Have you heard he Canon EOS M3 Rumors?
They're coming from the patent request from Canon, protecting a lens design that may be for a new mirrorless offer from Canon. Rumors say they'll actually be 2 versions of the new EOS M3.
If it's true this camera is very likely to be exhibited at Photokina in September. Photokina is the granddaddy of photography and imaging trade shows, happening in Germany, just once every two years..
The two versions of the rumored Canon EOS M3 would have closely targeted markets.
The EOS M was such a disaster that Canon still doesn't even market the M2 in the United States. The original was aimed and point and shooters who wanted to upgrade without going to the DSLR size of camera. The original EOS M had focusing issues.
The M2 addressed the focusing issues as well as add Wifi capabilities.
I consider myself a guy who is not overly uncomfortable with change. I didn't mind the switch over from manual cameras to auto-focusing and auto-exposure cameras.
I welcomed the change from shooting film to digital photography.
I can handle changes in operating systems. I started using computers that only had DOS-that's before "Windows" even existed.
Constant changes and upgrades in software, hardware, and even firmware updates are a recognized constant.
BUT I don't like taking photos by looking at an LCD screen. For me, it doesn't feel right and it simply doesn't work as well. I am an optical viewfinder guy or at least an electronic viewfinder guy.
It's one of the many reasons I still like my Canon g11 and the "G" series of cameras, particularly the Canon g1x. They have optical viewfinders. Heck, I spent the extra $250 to get the electronic viewfinder on my favorite high-end point and shoot camera, the Canon G1X Mark II
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Holding the camera out away from your body is awkward. Yes, you can get used to it, but it's not as good functionally as holding the camera securely up to your eye.
Optical viewfinders work well in bright sun and there is no such thing as delay. What you see is what you get.
I think a much better alternative is the Canon G1x Mark II.
It's a great all-in-one camera.
You don't need to buy any extra lenses.
It comes with a 5x Zoom range.
It combines the compact size of the Canon "G" series with a much bigger and better 1.5 inch sensor.
The G1x Mark II has a much faster and better lens over the original Canon G1x.
For those photographers (like me) who really like an optical viewfinder to look through, the G1x Mark II has a really cool accessory, an electronic, tilting viewfinder that attaches to the hot shoe.
No camera is perfect, but I had been eagerly awaiting for someone to come up with a compact camera with a big sensor for quite some time and Canon finally did it with the original G1x. The G1x had issues and Canon responded with big improvements in the lens for G1x Mark II.
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Written by Bruce Lovelace
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The Speedlite 90Ex was made specifically for the Canon mirrorless EOS M camera.
It will likely be the designated EOS M3 flash as well.
The 22mm lens is the standard prime lens for the Canon EOs M mirrorless camera.