Canon is expected to reveal a new EF-M-mount mirrorless camera with a zoom lens soon, as the photos of the EOS M10 shooter and 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens have been leaked online.
The mirrorless world will get richer in the near future and there are some good news for Canon fans. The company has promised that it will get serious with the mirrorless camera industry and the first step consists of launching the EOS M10 camera and the 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.
Both these products have showed up on the web along with some of their specifications. They are projected to become lower-end products, but it is a start and it seems like it is happening sometime soon.
Canon EOS M10 and 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM revealed before their announcement
It might have been a while since Canon entered the mirrorless industry, but it has not been enough for the company to have a significant share in this market. This situation has been attributed to limited product availability as well as to the fact that the products that became official were not released across the globe.
The rumor mill and the company are both stating that the future will look different. This usually means that more products will be released. In Canon’s case, it will happen soon as the EOS M10 and 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM have been revealed ahead of their official announcement.
The mirrorless camera will be an entry-level model placed well below the EOS M3, while the lens will be a zoom model designed to cover focal lengths from wide-angle to short-telephoto. Considering the crop factor, the new EF-M zoom optic will offer a 35mm equivalent of about 24-72mm.
An exact release date has not been provided, albeit some specs and price details have been mentioned in gossip talks.
Canon to put Hybrid CMOS AF III technology into the EOS M10
The upcoming device will go around by the name of Canon EOS M10. It will feature an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS image sensor with a DIGIC 6 image processor.
The shooter will employ a Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system with subject tracking and facial recognition support. Additionally, it will sport a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot display.
Its measurements will stand at 108 x 66.6 x 35mm, while its weight will be set at 301 grams. This product will be sold alongside the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens, but the kit price remains unknown for now.
It has been confirmed that the Canon EOS M10 will be cheaper than the EOS M3. Moreover, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available as a standalone product for about $300.
There will be a double zoom lens kit that will include both the new EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and the existing EF-M 55-200mm f/4-6.3 IS STM optics. The price for the double lens kit has been leaked and is said to be $849.99. Anyway, stay tuned for the official announcement!