Digicam-Info report rumours and a photo of a EF-M 55-250mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens for the Canon EOS M system.
The spec is rumoured to be,
One glass aspherical lens and one UD lens
22% shorter overall length compared to the EF-S55-250mm IS STM
31% lighter than the EF-S55-250mm IS STM
IS provides 3.5 stops of stabilization
Faster AF by optimization of the drive system algorithm
Full-time manual focus
Uses Hood ET-54B
Size-wise that sounds good, and in keeping with the overall EOS M ethos of keeping things as small as possible. However, in return you must give up 50mm of reach and a smaller maximum aperture at the long end.
The photo shows the lens is also in keeping with the rest of the EF-M lenses style-wise.
If true, it will provide a welcome reassurance to those unsure about the future of the EOS M system.
However, the big question for those outside of Asia is whether it will be released by Canon in the US or EU markets. It would seem slightly strange to release a new EF-M lens in the US and EU, whilst holding back the release of the EOS M2 camera. Even more so in the US where the EF-M 11-22mm was never officially released.