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EOS-M 2 new rumor of announce date and specs

Discussion in 'Canon EOS M Forum' started by wt21, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    http://www.canonwatch.com/

    Not a major spec set, but it's nice to see they'll continue it.

    Unless it's Japan-only release or something like that.
     
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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Gawd, they've managed to make the body even smaller!
     
  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Cool. :cool:

    But... Digic 5? I hope that's a typo, Canon should have Digic 6 in there...
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    If Canon is smart, they'd make it look retro, and everyone would be talking about it. And maybe even buying it!
     
  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I've never found Canon to be "smart" in the way we want them to be -- that is, dump in tons of R&D so we can have toys. They do seem "smart" though in terms of gradually evolving their product, protecting their bottom line, and staying at or near the top of the camera makers. They are a bit behind here, but they can also learn from everyone else's mistakes.
     
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  6. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Canon used to be "smart", back before the Powershot A series hit quadruple-digits.

    I've had the A85, A570, A620, A720 and they were all stellar. :thumbup: I should've used them more.
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Very good point.
     
  8. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    My mini canon-rant
    I've been using Canon since about 2004 or so. I remember always being frustrated, waiting for Canon's to provide what others already released. Sometimes it took a year or two (or still waiting) for Canon to "catch up." Features like:
    • 720p video (compacts)
    • 1080 video (compacts)
    • super zoom (compacts)
    • zooming during video (compacts)
    • quiet lenses during zooming (compacts)
    • 28mm wide end (compacts)
    • Faster lenses at wide angle i.e. brighter than f/2.8 (compacts)
    • cleaner high ISO (DSLR)
    • Pop-up fash on the high-end DSLR bodies (DSLR)
    • Wireless flash control built in (DSLR)
    • More than one cross-type AF point in consumer DSLRs
    • Faster than 3fps shooting in consumer bodies (compacts and DSLRs)
    • Mirrorless offering (mirrorless)
    • Real AF speed (mirrorless)


    Canon was pretty much last to market in all of these, so the M, to me, is just business as usual for Canon.
     
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  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Yeah, I saw earlier that it was still using the 18mp sensor.
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I wouldn't call it "mini" as much as concise and well organized.

     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    They did fix the major problem of the first M (AF speed) but otherwise not much different. It will definitely save me some money, even if I did live in Japan.
     
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  12. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Great list Bill. What's bad is that it seemed like Canon used to be maybe a release behind, relying on strong brand recognition and system investment (DSLRs) to keep customers on board. I always thought it was an intentional strategy. But now as I see them fall further and further behind, with no hint of something innovative in the pipeline, I am really doubting it is a strategy.
     
  13. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
  14. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Yeah. that's what I came away with.

    It's a silly little camera, but I'm really finding the output is exactly what I wanted, and I've got a ton of lens options. Have been thinking about Fuji, Sony, etc. but I'm just going to stay on the M. Think I'll get the 60mm 2.8 macro instead of the M2. Used, it's under $300.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was looking for a photo project for the upcoming year. Perhaps you (and Mr. Flores) have given me a thought. :biggrin:
     
  16. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    A year of selfies heading into the woods???
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    more or less

    *begins practicing pensive face in mirror*
     
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  18. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    HEY!

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  19. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Anyway, I hope Canon develops more lenses for the M.