Canon: EOS M2 Will Be Coming To The States…Just Kidding.
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.
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.
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.
[via Photo Rumors]