CanonWatch summed up an IR interview with Canon and it's clear how Canon sees little value yet in offering a Full F rame mirrorless. The main issue they have is that FF mirrorless isn't really compact if you look at the camera+lens size. And certainly if you look at the Sony FE lens offerings you really cannot say they are MUCH smaller than DSLR lenses.

Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi from Canon said:

In terms of how we view the role of mirrorless, first it’s within the EOS framework that we’re talking about. There was obviously the need to pursue smaller products that were more lightweight. So we kind of view the EOS mirrorless cameras from that perspective to begin with. It’s not just looking in terms of solely as a mirrorless product, but within the interchangeable lens camera segment. We kind of view it as playing a role within that … sort of an extended view, as a means of achieving a more compact, lightweight product. There was obviously the question of whether or not, within the regular DSLR format, there was a demand for lighter, smaller products. You know, there are various approaches on that, but this is a means for us to address that issue within sort of the EOS universe.

Well let's see if Canon is just hiding their cards yet...


Recent comments

  • February 27, 2015 03:03, Pol Tin said:

    To make me interested I would have to see 50+MP.


  • February 24, 2015 02:43, KKoo said:

    Sony RX1

  • February 23, 2015 20:08, AlexisH said:

    They ignored software and kept putting out the same type of P&S cameras until a software manufacturer showed the world that cameras can be bundled with other devices in much more intelligent and practical ways. The surprising thing is that the...

Canon today announced the new EOS-M3 mirrorless camera and the G3X 1 inch sensor fixed lens high end compact. Of course both cameras somewhat get less attention because of the release of a 50 megapixel DSLR (here on Amazon).

Anyway, there are also two strange facts: The EOS_M3 will NOT(!) be sold in USA and the G3X is just a prototype yet.

Here is the full EOS-M3 press release:

The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 6 February 2015 – Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivaled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go. 

Beauty and power in the palm of your hand
From city skylines and enchanting landscapes, to urban art and eye-catching portraits, the EOS M3 delivers clarity, rich colour and distinctive detail, with every image, using the 24.2 MP sensor. As light starts to fade and dusk descends, the EOS M3 excels, with the sensor’s vast 100-12,800 ISO range providing vivid, realistic and low-noise shots in even the most challenging of light situations. 

Constructed for speed, whether you’re shooting an elusive animal on safari, or street performers on a city break, the subject of your shot will be in focus, with the EOS M3’s 49-point AF system and innovative new Hybrid CMOS AF III technology delivering lightning fast performance; focusing up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M. 

Putting you in control – iconic EOS design and controls
The EOS M3 incorporates the quintessential EOS design DNA and is instantly comfortable in the palm of your hand thanks to the fluid design grip. Direct access to a range of controls, including an exposure compensation dial, main control dial and customisable buttons, let you adjust the camera’s settings to suit your shooting style. 

For complete framing versatility, the large 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD touchscreen tilts up 180 degrees and down 45 degrees, to help you shoot from all angles, while also making multi-touch gestures a finger tap away. The screen also gives you access to Canon’s intuitive touch menu system found on EOS DSLRs. 

The EOS M3 is a camera to make your own, with customisable controls, a hot shoe for Canon’s Speedlite flashes and optional tilt-type electronic viewfinder. Compatibility with EF-M lenses, including a choice of pancake and zoom lenses, means you can shoot any situation.  Plus, with Creative Assist, the EOS M3 can be controlled from the touch screen interface, and the effects previewed in real time as you shoot. Settings such as brightness,  background blur, vividness of colour, contrast, warmth and filter effects can be altered, and combinations can be saved to be called upon again when you need them, helping you shoot like a pro every time. 

Movies worth remembering
Budding movie makers can shoot precious moments in Full HD quality, with a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates, and MP4, for easy sharing.  You can be sure that your favourite people and places will always be in focus, with advanced Hybrid CMOS AF III providing continuous AF. For more experienced shooters, Touch AF gives you the flexibility to select AF points on the LCD even with moving subjects, and create professional-looking pull focus effects. For full control, Manual Movie puts you in the director’s seat, with complete aperture, shutter and ISO control, for stunningly creative results. 

Power to control and share
With the power to capture beautiful stills, comes the flexibility to remotely control the camera and transfer images, using integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Ideal for shooting in unusual situations and positions for unique perspectives, remote shooting via the new Camera Connect app lets you control the camera’s key functions. Dynamic NFC enables single touch image transfers to smart devices while the auto-sync functionality means you can upload all your images to Canon’s cloud storage service, irista, for instant back-up and peace of mind. 

EOS M3 key benefits:

Performance and creativity, in an EOS you can take everywhere
Be spontaneous. Enjoy fast, responsive focusing
Take control of your photography and watch your creativity grow
Be as imaginative with movies as you are with photos
Remote camera control and image sharing via Wi-Fi

Pricing and availability

The EOS M3 will be available from April 2015 with a RSP of £599.99 / €769.99. 



Recent comments

  • February 09, 2015 15:40, BG Davis said:

    No VF?
    Burst frame rate? (Canon rarely does this right.)
    Buffer? (Canon rarely does this right.)
    No 60 fps FHD video? (But without VF, it often will end up just another "point and pray.")
    Definitely not a home run, maybe not even a b...

  • February 06, 2015 18:40, Dummy00001 said:

    #1 if you count from the bottom of the list?

