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.
CR’s Take 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.
Is the EOS M discontinued? We’ve received a lot of emails about B&H Photo showing the EOS M w/22mm STM kit as “discontinued”. This has worried a few people that did order cameras that were backordered. I think it’s listed as discontinued on their site so no more can be ordered.
We spoke to B&H Photo today and have been told that all backorders will be fulfilled at the sale price. I didn’t get a date as to when that was happening.
The EOS M is likely reaching end of life and a new EOS M camera should be announced shortly. A second EOS M camera will be coming sometime in the fall we’re told.
You can still get great deals on the EOS M body with the EF-M 18-55 IS STM lens.
The next EOS M cameras The recent sale for the EOS M suggests Canon is dumping large inventory of the camera for a successor. I also think it’s partially to get people to finally buy into the system and that Canon is going to put more muscle behind the product line.
According to a source at NL, Canon is going to introduce a “basic” EOS M 18mp successor first, and follow it up with a 20mp APS-C dual pixel model afterwards. The latter camera is said to be aimed at the “full frame Canon shooter”, and will have an optional viewfinder. This goes along with what we’ve previously been told.
Also in development is a focal length reducer for EF lenses, this will be announced with the 20mp EOS M camera.
New additions to the price watch pages We have added two new sections to the price watch pages here at Canon Rumors. You’ll now find EOS M products as well as Sigma lenses. You can find them under the menus at the top right.
It looks to do what it should The new firmware for the Canon EOS M will be coming soon, and there’s now a video out there comparing the performance differences between 1.0.6 and 2.0.2 (which may not be the final version).
I like the EOS M a lot, especially with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM, however the AF performance of the camera has really given it a bad name. While I don’t think it’s any worse than a G15 in real world use, that’s definitely not good enough for a DSLR replacement/companion camera.
Below are a couple of videos showing off the performance
First with firmware 1.0.6 (current)
Now with firmware 2.0.2
As you can see, the performance improvement is obvious in this one test.