Canon EOS M5 Review

Announced Sep 15, 2016 •
24 megapixels | 3.2 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

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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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Movie / video mode