Overview: This Canon EOS M5 camera has the Canon M mount, and is
compatible with Canon EF-M lenses. With the optional
Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, the
EOS M5 camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
No lenses are included in this body only kit.
3.2" Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The EOS M5 features a 3.2"
Touch Panel LCD monitor, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1.62-million
composing and viewing images. The LCD monitor can tilt upwards to 85°, which makes it easier to frame low-angle
shots, and tilt downwards to approximately 180° for easier overhead shots, or
for framing self-portraits. The Touch Shutter feature lets you take photos by touching
the screen to shoot.
0.39" Electronic Color Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.2"
LCD monitor, the M5 has a 0.39" Electronic Color Viewfinder with approximately
2,360,000 dots. A sliding diopter under the viewfinder lets you adjust the focus
of the viewfinder to your eyesight. When you move the camera to your eye, a
sensor will turn off the LCD monitor. The sensor will also automatically switch
back to the LCD monitor when you move the camera away from your face.
24.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
Canon's large-area CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor
captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers
approximately 25.8 million total pixels and 24.2 million effective pixels. This
APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras,
enabling an effective 1.6x field of view, compared to 35mm format. The camera
has an image sensor cleaning function that automatically removes dust when the
power is turned on or off. The cleaning function can be activated manually as
The EOS M5 features Canon's DIGIC 7 Image Processor to complement the 24.2
Megapixel image sensor. The DIGIC 7 helps to keep subjects in focus with
enhanced tracking and detection capabilities. The Dual Sensing Image
Stabilization system uses data from the image itself to minimize blur caused by
camera shake. The DIGIC 7 also lowers noise in low light and high ISO images.
Still Image Recording:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image
sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2. For each resolution
(except Small 2 and Small 3), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a JPEG image simultaneously.
Aspect Ratio: The camera image sensor has an aspect ratio of
3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 16:9, 4:3, and 1:1 aspect
ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:
|Quality ||Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count |
|3:2 ||16:9 ||4:3 ||1:1 |
|Large ||6000 x 4000 ||6000 x 3368 ||5328 x 4000 ||4000 x 4000 |
|Medium ||3984 x 2656 ||3984 x 2240 ||3552 x 2664 ||2656 x 2656 |
|Small 1 ||2976 x 1984 ||2976 x 1680 ||2656 x 1992 ||1984 x 1984 |
|Small 2 ||2400 x 1600 ||2400 x 1344 ||2112 x 1600 ||1600 x 1600 |
RAW File Format: The
RAW file format (CR2, a Canon 14-bit RAW format) records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the downloadable Digital Photo Professional or EOS
Utility software. RAW images will be identified with the .CR2 file extension.
Recording Media: The EOS M5 records images on an SD, SDHC,
and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) memory cards.
No recording media is supplied with
The EOS M5's top-mounted mode dial lets you choose the shooting mode:
- Scene Intelligent Auto: This mode provides optimal
settings for specific scenes automatically. The camera analyzes the scene
and applies the settings.
- Hybrid Auto: In the Hybrid Auto mode, the camera
records 2-4 second clips of scenes before each shot which are later combined
into a digest movie.
- Creative Assist: The Creative Assist mode guides you
through numerous options to make your photos better and more dynamic. You
can change the background focus, brightness, contrast, color saturation and
tone, and choose from five monochrome tones.
- Special Scene: In the Scene mode, you can select a
setting that matches the shooting scene, and the camera automatically
configures the settings. Available scenes include: Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape,
Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food, Panning, and HDR Backlight
- Creative Filters: The Creative Filters mode lets you
add effects to your images while you shoot. You can choose from Grainy B/W, Soft Focus,
Fish-Eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Toy Camera Effect,
High Dynamic Range, and Miniature Effect.
- Program AE:
This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Custom Modes (C1, C2): You can use the C1 and C2
positions on the mode dial to save commonly used shooting modes and your
configured function settings. Settings that are usually cleared when you
switch shooting modes or turn off the camera are retained.
- Movies: Movie mode lets you shoot High Definition and Standard
Definition videos in 16:9 widescreen or 4:3 aspect ratios. You can use the
mode switch or the dedicated recording button to begin recording movies.
Shooting Movies: The EOS M5 can record movies in High
Definition or Standard Definition at different frame rates. Movies are recorded
in MOV format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, and AAC audio. You can
record audio using the built-in stereo microphone, or an optional external
microphone. You can record up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in a single clip. When shooting movies, a
large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 4 or higher is recommended. You can select from the
following recording sizes and frame rates:
|Resolution ||Frame Rate ||Recording Bit Rate |
|NTSC ||PAL |
|1920 x 1080 ||60 fps (59.94 fps) ||50 fps ||35 Mbps |
|30 fps (29.97 fps) ||25 fps ||24 Mbps |
|24 fps (23.98 fps) ||--- |
|1280 x 720 ||60 fps (59.94 fps) ||50 fps ||16 Mbps |
|640 x 480 ||30 fps (29.97 fps) ||25 fps ||3 Mbps |
Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually with an EF-M
lens, you will need to switch to Manual Focus in the menu then turn the focusing
ring on the lens. If using an EF or EF-S lens (with the EF-EOS-M adapter), you will
need to turn the camera off to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF,
turn the camera back on, and turn the lens
focusing ring until the subject looks sharp. You can magnify
the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.
