GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1

9fps High-speed Canon EOS M5 Announced

Canon has announced the new Canon EOS M5, the latest mirrorless camera from Canon, with a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 9fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth built-in.

|  Canon EOS M5 in Mirrorless Cameras
 Add Comment

Canon EOS M5 Lifestyle (4)

Canon has announced the new Canon EOS M5, the latest mirrorless camera from Canon, the EOS M5 features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 9fps continuous shooting, DIGIC 7 image processor, and built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and low-power Bluetooth.

The Canon EOS M5 is being introduced with a new 8.3x super zoom lens, the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, with 4 stops of optical image stabilisation, and a weight of 300grams. The lens gives the equivelent of 28.8mm to 240mm, and will be available for £429 from December.


Canon EOS M5 With 18 150mm Lens (6)

The Canon EOS M5 will be priced at £1049 body only, £1149 with 15-45mm lens or £1399 with 18-150mm lens. It will be provided with an EF-EOS M adapter in the box until the end of 2016.


Canon EOS M5 Key Features

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Canon EF-M lens mount
  • 3.2inch tilting touch-screen, 1.62m dots
  • 0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), 2.36m dots, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, dioptre adjustment
  • Touch and Drag AF
  • 9fps continuous shooting, 7fps with AF-C (up to 31 JPEG shots)
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • FullHD 60p video with 5-axis digital image stabilisation, can be used with lens optical image stabilisation
  • Two custom settings on the mode dial
  • Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
  • Bluetooth low energy technology
  • Wireless multi-flash support
  • 295 shots possible, 420 shots with eco mode

Read our Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Preview with Sample Photos


Canon EOS M5 With 18 150mm Lens (1)

From Canon: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland,15 September 2016 – Fusing powerful DSLR performance with the portable convenience of a compact, Canon today unveils a brand new EOS M mirrorless camera – the EOS M5. The first EOS to include Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor, it’s packed with the very best imaging technology, including a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF for sharp, precise photos and dynamic, cinematic movies. The perfect compact companion for high-end photographers, or an alternative to mid-level DSLR cameras, the EOS M5 is a landmark in Canon’s mirrorless range.  

Also introduced today, the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is the ideal all-occasion lens for EOS M cameras, with a versatile 8.3x optical zoom and 4-stop Image Stabilizer for sharp, handheld shots. At just 300g, the lens offers high-end performance in a small body, perfect for carrying with you as you capture everything in sight.


Power, precision, performance

Nuance of colour and delicacy of light are captured beautifully with the EOS M5 thanks to DIGIC 7, which offers boosted image processing power for lower noise, more detail and richer tones. When combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, spontaneous moments can be frozen thanks to DSLR-level AF speeds and accuracy, while sophisticated recognition and subject tracking of DIGIC 7 helps the camera lock onto subjects for longer and more precisely in both movies and stills. With improved clarity and performance, whether you’re on a family holiday or a professional shoot in pursuit of that stand out shot, DIGIC 7 offers the best photography experience.


Canon EOS M5 Lifestyle (3)

Bright moments, from summer days to backlit subjects, can be shot with ease using the

24.2 Megapixel sensor, which includes gapless micro lenses to maximise the sensor area, increasing pixel light sensitivity while making the camera less susceptible to digital noise. The sensor – which includes similar technologies to the esteemed EOS 80D – also improves dynamic range and editing latitude for beautiful shades and contrasts. For situations where shallow depth of field is a must, like portrait photography or moments of creative expression, the EOS M5’s large APS-C sensor makes the effect stand-out and easy to achieve. Whether it is manipulating light or simply shooting in unusual conditions, with the ability to select ISO up to a massive 25,600 with no expansion needed, the EOS M5 is the camera to be carrying for unique, well composed photographs.

While you can make the settings work for you, you can’t always control your subject. From an animal on the move to a moment of sporting brilliance, the EOS M5 comes to life in just one second, and can continually shoot at 7 fps, or 9 fps with fixed AF. For Full HD 60p movies that stay steady even when you don’t, the camera’s five axis-stabilisation keeps frames still even when using non-IS lenses, enhanced even further when using a lens equipped with Dynamic IS.


