Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS M5 Mark II and Canon EOS M6 Mark II are on the way [CR1]

WIth Canon expected to announce new products on or around August 28, 2019, things have started to leak, true or not. It’s expected that at least the Canon EOS M5 will get a replacement, but we’ve seen our first mention of a Canon EOS M6 replacement coming at the same time.

We have received our first mention of new EOS M bodies for the first time in a long time.

Canon EOS M5 Mark II & Canon EOS M6 Mark II:

  • Internal product name (Project Nacho).
  • Both cameras will have a similar EVF to the Canon RP.
  • No crop in 4K video.
  • Supports high frame rates for slow-motion video.

If both cameras do indeed get EVF’s, then I think form factor will be all that differentiates the two models.

More to come…

Hector1970

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Mar 22, 2012
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Hmm Project Nacho. Sounds tasty
Slim maybe.
Well Canon are still investing in the M Series. It’s a series that seemed a dead end to me but must be doing well enough for Canon to give it more support with new cameras.
It’s small and compact and well loved by users.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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Jul 20, 2010
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Hmm Project Nacho. Sounds tasty
Slim maybe.
Well Canon are still investing in the M Series. It’s a series that seemed a dead end to me but must be doing well enough for Canon to give it more support with new cameras.
It’s small and compact and well loved by users.
I think the EOS M lineup could become a regional system. For a while, a few EF-M lenses weren't available in North America.
 

michi

EOS RP
Jul 26, 2011
270
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I'm currently selling my M6. The one thing that drives me insane is the slow CPU. Switching between some functions, especially between image review and back is painfully slow. As is AF still. I've lost too many images waiting for the camera and it's not like I am a sports or action photographer. I'm over it. Somehow I don't have faith that the Mark II will fix things. I would be happy to be surprised though as I am keeping my lenses for now, just in case.
 

koenkooi

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 25, 2015
458
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I'm currently selling my M6. The one thing that drives me insane is the slow CPU. Switching between some functions, especially between image review and back is painfully slow. As is AF still. I've lost too many images waiting for the camera and it's not like I am a sports or action photographer. I'm over it. Somehow I don't have faith that the Mark II will fix things. I would be happy to be surprised though as I am keeping my lenses for now, just in case.
What surprised me is that the same internal SoC, Digic 8, the RP feels a lot more responsive in the menus and handling than the m50. I have both in the 'classic' mode without the pretty illustrations and help text.
 
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privatebydesign

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I'm currently selling my M6. The one thing that drives me insane is the slow CPU. Switching between some functions, especially between image review and back is painfully slow. As is AF still. I've lost too many images waiting for the camera and it's not like I am a sports or action photographer. I'm over it. Somehow I don't have faith that the Mark II will fix things. I would be happy to be surprised though as I am keeping my lenses for now, just in case.
I am, and I'm looking forwards to taking a very close look at the M5 II, once the top of the line M gets full EOS firmware it will get much speedier. Once it gets quicker AF and image review it will be an amazing sleeper APS-C camera making a very capable compliment to an EF or RF system.

I recently got the M5 after having the original M since release, the 18-150 is a very high quality general use lens pared with the 22 f2 I am very very happy.
 

koenkooi

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 25, 2015
458
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I really wish Canon would release a new M with the same body as the original M. I have a Richard Franiec grip on mine which makes it near perfect. I'd settle for an M6 style body, but not with an EVF bulge.
The M10/M100 don't work for me since they lack a hot-shoe. The EL-100 or 270EX-II do a great job as fill flash when using the EF-M.
 

koenkooi

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 25, 2015
458
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I am, and I'm looking forwards to taking a very close look at the M5 II, once the top of the line M gets full EOS firmware it will get much speedier. Once it gets quicker AF and image review it will be an amazing sleeper APS-C camera making a very capable compliment to an EF or RF system.
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I also hope they move the trash button away from the d-pad to the bottom right, where it is on the RP. It would make quickly deleting pictures from bursts less tedious.
Another feature from the RP that I'd like to see is that the magnify button in playback can zoom in on the focus point, not zoom out to show 4 pictures like it currently does. It's a great way to verify eye-AF did its thing and check if you didn't make the camera go back to 1/60th.
 

andrei1989

EOS RP
Sep 1, 2014
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any news on lenses? something similar to what fuji just launched, 16-80 f4, and what sony had for many years, 16-70 f4
the M5 body currently works great for me and i wouldn't upgrade
 
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BillB

EOS 6D MK II
May 11, 2017
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The fact Sigma will release lenses in M mount gives you confidence it's not going anywhere soon.
It will be interesting to see how many Sigma EF-M primes get bought. They do complement slow zooms very nicely. Between Canon and Sigma, there will be a fair number of zooms to choose from.
 

slclick

EOS 3
Dec 17, 2013
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Hmm, Canon's E-X3? I'd be fine with that form factor. Just lose the Powershot menus
 

BillB

EOS 6D MK II
May 11, 2017
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I am, and I'm looking forwards to taking a very close look at the M5 II, once the top of the line M gets full EOS firmware it will get much speedier. Once it gets quicker AF and image review it will be an amazing sleeper APS-C camera making a very capable compliment to an EF or RF system.

I recently got the M5 after having the original M since release, the 18-150 is a very high quality general use lens pared with the 22 f2 I am very very happy.
Hmmm. Full EOS firmware. Might that be part of a rational for an RFmount aps-c camera?
 
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Josh Leavitt

EOS T7i
Aug 19, 2018
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M6 with pop-up EVF and M5 with fixed EVF and hotshoe. I hope the rest will be identical (so also touch-n-drag focus for M6-II now).
My thoughts exactly. I'm really hoping the M6 II will employ the same pop-up EVF that the G5 X II is using. If it was also designed to allow for an attachable magnifier (say a x1.25), then it would be even more useful. But I could make do with just a pop-up EVF.
 
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privatebydesign

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Hmmm. Full EOS firmware. Might that be part of a rational for an RFmount aps-c camera?
I don't see that as likely. Given the size weight and quality of the RF lenses to date I think Canon's intent is to make the R line a high quality higher cost ff system, I'd expect them to leave APS-C to the M and the generally low cost slower zooms much better suited to a more general audience and market.

The lines between the EF and EF-s market became very grey, at this point the differences between the EF-M and RF are very apparent to even the most basic of consumers. Why muddy the waters with an RF-S series of bodies and lenses when I'd think, in this shrinking camera market, R&D is best focused on the actual RF line and possibly a couple more complimentary EF-M lenses to keep people like me happy with our $1,000 bodies.
 
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