Canon EOS M5 Video Review

I recently had some hands on time with the Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless camera.
Watch the full video here or read on below the video.

The Canon EOS M5 boasts some top level specs which you can see below:
Image Sensor
22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels
Approx. 24.2 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

Image Processor

Lens Mount
EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation
Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Movie: In-camera 5-axis Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS

Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor1

AF System/ Points
Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7×7 grid) via camera automatic selection2
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3×3 grid) via manual selection3

ISO Sensitivity
ISO AUTO (100 – 25600), 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stop increments4
Movie: ISO AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 in 1/3-stop increments

My Personal Thoughts on the Canon EOS M5
I really appreciated the build quality of the small yet powerful camera and what stood out the most was the metallic finish on the 18mm to 150 mm image stabilised lens

Stand out features
The lenses Optical Image Stabilizer makes it great for free hand shooting for both photos and videos.
As a photo shooter The Canon M5 features 7 frame per second photo shooting and is more than capable of capturing pictures in the moment.

As a video camera the M5 supports frame rates of up to 60 frames per second at 1080p and will produce beautifully colour profile videos.

The convenience of the small body size makes it great for fitting in your travel bag and gives you the confidence to get the shot when you need it the most.
The M5 may not be perfect for everybody as it does have some flaws of it’s own, but then again there is no perfect camera for every situation.

Who should buy this camera?
This camera is ideally suited towards those that are wanting to up their photography game.  Ideally those who are mainly taking photos on their cellphone or an entry level camera, The EOS M5 will be a great step up.

This camera is suited to travel vloggers/bloggers who need to travel light, but get good quality photos and videos.

Do you have a Canon EOS M5 or thinking of purchasing one?  Tell me your thoughts and opinions on this camera.  What questions do you have.

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Joshua Roode

Joshua Roode is the Managing Director of Cape Town is Awesome. As a digital strategist he has been regularly featured on programs such as Cape Talk 567, 702 and Hashtag Radio. He has worked with with national retailers, local celebrities and continues to help brands & influencers bring the best work into the online space.

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