According to latest interview with Canon executives by Amateur photographer at CP+ 2019. Canon executives confirmed again that IBIS (Canon call this All Optical IS) is coming to EOS R body, and Canon is thinking of releasing a higher-end EOS R body, and EOS M system is not dead yet, new EOS M bodies will coming.
From Amateur Photographer:
AP: There have been quite a lot of requests from customers and reviewers alike for IBIS on the EOS R, not to mention dual card slots. How do you respond to this?
YM: Yes, we are aware of these voices… We are thinking how we can develop the line-up. With the R and RP we look at the entirety of the package, as mentioned. In terms of IBIS, we are looking into it for the future. We believe IBIS will work together hand in hand with optical IS lenses, such as the ones you see in front of you, to offer better features.
AP: At the other end of the scale, you have premium lenses… do you see a need for a higher-end body for the EOS R to use them on?
YM: In terms of the EOS R system, it is about offering lenses with higher functions and features. We want people to enjoy this variety of photography, hence the development of both the EOS R and RP. That said, while the R and RP are good cameras, we are not resting on our laurels…. so yes, we are considering a higher-end premium body, as you mention.
AP: Are you going to continue using the EOS M mount, as you now have the EF, EF-S, EF-M, and RF mounts?
Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi (YM): So yes, we have the M mount and also the RF mount launched last year. The M mount is, as you know, is for APS-C format sensors, so its small size and light weight are the key benefits here. The RF mount is for our full-frame mirrorless models, for customers who are looking for the higher image quality, functions and a variety of ways to express themselves visually. So to answer your question, the compact and light M mount will continue, so long as customers require it.
AP: Are you going to keep EOS M in its existing form, or are you going to make a APS-C camera with the RF mount?
YM: That’s a product development for the future so I can’t go into detail, and the market will dictate what sort of direction we should take. If the customers do want a small size, lightweight mount I believe there is room for that, so as we said in the previous answer, we will continue to work with the M mount.