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Canon EOS M3, T6i, 11-24mm F/4L; All Could Be Announced Next Week!

By Anthony Thurston on January 27th 2015

Oh, how the Canon rumor mill turns. Sunday, we reported that the new high megapixel variants of the 5D Mark IV could be announced in March; today, it appears that in addition to several other announcements, those cameras could be AVAILABLE in March, and announced late next week!


Yes, that is right. According to a new report over on Canon Rumors, which has been given CR3 (Canon Rumors’ ‘Highest, Most Likely To Be True’ rating), indicates that NDA/Embargo agreements on several new products expire on February 6th (Friday after next).

Among the new releases, besides the new 5D bodies, is the rumored EOS M3, the T6i/750D, and the 11-24mm F/4L. If this is true, this will be a pretty big CP+ show for Canon. I have to be a little honest too, out of all those possible products, the EOS M3 is what I am most interested to see.

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Given Canon’s current mirrorless offerings, and them being absolutely outclassed in almost every way by the rest of the market, I want to see what Canon has in store for us this time. Will it have an EVF? Will it have the Dual Pixel AF? Will it have a better body design than the brick of soap the original M is designed after? All very interesting, and important questions.

Unfortunately, the rumor did not shed any light on those questions, for the M3, or any of the possible announcements above. No specs, nothing. Just the name of the products and the bit that they will be announced/unveiled on or around Friday of next week.

Which product are you most interested in seeing announced? Do you think Canon can turn the M line around? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Michael Burnham

    With due respect the problem with “Canon being the next Kodak” is that Canon’s business machines division eclipses Canon’s photography division. Canon has a whole is a far larger company than people realize. That does NOT mean that everything they make is better, not saying that at all. Also, Nikon has quite the attitude as well so arrogance is not singular to any one company.

    I felt that the EOS M was an unfortunate “Me too”, knee-jerk, rushed-out-the-door to compete in the growing mirrorless segment and the follow-up M2 was just a corrected M. It would be great to see a seriously competitive Canon mirrorless camera that could access all the EOS lenses through their adapter. Leveraging that line-up in addition to coming out with a serious (even if small maybe 6-8) line-up of EOS M compact lenses would be great. And if there is going to be an M3 I hope it will be available in North America.

    REALLY Looking forward to the CP+ announcements all around!

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    • Matthew Saville

      I know that some people think Nikon gear is over-priced, but other than that I don’t see any signs of “arrogance” regarding the actual features and quality they offer in both bodies and lenses. In fact Nikon has always put a considerable amount of its efforts into creating the best possible equipment at the low-budget arena, while Canon has focused the majority of its efforts on creating the best possible high-dollar equipment and has let more affordable setups get very, very old. Canon desperately needs an entire new lineup of f/1.8 primes, for example, and they have shown no signs of meeting the competition that Nikon started many years ago with the new 50, both 1.8 and 1.4…

      Regarding Nikons being over-priced, I’d say that yes they are a little over-priced compared to Tamron or Sigma or Rokinon, but then again neither of those others compete with Nikon’s history of longevity and quality. All the nice new Sigma Art glass and Tamron stuff has yet to stand the test of time.

      And compared to Canon, Nikon’s prices are extremely competitive almost all across the board, while being either much sharper at the same price, or equally sharp for a lower price. (In most cases, that is)

      It is a good point however that Canon’s camera division couldn’t possibly sink the entire Canon corporation, not by a long shot, so the Kodak analogy is not at all perfect. Still, they’re showing numerous signs of “head-in-the-sand” when it comes to competing with mirrorless in general, plus the newfound quality of third-party lenses available…

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    • David Hall

      It is true Matthew that Nikon has made an effort to put out a lot of product over the last couple of years. Sometimes, i think to much. I’m almost afraid to upgrade my Nikon camera body at this point because I just feel like the next big thing is about to be released. I purchased my D3s and it wasn’t two weeks later they introduced the D4… soon followed by the D4s, D800, D810, D750… I’m tired. Just holding on a few more weeks for the D5 I guess.

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  2. Dave Haynie

    It would be nice to see Canon deliver an honest effort at the M3. Despite their use of the smallest sensor in any halfway serious camera (yeah, Pentax Q fans, you know I’m right) and ridiculous high prices, Nikon seems serious about making the 1 system a serious consumer alternative.

    Of course, it’s not a shock that Nikon and Canon are not making serious mirrorless efforts for pros. After all, they still command 75% of the ILC market, and outside a few Asian countries, mirrorless hasn’t been that popular. Though I’d love to see some real 2014 numbers, because with Fujifilm, the Olympus OM-D series, Panasonic’s GH4, and Sony’s full frame NEX’s, er, E-Mount Alphas, this was the year mirrorless got real.

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  3. Mads Helmer Petersen

    Really looking forward to the new 5D ( hopefully :-)

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  4. Tanner Zachem

    FINALLY THE 11-24!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Matthew Saville

    Canon seems to be more interested in trophy lenses that nobody can afford, than meeting the demands of the masses. In fact this has always been one of Canon’s biggest problems, their marketing and sales departments have always taken the top-down approach to attracting buyers…

    Back when Canon had better AF, they posted those famous ads of tennis champions etc. entirely surrounded by white lenses. As if to say, “hey beginners, all the pros use Canon, so even though we’re supplying them with relatively free $5,000+ lenses, you should buy our beginner equipment!”

    Maybe I’m the only one in the world who got that vibe from Canon’s marketing tactics, but once I did, I despised them for it. Then, I watched as Nikon took the exact opposite approach starting in the early 2000’s… With the D70 and D100, they began a trend of DSLRS that delivered exactly what CONSUMERS wanted, and they built their take-over of the market from the ground up. My vacations and outings went from being entirely surrounded by Rebel DSLRs, to almost entirely surrounded by Nikon beginner DSLRs.

    Like I said maybe this is all in my head, but then again I’ve been pretty good at predicting Canon’s rather underwhelming moves over the past few years…

    I’m sure the 5D 4 will be an awesome camera. But it won’t beat the Nikon lineup’s usefulness all around, in my opinion. The 11-24 f/4 will probably set records for sharpness, and of course for being the widest full-frame non-fisheye lens ever, however it costs $3K and, well, it’s f/4.

    The M3 and the rebels, well, let’s just say I’m not holding my breath, but maybe they’ll put the 7D mk2 sensor and DPAF in a mirrorless camera, and offer a few other competitive features, it might be a move in the right direction…


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    • Herm Tjioe

      Totally agree. What Canon could be if they would put some effort on the lower level lens line up.

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    • Jean-Francois Perreault

      I thought that’s what they did with their STM lineup.
      Apart from being slow, the price/quality value is quite good isn’t it?

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    • Matthew Saville

      Yes, Jean-Francois, there have been a few new items from Canon that do give us hope. The STM lenses, and the new 16-35 f/4 L IS, makes me think that Canon is indeed making an effort to compete with the likes of Sigma and Tamron and Rokinon.

      However there is still a long way to go before Canon offers all the awesome things that I like about my Nikon DSLR system, or the Sony mirrorless system. In fact it is such a long way to go, that if Canon doesn’t turn things around in the next generation or so I will officially call them the next Kodak story… :-(

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