Compact. Powerful. Fast. The EOS M5 features the brilliant image quality you can expect from the EOS line of cameras, in a lightweight, portable design with fast autofocus and processing to help make sure you don't miss that unforgettable shot. Whether you're navigating the tight alleys of an old European city or enjoying the view after a strenuous hike, the EOS M5 will let you take advantage of every photo opportunity, more conveniently. Inside its rugged frame is a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that's able to capture sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations. Easy to keep on hand for virtually every situation, it's also fast enough to capture the moment thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which quickly and accurately locks onto your subject. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a 3.2-inch tilt-type LCD monitor offer versatility in lining up the angle you want. Equipped with these impressive features and a whole lot more, the EOS M5 can be ideal for advanced photographers, enthusiasts and anyone looking to capture and save the best moments from everyday life and beyond.
24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-25600.
The EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel (APS-C) sensor capable of capturing large image and movie files. At 24.2 Megapixels, the EOS M5’s sensor delivers images suitable for enlargements with sufficient resolution for significant trimming. Whether making poster-sized prints, zooming in on a particular detail or making Full HD movies, theEOS M5’s sensor is primed to deliver. An ISO range of 100–25600 means images can be captured with low noise and high detail, even in dimly lit situations.
Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you capture stills and shoot video with quick and precise autofocus.
When the action is happening fast, you and your camera have to be ready to capture that unforgettable photo – and with the EOS M5 camera, there’s virtually no wait for it to focus, even in low light. Inside, its Dual Pixel CMOS AF system offers fast and precise autofocus that stays locked onto your subject, even if your subject is in motion, for both photos and videos. This advanced Canon technology uses 24.2 million sensors to quickly determine how far away an object is and therefore where the lens should focus, and is available while using the electronic viewfinder and when using Live View on the rear screen. Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps ensure your images are sharp, while keeping to a minimum the time it takes to lock focus onto your subject, and smoothly maintaining focus where you want it.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) and new DIGIC 7 Image Processor with improved AF tracking performance.
Continuous Shooting at Up to 7.0 fps (Up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) To help you get multiple images of a fast-moving subject and ensure you capture the moment you want, the EOS M5 camera is capable of taking up to 7.0 frames per second (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock). Whether you’re capturing an athlete making a goal or a toddler running clumsily after bubbles, the EOS M5 can take the shot and stay locked on with its new DIGIC 7 Image Processor.
DIGIC 7 Image Processor The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor’s enhanced tracking and detection capabilities help keep subjects in focus, while helping to ensure each image has a high level of sharpness and minimum picture noise. Whether you’re capturing a fast-moving athlete or a feisty puppy, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor in the EOS M5 camera can stay locked on throughout the action. Improved face tracking helps keep your friend or family member the subject of the photo. Even in extreme cases, like in low saturation or low-light dusk, dawn or darkened interior moments, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps keep what you’re photographing in focus. It also features the new Dual Sensing IS, which uses data from the image itself to help minimize the blur caused by camera shake and body movement. This results in clear, sharp pictures even at slow shutter speeds. All this is in addition to upgraded detail and noise reduction abilities, especially in low light with high ISO settings. Powerful all around, the DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps ensure your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal unwanted noise or grain.
Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format.
Whether you’re creating artistic film clips or capturing special occasions, the advanced video capabilities of the EOS M5 camera can catch them in the quality they deserve. Incredibly realistic 1080p Full HD video is recorded at 60 fps with stereo sound in convenient MP4 format. Video is smooth and richly detailed even when played back on a large-screen HDTV via the camera’s HDMI output. The MP4 format’s small file size lets you fit more on a single memory card, and makes downloading and sharing quick and easy. Manual movie mode is also available: adjust settings and even select focus points by using the touch panel LCD screen. You can do this even while looking through the viewfinder to express your vision your way however you shoot – all from a powerful camera that is easily portable.
Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization* when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens.
