The Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless digital camera is just about to be launched. Already leaked specifications are being made available. What can we expect and will it make any difference?

The M6 will be very much the same as the M5 that was released late 2016. The major differences appear to be the loss of internal EVF viewfinder in favor of the new hot-shoe mounted EVF-D2. This makes the camera smaller with a more retro style whilst allowing for the option of a viewfinder. It should also allow for a lower price point for the camera alone.

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The Canon rumor of a new kit lens to come with the launch of the EOS 800D / Rebel T7i has led to speculation it may be a retractable, locking lens such as the EF-M 15-45mm or the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II equivalent. That certainly saves space and makes the whole camera more 'compact' but just a bit fiddly to use. Given the need to compete with mirrorless cameras and reduce the size would Canon take the same route?

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Canon have announced the new EOS M5 Mirrorless system camera as expected today. There have been a lot of speculation as to what this would bring and I think there are few surprises here. So what are the main additions and omissions with the new EOS M5?

The format as a mini-DSLR style has been introduced along the lines of the Powershot G5x with the same high-quality 2.36M dot Electronic Viewfinder. The screen, however, is not the same but tilts vertically up 85° or down 180° and is a 1.6M dot high-resolution capacitive touchscreen. One interesting use of the touchscreen is to select focus area whilst using the EVF by moving your right thumb over the screen area.

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The Canon XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder just announced is an upgrade for the XC10 that was released in April 2015. Both cameras are designed to be lightweight, compact optional cameras for the professional user. Ideal for the videographer or as a 'B' camera to complement the more advanced EOS Cxxx range of professional video cameras. Being small and lightweight allows the camera to be used in confined areas or when having to travel light.

Canon today, as rumored, have announced the new generation 5D Mark IV DSLR camera. This comes along with two new L-series lenses; the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens. There is also a new Battery Grip the BG-E20 to go with the new 5D Mark IV.

There are few surprises in this release as most of the information had been leaked in advance. One point of interest is a new max native ISO setting of 32000, up from the 5D Mark III of 25600. The new Dual Pixel RAW, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies are new features that we will get to know more about in due time.