ISO Speed: When shooting in
Basic Zone modes, ISO speed can be automatically set between ISO 100 and 6400, or manually set between
ISO 100 and
12800 (in whole-stop increments) to suit the shooting conditions. When ISO
Expansion is enabled, ISO values up to 25600 are possible.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto, Day Light, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Color Temperature, and Custom.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
Picture Style setting is not available in Basic Zone modes, except Creative
Auto. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape,
Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments using the
dedicated dial on the top panel.
Flash: The camera has a built-in pop-up flash with three
flash modes: Auto, On, and Slow Synchro.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode
utilizes all of the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 10%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject; uses approximately 2%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you
can shoot up to about 9 frames per second. The maximum number of shots in a
single burst will vary with the image quality setting: JPEG 23-26 images, RAW 17
images, and RAW+JPEG 16 images.
Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter
release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the
picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:
- 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds
after pressing the shutter release button.
- 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after
pressing the shutter release. This is handy for reducing camera shake.
- Custom: You can specify the delay between 0 and 30
seconds, and the number of shots, between 1 and 10.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. The Auto
Rotation feature can be turned off, if desired.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the
memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can set the time each image is displayed on
the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which
images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, people, movies only, stills only,
or by rating.
This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 42, and 110 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
PictBridge Printing: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory
card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
Wireless Overview: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow you to
send images wirelessly from the camera to a variety of compatible devices, and
operate the camera remotely from your smartphone. The camera supports IEEE
802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE).
NFC-Compatible: The EOS M5 is compatible with NFC-compatible Android
smartphones (version 4.0 or later), which allows you to connect by touching the phone to the N-Mark on
the bottom of the camera.
Compatible Devices: You can connect the camera to the
following devices and services via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth:
- Smartphones and Tablets: Using the Canon Camera Connect
app you can transfer photos and videos to your mobile device, and use the
device to control the camera. The app is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod
touch running iOS 7.0 or later, and Android devices with OS 4.0 and up.
- Other Cameras: You can send images from the EOS M5 to
another Wi-Fi-connected Canon camera, or vice versa.
- Wireless Printing: You can print images wirelessly on a
printer. You can use an existing access point, or use the camera as an
- Canon Connect Station: You can connect directly to the
Canon Connect Station
CS100 and transfer photos and videos to the built-in 1
TB of storage.
- Canon iMAGE Gateway: With a one-time registration to
the Canon iMAGE Gateway, you can send photos and videos to the web service
from your PC or smartphone.
- DLNA Media Player: You can view images in your camera
on a DLNA-compatible TV, game system, smartphone, or other media player.
HDMI Output: The camera is equipped with a Micro-HDMI jack
(Type D) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI
cable is required.
USB Port: The USB 2.0 port with a Micro-B USB connector allows you to connect the camera to
your computer via the supplied USB cable for downloading the recorded images and
Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm minijack input for connecting an
external microphone, such as the Canon
Battery: The EOS M5 operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1040 mAh, 7.5Wh). The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E17
battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E12 battery is as follows
(using EF-M 15-45mm lens):
- Still Images: Approx. 295 shots; 420 shots in Eco Mode
- Movie Recording: Approx. 85 minutes (Monitor on); 90
minutes (Viewfinder on)
- Playback Time: Approx. 4 hours (slide show mode)
Power Saving: You can save battery power by activating the
Display Off and Auto Power Down features. After a pre-selected period of time
(10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min), the display will automatically
turn itself off if no buttons are pressed. After approximately 2 additional
minutes (5 minutes in playback mode), the camera will automatically power down.
Optional AC Power: With the optional CA-PS700 DC Coupler and
adapter, you can connect the camera to household power without worry of the battery becoming exhausted.
Software: The following software is available for download
from the Canon website for use with the EOS M5:
- Digital Photo Professional (Windows/Mac):
primarily used for browsing, selecting, and developing RAW images. It has
various image adjustment functions in the Picture Style format, and allows
you to make adjustments easily. Available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 to 10.11.
- EOS Utility (Windows/Mac): an application for making
camera settings, transferring images, and remote shooting. Available for
Windows 10 (desktop mode only), Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X
10.9 to 10.11.
- Picture Style Editor (Windows/Mac): allows
you to edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and save them
as original Picture Style files. Available for Windows 8.1, Windows 8,
Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 to 10.11.
- Image Transfer Utility (Windows/Mac): for setting up
Image Sync, and receive images. Available for Windows 8.1, Windows 8,
Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9 to 10.11.
- Map Utility (Windows/Mac): allows you to use a map to
view GPS information that has been added to images. Available for Windows
8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.9.
- Camera User Guide: a full 222-page instruction manual is
available for download.