Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
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Canon M5 Overview

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Adept in both stills and video arenas, the EOS M5 from Canon is a versatile mirrorless camera featuring a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor. Combined, these technologies afford a wide sensitivity range, from ISO 100-25600, along with quick performance for up to 9 fps continuous shooting and Full HD 1080p/60 video recording. The sensor's design also provides Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which offers quick and accurate phase-detection autofocus for multimedia use. This focusing system is particularly well-suited to subject tracking, and pairs with Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization for steadier, shake-free video recording.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the camera's design is equally versatile due to the inclusion of both a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder along with a large 3.2" 1.62m-dot LCD tilting touchscreen. The touchscreen design enables Touch and Drag AF for intuitive focusing point control, and an array of additional physical dials and control buttons provide an efficient means for settings changes. Additionally, the camera sports built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for quick and convenient pairing with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth is also featured for image sharing to and remote camera control from a mobile device.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 7 Image Processor
Both a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor are used to deliver high sensitivity and fast camera performance to suit both stills and video applications. A flexible ISO 100-25600 range suits working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the processing capabilities minimize noise for notable clarity. The processor also contributes to a fast 7 fps continuous shooting rate, which can be quickened to 9 fps with AF lock, for photographing fast-moving subjects. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported in 60 and 50 fps frame rates. Additionally, the processor affords a fast camera startup time and short interval times between each frame for a more intuitive and efficient shooting process.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.
Digital IS
Supporting video applications, Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This benefits recording while walking or moving, and can also be used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical IS for more effective overall stabilization.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A high-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder affords a bright, clear means for natural eye-level viewing to suit working in bright conditions.
  • Large 3.2" 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD provides an intuitive method for controlling focusing points, navigating menus, and reviewing imagery. This screen also features a tilting design (85° up, 180° down) to better enable working from high and low angles.
  • Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame while shooting for more precise control.
  • Physical controls allow for intuitive settings adjustments, and include a front dial, quick control dial, dial function button, and exposure compensation dial. Each of these can be customized to adjust specific functions for more personalized control.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows for easy wireless sharing of both photos and movies to a linked mobile device.
  • Bluetooth permits linking a smartphone or tablet for quick image sharing between devices as well as remote control capabilities.
UPC: 013803283501
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Canon M5 Specs

Lens Mount Canon EF-M
Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels 24.2 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4
Memory Card Type SD
Image Stabilization Digital, 5-Way
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes 59 Seconds
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,360,000 Dot
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,620,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 25600
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Continuous Shooting Up to 9 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 7 fps at 24.2 MP
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Battery 1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1040 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4" / 116.8 x 88.9 x 61.0 mm
Weight 15.1 oz / 428.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 6.6 x 5.4"

