Canon News has uncovered a patent that shows IBIS being developed for the EOS M system, as well as for PowerShots. This patent showcases IBIS and lens stabilization working in harmony on Canon's smaller cameras.
Canon News explains:
What this patent actually is, is that with smaller cameras, the actual stabilization will cause vibration because the sensor and optical elements are moving, and that will then result in more shake, which then gets compensated, and basically you have a runaway system with the smaller and lighter cameras because of the sensor and optical element mass. So what Canon is doing is finding a way to reduce the vibration caused by the IS units.
The images in the patent seem to show what looks to be an EOS M style body, this may be just for illustration purposes as we have been told by folks at Canon themselves that a follow-up to the EOS M5 was not coming. Things do change though!
Check out a further breakdown of this patent at Canon News.
Agreed. I'm still banking on a mkII replacement for my M5. M6II is no good to me as the wife would know I've bought a new camera.
I was somewhat hoping for an M5 MII. Just for a nice sized camera to carry. Now I have decided that it would be nice to see a very small RF mount APSC or FF (Think OM-1 was full frame and incredibly small and light.) with non-L, but great optically, small lenses with no IS but all in the body for size/price/complexity reduction. In other words an RF mount FF "Olympus OM-1 size" camera/lenses would be really incredible and would be a good seller I believe.
It is called flexing their muscle.
Something they have not done definitively since the EF mount.
For some, this was exactly the reason to buy a M5 - especially since if you prefer a viewfinder you may like to change setting using controls with physical location and feedback.
They are going to make that market segment jump to the Rp if they want a small mirrorless with all the integrated controls and features. Canon needs you to buy RF lenses.
I just wish they would release an RF version on an APS-C camera, and perhaps some “RF-S” lenses. Then Canon can finally get back on track to start merging the “schism” in the FF/APS-C mirrorless mounts.
apparently, They have it working in a bird.....
look at the top end Oly and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras. Surely Canon is going to compete?
I'm waiting with acute interest...