Yesterday we shared the new Canon patent for a brand new EF-M mount lens, and today we have more Canon mirrorless rumors for you. According to the latest chatter, Canon may be gearing up to release the new EOS M3 in Q3 of this year, meaning it would most likely debut at Photokina in September.


The rumor goes on to say that the camera will be split into two different models, a body more aimed at the consumer market and a model more aimed at the prosumer market. It is unclear what exactly the difference would be between those two camera models, but you could expect the more prosumer model to more closely resemble the Canon 70D, while the consumer model more closely resemble something like the Canon T5i.

If this turns out to be true, this could be the long rumored “relaunch” of the Canon EOS-M series in the US and Europe. We expected that to happen with the EOS-M2 but that never happened, in fact the EOS-M2 is still not even available in the US. As I am on the record saying, I love my EOS-M, and while it does have flaws, it is still a very capable camera.

Canon EOS M

If Canon can fix the small things like AF (maybe with one of those fancy new Dual Pixel AF sensors) and the ergonomics, then I could see this maybe being a great option for Canon shooters who want to give mirrorless a shot.

Would you welcome a new EOS M3, and give it a shot, or did the first one put you off too much?Will Canon get it right, or will they restart Groundhog’s Day like Nikon has done with their mirrorless lineup? Leave a comment below to discuss.

[Via Canon Rumors]