Canon finally made available the new M5, mirroless series body, and along with the EF lens adapter, it should become an important part of our arsenal, as we'll be able to shoot in complete silent mode, while being able to use our usual Pro L-Series lenses. The small body, that will pack a big result.
The Canon EOS M5 is the most enthusiast-friendly EOS M yet. It's a 24MP mirrorless camera built around a Dual Pixel APS-C sensor, giving it depth-aware focus across most of the frame. On top of this it adds a built-in electronic viewfinder, a good number of external controls and a well implemented touchscreen.
- 24MP Dual Pixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
- 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- 1.62M-dot tilting rear touchscreen
- Electronic video stabilization combines with in-lens IS to give 5-axis IS
- 7 fps continuous shooting (9 fps with focus and exposure locked)
- Wi-Fi with always-connected Bluetooth
In fact it's the implementation of this touchscreen that we're most impressed with. Much like the system developed by Panasonic, the M5 not only lets you use the rear touchscreen to position focus, it also allows its use as a touchpad to move the focus point, when you're shooting through the viewfinder. This, combined with decisive autofocus, should be really significant for both stills and video shooting.
The camera has four dials in total: two main dials on the top of the camera, a dedicated exposure compensation dial and a fourth dial encircling the four-way controller on the back of the camera. This is a much higher level of direct control than offered on the simpler EOS M-series models offered previously, suggesting Canon expects the user to take more hands-on control of the shooting experience.