Saw this link on another forum – the roller coaster continues!
The Canon EOS R7 and R10 have NOT killed the EOS M cameras, but rather “sit alongside as part of the EOS family”
…thanks for this link.
Note the mention of the 200 and M5 series but not the M6 series…sort of makes sense to me–the M6 MkII really is sort of a ‘baby’ R7 with 2-3 year old technology inside. So my guess has been (and written here) is no more M6 bodies from Canon…but perhaps the smaller Ms will move forward.
Think about it for a minute–the refurbished M200 + 15-45 EF-M lens combination (and a backpack thrown in for good measure)…is $350 at Canon…right now. That’s quite the deal, especially when compared to some ‘point-and-shoot’ Canons that were ubiquitous not all that long ago (pre cellphone).
It makes no sense for Canon to abandon the tiny APS-C body market to its competitors.
I own the EF-M 18-150 IS lens (in fact, purchased one for a family member, too)…while a fine lens it is somewhat limited in terms of image quality. But when I use an M camera, I’m prepared to make compromises…size-and-weight compromises.
Some measure of the quandary Canon faces is that the kit lens for the R7 has the innards of the EF-M 18-150 with an R mount! That makes no sense…the R7, I think, deserves the best glass the R mount can offer, right!?
There are two EF-M lenses that really really shine, in terms of these kinds of compromises: the 22mm and the 11-22mm IS lenses.
Both of these lenses work nicely on the ‘large’ M6 MkII…but they also excel on the smaller Ms.
I look forward to evaluating the RS 15-30 lens when it is mounted on the smallest R body.