The Canon EOS M replacement is expected to be announced very soon, as the current generation has gone out of stock following its recent price reduction.
Last week, the Canon EOS M price has suffered a major drop. This has triggered an enormous spike in sales and eventually causing the camera to go out of stock. Three of the biggest retailers, including Amazon, Adorama, and B&H, have almost completely ran out of units, while the rumor mill is suggesting that two new versions of the shooter are coming out soon.
Canon EOS M mostly discontinued at major retailers
When the price decrease was announced, we were speculating that this is a clear sign that a replacement is on its way. Now that the camera has been discontinued, a product launch event should occur in the near future.
The Canon EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens kit has officially been discontinued at Amazon and Adorama. The former is only offering the camera through third-party resellers for a price of $519 and just a few units remain in stock.
B&H has now reached the “back-ordered” status for the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM combo, meaning that the retailer is expecting a new shipment from the manufacturer. However, it remains to be seen whether Canon will supply more units or not.
Canon EOS M replacement cameras to be announced in Q3 2013
Meanwhile, the rumor mill has managed to gather more information about the Canon EOS M replacement. It appears that the previous report was suggesting that the company is testing at least two versions of the camera is true.
Two new Canon EOS M cameras will be announced over the following months. The first will be a lower end device and a minor upgrade with the 18-megapixel sensor found in the Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D and will be released sometime by the end of the summer.
On the other hand, the second version will consist of a higher end shooter with a 20-megapixel sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which provides significantly faster autofocus speeds. This unit will become available after the new EOS 70D, so users will have to wait until September.
Japanese company launching 100% optional viewfinder and focal reducer, too
The cameras are not the only products to be revealed during the third quarter of 2013. The Japan-based company is also working on an optical viewfinder that provides a 100% coverage and will be aimed at professional users.
The second accessory is a focal reducer, similar to the one provided by Metabones. The Speed Booster was released for Canon cameras earlier this year, while Nikon lens owners had just received access to it.
These are all the details for the time being. Rest assured, more information is coming soon and it will be exciting.