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Canon EOS M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Canon EOS M5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and lens. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the low light performance. Some have doubts about the connectivity and flash.

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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

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (

Canon M5 review: the best mirrorless camera of four years ago


It's something of a running joke in the photography world that Canon and Nikon, the two biggest camera companies in the world, have missed the boat on the interchangeable lens mirrorless camera...

Image quality ; Ease of use ; Small and light

Build quality ; Sluggish performance ; Meager lens lineup

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (

Canon EOS M5


The Canon EOS M5 is the best mirrorless camera that Canon has made to date, but it lacks some features you can get elsewhere at this price point.

24MP resolution. Quick autofocus. 8.2fps continuous shooting. TIlting touch-screen LCD. Sharp EVF. Built-in flash. Canon accessory compatibility. Wi-Fi.

Video limited to 1080p. Omits weather sealing. Focus can struggle in dim light.

The Canon EOS M5 is the best mirrorless camera that Canon has made to date, but that's not a statement that requires some context. The company, a giant in the SLR world, was slow to develop a system, and remains behind the competing companies that...

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

Expert review by: (

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

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May, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Canon EOS M5 Camera Review: Nice Design With Some Rough Edges


There's a lot to like in the Canon EOS M5. It combines the controllability of a DSLR with the smaller size and weight of a mirrorless camera. It doesn't displace the Sony A6000 as our editor's pick for mirrorless camera, though, as it is more...

DSLR-like controls ; Can use EF-S lenses with optional adapter ; Compact size

No 4K video ; Disappointing image and video quality in low light ; Awkward video-shutter placement makes for bumpy video starts

The Canon EOS M5 is a nice combination of DSLR and mirrorless design, but it still has some rough edges.

Aug, 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

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