Canon EOS M5 Mark II to have in-body image stabilization?

Canon EOS M5 Mark II to have in-body image stabilization?
(Image credit: Japanese Patent Office / Canon)

It looks like the Canon EOS M5 Mark II could have in-body image stabilization (IBIS), according to a fascinating patent filed by the manufacturer in Japan.

It is even conceivable that, just as the smaller M-series cameras were the first Canon bodies to debut electronic viewfinders (not to mention a new benchmark 32-megapixel sensor), the Canon EOS M5 Mark II could even debut IBIS before its expected rollout in the full-frame R-series cameras. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.