Canon is rumored to launch a new EOS M mirrorless camera
in late 2016 before Photokina. The product in question would be the EOS M3 successor which might be called the EOS M5.
As you might guess, Canon will hold an announcement for EOS M lineup on September 15, 2016. While the whole Photokina 2016 show means a lot for a new EOS 5 body for the company.
So there will be an EOS M announcement for Photokina 2016. The release date of the new EOS M camera and the lens should be in late 2016. Here are a few more details.
Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera To Be Announced in Late 2016
First of all the company will make a numeric change and jump to the EOS M5 name. So the new EOS M camera won’t be called “M4”.
We can think about a major upgrade over the current EOS M3. On the other hand rumor mill notes that there won’t be big ergonomic changes in the body. It is easy to expect that the sensor will remain APS-c sized.
The new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera might also bring a new lens. It will be called EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS standard zoom optic. The lens will be announced together with the MILC.
Rumored Canon EOS M5 specs
- 24.2mp (80D sensor or some variant)
- Built-in electronic viewfinder
- A new AF system (Could be the best new feature of the EOS M line)
- A more classical camera design, more in line with Fuji or Olympus
The mirrorless camera from Canon to be announced on September 15, 2016.
Canon EOS M5 camera to be announced in late 2016 before the CES 2017 event. Consumer Electronics Show starts on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas. So a big possibility that we might see a Canon announcement after the New Year.