Talk about being late to the party… We have been talking about Canon mirrorless cameras for years. Canon took a shot with the EOS M and really blew it thanks to an AF system that was not ready for prime time when the camera launched.
While Canon got it together in a firmware for the EOS M, the damage had already been done. Canon released an EOS M2; however, it did not even bother to bring it to the US market after the shellacking the first-gen received in early reviews.
Now, after Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic are having a banner year in the mirrorless market, Canon is rumored to come to the table with a serious offering or two.
New rumors suggest that Canon may skip the next iteration of the EOS M APS-C model and jump into the market with a full frame model and/or a rangefinder-esque model. The new camera(s) could arrive as early as CES 2015 next month.
People are still buying Canon DSLRs; however, that market is fading while the mirrorless market is booming. If Canon wants a piece of the mirrorless pie, it had better make good on wishes and hopes soon.
[via Canon Watch]