Canon’s last remaining EOS M camera – the EOS M50 Mark II – is discontinued in Japan

Oct 31, 2022

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Canon’s last remaining EOS M camera – the EOS M50 Mark II – is discontinued in Japan

Oct 31, 2022

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It looks like the Canon EOS M system’s death knell is ringing loud and clear. After discontinuing the Canon EOS M200 only last week, the final remaining camera in the EOS M lineup is also on its way out. It appears that the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, released only in 2020, has now been partially discontinued at Canon Japan.

Asobinet reports that the Canon Kiss M2 (that’s what Canon Japan calls the EOS M50 Mark II) body-only kit is now listed as discontinued on Canon Japan’s website. They say that the two kits containing lenses have not yet been discontinued. As of right now, though, Canon’s online store also lists the Kiss M2 and EF-M 15-45mm IS STM kit lens package is also discontinued.

There is still some hope for those in Japan who want to pick up an EOS M50 Mark II. The twin lens package containing the 15-45mm IS STM and 55-200mm f/4.5-6.34 IS STM lenses is still available. For now, at least. I expect that once current stocks sell out, that will be gone, too. There doesn’t seem to have been any discontinuation anywhere else in the world yet, although I suppose that will now be inevitable as supplies dwindle.

With no replacement model in sight, it seems that the EOS R system is going to be Canon’s way forward when it comes to APS-C mirrorless now. Honestly, it makes a lot of sense and should’ve been their position from day one, really. Maintaining two completely separate mount systems was never really going to work.

So, despite Canon suggesting several times over the last few years that they won’t abandon the EOS M system, it sure looks like they’ve abandoned the EOS M system.

[via Asobinet]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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3 responses to “Canon’s last remaining EOS M camera – the EOS M50 Mark II – is discontinued in Japan”

  1. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    I love(d) this little cam, so much power in a small body. Cant wait for the R replacement

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Yeah, it’s a cracking little camera. The only reason I didn’t buy a couple was the 4K crop factor meant it was using an even smaller section of the sensor than even Micro Four Thirds.

  2. DIYP community member Avatar
    DIYP community member

    My M50 is still my most used camera out of 5 Canon cameras.