The FD mount Canon T60 was introduced in 1990, 3 years after the EOS was introduced. It was discontinued until 2012. Canon has other markets besides the US market and they know what is selling and needed world wide. Funny how so many on these forums are totally US centric in their opinions as to what a manufacturer should do. I would imagine Canon has a reason for what they are doing that we are not privy to.Yet another Rebel is last thing this world needs imo. Canon might introduce new tech, but not in the bottom models, where they have to introduce compromises anyway. If it is the Rebol instead of new M models, then I start to really scratch my head about Canon's strategy ....
Do people even look at sales stats before posting stuff like this? And by 'stuff like this' I'm including the 'everyone is jumping ship to Sony!' nonsense.yes! Just as entry level DSLRs are experiencing total market contraction...
At any high traffic tourist spot in America you could go blind trying to count all the Rebels. You could also go an entire day without seeing an M, and that's probably the most popular low end mirrorless made.Hope those Joeys come out with vastly improved Mk. II versions of EOS M5, M6, M50 and M100 soon, rather than wasting time and money on yet more rebel kisses of death.
Hm? The M100 is two years old and getting long in the tooth. It uses the LP-E12 battery that one of the new bodies also uses, per the certification data. The M50 is branded ”Kiss” in Japan so it makes sense that any M100 successor will be as well. It seems perfectly reasonable to expect that we will see both an M5/6 and an M100 successor this month, the latter being our mysterious ”Joey”We already have two entry level EOS M cameras. Basically all of them are entry level at this point. A rebel makes more sense, or an entry level RF mount camera.
No. The M5 is not entry level, it has advanced features such as focus peaking and full customization. It is hardly a T7.We already have two entry level EOS M cameras. Basically all of them are entry level at this point. A rebel makes more sense, or an entry level RF mount camera.
yep. and EOS M50 is even more advanced with notably better AF system. Essentially a mirrorfree 80D at a lower price (MSRP) reflecting lower manufacturing cost of mirrorfree cameras vs. DSLRs.No. The M5 is not entry level, it has advanced features such as focus peaking and full customization. It is hardly a T7.
This does not contradict anything I posted from CIPA sales stats. Entry level DSLRs can be taking the brunt of the market contraction yet still out sell everything else.@dtaylor you might want to educate yourself and pay some attention to what Canon Execs themselves publicly state regarding "market contraction" of entry level DSLRs. "Canon’s Executive Vice President and CFO Toshizo Tanaka admitted that the company continues to expect camera sales to decline. “In Imaging System, we expect sales and profit of interchangeable-lens cameras to decline, due to the continued impact of mainly entry-class DSLR market contraction,” said Toshizo-san.
The mirrorless market is not growing, it's contracting along with the entire non-phone camera market. "Sales growth" in this context means a bigger slice of a smaller pie.“However, in the area of mirrorless cameras, where we are focusing our energy, the effects of expanding our lineup will continue to lead to sales growth.”
Speak for yourself: http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201906_e.pdfonly some forum dwellers are still in denial.
We are approaching the crossover point, but you are correct that DSLRs still out sell MILCs. The do so by wide margins in North America and Europe.The only people in denial are the ones who refuse to accept that DSLR's still comfortably outsell MILC's, and cheap DSLR's outsell expensive DSLR's.