Sometimes you need to move the camera to create the video you want, whether you’re panning over a gorgeous scenic vista or chasing after an excited puppy. Even when you hold the camera as steady as you can, some unintentional shaking is possible. To counter this, the EOS M5 camera features 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization* when recording video. Blur due to movement in the horizontal and vertical, yaw and pitch (tilting) and roll directions are all digitally minimized in-camera. For more stabilization, when a combination IS-compatible lens is attached, the EOS M5 can use the lens’s Optical IS in conjunction with Digital IS for even less chance of blur due to shaking. These help ensure the videos you record are as sharp as possible.
Built-in high-resolution EVF (approx. 2,360,000 dots) with new Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame displayed for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.
In certain situations, like a bright sunny day, a viewfinder is preferable to a screen. The built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder on the EOS M5 camera features approximately 2,360,000 dots so you can see high amounts of detail in what you’re capturing. Its Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology offers high-contrast, high-colour images that can help properly display the scene you want to capture. Touch and Drag AF lets you use the rear screen as a touchpad while you’re using the viewfinder, so you can choose what you want the camera to focus on with just a tap of your finger and without moving the camera away from your face.
The EOS M5 camera has a large, high-resolution, 3.2" LCD monitor that tilts up 85° and down 180°, ideal for composing pictures at high and low angles with ease. Its touch screen is designed to be fast and easy to use for many operations, allowing accessible AF selection right on the panel.
Easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button and Exposure Compensation Dial.
Spending time scrolling through menus and settings can distract you from enjoying the moment, or potentially missing a candid or action-filled shot. The EOS M5 camera features multiple customizable dials to help you keep the adjustments you want, right at your fingertips. The Main Dial is around the shutter, so you barely have to move your finger to change certain settings. The Quick Control Dial and Dial Function button on top lets you adjust settings like ISO speed quickly with your thumb. The handy Exposure Compensation Dial gives you fast access to exposure, so you can brighten shadows or bring down the highlights without having to dive through menus.
Built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
Built-in Wi-Fi®* Capability
The EOS M5 camera is designed to make Wi-Fi® connections* fast and easy. It can exchange data with other Wi-Fi® compatible Canon cameras, connect directly to Canon’s Connect Station CS100 device, upload directly to various web services like CANON iMAGE GATEWAY***, Facebook® and YouTube®, and even play back images and movies on DLNA-compatible digital electronics.
Built-in NFC** Capability
With its built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) capability**, the EOS M5 camera connects directly to NFC-compliant Android devices by simply touching the NFC icon located on the camera to the device.
Remote Shooting & Wireless Printing
With the Canon Camera Connect app* installed, the EOS M5 camera connects to and can be controlled by your compatible smartphone or tablet for simple remote shooting. Plus, it can also connect and print directly to IP-compatible printers.
*** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.
Equipped with Bluetooth®**** Smart for smooth pairing with a compatible smartphone by powering on both devices^ for easy photo sharing and remote control possibilities.
Thanks to Bluetooth®**** Smart pairing, you can easily connect to and remotely control the EOS M5 camera from compatible smartphones. Once you’ve set up the initial pairing, you’re able to set the camera to automatically connect when turned on. With this connection you’re able to control camera operations like capturing an image, without needing to touch the camera. For that next level of connectivity, a direct Wi-Fi® connection can be established, letting you use your phone as a viewfinder, and check and download previously captured photos and videos.
Shorter camera startup time^^ and interval time between each image capture for a more efficient shooting experience.
You don’t want to miss that key moment by having to wait for the camera to turn on. With a quick startup time^^ of approx. 1.0 second, the EOS M5 camera goes from off to able to take a picture almost immediately. Thanks to its fast processing, there's also limited time between image captures. This means the EOS M5 is ready to take that first photo, and the next and the next, when you need it.
Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF and EF-S lenses^^^ and Speedlites for expanded creativity.
To expand creative opportunities, the EOS M5 camera is compatible with both EF-M lenses designed specifically for the EOS M series of digital cameras, as well as the full line of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses^^^, plus other EOS accessories like Speedlites, Speedlite Transmitters and even Macro Ring Lites. Whether the EOS M5 is a primary or secondary camera, it boasts smooth compatibility with a wide range of EOS accessories.
Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
* UHS-I compatible
EF-M lens (when using EF-M Mount Adapter: EF/EF-S lens group)
Equivalent to approximately 1.6x the focal length indicated on a mounted lens
Canon EF-M mount
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 25.8 Megapixels Pixels may decrease due to image processing.
Square pixel approx. 3.72 µm
Dust Deletion Feature
Auto / Manual
EXIF 2.3 (DCF2.0)
Image JPEG/RAW (CR2 a Canon 14-bit RAW format)
File Size 3:2 Aspect Ratio
Large: 6000 x 4000
Medium: 3984 x 2656
Small 1: 2976 x 1984
Small 2: 2400 x 1600
16:9 Aspect Ratio
Large: 6000 x 3368
Medium: 3984 x 2240
Small 1: 2976 x 1680
Small 2: 2400 x 1344
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Large: 5328 x 4000
Medium: 3552 x 2664
Small 1: 2656 x 1992
Small 2: 2112 x 1600
1:1 Aspect Ratio
Large: 4000 x 4000
Medium: 2656 x 2656
Small 1: 1984 x 1984
Small 2: 1600 x 1600
File Numbering Continuous, Auto Reset
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
White fluorescent light
White Balance Correction Blue/Amber: ±9 levels
Green/Magenta: ±9 levels
Type Built-in electronic colour viewfinder with 0.39-type screen size and approx. 2.36 million dots
Grid Display 3 types
Depth Of Field Preview Provided
Type Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, 1-point AF)
AF Points 49 points (Maximum)
AF Working Range EV -1–18 (at room temperature, ISO 100, when using EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
- One-Shot AF
- Servo AF
2. Manual focus
3. AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)
AF Assist Beam Built-in LED lamp
Real-time metering using the image sensor
2. Partial metering
3. Center-weighted evaluative metering
EV 1-20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems Program AEShutter-priority AEAperture-priority AEManual exposure
ISO Speed Range ISO Auto Range (AUTO mode): ISO 100-6400
Max. ISO Speed (P mode): ISO 25600
Max. Speed Limit Setting in ISO AUTO: ISO 25600
1. Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
2. AE Bracketing: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (AE Bracketing can be used together with manual compensation.)
Manual / Auto
Electronic control only
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. in Auto mode
Highest flash-sync shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
Off, 2 sec. delay, 10 sec. delay, Custom, Remote Control
JPEG, RAW*, MP4 and MOV files are printable.
* Prints JPEG images used for display, which are taken on the same model.
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF DPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF Version 1.1)
Custom Controls (Camera Controls / Buttons Customization) Functions can be assigned to the following controls (set in Custom Functions):
- Shutter button
- Main dial
- Quick control dial
- Cross button (up, down, left, right)
- Control dial
- M-Fn button
- Movie button
- Touchpad AF button
Video Out Terminal
HDMI OUT Terminal Type D
HDMI output while recording available
Battery Life Number of Still Image Shots (CIPA compliant)
Monitor On: Approx. 295 shots
Electronic Colour Viewfinder On: Approx. 295 shots
Number of Still Image Shots (Eco Mode On)
Monitor On: Approx. 420 shots
Movie Recording Time (CIPA compliant)
Monitor On: Approx. 85 min.
Electronic Colour Viewfinder On: Approx. 90 min.
Playback Time Approx. 4 hr.
Time when playing back a slideshow of still images.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in. (115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm)
Weight Approx. 13.4 oz. / 380.0g (Body only)
Approx. 15.1 oz. / 427.0g (Including battery pack, memory card)
14-104°F / -10-40°C
90% or less
What's in the Box
EOS M5 Camera Body
EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Graphite)
Battery Pack LP-E17
Battery Charger LC-E17
Neck Strap EM-300DB
USB Cable IFC-600PCU
* Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM with the lens firmware update.
** Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, AndroidTM smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
*** Compatible with AndroidTM smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
****Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (AndroidTM version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 1.3.20 or above. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
^ When applications are active. Switch from Bluetooth® Smart to Wi-Fi® when viewing the images on the camera via the compatible smartphone.
^^ Approx. 66% faster than the EOS M3 camera.
^^^ Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required when using EF/EF-S lenses for EOS M series digital cameras.