Take beautiful pictures with this Canon EOS camera. The mirrorless device weighs less than 1 lb., making it ideal for travel, and its 24.2MP autofocus helps even beginning photographers get really great shots. This Canon EOS camera captures video with sound at a rate of 60 fps to eliminate lag.
24.2 megapixels resolution delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements
The APS-C CMOS sensor and new DIGIC 7 Image Processor combine to produce high-resolution, low-noise photos even at speeds up to 25,600 ISO.
ISO 100 - 25,600
Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.
Never miss a shot with ultrafast 7 fps (frames per second)
Shoots up to 9 frames per second (with AF Lock) at full-resolution 24.2 megapixels, so you capture it all, from heartwarming smiles to game-winning goals.
Touch and Drag AF feature
Lets you manually move the AF frame for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.
Capture spectacular movies in full 1080p HD
Full HD video up to 1920 x 1080 with multiple frame rates up to 60p/50p. Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for movie playback.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC to instantly share your pictures
Upload, e-mail or text photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet. Smart device not included.
3.2" LCD touch monitor makes it easy to frame the shot
Features tilting construction and renders bright, crisp images, plus precise Live View and movie shooting, lets you accurately preview the shot before taking it.
DIGIC 7 Image Processor delivers blazing speed and performance
This new processor gives you ultra-fast focusing and superior noise reduction at high ISOs.
Built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder
Bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot, and features 2360K dots.
Compatible with EF-M lenses
As well as the full line of EF* and EF-S* lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativity. *Mount adapter EF-EOS M is required, sold separately.
Built-in, pop-up flash for proper illumination
Ensures properly illuminated photos, and features integrated hot shoe for addition of an external flash, sold separately.
Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data
Canon has released a great mirrorless cam. Fast accurate focus, small size, amazing pictures with included kit lens. Highly recommend the 22m F-250.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Mini-DSLR in a compact body
After reading numerous reviews of the Canon M5 over the past year I was still somewhat hesitant to purchase it due to the higher price and sparse M lens line-up. However, with the Canon EF-M adapter I have been utterly delighted by the responsiveness of the M5 with all of my EF & EF-S lenses from Canon, Tamron & Sigma that I use on my Canon 80D. The image quality is identical to a larger DSLR but the M5 is extremely light & portable, almost a true high-end compact. I would recommend the smaller & lighter lenses in general although the M5 performed well with my Canon 70-300 USM ii & Tamron 35 SP. So far it is best with the Canon 24 mm EF-S 2.8 pancake lens- quick to focus, responsive and reliable so much that I almost prefer it to my 80D for general use when chasing my children around the house or walking my dog:)
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Why I returned it
I picked up a body only M5 at Best Buy. I was so excited for this camera! I use my Canon eos M2 w/ 22mm daily, it is always in my purse or bag. My hope for the M5 was to get the shots that I sometimes miss with my M2, mainly my young son. I read reviews (limited at the time) and watched the promo videos. The face tracking and improved AF is really what caught my attention and a little better ISO performance couldn't hurt.
Immediately out of the box I didn't like the overly rubbery feel of the grip. I also have a 6D but this grip felt different. I popped the battery into it, got a sd card, and went out to play with it. Menus are intuitive if you are already a canon user so I set things up the way I like them and started shooting. Coloring was a little cool, but I shoot raw so that is easily adjusted in post or with minor corrections in the camera settings. One thing I started irritating me was my thumb kept bumping the record button and it would start recording video even if I was in Av mode. That button could be mapped to something else, but my thumb would still hit it. I don't have big hands, I can't palm a basketball so who knows maybe my thumb isn't long enough :)
I thought the record button might be a learning curve thing so I dismissed it and started taking pictures of my 2.5 y/o playing. I set to shutter priority, face tracking, continuous AF, shutter at 1/100. The face tracking tracked an emblem on his shirt as much as it did his face and the shutter was slow to respond when I pressed it all the way down. But the main problem is that a lot of the time it couldn't find focus and would lock up for a second with a orangish box. It was so frustrating because with how Canon and other reviewers built up the AF as comparable to an 80D and its the same chip as the new 5D mk IV, I expected it to blow my M2 out of the water. My M2 performed better, it may have missed a couple shots but it fired the shot. The M2 would fire and capture an out of focus shot and then recover for another in less time that the M5 would recover after locking out because it couldn't find focus. Some people say "why would you want out of focus shots" 1. recovered faster 2. sometimes there is something usable, I would rather have an out of focus than nothing at all so I can decide if its trash.
The EVF has a sensor to detect when you bring the camera to eye level and will auto switch from the back screen. Great idea but only one will work at a time so if it picked up my hand while I was going through the menus the screen would black out. I switched it to manual and shut off the EVF. I could have mapped that to a function button, but at this point the M5 was feeling like a burden... and a $1000 burden.
For me photography is just as much the machine in my hand as capturing the image. It has to be enjoyable and freeing. Unfortunately the M5 felt like a burden in a way no other camera ever has. And I was shocked, there aren't really any critical reviews of the M5 except for a few youtubers that won't like anything Canon does. For others my issues might not be a big deal and they will love the camera. I will stick with my M2 that I picked up for under $400 w/ 22mm.
If you want to check out the AF problems I had search for MadnessMobile on youtube and he has a video.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about glare, zoom, stabilizer and sensor. Editors are less positive about storage and color and have mixed opinions about low-light. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
TechRadarRating, 4 out of 54.0Phil Hall on November 7, 2018
The VergeRating, 3.7 out of 53.7Sean O'Kane on February 6, 2017
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A:AnswerTo further expand upon my prior answer, the Canon EF to EF-M adapter allows you to use EF and EF-S lenses with the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera line. The adapter is powered by the camera and has electronic contacts. This allows the camera to enable autofocus, aperture control and access to EXIF data (your pictures will include metadata that will mark what lens was used, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, etc.). If you choose not to use autofocus, the EOS M5 is able to use "focus peaking". When enabled, you will see colored dots (you can choose red, yellow or blue) that will show what edges are sharply in focus when using manual focus. In addition to this, you can enlarge your view up to 10x on the electronic viewfinder or the back LCD screen to assist you with manual focusing.