• 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 M50

  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 1.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 295 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $949
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    4 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • 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

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6300

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6300
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Sony A6300
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6500
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Sony A6500
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M6
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M6
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Higher-res screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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