Canon EOS M5

Announced Sep 15, 2016 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Sep 15, 2016
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The Canon EOS M5 is an enthusiast-friendly model in the company's mirrorless lineup. Like the other M-series models, it uses EF-M lenses with support for EF and EF-S via an optional adapter. It features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with the company's Dual Pixel AF, which allows for fast autofocus in live view and movie mode. In a first for Canon, the M5 has in-body 5-axis image stabilization. It has an SLR-style design with three control dials as well as a direct control for exposure compensation. It features a tilting 3.2" LCD that can flip all the way down 180 degrees - perfect for selfies. In addition there is an electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dots. The M5 can shoot continuously at up to 9 frames/second (7 fps with continuous AF) and can capture 1080/60p video. Photos can be shared via Wi-Fi, with the camera using Bluetooth for quick pairing with your smartphone.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-25600
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Focal length mult. 1.6×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,620,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz)
Dimensions 116 x 89 x 61 mm (4.57 x 3.5 x 2.4)
GPS None

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Our review

The EOS M5 has plenty going for it. Shooting smooth, properly focused video is incredibly easy, and the new 24MP sensor has made great strides in overall image quality. Dual Pixel autofocus makes for faster, more precise focusing and really makes the M5 shine with adapted lenses. Unfortunately, it sits in a crowded market and its excellent usability can't quite make up for the fact that you can arguably get more camera for less money elsewhere.

Good for: Users looking for solid, dependable performance for general photography and casual video capture in a compact package with a highly polished user interface.

Not so good for: Action and sports shooters, video shooters needing 4K capture, users concerned with availability of suitably sized lenses.

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