Canon extends its mirrorless camera range with the Canon EOS M5. It has 24.2MP, an APS-C sized sensor but no 4K video recording like the Sony a7S II and Sony a7R II mirrorless cameras from Sony. Competition in the mirrorless market is heated, with Sony’s large range of APS-C and full frame cameras that many have adopted for video production. The Panasonic GH4 is also up there as a popular tool for filming, but trailing behind is the Canon EOS M5 from Canon. The Canon EOS M5 – Worthy Video Camera? The Canon EOS M5 seems to be a perfect enthusiast camera, for those choosing size over the larger DSLR models. Canon boasts that the M5 is significantly smaller than the 80D, but you’ll need the Canon EF-M lens adapter to use any of your current EF/EF-S lenses with it. Full HD at 60p is nice to see, but after the comments of leaving out decent 4K recording on the 5D Mark IV, lets not go there. Combination IS is a first for Canon for video; 5-axis in-camera digital image stabilization has been built in, processed by the Digic-7 processor, that works with the IS of the lens to stabilize the image. Presumably the digital image stabilization means the image is being stabilized (like warp stabilizer) rather than the sensor like in the Sony a7S II for example. Check out the video below to see some examples. A high resolution electronic viewfinder has been included, as well as focus peaking to aid in getting critical focus. As well as Dual Pixel CMOS AF which can be controlled via the touchscreen LCD for tracking between subjects or during movement. The 3.2 inch screen can also tilt, which is a feature many were hoping to be included in the 5D Mark IV. Bluetooth functionality is also included, with Canon hinting that the M5 could be controlled remotely via an app, but there is little information about this yet. Also, from the images it is hard to tell whether the camera has a headphone output connection. Of course this camera will be tested in our test lab. Maybe it will provide good low-cost video in HD. Specs 24.2MP APS-C sensor ISO sensitivity from 100 – 25,600 Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus 14 bit RAW images. 1080/60p video recording in MP4 format Digital IS with 5-axis stabilization High resolution EVF Touchscreen tilting LCD Built in wi-fi, NFC and bluetooth for phone connectivity. Native lens mount of EF-M (you’ll need the EF to EF-M lens adapter to use any EF/EF-S lenses). 7fps in stills mode. Movie time-lapse feature. The Canon EOS M5 will be available to purchase in November from $979.99 and is available for pre-order now. Canon are also announcing the EF-M 18-150 F/3.5 – 6.3 IS STM lens which will be available as a kit with the M5 in December 2016. Check out the full press release here.Read more
The price of the EOS-M has dropped several times this year. Now that the much more expensive Sony a7 has proven to have its flaws it might be a good time to consider the most affordable HDSLR again: Now it’s at $299 including the 18-55mm kit lens. That’s a really nice deal considering that it’s basically a Canon T4i/650DRead more
First off, sorry for the Canon-heavy news posts lately, but they seem to be extremely busy right now with constant new product announcements and significant offers that are too good to miss – no summer break for Canon I guess, as opposed to the other manufacturers? EOS-M with the quite decent 22mm f/2 pancake lens make it a tiny package with a big sensor … and the price ain’t too shabby either now (finally!)Read more
There aren’t many newsworthy things to report today. Sony introduced the new video camera, the PMW-200, but it has a 1/2″ sensor so it’s not going to this newspage. We just finished shooting an intriguing comparison between Alexa, F65, FS700, C300, RED and 7D that I’d love to show you, but I’ll have to settle on rights and it needs more work so I’m posting these photos I took from the new Canon EOS M “mirrorless” camera during my visit at the 25 years of EOS anniversary party here in Vienna.Read more
Canon just announced their new Canon EOS M, a mirrorless DSLR camera with video functionality that introduces a new (& very interesting) mounting system. cinema5D was invited by Canon for a preliminary hands on last week so we could test and touch it and share what we think about the video side of this pretty little camera. Read on to find out if the EOS M is cool on the HDSLR side or not.Read more
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