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Hands On with the Canon EOS M5


Earlier today Canon introduced a new advanced mirrorless camera – the EOS M5. This is the first Canon Mirrorless camera to include a built in EVF and the first to include a 5 axis stabilizer.

The EOS M5 is designed for amateurs and enthusiasts but can also certainly be adequate for family style photographers. It is small and light and has the same image quality as the EOS 80D (possibly even a bit better with the newer processor), plus some interesting features such as the ability to change focus point by touching the screen when you are looking through the EVF (Nikon and Olympus also have a similar feature).

The new Canon EOS M5

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The camera still requires EOS-M lenses like the other EOS-M cameras but using an adaptor it can work with any of the EF/EF-S lenses Canon has in its current lineup.

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.
  • Sensativity – 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.

The flip down screen of the EOS M5

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Adorama video showing the new EOS M5

Official video by Canon

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