• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Canon EOS M5 advantages over Fujifilm X-S10

  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.2 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-S10 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.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 HDMI output 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

  • 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

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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 Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-S10
Canon EOS M50
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Lens selection
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-S10
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M5
Sony A6400
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-S10
Sony A6400
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Nikon Z50

Canon EOS M5
Nikon Z50
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-S10
Nikon Z50
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Canon EOS M5
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-S10
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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