Canon EOS-M 2 new rumor of announce date and specs

wt21

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.
 

Yeats

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. :thumbsup: I should've used them more.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
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.
Very good point.
 

wt21

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.
 

drd1135

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

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.
 

demiro

Serious Compacts For Life
Dec 15, 2011
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.
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.
 

wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
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.
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.
 

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