• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Fujifilm GFX

  • Less expensive
    $949 vs $5849*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    85 vs 70 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    60 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.3 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm GFX advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.31 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1620k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Fantastic image quality across the board; Excellent RAW dynamic range; Superb high ISO performance; Functional and user-friendly body; Robust weather-sealed construction; Detachable EVF; Tilting touchscreen; Very good lens quality.

  • Slow AF speeds; Performance can't compete with high-end full-frame cameras; Limited native lens selection so far; Expensive accessories; Unimpressive JPEG dynamic range; 1/125s maximum flash sync.

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
Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Canon EOS M5
Hasselblad X1D
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX
Hasselblad X1D
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Top deck display
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony A7R III

Canon EOS M5
Sony A7R III
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7R III
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm GFX
Canon EOS M50
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

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
Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $5849
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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