Overall a good sign, meaning Canon has not given up on EOS-M system yet.
Well said. And It's giving us hope for the future.
Will be interesting to see, what Canon's will do regarding their mirrorless APS-C offering ...
1. Will the EF-M 55-200 be offered in US?
The lens is featured on the Canon Europe homepage and on Japan, China and other Asian homepages. But not (yet?) on US homepage.
We will know the answer quite soon.
2. Will EOS M2 be offered in Europe too? In US?
Currently open to anybody's guess. Personally, I don't think so.
Difficult to say. I am not willing to make any guess on both points.
But it seems, that Canon US has no confidence in EOS M, and why should have the consumers then...?
Wrong sign IMHO.
3. Will there be an M3?
same thing as now, just with DPAF 70D sensor + AF?
Or higher end, with EVF ... as a fully capable Fuji XT-1 competitor?
And if so ... will it be offered in Japan/China only? Or Asia? Europe? US?
My guess here is that an EOS M3 will be an evolution of M and M2:
Same size, better sensor, better AF, hopefully an optional EVF like the G1 X M2.
But nothing more. And this will be a bit disappointing again.
But still a much more interesting aproach to this market segment than M and M2,
especially if EVF is included.
And maybe then Canon US is overthinking their strategy in almost ignoring EOS M.
My best case scenario would be a surprise "killer EOS-M3" announced in August/for photokina ... fully competitive mirrorless APS-C body [+system] in terms of sensor, AF performance, EVF, battery charge. Don't think it will happen, though. More likely, Canon will continue to snooze and lose ... and continue to watch how Sony and Fuji are nibbling away at their APS-C market share. :-)
Would be nice, but I would be very surprised (positively), if that would happen.
When I look at the Oly OMD E1, I think "I want this sort of camera! But with a bigger sensor. And a Canon user interface."