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DXOMark has completed their review of the 24mp sensor inside the Canon EOS M5. The new EOS M camera came out 5 points ahead of the EOS M3 with a score of 77. This unsurprisingly puts it on par with the image quality of the EOS 80D.
On paper, the M5 looks like a mini-EOS 80D; however, that’s not quite the case. The built-in electronic viewfinder, the additional controls, and 7 fps burst with continuous AF (9 fps with AF locked) are all welcome additions. Taken together with the 24.2-MP Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor and Digital IS, it all signals Canon’s intention to compete more seriously with rivals in the mirrorless segment. With hindsight, it seems like the Dual Pixel AF CMOS was designed with mirrorless in mind. Image quality is similar to that of the sensor found on the EOS 80D. Read the full review
Most reviewers continue to agree that the EOS M5 is Canon’s best mirrorless offering yet.