Osiriz wrote in post #16127241
Yes. Canon had their chance but they blew it.
No doubt Canon blew it...they entered the mirrorless market piddling down their leg with an embarrassingly feeble product. However, it's not true that "they had their chance"; as if to suggest they cannot right the wrong; as if they cannot ever recover; as if they no longer have a chance to enter the market with a strong new release. The market has not passed them by...not yet. If they release a strong M II, it will sell very well I think.
In some ways the M may serve Canon well. The impression I get is that they approached the M with a grudging acceptance of the market for mirrorless interchangeable cameras, but didn't give the development the full time and effort it required. They were late to the party, yet the M seems like a hastily contrived product. I hope they have been shamed and embarrassed by how poorly the M compared to some competing products and we might see a pretty strong M II product in the coming days.