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Canon: EOS M2 Will Be Coming To The States…Just Kidding.

By Anthony Thurston on March 2nd 2014

Not that many of you are chomping at the bit to get your hands on an EOS M2, but for those of you who are interested, I have some bad news. It looks like, at least for the foreseeable future, that Canon USA has no plans to bring the latest mirrorless camera to the US. So, Ebay will continue to be your only option for buying the fabled successor to the failed EOS M.

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This news comes after a report surfaced earlier today in which a Canon representative was quoted in an interview stating that Canon had plans to bring the EOS M2 to the US. That report was later refuted by representatives of Canon USA when Imaging Resource received a communication stating that there were, in fact, no plans to bring the EOS M2 to the US at all.

IR: What can you say about the future of the EOS M system? The original EOS M has been discontinued, and the EOS M2 didn’t come to the U.S. at all. Will we eventually see the M2 in the U.S., or will you wait until the next generation? Or will there be a next generation?

Go Tokura/Canon (via translator): There are plans for the M2 to arrive in the U.S.

[Editor’s note: We received an update after we went to press that Canon USA does not have plans to sell the EOS M2 at this time. We’ll let you guys know if this changes!]

Again, not that any of you are chomping at the bit for the  EOS M2, which in case you don’t remember is essentially just the EOS M with slightly improved AF and WiFi. If I am honest, I really wish that my EOS M had WiFi like my 6D, would make my decision about which camera to bring with me to WPPI much easier.

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Still, you can get great deals on EOS M cameras right now for under $300. I highly recommend it if you can live with the AF shortfalls (Its really not as bad as people make it out to be).

What are your thoughts on this? Should Canon USA be bringing the EOS M to the US or are they right to stay away from it? Share your thoughts in a comment below to join the discussion.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Mark

    For context, my current two most used cameras are the Canon EOS 30D and the Pentax K1000. So, I’m shooting slightly in the past.

    I used the EOS M at the UK’s Photography Show this weekend and was bearing the autofocus criticisms in mind when I did – I was actually very impressed. It was snappy and accurate, and didn’t give me any reasons to be concerned by it. By comparison there was a moment where I was using a 1DX with an 800mm L Prime and the autofocus hunted through the range, so it just goes to show that even the uber-expensive gear has problems sometimes!

    Conclusion: I wondered if we’d been spoiled by the AF on the latest generation of cameras. The EOS-M certainly ran rings around the AF on my 30D.

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