Canon M5 Reviews

EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, flexible and able to use EF lenses What I like the most about this camera is that I can attach EF lenses to it (with an adapter of course). I can even attach FD lenses to it (with a second adapter) when I'm feeling creative. With an EF lens attached, it becomes a compact, full-featured camera that's easy to hike with or pack in your carry-on luggage (depending on which lenses you've decided to bring along). The camera may be a bit of a departure for those used to 5D's, Rebel's and D-series cameras, but it's fun to use, once you've gotten used to it. Not a PowerShot and not one of it's larger EOS siblings, it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's got a weird kind of greatness about it, especially if you decide to use EF lenses with it.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game changer for Canon I have an M1, M3, 6D, and 60D. I never had a problem with quality of the photos from the M series (I have a 2 X 3 foot very clear enlargement from the M1 on the living room wall), but the camera was slow. I hesitated purchasing the M5 because I already had the M3, which also has 24 megapixels. If you're in the same situation, this is a completely different camera. Very fast focusing, 7-9 frames/sec, a boatload of new features and in-camera IS for movies. Moving the focus point with the touch screen while looking through the viewfinder is very handy. In one of the auto modes you can adjust saturation, contrast, tone (warm or cool) and other parameters. But the best feature is size. My 6D kit fits in a very heavy backpack. The M5 with a similar suite of M lenses fits in a medium shoulder bag. If you're hesitating like I did, don't. This is going to be a great travel camera!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good compliment to larger Canon SLR and lens collection I bought this as a travel camera to compliment my 5DIII and large lens collection. I have only used EF-S/EF lenses, there are no available EF-M lenses I want, except perhaps the 18-150. I have used a Sony NEX-7 extensively for comparison. Pros: Clearer more accurate EVF than NEX-7. Good IQ for APS-C. Good ergonomics, menus, feel and size. Good configurability. Focuses OK with teleconverter combo at F11 (100-400 + 2x). AF touch drag works well. Fast enough for most non-pro work. Blackout time is not as bad as I saw reported. Allows me to create a decent light travel kit by using old EF-S zoom lenses I have with a couple EF primes. Cons: Focus peaking shows much wider depth of field than reality, far inferior to Sony, not much better than not having it. Much different button/dial design than 5DIII sometimes confuses me. In Av mode, shutter speed takes a while to display on half-press. Lens IS runs all the time camera is turned on, not just when half-pressing shutter. Rear panel buttons squeaky and spongy. Easy to hit menu button accidentally when using heavier lenses, no way to reassign to another button.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm not sure..... I bought the M5 mostly as a second camera for more casual shooting instead of always using the 5d. This was my first experience with a mirror less and something just didn't feel right. The camera itself feels great to hold. taking pictures just didn't have the same feel though. I found the digital viewfinder far more difficult for focusing. I also noticed lagging in low light conditions. Considering the price I still think something like the 77D is a far better deal, especially if you already have a lens collection. The adapter alone is an extra 200 just to use EF lens with this body.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like Goldilocks's juuuussst right! Love the M5...thank you Canon for coming up with a camera that fits my need/desire for a small, lightweight, high quality camera with a very familiar and intuitive user interface. Over the past 7 years I have bounced between a number of different systems ranging from full frame DSLRs, APS-C DSLRs, m43 cameras, large sensor compacts, and nearly every type of point and shoot looking for a versatile camera that could produce high quality images and be small enough to carry with me all of the time. I've always loved Canon Powershot G series cameras, and going back through my Lightroom catalog I saw how many more photos I shot when I had my little Canons with me. If only Canon made a small, mirrorless camera with a modern 24MP sensor, electronic viewfinder, and either a fixed lens or small interchangeable lenses.....and along came the EOS M5. I've only owned it for two weeks, but the Canon interface is like putting on a comfortable pair of jeans. It just works. It makes sense. It does not get in the way of creating images. The image quality is outstanding. You get beautiful Canon colors if JPEG is your thing, and plenty of dynamic range if you shoot RAW. I also purchased the 22mm pancake lens, 50mm f/1.8 EF lens and the M to EF lens adapter. This tiny kit allows me to shoot landscape, street, family, events and still life at a very high level of quality. And, best of all, the whole kit fits in my briefcase when I travel for business, or two coat pockets when I am wandering around looking for inspiration, or over my shoulder when I am hiking. It's so light you don't even notice it's there. I think after trying so many different systems and formats I have finally found the one for me.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canon is getting there I've had the M5 for about a week now and my initial reaction is positive. The M5 is a significant improvement over the M3, which I have owned for about a year now. During the past few years, I have found that I simply cannot go for long periods lugging my 7DII and 6D around for long periods and have been seriously considering moving to a smaller camera such as the Fuji or Olympus. Problem is, I have a bag full of Canon L lenses that I just don't want to give up. So, when Canon introduced the M3, I bought one. Well, while it was OK from the small size standpoint, the M3 just lacked a lot of features. And, then the M5 was announced, I very quickly pre-ordered it. Overall, I'm happy with my decision. It's APS-C, 24 mp sensor yields good results and the newly designed EVF is a pleasure to use, as is the 3.2 inch tilting LCD screen. I had purchased the adapter with the M3 and all my Canon EF and EFS lenses work flawlessly. Just for the record though, not all third-party lenses will work with it, so that might be a consideration. Specifically, in my case, the Tamron 18-300mm and the Sigma 17-70 mm will not work with the M3 or the M5. I sent both lenses back to their respective manufacturers but to no avail. However, my Sigma 150-600mm lens is not a problem. I have the kit 28-55mm and the 28mm macro native lenses which are both excellent lenses. Obviously, having the M5 for just a short period of time won't allow me to give it an in-depth review and sometime in the near future, I will do an addendum to the M5.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A brilliantly designed and fun-to-use mirrorless! I bought this to supplement my 6D. I had no interest in the 14-45 plastic lens so I ordered the metal-flanged 18-55mm zoom and 22mm prime. So far I am delighted with the functionality of the camera. Lots of turning dials makes me happy, I just wish the exposure biasing was ISO instead (I never use exposure biasing as I generally shoot in manual). The draggable focus point is AMAZING and is a joy to use while using the EVF. The Vello lens adapter works very well but feels cheap - I may return it and get the Canon. Speaking of feeling cheap, I expected more from canon in the build-quality of this camera. This thing does not feel like a thousand-dollar camera to me, and thus, loses one star. The dials and switches feel really nice, but the body of the camera which is hard, scratchable plastic. For some reason too, the bottom of the camera (which does not say where the country of origin) feels really flimsy, like I'd be afraid to screw a tripod too tightly for fear of breaking it. You may completely disagree with me on the build-quality, that's subjective, but it's certainly not built like my 6D. That said, I do love the camera and will be keeping it!!
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT IMPROVEMENT At last! Improves on the excellent Canon M3 while keeping the super Canon landscape colors. Light weight makes it easy to carry two lenses.
Date published: 2016-12-28
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