Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Review

On this video our friend and colleague Chris Niccolls from the Camera Store and photographer Mike Drew look at the Canon EOS M5.

The big question is of course did Canon finally make a mirrorless camera that can compete with what Sony, Fujifilm and to some degree Panasonic and Olympus has to offer. From this video it seems that Canon did finally made mirrorless camera that is worth checking out and considering.

The biggest miss with previous Canon mirrorless cameras was the AF and in the case of the M5 they have finally fixed this by using a similar system to that of the 80D (at least in video) which works very well and the stills also feels kind of snappy which is a major improvement.

Image quality is similar to the 80D – so basically the best APS-C level technology that Canon currently has to offer (although still not on the level of Sony/Fujifilm). The touch screen seems to work very well and the general ergonomics also seems to work.

We played with the M5 briefly in Photokina 2016 last year and we mentioned it in our interview with Mike Burnhill from Canon Europe.

The Canon EOS M5 in Photokina


In case you forgot – Here are some specs for the EOS-M5:
  • A 24MP CMOS Sensor (APS-C with Dual Pixel CMOS AF – similar to the one in the Canon 80D)
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor.
  • Sensitivity – 100-25,600 ISO.
  • 3.2″ articulated touch screen with 1.62 million dots and touch AF when looking through the viewfinder.
  • EVF – 2.36 million dots.
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization (first for Canon).
  • Continuous shooting speed – 7fps (9 in AF lock mode).
  • Video: HD 1080p @ 60fps.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, BT and NFC.
  • Price: Canon EOS M5 body only, starting November 2016 – $980.

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