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Exceptional in both stills and video, the Canon EOS M5 is a multipurpose mirrorless camera with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor. It is available in black or silver. When used together, these technologies provide a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, as well as fast performance for up to 9 frames per second continuous shooting and Full HD 1080p/60 video recording at 60 frames per second.
It’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system delivers rapid and precise phase-detection autofocus for multimedia applications, which is a result of the sensor’s architecture. Specifically designed for subject tracking, this focusing mechanism works in conjunction with Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization to produce smoother, shake-free video recording.
Additionally, the camera’s design is similarly adaptable, thanks to the presence of both a 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder and a huge 3.2-inch 1.62 million dot LCD tilting touchscreen, which complements the imaging capabilities.
Touch and Drag AF for easy focusing point management is enabled by the touchscreen design, and an array of extra physical knobs and control buttons give an efficient way of making configuration changes.
Aside from that, the camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for fast and simple pairing with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, as well as Bluetooth for image sharing to and remote camera control from a mobile device.
An 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is included with the camera body, offering a 28.8-240mm equivalent focal length range. The lens is also compatible with the Canon EOS M3 camera body.
This lens, which works well with the camera, is equipped with an STM motor, which provides rapid, smooth, and near-silent focusing performance that is beneficial for both stills and video applications.
Its Image Stabilizer works in concert with the camera’s Digital Image Stabilizer to provide more effective performance, and stabilized panning is also enabled to accommodate dealing with subjects that move quickly.
APS-C CMOS sensor with 24.2MP resolution and DIGIC 7 image processor
High-sensitivity and rapid camera performance are provided by both an APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor, which are suitable for use in both stills and video applications.
The ISO range of 100-25600 is suitable for working in a variety of lighting circumstances, and the processing capabilities reduce noise to provide significant clarity in the images.
The CPU also adds to the camera’s rapid continuous shooting rate of 7 frames per second, which can be increased to 9 frames per second with an AF lock for photographing subjects that move quickly.
Full HD 1080p video recording is also available at frame speeds of 60 and 50 frames per second. Additionally, the CPU allows for a quicker camera startup time as well as shorter interval durations between each shot, resulting in a more intuitive and efficient shooting experience.
CMOS AF with Dual Pixels
A similar mechanism to that used by a camcorder to acquire focus is used by Dual Pixel CMOS AF to provide smooth and quick focusing performance. Using two distinct photodiodes integrated inside each pixel, this technology creates a broad and dense network of phase-detection collecting elements across a large portion of the image sensor, reducing focus chasing and allowing for faster and more direct control of focus placement in the picture.
Although it is designed for still pictures, this focusing system is equally adept at acquiring critical focus on moving things, making it particularly well suited for shooting and monitoring moving subjects to ensure that critical focus is achieved with each shot.
Using Movie Servo Autofocus when recording video, you may achieve smooth and natural focusing when switching between several objects of varying distances within a scene.
You can also customize the tracking sensitivity and speed, as well as the importance is given to Face Tracking when shooting video. Rack focus is made possible thanks to the Touch AF technology, which allows you to adjust the focus by merely touching anything within the scene on the touchscreen in an easy manner.
It is also possible to achieve better subject tracking in movies, thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to detect subjects and keep focus even while operating in rapidly changing or crowded environments.
Canon EOS M5 Specifications
|MSRP||$979 (body), $1099 (w/15-45mm lens), $1479 (w/18-150mm lens)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||3:2 (6000 x 4000, 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)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||5-axis for video only|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Canon EF-M|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|Flash range||5.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/200 sec|
|Continuous drive||9.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Modes||1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1280 x 720 @ 60p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)|
|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″)|