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A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:00:50 AM »
Interview with Mr Masaya Maeda
DCWatch has posted an interview (Google translated) with Mr Masaya Maeda from Canon Japan. He touches on the EOS M as well as a few other things in the interview.

The main points  from the conversation

  • A new EOS M3 camera could arrive in the 2nd half of 2014 with an EVF
  • New EF-M lenses are coming, though worldwide availability isn’t mentioned.
  • Canon is considering a prosumer/professional mirrorless camera
  • Video performance will be a key feature of future EOS M development.

Read the full interview

CR’s Take It sounds like Canon has changed its plans with EOS M. It feels like the EOS M2 may just be a stop-gap between the EOS M1 and a more advanced EOS M body & system.

We’ve also heard more reports from Europe that the M2 is not coming to that continent and Canon USA is taking the “not at this time” approach.

Source: [DC] via [CW]

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A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 10:15:11 AM »
Now that sounds much better about the future of M :)

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 10:27:26 AM »
Now that sounds much better about the future of M :)

+1.  I particularly like the sound that more lenses are coming.  I'm actually not dissatisfied with my M body for the minimal amount that I have invested in it, but I really want a EF-M mount telephoto along with another fast prime somewhere around 50mm.
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 10:57:15 AM »
A small viewfinder, meh. Waiting for a new camera so they can up the video technology, ARGHHHH. I take stills and don't like paying or waiting for all that video technology, and I don't think I'm alone here. I wish there were 'Photographer' versions of these advanced cameras.

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 11:06:36 AM »
well well well

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 11:09:15 AM »
Just give me the M or M2 with the 70D Sensor.  that is all I want, otnerwise the system is perfect. 

The EVF will just add bulk.  If I want a view finder I will use the 5d3 or the 7d,  It really is not that hard to frame a shot with the screen on the back.   The whole point of mirrorless is the small size .  I am glad Canon is at least getting that right if little else. 

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 11:09:28 AM »
we really have to wait until the second half of 2014 for the possibility of an M with a viewfinder? The M has been out well over a year now and there is no replacement in the works? Aren't these sort of entry level cameras usually replaced every year or so? Why are they so unprepared and disinterested in making a compelling product?
The only positive hope I have is that they dont want to piss off Americans when they rehash the M system in to a full frame option next year so they are just keeping it low profile and focusing more on the Asian market in the meantime.
I'd be thrilled if Canon created a full frame mirrorless option to lead the EOS-M lineup.
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 11:09:28 AM »

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
I particularly like the sound that more lenses are coming.  I'm actually not dissatisfied with my M body for the minimal amount that I have invested in it, but I really want a EF-M mount telephoto along with another fast prime somewhere around 50mm.

In the meantime, have you considered the EF-M to EF/EF-S adapter?
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
Now that sounds much better about the future of M :)

Yes it does. In the mean time I've been enjoying my Nex-6 over the past 8 months. Sorry Canon, again too little, (much) too late... ::)
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 11:22:14 AM »
I read these threads about the EOS-M (and mirrorless bodies in general) out of idle curiosity. It's interesting to view the wide range of opinions, from those (like myself) who have no interest in this P&S/SLR hybrid product category, to those who think it's perfect as is, to those who want just this or that tweak or upgrade to fit their needs / desires.

I think the reason why Canon is proceeding so slowly is because they have yet to determine whether this will survive as a viable (profitable) product category. Some seem to think it marks the beginning of the end of the SLR as we know it, while others appear to believe it will be no more than a footnote in the history of photographic equipment. I tend to think it'll survive as a niche category between the small, fixed lens superzoom bodies (that are one step above the P&S compacts) and SLRs. So Canon is proceeding cautiously, not wanting to ignore the category completely, but also not investing too heavily or quickly, in case it turns out to be a flash in the pan of the overall photography market. Interesting times.
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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 11:30:53 AM »
A small viewfinder, meh. Waiting for a new camera so they can up the video technology, ARGHHHH. I take stills and don't like paying or waiting for all that video technology, and I don't think I'm alone here. I wish there were 'Photographer' versions of these advanced cameras.

I agree.  Waiting (paying) for improved video tech is a waste for me.  I'm a still photographer.  I also understand video is NOW and stills a past age. "Photographer" versions would not be economically viable.  It's taken a while, but I've figured out that the EVF would be for stills primarily and much less for video.  No EVF? Duh.  Maybe they'll make goog on the promise of an EVF on the M3.  I'm not holding my breath.

 I am skeptical about the new M showing up mid 2014.   And this worldwide distribution question can't help.

Maybe I'll hold off a bit on the Fuji...

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »
"Canon is considering a prosumer/professional mirrorless camera" = prototypes have been or are being developed for evaluation.

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 11:43:29 AM »
Second half of 2014 with an emphasis on video? The Panasonic GH4 is coming out in the first half of 2014...with 4K/30p video.
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2013, 12:05:54 PM »
.. and it'll cost as much as the 6D is going for now, so while I like my M (at the price I paid for it), who needs an under spec'd, over priced M w/EVF?

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Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2013, 12:12:15 PM »
A eos-m with evf would be amazing! Who likes looking at a LCD screen for photos.. Besides video. With canon's incremental developments seen in many of the models, I almost think that the DPAF sensor is kinda far for this lineup. If canon is going to implement the same tech (not necessarily mp) into the 7d II, cine, 5dx, etc.. Maybe eos-m 4? Or something like that. Unless they pump out a high end eos-m.  They could have one out before the 7d II and other models with DPAF, but the eos-m could kill other sales if it has the same sensor. Yes, dslrs are not comparable ergonomically, build, etc to mirrorless but you guys know what I mean.
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