The Canon EOS M2 might have skipped out for a North American release, but new reports say we could see a completely new EOS M3 at Photokina. According to SLR Lounge, Canon is gearing up to launch a new mirrorless camera in the coming months. Supposedly Canon is working on two different models with one body aimed at the consumer market and then another version for the prosumer market.
This isn’t the first time we heard rumors of a split EOS M line. Previously, Canon’s next mirrorless bodies were reported to come with two versions as well with a higher-end model that would have been able to take more accessories such as an EVF. However, these rumors were quickly followed by the incrementally updated EOS M2, which fixed the original’s flaws with a faster AF system and added on Wi-Fi connectivity.
For now we don’t have very many specs on this supposed Canon EOS M3 other than making an assumption that it might include the Canon 70D’s dual-pixel AF system. Just yesterday, SLR Lounge also spotted a patent for a new 22-46mm F/3.5-5.6 EF-M mount lens.