No, Canon is NOT killing its other mirrorless cameras

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
(Image credit: Canon)

Despite everyone in the industry jumping to the conclusion that it would, Canon has confirmed that it is not in fact going to kill off its EOS M series of mirrorless cameras. And the reason is simple: Canon sells too many of them. 

Ever since the launch of the original Canon EOS R and the dawn of the new RF mount in 2018, there has been speculation that the manufacturer would sunset its existing line of entry and mid-range EOS M mirrorless cameras. And when the Canon EOS R50 launched in February, looking like a direct replacement for the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, everyone figured that sunset had arrived. 

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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.