Canon is working on a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera. Sources are reporting that the device is coming this year, but it will not be called EOS M3, as the Japanese company will opt to sell it under the Canon EOS M5 moniker.
They have been around for a number of years. There is no secret that their sales are increasing. We are talking, of course, about mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Despite the fact that they are the leaders on the digital imaging market, both Canon and Nikon have failed to live up to the expectations of the users in the mirrorless segment.
Nikon is busy removing features from the D3000 series in order to launch a more expensive D3400, whilst rumors about the demise of the 1-series of MILCs are circling on the web. Meanwhile, Canon says that it will not abandon the market. Reliable sources are claiming that this is true, as the Canon EOS M5 will be unveiled by the end of 2016.
Canon EOS M5 scheduled to be revealed in 2016
The EOS M was Canon’s first mirrorless camera. It was followed by the EOS M2 and then by the EOS M3. After that, the EOS M10 came as a lower-end version, contrary to photographer’s demands of a higher-end model.
Either way, an EOS M3 successor is still needed and it seems like it is coming. It will go on sale by the name of EOS M5 and will have better features than its predecessor. Gossipers are claiming that they will propel it higher up the market, as demanded.
The form factor and design will not change by much, while the sensor will continue to be an APS-C-sized unit. For the time being, it is unknown whether will be capable of shooting 4K videos or not.
Moreover, we are unaware of its autofocus system. It would be great if it had Dual Pixel support, but it is still too early to confirm it.
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS lens coming alongside new EOS M camera
Canon will not launch the mirrorless camera alone. According to people familiar with the matter, the shooter will be joined by a brand new lens. The most likely optic is an all-round version in the body of the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS lens.
The pair will become official at the same time and they might be sold as a kit. Unfortunately, we will not see the duo at Photokina 2016. The manufacturer will announce them after the event and before the end of 2016, while the release date is likely to occur around CES 2017.
These are early Canon EOS M5 rumors, so do not hold your breath over them and stay tuned for further details!