It seems that Canon is ready to discontinue the Canon EOS M6 Mark II. There’s been no official announcement, in fact, though there by no means actually is when Canon discontinues a product. They solely make an enormous tune and dance when new merchandise are introduced. However Canon Rumors says they’ve obtained experiences from two totally different nations that the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, released in 2019, has been discontinued.
If true, and with no Mark III successor introduced, that is presumably the strongest sign thus far that Canon does certainly intend to kill off the EOS M line and create an APS-C model of their RF mount mirrorless system. Rumours of a high-end APS-C EOS R7 have been surfacing once more currently, and it’s not the only APS-C RF mount camera rumoured to be introduced this 12 months, both. Canon is often fairly good about asserting successors earlier than digicam fashions are discontinued. So, the truth that an EOS M6 Mark III has not been introduced is kind of telling.
It does make sense for Canon to consolidate its mounts now that it’s shifting 100% in the direction of mirrorless. Again when their bread and butter had been nonetheless DSLRs, creating a brand new mount system for his or her APS-C mirrorless cameras was a logical alternative. They wanted to have a brand new mount to account for the slimmer digicam our bodies and shorter flange distance. Positive, they may’ve added an EF/EF-S mount (they usually did launch an adapter), however then they’d face the identical subject as Sigma’s previous Foveon our bodies, producing our bodies which can be simply as thick as DSLRs to maintain that flange distance (Sigma SA mount has the identical flange distance as Canon EF).
However now with Canon DSLRs going the way in which of the dinosaur, it doesn’t actually make sense to keep up a number of mounts anymore, particularly as Canon’s focus will likely be totally on RF mount and never the 10-year-old EOS M system that’s largely already fleshed out.
In the meanwhile, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II shouldn’t be displaying as discontinued on the Canon Japan website, nor at retailers together with Amazon, B&H and Canon’s personal shops within the USA and UK. Canon Japan’s web site does record availability as “Limited stock“, though that doesn’t essentially imply that they’re on the point of finish the product line. They could truly be making and ready on extra. However inventory is “restricted” on all 5 M6 Mark II bundle choices listed there.
Till an APS-C RF mount digicam is definitely introduced and we will see precisely what it provides and which former DSLR or EOS-M physique it probably replaces, it’s unknown what would possibly truly be coming. But when a Canon EOS 7D Mark II substitute is rumoured, the following logical assumption would now be an EOS M6 Mark II substitute.
[via Canon Rumors]