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.
Included with the camera body is the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens; a
wide-to-tele zoom providing a 28.8-240mm equivalent focal length range. Pairing
well with the camera, this lens employs an STM motor for quick, smooth, and
near-silent autofocus performance that benefits both stills as well as video
applications. Its Image Stabilizer works in conjunction with the camera's
Digital IS for more effective performance, and stabilized panning is also
supported to suit working with fast-moving subjects.
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.
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.
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.
Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
high-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder affords a bright, clear means
for natural eye-level viewing to suit working in bright conditions.
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.
and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame while shooting for more precise
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
Wi-Fi with NFC allows for easy wireless sharing of both photos and movies to a
linked mobile device.
permits linking a smartphone or tablet for quick image sharing between devices
as well as remote control capabilities.
f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Included with the camera body is the
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, which covers wide-angle to telephoto
perspectives with a 28.8-240mm equivalent focal length range. An optimized
optical design maintains even illumination and sharpness throughout the zoom
range while a maximum magnification ratio of 0.31x benefits working with
close-up subjects. An Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of
camera shake and works in conjunction with the camera's Digital IS for more
effective shake reduction.