Canon is rumored to be working on a new EOS M mirrorless camera and to be planning to focus more on its mirrorless system as of 2016.
Multiple sources have said that Canon will finally get serious with its mirrorless camera mount as soon as the EOS M3 becomes official. This shooter should have been a high-end camera with a built-in viewfinder and to be released in most markets around the world.
Unfortunately, the EOS M3, which was announced earlier in 2015, is not the camera expected by Canon fans and promised by the rumor mill. Also, it has not become available worldwide. However, we should not turn to despair as the Canon EOS M4 is coming in 2016 and it will show that the Japanese company is serious about getting it right on this market.
Canon EOS M4 rumored to become official and available worldwide in 2016
Canon is actively developing a replacement for the EOS M3. A new mirrorless camera will become official in the early stages of 2016. This time, the device will be released globally and might actually be marketed by the manufacturer, instead of being put out there just to let people know that the Canon brand exists on the mirrorless market.
The new MILC will show that the company is serious when it comes to the mirrorless world. It will not be a bland model like the first three units, instead it will be one that stands out and one that consumers actually want to buy.
There are no words on possible specifications, nor about the image sensor. However, there are no reasons to believe that the Canon EOS M4 will have a bigger or smaller than APS-C sensor, the source said.
Multiple EF-M-mount lenses to be released along with the EOS M4 camera by Canon
A camera is not enough to show that you mean business. As a result, a few lenses will be released for EF-M-mount users. There will be both zoom and prime optics that will also be introduced in the first half of 2016.
At this time, four Canon-branded lenses are available for EOS M cameras, that is the 11-22mm f/4-5.6, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3, and 22mm f/2. The focal lengths of the upcoming optics have not been mentioned by the source who confirmed the development of the EOS M4 camera.
We have heard of one EF-M-mount lens in the past. Canon registered that EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens at Novocert in July 2015. This could be one possible lens that the source is talking about, so stay close to Camyx to find out!