• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon EOS M5 advantages over FUJIFILM X-A5

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    27 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

FUJIFILM X-A5 advantages over Canon EOS M5

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $1049
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
FUJIFILM X-A5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6300

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6300
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
FUJIFILM X-A5
Sony A6300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
FUJIFILM X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $599
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A6500

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6500
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
FUJIFILM X-A5
Sony A6500
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1298
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M6
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
FUJIFILM X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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