UPDATE: Shortly after the Canon EOS M50 Mark II was added to product lists sent to retailers, specs have been leaked for the imminent APS-C camera – which will have a 32.5MP sensor, uncropped 4K video up to 60fps, the latest Dual Pixel AF II system and a new Digic X sensor – but it will not have in-body image stabilization.
Of course, that 32.5MP sensor is the same one that appeared in the Canon EOS M6 Mark II – as are the 14fps burst rate and single card slot that have also appeared on the leaked specifications. However, the addition of 4K 60p (which hopefully isn't subject to record limits) and Dual Pixel AF II are a big deal in a world that is increasingly interested in hybrid cameras with sharp video features.
It is believed that the manufacturer is working on two new APS-C bodies, though initial reports stated that a successor to the former flagship Canon EOS M5 would arrive first, followed by a replacement for the original Canon EOS M50. While the lack of IBIS here is notable, it seems that stabilization is being saved for the flagship M5 Mark II – which will differentiate it from Canon's other APS-C bodies.
Here are the leaked Canon EOS M50 Mark II specs, as shared by Canon Rumors:
• 32.5mp APS-C CMOS sensor
• Digic X (maybe a new version)
• DPAF II
• 4K @ 60p no crop
• No IBIS
• Similar EVF resolution as the EOS R6
• Single SD card slot
ORIGINAL STORY (28 February): The Canon EOS M5 Mark II, the replacement for the current outdated flagship EOS M body, is set to arrive in October – and it will, as rumored, possesses in-body-image stabilization (IBIS) as well as 4K video.
That's according to a new report, which clarifies Canon's plans for its APS-C mirrorless range. In addition to the Canon EOS M5 Mark II, we can also apparently expect a slew of new EF-M optics – and the Canon EOS M60, which will replace the hugely popular Canon EOS M50, is reputedly set to arrive in early 2021.
The M5 Mark II, however, looks set to reclaim its throne with largely equal specs to the M6 Mark II, but the addition of IBIS, superior build quality, as well as the M5's electronic viewfinder (thanks, Canon Rumors).
This looks to confirm our previous story that the Canon EOS M5 Mark II will have IBIS. It would be the second Canon camera to do so, and the first APS-C model, following the recently announced Canon EOS R5 – a full-frame pro-grade camera that features stabilization as well as 8K video.
Accompanying the M5 Mark II could be a pair of new EF-M mount lenses. According to Canon Rumors, the Canon EF-M 52mm f/2 STM lens and Canon EF-M 18-45mm f/2-4 IS STM could be launched alongside it – the latter being a likely candidate for a new kit lens.
Scheduled for early 2021 release, according to the same reports, is a similar sequel to the most popular M-series camera. No details are yet known about the Canon EOS M60 (a replacement for the M50), though it is said that a new Canon EF-M 100-300mm f/5.6-8mm IS STM lens might be released with it.
We love the fact that Canon seems to be getting serious again about its EOS M line – new cameras are always welcome, but the prospect of new native EF-M glass is most definitely music to our ears!
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