Canon will release an RF mount ‘vlogging’ camera in 2022 [CR3]

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Yesterday, Nikon announced the Nikon Z30 Z-mount camera targeting vloggers and people that want a small camera body.
Canon will be releasing a similar camera sometime this year. It could be the rumored EOS R100, but we have long said that Canon would release an RF-mount APS-C camera with a similar form factor as the EOS M6 Mark II, which is a logical next step for Canon.
It’s possible that we’ll see this camera announced alongside the upcoming Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro & Canon RF 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, both of which will likely have compact designs.
More to come…
Note: The image for this post is the Canon EOS M6 Mark II

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Chaitanya

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So basically a replacement for M6 series with optional(hopefully) EVF carried over from M6.
 
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An updated M200 or M6 is overdue, it looks like Canon is moving the M series cameras into the updated RF-S mount, not a bad idea.

I’m temped with an R7 and I would be interested in a smaller boded R range, camera such as the rumoured “R100” a family holiday play thing that I can carry around without even noticing it is with me.

My only gripe is the new kit lens why 18-45 and not like the M-Series 15-45. OK, I know neither are not anything special, far from it, but 18mm on a crop sensor camera is not wide enough for a general kit lens. For the masses who will buy these, that might matter.
 
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An updated M200 or M6 is overdue, it looks like Canon is moving the M series cameras into the updated RF-S mount, not a bad idea.
Part of what made the m50, and m100 ideal vlogging cameras was them being small cameras with small lenses.
The RF mount limits how small those cameras and lenese can be
 
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Part of what made the m50, and m100 ideal vlogging cameras was them being small cameras with small lenses.
The RF mount limits how small those cameras and lenese can be
The Nikon Z30 seems to squeeze out every bit of smallness while using the 'big' Z mount. I'm impressed by how good it actually looks.
 
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lote82

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RF? But there is already a very well suited (and very lively ;)) M system ... very strange!
 
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Bob Howland

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RF? But there is already a very well suited (and very lively ;)) M system ... very strange!
They could use this camera as the basis for an M6-2 replacement using an M lens mount and slightly different firmware. (Is that wishful thinking?)
 
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They could use this camera as the basis for an M6-2 replacement using an M lens mount and slightly different firmware. (Is that wishful thinking?)
Unfortunately, yes, I think it is wishful thinking. Its possible we could finally see the official end of the M series with the release of this camera. M6II was just recently discontinued. M50II may be the last of the breed.

-Brian
 
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The appearance of the Z30 was guaranteed to produce this wee click-bait rumour!

A compact "R100" without an EVF has always been on the cards, as a means of producing a very cheap entry into the RF system, and given the popularity of vlogging, is guaranteed to be video-orientated. So not a difficult prophecy!
 

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Unfortunately, yes, I think it is wishful thinking. Its possible we could finally see the official end of the M series with the release of this camera. M6II was just recently discontinued. M50II may be the last of the breed.

-Brian
Saw this link on another forum - the roller coaster continues!

 
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Saw this link on another forum - the roller coaster continues!

Inaction speaks louder than words. The M50 was announced way back in 2018, and the 2020 M50 Mark II was just a minor tweak. "The 4K/24p video is heavily cropped and you can't use the camera's dual-pixel autofocus (it's contrast-detection only)." -DPReview
 
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Inaction speaks louder than words. The M50 was announced way back in 2018, and the 2020 M50 Mark II was just a tiny tweak, with poor 4K.
And both cameras have consistently been among the top 10 best-selling cameras in Japan since their launch, and usually one or both have been among the top three. Canon is smart enough to know that if it ain't broke, you don't fix it. Canon is also smart enough not to let forum members make their product decisions for them. Imagine that...
 
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And both cameras have consistently been among the top 10 best-selling cameras in Japan since their launch, and usually one or both have been among the top three. Canon is smart enough to know that if it ain't broke, you don't fix it. Canon is also smart enough not to let forum members make their product decisions for them. Imagine that...
"Cash Cow"
 
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Felix

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I would like something cheap without EVF for 600€/$ as a small second body
 

lustyd

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Let's hope it still has a fold up display like the M6ii. Fully articulating is trendy and all, but it's utterly hopeless for vlogging purposes and makes eyes look creepy as people look to the right.
 
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Saw this link on another forum - the roller coaster continues!

...thanks for this link.

Note the mention of the 200 and M5 series but not the M6 series...sort of makes sense to me--the M6 MkII really is sort of a 'baby' R7 with 2-3 year old technology inside. So my guess has been (and written here) is no more M6 bodies from Canon...but perhaps the smaller Ms will move forward.

Think about it for a minute--the refurbished M200 + 15-45 EF-M lens combination (and a backpack thrown in for good measure)...is $350 at Canon...right now. That's quite the deal, especially when compared to some 'point-and-shoot' Canons that were ubiquitous not all that long ago (pre cellphone).

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It makes no sense for Canon to abandon the tiny APS-C body market to its competitors.

I own the EF-M 18-150 IS lens (in fact, purchased one for a family member, too)...while a fine lens it is somewhat limited in terms of image quality. But when I use an M camera, I'm prepared to make compromises...size-and-weight compromises.

Some measure of the quandary Canon faces is that the kit lens for the R7 has the innards of the EF-M 18-150 with an R mount! That makes no sense...the R7, I think, deserves the best glass the R mount can offer, right!?

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There are two EF-M lenses that really really shine, in terms of these kinds of compromises: the 22mm and the 11-22mm IS lenses.

Both of these lenses work nicely on the 'large' M6 MkII...but they also excel on the smaller Ms.

I look forward to evaluating the RS 15-30 lens when it is mounted on the smallest R body.
 
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Unfortunately, yes, I think it is wishful thinking. Its possible we could finally see the official end of the M series with the release of this camera. M6II was just recently discontinued. M50II may be the last of the breed.

-Brian
Agree