Canon discontinues EOS M camera system

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Canon has called time on its EOS M camera system, with the APS-C format no longer appearing on the Canon Australia website, and now appearing under the company’s “old products” or “discontinued products” page on Canon Japan's site.

A Canon Australia spokesperson confirmed to AP that EOS M series camera bodies were no longer available locally, but that the company will continue to sell a range of selected EF-M lenses.

Canon's EOS M50 Mark II from 2020.

Going forward, the company says it is focusing sales efforts on its EOS R series in Australia.

The EOS M line was Canon's first foray into mirrorless, starting with the Canon EOS M in 2012. 

Despite reportedly being popular in Japan, the mirrorless format had been largely neglected once the more popular Canon RF mount was announced in 2018 alongside the release of the EOS R.

The last new EOS-M camera, the EOS M50 Mark II, was announced in 2020 and not released locally until 2021.

In total, just eight Canon lenses for EOS-M were released, however this is still considerably more than the three in the current RF-S lens lineup. 

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