EOS M related camera bodies coming in late August 2019 [CR1]

Canon Rumors Guy

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Jul 20, 2010
Not much has happened with the EOS M camera lineup since the very successful EOS M50 launched back in February of 2018. The advent of the EOS R system has put a certain cloud over the future of the EOS M system, but Canon executives continue to say they will invest in the system in the future, though they’ve never really committed to how long into the future we’ll see new EOS M products.
We’re told that the EOS M camera lineup will be addressed in late August with a replacement for at least the EOS M5 and that the EOS M6 isn’t going to see a direct replacement. The source suggested the EOS M lineup will consist of 3 camera bodies in 2020, an EOS M500, EOS M50 and EOS M5 Mark II.
The same source said 2 new EF-M lenses will arrive alongside the new camera body, though what those lenses are was unknown.
This is [CR1], so take it with the needed grain of salt.

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Bob Howland

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Mar 25, 2012
Here's what I'm hoping: (1) the 18-150 becomes a 15-150; (2) the M5-2 goes way upmarket and is a test bed for speed and focusing improvements destined for the RF Sport Camera. It is essentially the 7D2 replacement.

Also, there is a new Metabones speed booster for EF-to-EF-M. However, because the Canon crop factor is 1.6 instead of 1.5, the resulting crop factor is 1.15 instead of 1.07.

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Dec 18, 2011
Generally a win win situation for me: Thinking about a 2nd M50 body for a EF-M 32 - EF 70-200 IS combo. DPAF squeezes every bit of sharpness from both lenses and the M50 is a very responsive camera.

Whatever will be released, may bring the M50 prices down a little bit or might be a good companion to my existing M50 ...


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Apr 2, 2015
I love love LOVE the M cameras and lenses. I would like to see a new M5 Mark II that's very robust with a similar layout to what we have now and a slightly deeper grip for better ergonomics when adapting EF lenses. But a new pair of lenses sounds good. The system is missing an 85mm equivalent or even another pancake lens. I would personally like a 15mm f/1.4 pancake or slim lens or a solid telephoto that reaches at least 300mm.


Jul 20, 2010
Ooooh... I'm excited about the EF-M lenses already.

I'll like to see an improved big zoom lens than the current EF-M 18-150 mm cos the latter is just too prone to flare.

The patents are already out for
EF-M 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6
EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3
EF-M 18-130mm f/3.4-5.6
EF-M 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
EF-M 15-130mm f/3.5-6.3
EF-M 8-15mm fisheye
(See this and this).
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Dec 17, 2013
One of the reasons I got rid of my M5 were the controls on the back. Far too easy to make a change unknowingly. Very customizable sure but in the end I was essentially turning off everything to make it work for me, not the kind of system I want to buy into. I hope the M52 addresses this because all other reasons, I liked the system, even with the Canon ML 'EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE' EVF (however it blew away the Oly Pen evf which was horribly contrasty)
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Sep 1, 2014
please let there be a new kit lens starting at 15mm and going further than 45...70-90 would be enough but i don't like anything starting at 18 :(
also maybe something similar to the ef-s 55-250 stm..i keep looking for a used 70-200 f4 but that ef-s lens is so damn good and cheap i feel i'd lose getting the bigger L
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Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
Please, Canon, where can I place a pre-order?
If the M 5II is a hi-MP camera, I'll use it for macro with EF and Leica lenses (no more cropping of FF picts, and yet, good depth of field).
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It's not rocket science to foresee that if the rumoured 32.5 APSC sensor will arrive in an 80D replacement, that soon after it will make it's way into the M form factor. Canon have done this historically and it makes sense to get the most out of costly sensor development by using it across as wide a range of cameras as possible. I also don't see the argument that the R series will replace or diminish the M series. It's one of Canon's biggest sellers particularly in Japan and has a very different appeal. If you're looking for a truly lightweight, easy to carry system then the M is it, my M5, 11-22, 15-45 and 55-200 weigh next to nothing and are a joy to use when walking around all day.

Bob Howland

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Mar 25, 2012
I would love to see a 400mm F5.6 EF-M for hiking and birding.
The size and weight of a 400mm lens tends to be dominated by the size and weight of the front elements. Also, the rearmost element of a long telephoto lens is usually deeply recessed so being in a mirrorless system doesn't gain much either. Therefore, there is not likely to be much difference between a 400 f/5.6 M, a 400 f/5.6 EF and 400 f/5.6 RF. You might as well buy the EF version and the EF-to-M adapter and start shooting.
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Apr 18, 2013
Colorado, USA
As long as Canon sticks to the current EF-M lens format with a 60mm barrel I believe lenses beyond 200 are unlikely. The largest entrance pupils so far are around 35mm - I don't think they can grow too much beyond that. At 35mm, a 300 would have an f-stop around 8.5 and a 400 would be around 11.4. Even at 40mm, the numbers are 7.5 and 10.0. Don't think there will be much of a market for slow lenses like that. As others have already stated, a 400mm f/5.6 is going to be about the same size in EF-M format.