF, how could it be any slower?
if this had a flash, I would buy it to replace my eos-m classic when the price goes down to 300 bucks again, but as it is I really have no use for an upgrade.
I'll be using my new Sony a7 95% of the time anyways.
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 07:01:37 AM »
If it had a viewfinder….

...it might be called "SL1" or "100D"?  :)
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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 07:05:39 AM »
800$ with kit lens.  again to expensive, like the first M.

i guess the price will drop very fast... again.

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:59 AM »
If it had a viewfinder….

...it might be called "SL1" or "100D"?  :)

True that. But there are other out there making cameras with same size sensor and viewfinder. Many include a flash as well. Many claim better high ISO.

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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:59 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2013, 07:15:50 AM »
One thing that was initially supposed to be on the M but was removed prior to release was zooming during movie recording.  Found this in the specs:

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Digital zoom - You can set about 3-10 times zoom

Pretty cool.

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 07:16:00 AM »
I'll bet Canon USA is annoyed, unless they can get them on store shelves within a week or so. This announcement could interfere with Christmas sales of Rebels and 70D's. Furthermore, if Canon intends to introduce an upmarket M-system camera, why didn't they introduce that body first, like in September, while the original bodies were being sold at (presumably) a loss, then introduce this body later. That would give them two bodies to sell, with different capabilities and at different price points.

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Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2013, 07:16:00 AM »