Canon EOS M5 specifications
Sensor 24.2MP APS-C CMOS (22.3 x 14.9mm)
Focal length conversion on lens 1.6x
Memory 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Viewfinder EVF, 2.36 million dots
Max video resolution 1,920 x 1,080
ISO range 100-25,600
Autofocus Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 49 points
Max burst rate 9fps, 7fps with AF
Screen 3.2in, 1,620k, tilting touchscreen
Shutter speeds 30-1/4,000 sec, Bulb
Weight 427g (body only, with battery)
Dimensions 116 x 89 x 61mm
Power supply LP-E17 lithium-ion battery (supplied)
Canon EOS M5 lab tests
We use Imatest and DxO Analyzer hardware and software to test cameras for their colour accuracy (colour error) signal to noise ratio (the amount of noise in the images) and dynamic range (their ability to capture detail in very bright and dark areas). We also pick three rival cameras to test them against.
We tested the EOS M5 against three of its main rivals: the Olympus PEN-F, Panasonic GX8 and Sony A6300. The EOS M5 yields very similar colour error results to its rivals, the Panasonic GX8 and Sony A6300. The Olympus Pen-F’s results are a little more saturated.
Signal to noise ratio
The EOS M5 may have an APS-C sensor, but it fares no better than the smaller-format GX8 and Pen-F in this test. The results are good right up to ISO 6,400, however.
Dynamic range was not really the EOS M5’s strong point in our tests. It’s still perfectly adequate for everyday use, but its rivals edge ahead in this respect.