• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Canon EOS M6

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Canon EOS M6 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Less expensive
    $899 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

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

  • Dynamic range and high ISO image quality aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Video features in general are underwhelming; Native EF-M lens selection is limited.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6300

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6300
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $828
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Sony A6300
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $828
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6500
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Sony A6500
  • $779
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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