Designed to be yours

The EOS M5 was created from the inside out, to work for you. The in-built, large electronic viewfinder is centrally placed, for DSLR–like handling, as well as high resolution and fast 120 fps refresh rate for maximum comfort. When using the viewfinder, the LCD touch screen – your portal to every setting – can be turned into a touch pad, letting you use your thumb to change the AF point or zone, mimicking the Multi-controller ‘joy stick’ function of a DSLR. For full control, the premium finish body has several customisable external buttons, including a new thumb operated dial for easy exposure control. For true versatility, the EOS M5 can be used with over 80 EF lenses using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M with no loss in performance or quality.


Canon EOS M5 Lifestyle (6)

Get connected, stay connected

Alongside Wi-Fi and NFC, the EOS M5 offers Bluetooth® connectivity[i] – which creates a constant connection between your smartphone and camera. From there you can view and transfer images without taking the camera out of your bag, as it automatically shifts to Wi-Fi when needed. The feature can also be used to turn your smartphone into a simple, low power remote control for prolonged remote shooting or capturing scenes that require a fast shutter release, such as wildlife shoots.


Perfect quality in every scene – EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is a versatile 8.3x optical zoom range lens that offers the freedom to go wide, or get close, without needing to change lenses. With four stop Image Stabilizer, camera shake is minimised in lowlight – even when shooting handheld, perfect for capturing night time cityscapes or festival fun. Dynamic IS ensures steady footage on-the-move and it works seamlessly with the EOS M5’s in-camera 5-axis digital stabilisation, ensuring every clip is crisp and clear. Other lens features, including STM Motor technology for near-silent focusing and 7 blade circular, make the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM a truly all-purpose lens that won’t let you down.



EOS M5 key benefits:

  • Uncompromising EOS quality in a truly portable body
  • Supercharged to capture spontaneous moments
  • Perfect for creative videography
  • Embrace the power and flexibility of EOS
  • Share your images and movies with the world - instantly


EF-M 18-150MM f/3.5-6.3 IS STM key benefits:

  • Versatile yet powerful lens to capture every occasion
  • Keep your stills sharp and movies steady
  • Smooth, quiet STM focusing when shooting movies
  • Perfect companion for your EOS M
  • Capture stunning portraits with beautiful background blur


Read our Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Preview with Sample Photos

Canon EOS M5 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels24.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)22.3mm
Sensor Size (height)14.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution1.6m dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Partial
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder Resolution2.36 million dot OLED
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting9fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-ion LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA rating)295shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

View Full Product Details

Support this site by shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, Save 10% with Eversure Insurance.
*It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.
View Directory Page : Canon (UK) Ltd

Used Photography Gear

Cameraworld The offers are provided by the Cameraworld & ePHOTOzine Partnership, see more fantastic Used Photography Gear.

Photographs taken using the Canon EOS M5

mini mountainsdevon wavesMono On MonoWheat 2A Morning BrewGypsy QueenLost In WaleswheatCommon BlueThe babiesinfrared on the mendipsOld FordFluffyLunanWaiting

Other articles you might find interesting...

Olympus Pen E-PL10 With A Flip-Down Screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Com...
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Available Mid November 2019 For &...
Sigma fp Hands-On Preview With Sample Photos
Nikon Mirrorless Camera Comparison: Nikon Z50 vs Z6 Vs Z7
Nikon Z50 Hands-On Review & Sample Photos
Nikon Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Available Winter 2019...


ChrisV Plus
12 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 1:03PM
Why's the Canon press release at the top with the review a click-through? I didn't read the press release anyway...

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 1:06PM
Smile looking forward to the review on this and how it compares to the olympus m4/3 bodies.
The NFC stuff lining it to a phone sound like a super way of getting images to social media quickly - add in some fun 'filters' on the phone app and dominant your instagram connumity?
themak 6 1.0k Scotland
15 Sep 2016 3:16PM

Quote:and dominant your instagram connumity?

That's oozy for you to sag.Tongue
pablophotographer 8 1.3k 352
15 Sep 2016 8:07PM
Well done Canon boys, any new film cameras on the pipeline?
redhed17 13 864 England
17 Sep 2016 1:59PM
Can someone tell why the framerate figure 'without' AF seems to emphasised for Mirrorless cameras? I didn't see that happening for the Canon 1DX II and Nikon D5 releases. :-/ There are less situations when a high frame rate is needed without AF, yet that is the headline figure used. I noticed this trend on DPReview too.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.