Canon EOS M6 leak hints at odd change

It hasn't been that long since Canon launched the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that boasts of a few firsts for the line. While it's not yet certain exactly when it will happen, it seems that Canon is already close to unveiling its successor. Japanese site Nokishita has even been able to grab some PR photos of the so-called Canon EOS M6, but it's the specs, or the lack of them, that's particularly intriguing.

There really isn't much to go on based on the details gathered by the source. It basically only speaks of the kits that will be available, one with a 15-45 mm lens and another with 18-150 mm, as well as the Black and Silver options. The site does note that the cameras will come with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, the latter one of the new features of the EOS M5.

It also, however, lists a separate EVF-DC 2, with separate color options and a separate SKU. The implication here is that the electronic viewfinder would be sold separately, which would mean that the EOS M6 wouldn't have one built-in. That would seem like a step down from the EOS M5, which had the EVF as part of its defining features. That change is seemingly confirmed by leaked photos of the camera.

Other than that, however, the Canon EOS M6 is still mostly shrouded in mystery. It is, however, expected to have mostly the same specs as its predecessor, including a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 processor. It might also have Canon's Dual Pixel AF. Whether it has the same Combination IS stabilization tech as the EOS M5 is one of the things we still have to hear about from further leaks.

VIA: Nokishita (1), (2)