Canon announces its latest CSC, the EOS M5, offering ‘uncompromising DSLR quality’
Equipped with a 24.2MP sensor and a DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon EOS M5 should present an enticing opportunity for photographers who want a lightweight system without sacrificing image quality.
Canon promises 14-bit RAW photos with little noise and extensive dynamic range.
It uses Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which the firm says will ensure DSLR-level AF speeds and allow for precision tracking even during sustained 7fps burst shooting.
The high-resolution electronic viewfinder mounted to the centre of the EOS M5 offers 100% frame coverage. There’s also a tiltable touchscreen and customisable controls, allowing the user to get the camera handling exactly how they want it.
Video is not left off the table – the EOS M5 can shoot Full HD movies at 60fps, working in concert with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF to offer precision subject tracking. This can also combine with Touch AF and STM focusing technology for dramatic focus transitions, stabilisation via compatible lenses will help to keep footage smooth.
The EOS M5 is also fully connected, able to establish a one-tap link with compatible Android devices using Dynamic NFC and maintain constant connection via Bluetooth.
Along with the EOS M5, Canon also announced two new EF-M lenses. The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto, while the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM is designed to be an all-in-one lens.