  • February 06, 2015 18:39, Dummy00001 said:

    > Same niche as Panaonic lx100 [...]

    But larger and without built-in EVF.

    > Any info about the prototype lens on that?

    From the PhotoRumors:

    "The new PowerShot G3 X, currently under development by Canon Inc., will inc...

Last minute leaks with the EOS-M3! The camera will be announced tomorrow (Friday 6) at 5-6 am London time. New images and specs got posted at CanonWatch and Digicameinfo:

– 24.2MP CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9mm)
– AF is 49 points. Hybrid CMOS AF
– ISO100-12800
– Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
– DIGIC6 processor
– Wi-Fi
– Continuous shooting 4.2 frames / sec.
– 384 zone metering
– Battery LP-E17
– The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/4000 seconds
– Video full HD
– Built-in flash
– LCD monitor tilting 3 inches 1.04 million dots. Touch panel
– GPS is not equipped
– EVF option (EVF-DC1)
– The body is stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate
– The size 110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4mm
– Weight 366g



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  • February 06, 2015 03:35, Kim Jensen said:

    No 4K!
    Looks like I'm going to buy a GH4 and an adapter for all my Canon lenses.

  • February 05, 2015 17:32, tecnoworld said:

    Compared with nx500 is less powerful and not 4k, but has the optional evf which is worth gold.

Canonwatch got his hands on two yet unpublished EOS-M3 images. For the first time we see the back of the camera too. He also notes that:

the EOS M3 is compatible with Canon’s EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder first released for the Powershot G1 X Mark II.

The camera will be announced on Friday at 6 am London time! Stay tuned here on Mirrorlessrumors. I will blog live and update you with all news and reviews about the camera (and some info on the crazy 50MP Canon sensor coming with the 5ds).


Recent comments

  • February 04, 2015 17:28, Mark Jenkins said:

    Best to have low expectations and then be pleasantly surprised. If it is quick at autofocus and they get some more pancakes I'd be interested... once price drops to $200 on fire sale in a year. :) 22mm lens actually seems appealing.

  • February 04, 2015 17:02, Doug said:

    If this can deliver 7Dm2 performance it will be a winner. If it delivers SL1m2 performance, it won't.

    Canon should take the mirror out of the SL1 to shrink the body to Sony A7x size but extend the flange so that native L lenses work without ...

This is the very first image of the new Canon EOS-M3 that will be announced on Friday. The specs are yet unclear but it's certainly not going to be a 50MP camera like the crazy 5Ds :)

via Digicameinfo and via CanonWatch.


Recent comments

  • February 04, 2015 20:11, Jeff said:

    Well, after seeing more pics, there's definitely no evf so adding an external one is the only answer. Which sucks because the EVF DC1 doesn't have a top shoe. So no external flash possible with ext. evf on.
    It now looks more like the A5100 now ...

  • February 04, 2015 09:52, Dummy00001 said:

    And 4K video.

    > -Very good EVF (built-in or optional)

    It doesn't have built-in EVFs, and optional add-on EVF would definitely push the price above the A6000.

    > -Improved IQ (better dynamic range/noise)

    If they haven't...

  • February 04, 2015 09:40, Dummy00001 said:

    With the Pana GX7, I got the best of both worlds. ;)

    My dislike of add-on EVF is based on two things.

    First, being add-on, it increases the size, lessens portability and adds hustle of putting it on and off.

    Second (which is most...

On Friday February 6 Canon will announce also a new G3x camera. It's rumored to have those specs:
20.2mp 1 inch back illuminated cmos
5 shot/sec
F2.8-f5.6. 25x zoom. 28-600mm zoom (35 equiv.)
3.2 inch touch screen
ISO 12800 expand to 25600
Full HD. 59.94 fps


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  • January 31, 2015 19:16, Sean said:

    Noncho, I agree with you. Once again Canon brings something that is already past due. First the G1X, then the Sony G7X, and now this. Rather disappointing.

  • January 31, 2015 09:59, noncho said:

    I prefer previous rumors for 24-200mm f/1.4-2.0...

  • January 30, 2015 20:25, Claudio Franco said:

    600 divided by 28 is smaller than 24. I believe the correct equivalent focal length of this camera's lens is 24-600mm, don't you think?

A Full Frame mirrorless camera designed by David Riesenberg,

Well, I am sure Canon will release first "advanced" mirrorless system cameras in 2015. And Canon itself hinted the possibility to launch a completely new mirrorless mount system.

CanonWatch now reports that the launch of a 50 Megapixel Mirrorless Full frame camera is likely to happen in 2015.

I am yet not sure if that rumor is likely to become true or not. But we know Sony has a new A9 with high Megapixel sensor coming soon and I guess Canon knows that too...

From EOS-M to EOS-Madness? LOL :)



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  • December 25, 2014 22:35, Andre Bauer said:

    Sony should use A mount for their mirrorless system. Yes, it's a bit bigger but easier to make fast lenses. So it relativized it because good lenses for e maount are also very big and heavy.

  • December 07, 2014 04:49, Valiant Thor said:

    Hopefully not yet another proprietary lens system.

  • December 06, 2014 19:08, deadlock said:

    I think Sony is limited also by the fact that the full frame sensor only just fits into the E-mount diameter. It's difficult to design a lens with large enough exit pupil for such mount, especially for fast and wide lenses. I see this as a serious...