Canon Introduces the EOS M5 Digital Camera and its First EF-M High Power Zoom Lens

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<em>EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder</em></p>
<p><strong>MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2016</strong> – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest additions to its EOS M series system – the new Canon EOS M5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera and compact EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. The EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor and the fastest AF speed in the EOS M-series<sup>i</sup>, enabling photographers to capture clear, sharp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos. It is also the first in the EOS camera line to include the low energy Bluetooth<sup>®</sup> Smart<sup>ii</sup> feature that can maintain a constant connection<sup>iii</sup> with your compatible smartphone or tablet when you use the Canon camera connect application and both applications are active. The versatile EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compatible with all Canon EOS M series digital cameras, and is a great option for photographers looking to capture scenic landscapes while traveling to close-up shots from afar.</p>
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<p>“The new capabilities found in the Canon EOS M5 Camera and EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens set a new standard for our EOS M series of cameras and lenses, showing that Canon is constantly incorporating performance enhancements desired by our customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “When paired together, the new EOS M5 camera and EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens provide image-makers of all levels with powerful tools that enable them to capture a variety of remarkable images and videos.”</p>
<p>In addition, advanced photographers will appreciate the improved operability of the EOS M5 camera. It has a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for capturing stills and shooting video with smooth and precise autofocus. This allows for Touch and Drag AF so users can easily switch the subject of their focus by dragging the AF frame directly on the LCD panel, even while looking through the camera’s EVF. Focus peaking allows users to highlight the area of the image that is in focus from within the EVF or LCD monitor. In addition to its touchscreen operability, the EOS M5 camera also has easily accessible dials that allow you to quickly adjust your settings on-the-go.</p>
<p><b>Key Features of the Canon EOS M5 Camera Include:</b></p>
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<li>24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–25600.</li>
<li>Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you capture stills and shoot video with quick and precise autofocus.</li>
<li>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.</li>
<li>Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format.</li>
<li>Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization<a name="_Ref461616136"></a><sup>iv</sup>when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens.</li>
<li>Built-in high-resolution EVF (approx. 2,360,000 dots)<b> </b>with new Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame displayed for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.</li>
<li>Intuitive touch screen 3.2 tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor<b> </b>(approx. 1,620,000 dots) enables flexible positioning and clear viewing.</li>
<li>Easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button and Exposure Compensation Dial.</li>
<li>Built-in Wi-Fi®<sup>v</sup> and NFC<sup>vi</sup> allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.</li>
<li>Equipped with Bluetooth®iii Smart for smooth pairing with a compatible smartphone by powering on both devices for easy photo sharing and remote control possibilities.</li>
<li>Shorter camera startup time<sup>vii</sup> and interval time between each image capture for a more efficient shooting experience.</li>
<li>Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF<a name="_Ref461616065"></a><sup>viii </sup>and EF-Sviii lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativity.</li>
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<p>The Canon EOS M5 also features Combination IS with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization, while capturing video, a first in the Canon EOS series. With a compatible lens attached<sup>iv</sup>, Combination IS leverages optical IS and in-camera digital IS to help create tremendously smooth videos. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor makes the 5-axis IS possible even with lenses that do not contain IS, because the in-camera image stabilization functions independently to help reduce camera shake when shooting videos.</p>
<p>Additionally, the EOS M5 camera shoots impressive time-lapse videos. The EOS M5 camera also allows for easy panning by setting the optimal shutter speed after analyzing the camera’s panning speed and how fast the subject is moving.</p>
<p>The new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers a high-zoom ratio, expanding the range of photographic possibilities for EOS M digital cameras. Its image stabilizer helps with reducing image blur and making image and video shooting easier at longer focal lengths. Along with the enhanced performance, the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compact and lightweight, making it a versatile and convenient lens to carry.</p>
<p><b>Key Features of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens</b> <b>Include:</b></p>
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<li>Canon’s first EF-M high-zoom power lens covering a broad range of shooting scenes with a high-zoom ratio of up to 8.3x (29–240mm equivalent).</li>
<li>Compact and lightweight design allows for easy portability.</li>
<li>Optical design helps provide excellent image quality across a broad zoom range comparable to the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM lens.</li>
<li>Maximum magnification of 0.31x at focal length 150mm.</li>
<li>Image Stabilizer effect at up to 4<sup>ix</sup>stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.</li>
</ul>
<p><b>Pricing and Availability</b></p>
<p>The new Canon EOS M5 camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers or through the Canon Online store at<a href="http://shop.usa.canon.com/" target="_blank"><b>http://shop.usa.canon.com/</b></a> in November 2016, for an estimated retail price of $979.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens (estimated retail price of $1,099.00, scheduled to be available early November 2016<a name="_Ref461616351"></a><sup>x</sup>), and with the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an (estimated retail price of $1,479.00x, scheduled to be available early December 2016x)</p>
<p>In addition, the new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, available in graphite and silver colors, is scheduled to be available in December 2016 for an estimated retail price of $499.99x.</p>
<p>Additional optional EOS accessories include a Body Jacket (EM-E2) and Neck Strap (EH29-CJ) that come in black or brown.</p>
<p>For more information please visit: <a href="http://mseriescameras.usa.canon.com/" target="_blank">http://mseriescameras.usa.canon.com</a></p>

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Tugela

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1060P60 video is recorded as MP4 files. The consumer cameras from Canon usually record those at 35 mbps, so I expect that is the case with this one as well. So it is not going to be well regarded as a video camera, other than for very casual use.
 

