Uh oh, am I going to eat crow about the future of EOS M? I don't believe so, but I have received some pretty cryptic information about an EOS M/EF-M product launch apparently coming in 2021.
I have been told that Canon plans to “pivot the EOS M system is a new direction”. Was this only brought to my attention because of the recent reporting about the PowerShot lineup moving in a new direction, or is there something actually to it?
You do remember that we have seen some very in-depth patents recently showing a new type of ILC camera from Canon that appears to have an EF-M mount.
The same source also told me that you're going to have to wait until later in 2021 to learn more about what Canon plans to do with EOS M.
Now I'm not going back and forth for the clicks, I'm just reporting things that I think are relevant. I still don't believe EOS M as it currently sits has much of a future, but maybe there are other things planned.
I can already hear the Twitter EOS M lovers!
I'm not expecting to see any more EF-M lenses launched though (although that would be nice!). But the current lineup is pretty good as it is for the target market.
If they stop EF-M, there is room for something else, maybe better. Maybe RF-S lenses with a tiny diameter. Who knows.
Don't cry after outgoing technology.
Not all! But many buyers of the EOS M series are happy snappers, like me when I’m on holiday etc! I think I can remember holidays lol
With some updates and tweaks the compact light-weight EOS M bodies and lenses are still very sought after. My EOS M5 is showing its age but I still enjoy using it and look forward to seeing newer models in the future.
Anyway, good news !:)
For a lightweight travel camera - if Canon ditches the EOS M then I'd probably move over to E mount.
If it takes choice away from the end-user then by all means cry.
People need to get out of this mindset of "oh that's what companies do, we just have to deal with it". No, companies can only exist so long as they meet the needs and desires of customers.
Yeah, that's what Gandalf said of Golem.
I want to whole-heartedly agree, and I can at least half agree… But it’s worth remembering that while the (in my opinion brilliant) M cameras were selling very well to a lot of happy customers, Canon was hemorrhaging money.
EOS R cameras and RF glass may have secured the top-shelf video performance capabilities among Canon's products, but not everybody wants or needs a 5-6 lb. camera/lens combo coupled to a massive gimbal just to get some decent B-roll. But whatever - the market will decide I guess.
You heard it here FIRST! :LOL:
That’s kind of what I hoped the M50II was going to be. I think it’s a great idea; I don’t think it’s going to happen, but I think it’s a great idea.
True. But Just becuase they sell a boat load of them doesn't make them profitable ether. Looking at the patent listed they could be trying to take M a little more upscale in order to be able to fatten the margins.
If it means an M5 Mark II with a DIGIC 8 or X processor, IBIS, and Animal Eye AF, then I'm all for it! :)