Canon EOS M5 Review: Modern Mirrorless Camera from Canon EOS M Family

Let’s meet the newest Canon EOS M Series, the Canon EOS M5. This is the next generation of Canon EOS M3, and I can tell you that lots and lots of people are interested to compare these two cameras. But apparently, the result is obvious because Canon seems to learn so much from the previous product. So now they are ready to do massive invasion with this camera. And for you who are interested to find out what’s offered by the EOS M5, here it: Canon EOS M5 Review.Canon EOS M5 Review Modern Mirrorless Camera from Canon EOS M Family

Canon EOS M5 Review

Let’s start this Canon EOS M5 Review by talking about the Body first. From the body, we can see that the camera brings SLR-style mirrorless body with interchangeable lens. At 116 x 89 x 61 mm dimension, Canon EOS M5 Body is gripable for most hand. It is also easy to bring and pack this camera for long journey, especially with its 427 grams of overall weight. Sure, this weight is not including the additional lens.

Canon EOS M5 Case

Canon EOS M5 Case is mostly covered by all-black domination, makes it looks like true professional-camera. You will find magnesium alloy on the grip area to prevent the slip. Besides, it also makes the camera is perfectly gripable. Most of the cases are also made of metal for maximum protection.

Moreover, the manufacturer also adds viewfinder, built-in flash, image mode, shutter button, and power on/off on the top. Meanwhile, the rear body is full of tilted LCD Screen with some navigation menu buttons. All of buttons are easy to reach, providing the camera easier operation.

Canon EOS M5 Sensor Size

Canon EOS M5 Sensor Size is an essential part of this Canon EOS M5 review. A 22.3 x 14.9 mm APS-C CMOS sensor with 24 million effective pixels is responsible to be the heart of camera. This sensor is able to result maximum image resolution at 6000 x 4000 with 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, and 1:1 image ratio. Canon EOS M5 Review - Camera Up Side

Further, this cool camera is also working well for video shooting with Electronic Video Stabilization feature. This sensor is supported by Adobe RGB and sRGB color space for outstanding color composition in every single picture.

Processor of Canon EOS M5

On the image processor, the sophisticated DIGIC 7 is more than just ready to run the process without meaningful lag. Focusing on the focus and optics, the autofocus mode brings tons of smart features to create perfect focus. And what makes this Canon EOS M5 review is more interesting is obviously the Canon EOS M5 Dual Pixel sensor. Canon seems to attract market with this Dual Pixels on-sensor PDAF. For the speed, users are even allowed to shot up to 9 frames per second (7 with C-AF and Live View) in continuous shooting mode

Canon EOS M5 Screen

Canon EOS M5 screen offers the easiness of control and view through its 3.2” Tilting TFT LCD. This LCD is equipped with 1.620.000 active pixels. Aside from that, users are also able to use OLED electronic viewfinder that covers 100% of real object. Canon EOS M5 Review - Camera Screen

For connectivity, this cool camera is compatible to USB 2.0, HDMI, microphone port, Wi-Fi, and remote control.

Last but not least, the LP-E17 Li-Ion battery. It supplies the power up to 295 shots in monitor and Live View mode. With these specifications, the Canon EOS M5 Review is one of the bold mirrorless review of the year.

Canon EOS M5 Specifications (Quick Spec)

Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Metal
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Sensor
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 3:2 (6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600), 16:9 (6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344), 4:3 (5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600), 1:1 (4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 26 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic 7
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Image
ISO Auto, 100-25600
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization notes 5-axis for video only
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
File format JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Optics & Focus
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective Single-point, Tracking, Single, Touch, Continuoe, Face Detection, Live View,
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 49
Lens mount Canon EF-M
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Continuous drive 9.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)
Metering modes Multi, Certer-Weighted, Spot, Partial
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Videography features
Modes 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
1280 x 720 @ 60p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC
Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 295
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″)
Canon EOS M5 Specifications: Other features
Orientation sensor Yes

Canon EOS M5 Price

Canon EOS M5 Review - Camera BacksideFrom this Canon EOS M5 review, we can see that the camera is upgraded a lot from the previous product especially on the features and software. If you are looking for a stylish SLR-like camera with such professional features, this camera might be the answer.

Everything is now possible with 24MP sensor, powerful LP-E17 Li-Ion battery, advanced connectivity, super-wide 3.2” Screen, and the fabulous DIGIC7. And taking about Canon EOS M5 Price and Canon EOS M5 Release Date, this EOS M series that has started to ship in December 2016 costs at 1099 USD. This price is including 15-45mm lens. Or, you can get it at 929 USD for body only.


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