Will there be a EOS M Successor?

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Photato
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Re: Maybe not...
In reply to padmasana, 11 months ago

padmasana wrote:

Photato wrote:

From serious rumors, Sony is coming with a Full Frame NEX system in October.

Canon could abort EOS-M and instead, make it Full Frame.

Thinking long term, once the AF speed of mirrorless cameras match the SLR speed, and we are almost there, The EF SLRs will become "obsolete". (mirrorless has the optical edge, besides size, cost and reliability)

But Canon could come instead with a tweener, that is larger than APS-C but much cheaper to make than FF, that would be, APS-H and could become their only mirrorless mount.

Not having to run two mirrorless mounts in parallel would make sense.

Lets see what happens...

Just guessing, but I think we will eventually have both APS-C and full frame mirrorless from Canon on the store shelves at the same time.

More likely, but it seems that Canon is not fully behind the M system neither the market.

If there isn't a new body or lenses by November I think the M would be gone the way of the Betamax.

As you said, long term will probably bring us to full frame mirrorless but it'll no doubt have to be a lot bigger than the current EOS M if it is to accept full frame Canon lenses natively that can handle a sensor the size of a full frame. At that point, accepting EF lenses natively would make the most sense.

The FF body would take legacy EF lenses via adapter, just like the recently anounced Olympus E-M1. The short back-focus is one of the key advantages of mirrorless cameras so I dont see why a new mount in FF would be native compatible with EF.

That would no doubt be a different product line from the EOS M, which is already building its ecosystem around the APS-C format and the EF-M category of lenses.

Yes, a new mount based on APS-H would be totally different to both EF and EF-S but in the end if you want to really take advantage of the mirroless optics is better to get the native lenses. Backward compatibiltiy can still be maintained with adapters. EF-S would work too, just like they do for Nikon.

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