Archive for: EOS M
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
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]
From B&H Photo
Below are a few deals from B&H Photo that are currently active.
First up is the Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS bundle. Currently you can save $300 on the kit and get into the system for $299.
Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS $299 (Reg. $599)
Secondly, we have a couple of prime lenses from B&H Photo that are on sale. The lens deals won’t show up until after the checkout process has begun.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 $314 (Reg. $399) | Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 $334 (Reg. $419)
B&H has also continued to the sale on the Canon ultra wide for APS-C cameras.
Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 $529 (Reg. $649)
The expected launch of the Canon EOS M2 appears to be happening in early 2014 according to a good source. The new camera won’t be much of a departure from the current EOS M, although it will be smaller and provide a better AF experience. It’s expected the 20mp sensor from the 70D will be present in the new camera.
Apparently this launch was delayed until the new year and was originally planned for August/September of 2013.
From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the white Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 kit for $369. It looks like the other colors are $419 (Black | Red).
Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS and Speedlite EX90 (white) $369
Tamron have extended their lens rebates until October 31, 2013.
Tamron Rebates at B&H Photo
Nothing new for the EOS/EF family in 2013?
We’ve received word from a very good source that Canon has no more product announcements for EOS or EF in 2013. There is always the possibility of a “development” announcement, but no new product will be announced or shipped in 2013.
The same source had previously said that only 1 entry level DSLR will begin shipping in Q1 of 2014.
I hoping to hear confirmation from the same source as to whether or not EOS M is included in the “no new products for the EOS/EF line in 2013″.
I think manufacturers are going to ride out a pretty stagnant year and try to build a lot of hype for 2014. Economic recovery around the globe will further recover and we should expect a very exciting 2nd half of 2014 for new gear.
Same sensor as 70D?
Another couple of emails have mentioned at least one of the updated EOS M bodies will feature the same 20.2mp APS-C sensor as the EOS 70D. DIGIC 6 is also going to be in both bodies. We’ve reported this before, it just seems we’re getting more confirmations on the topic.
We also got a mention about an EF-M 55-200 IS STM lens coming whenever a body is announced. We have heard various focal lengths for the telephoto zoom that will come to the EF-M mount. A grain of salt on this one.
I receive emails almost daily asking about the possibility of a full frame EOS M body. I do not see this happening for the foreseeable future.
We haven’t confirmed the reports of an announcement this week, nor have we heard from the usual suspects in that regard. I would think if Canon wants to reinvigorate the EOS M line, then a little bit of fanfare should be expected.
We’ve received various reports of a possible EOS M announcement this week. We’ll keep an eye on our inbox if something does come to fruition.
Note: I am currently in Ireland and Italy (not at the same time) and may not be as quick with the information for the next few weeks.
The New EOS M
We’re told that an EOS M announcement is coming soon. This source believes two cameras will be announced simultaneously, although that is not yet confirmed. As mentioned previously, the first camera will be a minor upgrade from the current EOS M and priced much lower than the original EOS M. It will also be available in more colors than the previous model.
A second higher end camera will be have more accessories available for it, such as an EVF. The system will also get a new flash.
A longer telephoto zoom will also be announced alongside at least one of these cameras.
The EOS M update
We’re told that an announcement date hasn’t been finalized for the EOS M camera(s), but at least one camera will be available before Christmas of this year.
We’re told again, that there will be two camera bodies announced. One very similar to the current EOS M and a camera that is “higher end”, though it was noted that the “higher end” camera could be pushed into the new year.
Two more lenses are slated for release, a zoom telephoto lens and a macro. No timeframe was given on new lenses.
I’m still on the fence as to whether or not Canon is truly behind the EOS M system. Canon USA is currently not selling the EF-M 11-22 STM lens. That tells me there could be some internal discussion as to whether or not it is a viable global product line.
From Canon USA
A press event has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Canon’s new headquarters in New York.
Will there be a product announcement? We think so. The New EOS M cameras are on their way, but it appears Canon USA doesn’t like the system all that much, since they won’t be releasing the EF-M 11-22 lens. The others that will be talked about are the EOS 7D Mark II and an EOS-1 camera. The EOS 7D Mark II, won’t get announced until well after the EOS 70D is shipping we’ve been told. Though, stuff like that can change.
There is an EOS-1 possibility, though I’m not of the belief their will be.