Canon seems finally ready to get more serious about mirrorless cameras. After last years EOS M3 the company today announced the Canon EOS M5, a new SLR-style mirrorless camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder that will be shown off at Photokina next week. It’s the company’s fifth and most fully featured interchangeable lens mirrorless camera to date, and it will cost $979 (body only) when it goes on sale in November of 2016.
If you’re looking for something to compare it to, the M5’s specs line up pretty closely with Canon’s most recent midrange DSLR, the 80D. It has the same size 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a similar 49 cross-type autofocus points, and an ISO range of 100-25,600. It also employs Canon’s “dual pixel” autofocus system, where each pixel is capable of simultaneously capturing light while focusing. Dual pixel is becoming a standard for Canon, and by most accounts, it’s fast and impressive, even if other Canon cameras (like the 7D Mark II) have more total autofocus points. The M5 gets Canon’s newer Digic 7 image processor, though, and so Canon says users should expect the camera’s image quality to be as good or better than what they can get on the 80D.
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-25600
- Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format
- Intuitive touch screen 3.2 tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor (approx. 1,620,000 dots) enables flexible positioning and clear viewing
- Equipped with Bluetooth®**** Smart for smooth pairing with a compatible smartphone by powering on both devices^ for easy photo sharing and remote control possibilities
- High-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) and new DIGIC 7 Image Processor with improved AF tracking performance