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Two new Canon EOS M cameras for 2020 – including 32MP, 2-slot flagship with IBIS?

Two new Canon EOS M cameras for 2020 – including 32MP flagship with IBIS?

Canon's quest for world domination isn't over yet! Word is that two new M-series cameras are scheduled for release later this year: the Canon EOS M7, set to become the new flagship, and the Canon EOS M50 Mark II. 

While the Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab) and Canon EOS R6 (opens in new tab) demonstrate the manufacturer's commitment to its full-frame mirrorless system, this news confirms that Canon remains invested in its APS-C ecosystem.

That's according to a report (opens in new tab) by Canon Rumors, which adds more details to the long-running rumors that Canon is preparing a pair of new EOS M bodies for release in 2020 (in addition to a rumored new RF mount Cinema EOS camera (opens in new tab), set to debut next month). 

Intriguingly, the Canon EOS M7 appears to be the new flagship camera of the EOS M line – replacing the Canon EOS M6 Mark II (opens in new tab), which in turn replaced the Canon EOS M5 (opens in new tab) as the top dog. It's entirely probable, though, that the M7 is the same camera as the previously rumored Canon EOS M5 Mark II (opens in new tab) (the change in nomenclature perhaps owing to the emergence of the M6). 

According to the report, the M7 will possess in-body image stabilization (as previously rumored for the M5 Mark II), along with the same 32MP image sensor as the M6 Mark II, plus dual memory card slots and “all the bells and whistles”. 

The M50 Mark II is the successor to the Canon EOS M50 (opens in new tab), which continues to be Canon's most popular mirrorless camera. No details have been posited for this body, but like its predecessor expect it to focus less on specs and more on affordable 4K and stills modes with a viewfinder – with the big question being whether or not IBIS will be included, or if that will remain the preserve of the flagship.

While both cameras are set to be announced in the fourth quarter of 2020, the site sagely advises us to "consider announcement dates a moving target in the current global environment." 

Read more: 

Canon EOS M6 Mark II review (opens in new tab)
Canon EOS M50 review (opens in new tab)
Canon EOS M5 review (opens in new tab)

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web 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 as diverse as 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, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). 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.