Tangent

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Flash guide number remains at 5.

No wired remote. But it does support wireless remote RC-6 in case your phone dies.

These are small boxes of mine left unchecked; overall this looks quite good indeed.
 

LesC

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Announced today in the UK too but as always at somewhat higher prices; £1049 body only or £1399 with the 18-150. On current exchange rates that's about $1389 & $1852 respectively. At those sort of prices I'm not interested; the body only is £150 / $198 more than the 80D!

I know we all have different requirements/preferences but don't know why there's no GPS whereas there is Wifi & NFC. Who needs NFC?

Every time there's a new mirrorless/CSC that comes out I'm interested to see what it's like but none of them are truly pocketable cameras. Also, the lenses may be improving but until they are able to produce L-glass standard optics I'll be sticking to my DSLR - the M5 is nice but I think I'd be carrying it around thinking, "but if only I had my EOS 6D with me ..."
 

Proscribo

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LesC said:
I know we all have different requirements/preferences but don't know why there's no GPS whereas there is Wifi & NFC. Who needs NFC?
I'm pretty sure NFC is for easy pairing for wifi... in my experience with 70D and Oly E-M10, that is a must feature if you don't want to end up fiddling with the fu****####### connection instead of actually shooting.

I don't think people care about GPS that much.
 

expatinasia

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I am a bit confused why the LCD screen can rotate below the camera facing forward (towards the lens). What can this be used for apart from selfies as surely if it is sat on a tripod you would not be able to see it. Thoughts?

Looks nice otherwise.
 

Proscribo

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expatinasia said:
I am a bit confused why the LCD screen can rotate below the camera facing forward (towards the lens). What can this be used for apart from selfies as surely if it is sat on a tripod you would not be able to see it. Thoughts?

Looks nice otherwise.
I think it's just "better than nothing"-solution, when you have the camera on tripod you can use phone as a screen, would be kinda difficult to have a phone and the camera on your hands, if it didn't rotate. :)
 

weixing

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Tangent said:
Flash guide number remains at 5.

No wired remote. But it does support wireless remote RC-6 in case your phone dies.

These are small boxes of mine left unchecked; overall this looks quite good indeed.
Hi,
This M5 does support wire remote which is why I'll be interested... now waiting for the manual to become available, so can check does it meet my other requirement.

Have a nice day.
 

xps

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Nice mirrorless, but incredibly high pricing in Europe.
980$ in the US (=872€ in Europe). 1140€ in Germany. 30% higher costs than in US.
Add 110€ for the Adapter....
The 80D is 999€ today....
 

hachu21

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weixing said:
Hi,
This M5 does support wire remote which is why I'll be interested... now waiting for the manual to become available, so can check does it meet my other requirement.

Have a nice day.
Why wired remote is important to you? the wireless is not good for your usage?
 

hachu21

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LesC said:
Every time there's a new mirrorless/CSC that comes out I'm interested to see what it's like but none of them are truly pocketable cameras. Also, the lenses may be improving but until they are able to produce L-glass standard optics I'll be sticking to my DSLR - the M5 is nice but I think I'd be carrying it around thinking, "but if only I had my EOS 6D with me ..."
So you expect truly pocketable camera with L quality glass at the same time? You'll wait long...
 

weixing

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hachu21 said:
weixing said:
Hi,
This M5 does support wire remote which is why I'll be interested... now waiting for the manual to become available, so can check does it meet my other requirement.

Have a nice day.
Why wired remote is important to you? the wireless is not good for your usage?
Hi,
I want to have the option to do interval shot of more than 30s exposure per shot and that can only be done with an external intervalometer. The M3 don't have a remote cable port.

Have a nice day.
 

Act444

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May 4, 2011
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LesC said:
Every time there's a new mirrorless/CSC that comes out I'm interested to see what it's like but none of them are truly pocketable cameras. Also, the lenses may be improving but until they are able to produce L-glass standard optics I'll be sticking to my DSLR - the M5 is nice but I think I'd be carrying it around thinking, "but if only I had my EOS 6D with me ..."

Have a look at the 11-22mm lens (if you're into WA)...dare I say, that one comes VERY close...
 

1Zach1

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Not a big fan of the styling, but I'll be interested to see the size comparison between it and the M3. Looks like I'll be holding onto my M1 for a while longer.
 
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xps said:
Nice mirrorless, but incredibly high pricing in Europe.
980$ in the US (=872€ in Europe). 1140€ in Germany. 30% higher costs than in US.
Add 110€ for the Adapter....
The 80D is 999€ today....

The US prices don't include sales tax because it's not set at a country wide rate, rather a state by state rate.
 

jeffa4444

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UK pricing:-

Canon EOS M5 body only £ 1,049 (includes free EF-EOS M adapter)

with 15-45mm kit lens £ 1,149 (includes free EF-EOS M adaptor)

with 18-150mm kit lens £ 1,399 (includes free EF-EOS M adaptor)

With a 80D costing £ 999 this camera will struggle to find buyers in the UK (with 18-135mm its £ 1,299).

No doubt the devaluing of £ sterling since Brexit has added to the cost but this is not the time in the UK to be buying photographic equipment and is sure to damage sales for Canon and other companies.