Canon hasn’t given up on the EOS M series of mirrorless cameras. In fact, it seems they’re preparing to launch what might be considered the “next chapter” in the M-line: The EOS M5. And today we get our first look at it.
The M5 has been rumored for some time, with the latest reports indicating that it will have a 24.2MP sensor (same sensor as the 80D or a variant), a built-in electronic viewfinder, and a new AF system. There was also talk of a “classical” camera design, which we got our first look at today.
The leaked images—photos processed with a Photoshop filter, not sketches as some are reporting—were posted by Canon Rumors, who has it from an extremely reliable source that they are, indeed, authentic. That source has supposedly held the M5 in their hand, so they’re in a good place to say whether or not these photos are accurate.
Here’s a closer look:
We’re not sure if this counts as a “classical” design, but it’s definitely beefier than the M cameras we’ve seen in the past. According to Canon Rumors, the M5 will be announced alongside the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens on September 15.