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Canon EOS M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Canon EOS M5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the lens and usability are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the color and memory.

performance, portability, image quality, usability, lens

price, battery, memory, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Canon EOS M5


Canon has introduced their first relevant Mirrorless ILC with the EOS M5. It features above average performance and great image quality at the lower ISO settings and loaded with features. Its limited lens availability (M-mount lenses) and high price...

iAuto and Program shooting modes are accurate and easy in all situations ; Dual Pixel AF is very fast ; Burst shooting went beyond the Canon claims ; Great image quality at the lower ISOs ; 5-Axis image stabilization was a help when shooting handheld...

High ISO includes a lot of noise ; Touch AF can be difficult when turned on as it will change the AF point every time the LCD is touched (If you are not intending to use this feature) ; Limited M-Mount lens selection ; 5-Axis IS was a little...

Canon has introduced their first relevant Mirrorless ILC with the EOS M5. It features above average performance and great image quality at the lower ISO settings and loaded with features. Its limited lens availability (M-mount lenses) and high price...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EOS M5


Is the Canon EOS M5 the Canon MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) that you have been waiting for?The short answer is ... perhaps!

If you have been waiting to jump into a Canon MILC and an APS-C sensor format works for you, the EOS M5 is a great choice.

Feb, 2017

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Expert review by: Daven Mathies (

Canon EOS M5 review


The EOS M5 finally brings DSLR-level performance to Canon's mirrorless series.

Jan, 2017


Expert review by: Amy Davies (

Canon EOS M5 Review


Canon's latest compact system camera is perhaps the first time the company has launched a CSC for a “serious” audience. The EOS M5 features a 24.2 megapixel, APS-C sized sensor, which is joined by a Digic 7 processor. It is, in essence, a miniature...

The Canon EOS M5 feels like the first time the company has really taken compact system cameras seriously. The result is a very nice offering, which if you’re an existing Canon user will probably be particularly appealing.

Dec, 2016

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Canon EOS M5 Review


Equipped with a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon EOS M5 offers similar image quality as its predecessors but much improved overall performance. Considering also its inclusion of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a built-in...

Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Built-in electronic viewfinder; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance

High ISO image quality and dynamic range aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Native EF-M lens selection is still limited; Below average battery life

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: 200mm (320mm eq), f/6.3, 1/320s, ISO 125.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

Canon EOS M5 Unveiled


Canon's latest mirrorless camera, the EOS M5, looks like a more serious approach to its mirrorless game. The camera features a 24.2MP APS-C sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF for solid AF performance during still and video capture.

How does it works with manual focus lenses? Does it have focus peaking?

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (

Canon EOS M5 preview


Canon's EOS M5 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, aimed at enthusiasts and featuring a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a built-in electronic viewfinder and a tilting touchscreen. Announced in September 2016, it's the fifth mirrorless...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition


It's fair to say we've been highly critical of Canon 's compact system camera EOS M line. For a simple reason, though: the Japanese company's mirrorless cameras simply haven't been able to stand up to the competition. And with the current line-up -...

Small size, big step forward for EOS M series, fast autofocus setup (finally), decent viewfinder and touchscreen combination, access to lots of lenses (via adapter)

Battery depletion issues, autofocus setup can't compete with the best mirrorless cameras out there, high ISO sensitivity shows off image noise, no 4K video, expensive compared to competition

The Canon EOS M5 is the mirrorless camera the company should have launched years ago. It's taken far too long for the Japanese maker to catch up with the competition. And even now, the M5 couldn't be called the best thing going.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Hall (

Canon EOS M5 review


Canon gets serious with mirrorless

Dual Pixel CMOS AF ; Built-in viewfinder ; Touchscreen interface

No 4k video ; Limited EF-M lens choice

With the arrival of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a built-in EVF and touchscreen interface, the EOS M5 looks like Canon might have finally come good with a mirrorless camera.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (

Canon EOS M5 review: Canon's best CSC yet


Classy and capable, the EOS M5 proves that Canon is serious about mirrorless cameras

Elegant controls ; Compatible with EF-S lenses (via an adapter) ; Versatile 18-150mm kit lens

No 4K video ; Limited number of EOS-M lenses

Canon will need to do more than this to warrant a five-star review, but the EOS M5 is its most credible mirrorless camera to date and, I hope, a taste of great things to come.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Display aspect ratio:3:2
Flip-out screen: Yes

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:MICRO-USB


HD type:Full HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:1.75 / 3.41
Lens weight:10.6 / 4.59