Canon is rumored to add two new mirrorless cameras to the EOS M series, a professional model and an entry-level unit, during the third quarter of 2014.
Several lenses for EF-M mount cameras have been patented by Canon in recent times. The latest one is the EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6, which will provide a 35mm equivalent of 35-73mm if it becomes available on the market.
In the same post we were speculating that Canon may make a comeback on the mirrorless market in US and other parts of the world, except for Japan where the EOS M2 is official.
It did not take too long for the rumor mill to reveal some information about the alleged Canon EOS M3 line-up, which is believed to become official during world’s largest digital imaging event: the Photokina.
Canon EOS M3 mirrorless cameras to be announced in Q3 2014
Reliable sources working in the retail business are claiming that Canon has let them know that two new EOS M3 cameras will be announced during this year’s third quarter.
The two Canon EOS M3 units will be aimed at different types of consumers. One of them will be an entry-level model with basic specifications for beginner photographers. The other one is a high-end MILC with a specs list that will be more appealing to professional photographers.
For the time being, the specs of these alleged mirrorless cameras have not been revealed. However, we can assume that they will be better than what we are seeing in the Canon EOS M2.
Photokina 2014 opens its doors during the third quarter of the year
As stated above, the announcement date of the two devices is said to occur sometime in Q3 2014. The Photokina 2014 will take place this September, so it is natural to assume that the Canon EOS M3 cameras will be present at the Germany-based event.
Meanwhile, Japanese folks are stuck with the EOS M2, which features an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor. A 3-inch touchscreen sits on the back, which also allows users to frame the shots, as the camera does not have an electronic or optical viewfinder.
The original Canon EOS M is not very different from its replacement. It lacks WiFi and Hybrid CMOS II autofocus technology. Other than these, everything is virtually the same. Remember to take this with a pinch of salt and to stay tuned for more!