Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera With EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Lens Kit
Overview of the Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit
Achieve DSLR-like performance in a compact mirrorless camera body with the Canon EOS M5, with the ability to shoot 7fps continuous shooting (just like the Canon 5D Mark IV), for up to 5.3 seconds, fast procesing from the DIGIC 7 processor, which is the same found in the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, and full 1080p HD video shot at 60 frames per second, as well as a time-lapse mode for added creativity.
The Canon EOS M5 comes with the excellent Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, 5-axis digital image stabilisation for video to reduce shake and improve the low light performacne. Connectivity is no problem either, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Sitting alongside the Canon EOS M3 and EOS M10 in the EOS-M range, the Canon EOS M5 is a noticable improvement over its predecessors and comes with a fully polycarbonate body, a chunkier grip, repositioned dials, and a pentaprism-like EVF module on top - giving it that DSLR-esque appearance and feel.
An ideal choice for keen enthusiasts who value improved image quality but don't want a full-size DSLR, or for professionals who need high quality images, manual shooting, RAW images and Full HD video in a compact package that's a lot more portable than a DSLR.
Perfectly paired with the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens gives you a lightweight, compact and stylish zoom lens that's perfect for travelling, shooting portraits, or everyday photography. Collapsing down to just 44.5mm, this lens is ideal to slip your camera into a bag and save space, and shooting with the quiet STM stepping motor means you won't disturb your subjects. This lens is equivalent on a 35mm full frame camera to a 24-72mm zoom range, making it ideal for anything from landscapes to group portraits.
Check out our blog about why mirrorless cameras should be your next big jump.
Key Features: Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit
Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera
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While it shares the same number of megapixels as the EOS M3, the sensor in the EOS M5 is a brand new 24.2 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor, which shares and similar technology to the one found in the EOS 80D. With an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a built in low-pass filter, it also benefits from Canonâ€™s EOS integrated cleaning system.
If the cameraâ€™s sensor is its eyes, the processor is its brain. The M5 uses the DIGIC 7 processor, which is 14 times faster than the DIGIC 6. This will improve the bracketing speed, as well as meaning the M5 is capable of an impressive 7 frames per second shooting speed â€“ the same as the 5D Mark IV â€“ for up to 5.3 seconds.
The EOS M5 has a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with phase detection built into the imaging sensor, this delivers DSLR level autofocus speeds and ensures precision tracking during sustained 7 frames per second shooting.
Additionally, the M5 utilises face and subject tracking via automatic recognition or manual selection via touchscreen.
With most modern cameras now offering a selection of wireless technologies and connectivity options, the EOS M5 is no exception. It supports Wi-Fi with Dynamic NFC support and advanced low energy Bluetooth. It also supports an HDMI connection and an external microphone via a 3.5mm jack.
This variety of connectivity means the M5 can be triggered via a phone acting as a remote and will automatically back-up images to cloud services, your computer, or smart device using Image Sync.
LCD Touchscreen & EVF
A nod to the M5â€™s DSLR-like capabilities, is the 3.2â€ ClearView II touchscreen LCD with approximately 1,620k dots.
Itâ€™s also tiltable up to 85 degrees up and 180 degrees down, showing that it is designed for and capable of shooting away from the eye, at waist level or from other angles.
This is almost the same screen that features in the 5D Mark IV (with the addition of tilt). It can be used to focus in Live View mode, and the focus point can even be dragged to adjust the focus right from the touchscreen.
Alongside the face detection feature, the touchscreen opens the M5 up to a whole host of shooting capabilities.
A high definition centrally positioned Electronic Viewfinder with a very impressive 2,360k dot OLED screen ensures 100% coverage, further adding to the argument for electronic viewfinders by replicating the view an optical one can provide.
The Canon M5 shoots full HD cinematic movies at 60fps. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers precision tracking and combined with touch autofocus enables dramatic focus transitions. The in-camera 5-axis stabilisation system ensures steady footage even when using non-IS lenses.
Where the M5 blurs the lines between mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras is in its build quality.
Canonâ€™s M5 is formed of a fully polycarbonate body, which alongside the reconfiguration of the dials, the slightly large grip, and the pentaprism-like electronic viewfinder module on top make the M5 reminiscent of an EOS DSLR, welcoming it warmly into the EOS family.
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Buy Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera With EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Lens Kit - price £699.00
|Sensor Type||APS-C Sized|
|ISO range||100 - 25,600|
|Focus points||Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus|
|Continuous shooting||7fps for 5.3s|
|Video resolution||Full 1080 HD at 60fps|
|LCD screen||1.6millon dot 3.2" ClearView II LCD Touchscreen|
|Viewfinder||2.36million dot OLED|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth|
|Lens compatibility||EOS-M Mount (EF Mount with adapter)|
|Storage type||SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)|
|Dimensions||115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm|