It looks like Canon might have quietly killed off the EOS M5

Dec 16, 2019

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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.

It looks like Canon might have quietly killed off the EOS M5

Dec 16, 2019

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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This is quite interesting. According to the Adorama website, upon searching for the EOS M5, we only see used bodies for sale with the statement that “Adorama does not carry CANON EOS M5”, suggesting that it might have come to its end. Being announced only at the end of 2016, the EOS M5 has proven to be quite a popular camera in Canon’s APS-C mirrorless line up. So, why would they discontinue it? Could it be that the EOS M5 Mark II rumours might be right?

The Adorama website simply shows the statement that they do not carry that camera, although you can buy it used. While there’s been no official statement from Canon, and other websites are showing it as being in stock, it does seem very odd. That being said, the websites that do have it in stock, like B&H, are running some pretty insane discounts on the EOS M5 now, with new prices below that of even the used bodies at Adorama.

Could it simply be the usual holiday sale or is B&H trying to clear their inventory in time for an impending EOS M5 Mark II announcement?

Rumours of a possible EOS M5 Mark II first surfaced back in July when the EOS 90D was about to be announced. It turned out that the EOS 90D was the one to be released at that time. More recently, rumours have come up that we might see a couple of new EOS M cameras in 2020. One is expected to be the EOS M50 Mark II, but the other is unknown. The suggested price of around $850 for the unknown model, including a kit lens does seem to be about in the ballpark of the M5’s regular price, though.

So, could this mean that the EOS M5 Mark II is on the way? Or is it simply a glitch in the Adorama matrix and they’ll get it back in stock again soon?

Only time will tell, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

[via Photo Rumors]

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7 responses to “It looks like Canon might have quietly killed off the EOS M5”

  1. Hugh Dom Avatar
    Hugh Dom

    Well everyone us becoming more serious in that class so they need to up the offer for sure.

  2. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    buttons and dials, m50 was completely useless for photography :D

  3. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    There is a strong possibility the M6 Mark II will be the only replacement for the M5 and M6.

  4. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    Why would anyone need M5 if there’s M6?

  5. Miroslav Vrzala Avatar
    Miroslav Vrzala

    5dsr2 please

  6. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    7D MK III Specialist Sports Edition Supercharged with all the bells and all the whistles. Newest crop sensor. Best colours, magical rapid autofocus, deepest buffer and 60 frames per second, dual slot UHS-II SD cards, primed for the most responsive wildlife lens ever. Gimmeh! ????

  7. Joaquim Gonsalves Avatar
    Joaquim Gonsalves

    The M6ii critically lacks a speedlite plus EVF function. As much as I love my M5, and dislike lack of dual cards, I’d seriously consider buying an M6ii with an EVF that has a speedlite mount. But the reality is apart from Fuji, the Mirrorless APS-C space is currently lacking a professional grade body with Dual Cards. And Canon’s current portfolio just makes one scratch their heads on this until they release something.
    (I use my Fujis for paid photography work)