The Canon EOS M at 10: a half-baked warning from mirrorless camera history

Ten years ago today, Canon introduced its very first mirrorless camera: theCanon EOS M But the neglected initial will not be tossing a significant celebration– rather, it’ll be drinking a Jack Daniels in the edge of a dive bar murmuring to the Nikon J1 concerning what could have been.

The Canon EOS M was never ever actually created to take control of the globe. It was a timeless protective action from a technology incumbent, created to avoid digital photographers’ eyes from brand-new mirrorless gamers like the Sony NEX-7, enchanting Olympus PEN E-P3 and also remarkable Samsung NX200.

But what’s remarkable concerning the Canon EOS M is just how, virtually specifically 10 years on, history is relatively duplicating. Across the roadway from the Canon EOS M’s dive bar, the brand-new Canon EOS R7 and also EOS R10– its spiritual followers– are commemorating their two-month birthday celebration in a trendy mixed drink shop.

An advert for the Canon EOS M camera

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Those 2 electronic cameras are various monsters from the EOS M, many clearly since they share the very same RF-mount as Canon’s full-frame mirrorless electronic cameras. This make good sense; as opposed to divide its enthusiast and also professional electronic cameras right into inappropriate family members, Canon is ultimately adhering to the one-mount technique of its arch competitors Sony and alsoNikon This indicates its 2 brand-new gamers must be amongst finest newbie mirrorless electronic cameras around.

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