Canon has just unveiled its brand new mirrorless camera – the EOS M5 – which has all of the convenience of a compact camera while still offering the performance of a DSLR.
It is the first EOS to include Canon’s latest DIGIC 7 processor along with a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual-Pixel CMOS AF for high quality results.
The Canon EOS M5 offers an alternative for photographers thinking about a mid-level DSLR.
The new DIGIC 7 offers improved image processing power so there is less noise in your pictures and more detail.
The 24.2-megapixel sensor – which is similar to that found on Canon’s EOS 80D DSLR – has increased pixel light sensitivity and improved dynamic range.
And the EOS M5 can handle shooting in low light and unusual conditions with the ability to select ISO up to a massive 25,600.
You’ll never miss a moment with the EOS M5 coming to life in just one second and you can also shoot 7fps (frames per second) or 9fps with fixed AF (auto focus).
The device can also shoot 60fps full HD video but if you wanted 4K you’re out of luck.
A huge new feature is the electronic OLED viewfinder that is centrally located right above the lens.
There’s also an adjustable 3.2-inch LED touchscreen which can be used like a touchpad to change the AF zone when looking through the viewfinder.
Also onboard the EOS M5 is wi-fi and NFC (near field communication) as well as Bluetooth connectivity so you can always have a connection between the camera and your smartphone.
There’s also a new Canon lens for the EOS M5 – the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6/3 IS STM with a useful 8.3x zoom and the versatility to be used in close or out wide without having to change the lens.
The Canon EOS M5 and EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6/3 IS STM lens will be available in mid-November. Pricing will be determined by dealers at the time of release.
Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of the Canon EOS M5 when it is released later this year.