We’ve been told that Canon has given word to various divisions around the globe that they will address the EOS M in December of this year. Apparently demo units have been recalled by Canon at customer centres in a couple of countries that aren’t in Asia, which suggests a truly global replacement of the EOS M.
December seems like an odd time for an announcement for an EOS M replacement. If it does in fact happen, I wouldn’t expect shipments to start until the new year.
More to come…
According to an interview with Mr Makoto Sakaeta Masaya, the managing director of Canon Image Communication Business Division. Canon is exploring the possibility of a new lens mount. I suspect its application would be for a full frame mirrorless system of some kind.
Read the Interview (Google Translated)
Source: [NL] via [DCW]
BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS M body with the 22mm f/2 STM lens for $249. At this price, it’s one heck of a walk around point and shoot. White is the only color remaining.
Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
We heard about this lens way back in September of 2013, and it’s finally making its way to the market.
We’re thinking this lens will not immediately make it to the USA, following the same path as the EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM.
EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
- Adopted one glass molded aspherical lens and one UD lens.
- 22% shortening the overall length compared to the EF 55-250 IS STM.
- EF-250 mm in 1980-IS 31% weight reduction compared with STM equipped with a camera shake correction of the effect of 3.5 stops.
- Fast AF algorithm.
- Full-time manual focus.
- ET-54B Lens Hood.
We were alerted to the fact that Canon USA has removed the EOS M camera from their web site. They still list two of the 3 EOS M lenses, but there doesn’t appear to be any reference at all to the EOS M camera.
Are we going to see a mirrorless from Canon back in North America? At this point, I wouldn’t think so. Unless they completely revamp the product concept, it seems to be a lame duck system for Canon shooters.
There’s the possibility we see an EF based mirrorless system, maybe an even smaller SL1 style DSLR. I love the SL1 and I think removing the prism and introducing a few more pancake style lenses with an EF mount would be welcomed. I’m speculating, as I haven’t heard anything to actually support such a concept.
Or maybe Canon is going to concentrate on the prosumer level of cameras and lenses, as that appears to be where the money is for companies in this industry at this time.