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Rumors about m50 mark iii


There are some rumors about canon m50 mark iii 

Is it true? 



Is it wise to invest in efm lenses ? Or go with the dslr lenses? Should I buy efm lenses? 

There some rumors about the canon m50 mark iii is it really coming ? 


OK, what are the rumors?


Canon m50 mark iii is coming !!!! At  the end of 2022

@Supriyo wrote:

Canon m50 mark iii is coming !!!! At  the end of 2022

That would be a complete surprise, to me.  There is a web site called CanonRumors that seems to have a good nose for what is coming up, and what is click bait.

"The right mouse button is your friend."

Is it true ?



First of all, only Canon themselves know what's coming.... and they aren't saying until it's ready for the market. (It would make no sense for them to reveal their future plans to the competition.) So we are talking about RUMORS, which are easily spread these days, thanks to the Internet.

I think it very unlikely that Canon will ever offer an M50 Mark III. They're concentrating on the R-series cameras and the RF lenses for them. Those can be expected to replace both the Canon DSLRs (EF/EF-S mount) and the older M-series mirrorless (EF-M mount), as well as the lenses for both those systems.

From a business perspective, it just makes sense to consolidate everything into the new R-system, rather than building three parallel systems of interchangeable lens cameras with limited cross-compatibility. (You can adapt EF and EF-S lenses onto both M-series and R-series cameras... but you can't adapt RF lenses onto anything other than the R-series cameras. Likewise, EF-M lenses cannot be adapted for use on any other system.)

In fact, one could argue that the new R10, just introduced and only actually in stores for about 2 or 3 weeks now, is the equivalent of an M50 Mark III, but with a much more comprehensive system of lenses and accessories.In the ten years since the Canon M-series were introduced, there have only ever been eight Canon EF-M lenses and minimal 3rd party lenses (Quite a few manual lenses, but I know of only six that offer autofocus... three each from Sigma and Viltrox). In contrast, in the slightly less than four years since their R-series were launched, Canon has introduced thirty RF/RF-S lenses ranging from 5.2mm fisheye to 1200mm telephoto. Many of those lenses are quite innovative, too.

The R10 is slightly larger and a couple ounces heavier than the M50 Mark II, but both are 24MP mirrorless cameras with a shutter speed range from 30 sec to 1/4000, and both use SD memory cards. The R10 can shoot at 15 frames/sec. with its mechanical shutter or 23 frames/sec with electronic... compared to 10 frames/sec that the M5II can do. The R10 has a much more advanced AF system.  Both cameras can shoot 4K video, but the M50II has a 30 minute time limit, while the R10 is only limited by the size of memory card and its battery charge. The R10 uses a slightly larger LP-E17 battery (versus LP-E12 in M50II) and is rated to get about 50% more shots per charge with it.

Yes, the R10 is more expensive. Some of the premium RF lenses are pricey, too.. But there are also now quite a few fairly affordable RF lenses. Two RF-S lenses were introduced along with the R10 and R7,. the first two APS-C format cameras in the R-series: an RF-S 18-45mm and a more premium RF-S 18-150mm. Of course, both the APS-C cameras can use all the full frame capable RF lenses, too... although of course there will be some cropping of the image.

There's more... I recommend you do some searches and research online to see for yourself. If you are wanting an M50 Mark III, it might already exist but is called the EOS R10 and part of the new R system... the system that will be replacing both Canon DSLRs and M-series mirrorless.

P.S. The Canon DSLR system has been around for over 20 years and is closely based on the film SLR system that preceded it by another 10 or 15 years. As a result, there are an awful lot of EOS cameras and EF lenses out there.... so it's not like it's going to disappear. Likewise, the M-series have been fairly popular, especially in some markets (I have an M5 and several lenses myself, as well as a number of Canon DSLRs and a lot of lenses for them). The transition to the new R system can be gradual... EF and EF-S lenses can be adapted for use on the R-series cameras (much as they can for M-series). Unfortunately, EF-M lenses cannot be adapted for use on any other system.


Alan Myers
San Jose, Calif., USA
"Walk softly and carry a big lens."
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I've heard some doubts about whether Canon is going to put a lot of resources into the APS-C format for R-series cameras. At the moment, for instance, there are actually more EF-M lenses than RF-S lenses available from Canon. (Granted, APS-C RF bodies have only been available for a few months.) There are also doubts that an RF-mount camera at closer to the M50's price point will ever be released. (How much could actually be taken away from an R10 that still leaves it at least as capable as the M50? Not much from what I can see.) From my perspective, if that doesn't happen and Canon discontinues the M50, they will be ceding a huge segment of the market to the competition.

Kevin Rahe
EOS M50 Mark II

The M series bodies were never intended to be “workhorse” cameras.  They are designed to be high quality, compact cameras with interchangeable lenses.  Canon has covered the range from ultra-wide angle to medium telephoto lenses fairly well.

The camera line is popular among selfie videographers.  The main competitor in other markets is the Sony A6xxx camera line, which it outsells pretty consistently.

Due to the success of the M-series, Canon will continue producing and selling them.  I cannot say the same for DSLR camera line.  However, I do not foresee Canon investing energy into. R&D for new M Series bodies and lenses.

"The right mouse button is your friend."

Being relatively new to the camera market (at least since the advent of the DSLR - I do have an Olympus C-3040 Zoom I bought almost 20 years ago), I originally thought I wanted an EOS T7. Then I realized that it's based on some pretty old technology, so I started looking at the T8i and SL3. Then I learned about some of the differences between a DSLR and a mirrorless, and decided that I couldn't stomach some of the limitations of the former (e.g. different auto-focus systems depending on whether one is shooting using the viewfinder or the live-view screen), and ended up with the M50. I feel like I ended up in the right place for what I will need for the foreseeable future, even though the lenses I would have acquired for a DSLR might end up having greater longevity if I ever do desire to upgrade.

Kevin Rahe
EOS M50 Mark II

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