Canon is preparing to release its latest mirrorless cameras in late August, but they won't be full-frame bodies – instead we'll be seeing a pair of new APS-C cameras in the shape of the Canon EOS M5 II and Canon EOS M6 II.
Both cameras will feature uncropped 4K video and high frame-rates for recording slow-motion video. In addition, the Canon EOS M5 II will possess an improved electronic viewfinder.
UPDATE: Further specifications for the Canon EOS M6 II have now been leaked, which are included below.
That's according to a report (opens in new tab) from Canon Rumors, which notes that the cameras – along with the Canon EOS 90D (opens in new tab) – are among a slew of products that the manufacturer will reveal on or around 28 August.
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As per the company's just-released (and more than slightly concerning) Q2 financial report, (opens in new tab) Canon will continue to double down on mirrorless cameras as the market shifts ever further away from DSLRs.
As such, replacements for the welcome but underwhelming Canon EOS M5 (opens in new tab) and M6 make sense – though while the former was fairly expected, the latter is something of a surprise.
For the M5 II, Canon is incorporating "a similar EVF to the Canon EOS RP (opens in new tab)" – the 0.39-inch EVF, 2.36 million-dot viewfinder that was actually transplanted from the Canon EOS M50 (opens in new tab).
Something definitely not transplanted from the RP or the M50, though, is 4k video recording without any crop – something that has hobbled every one of Canon's 4K-capable cameras (which, cynics would say, is to protect the Cinema EOS line).
Alleged specs for the Canon EOS M6 II have now been leaked by Canon Rumors (opens in new tab), which are as follows:
• 32.5 mp APS-C CMOS sensor (new sensor technology for higher dynamic range)
• DIGIC 8+ Imaging Processor
• 4K up to 30p (with no crop or 1.3x no pixel binning crop), Full HD up to 180p
• No Canon Log but new Movie Picture Style
• Dual Pixel AF Focus Guide
• New Selfie mode and Vlog mode
• Enhanced Movie IS
• High-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of 16 FPS (with AE/AF)
• RAW Burst mode at 30 FPS (with AE/AF)
• Dual Pixel AF with expanded area
• Eye AF (tracking possible)
• Electronic shutter 1/16000s
• Focus Bracketing
• Supports external electronic viewfinder
• USB-C charge power supply
We look forward to sharing specs for the Canon EOS M5 II when they inevitably leak…
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