Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS M5


Dimensions (WxHxD)
115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
Weight (body only)
Approx. 427 g


  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor

  • Powerful DIGIC processing

  • Fast, accurate focussing

  • Shoot at 7 fps with Servo AF

  • Smooth, realistic movies of action

  • Steady movies even with non-IS lens

  • Large, central electronic viewfinder

  • Super high-res tilting touchscreen

  • Simply connect then share wirelessly

  • Always-on connection

Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

  • Type
    22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
  • Effective Pixels
    Approx. 24.2 megapixels
  • Total Pixels
    Approx. 25.8 megapixels
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Low-Pass Filter
  • Sensor Cleaning
    EOS integrated cleaning system
  • Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour

Image Processor

  • Type
    DIGIC 7

  • 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

  • Type
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF System.  Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor2
  • AF System / Points
    Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection3
    Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection4
  • AF working range
    EV -1 - 18 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
  • AF Modes
    One-Shot AF and Servo AF
  • AF Point Selection
    Face + Tracking: Face and subject tracking via automatic recognition/ manual selection via touchscreen. Automatic selection over 49 AF points when no face recognised within frame.
    Smooth Zone AF: Manual zone selection, plus automatic selection over 9 AF points within selected zone
    1-point AF: Manual selection via touchscreen/ buttons
  • Selected AF point display
    Indicated on LCD monitor/ EVF
  • AF Lock
    Locked when Shutter Button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button
  • AF Assist Beam
    via LED assist beam
  • Manual Focus
    With EF & EF-S lenses - Select via AF/MF switch on lens
    With EF-M lenses - Select via dedicated MF Button/ other customisable buttons (toggle AF/MF).
    MF Peaking available
    AF+MF available (Manual focus adjustment after One-Shot AF)
    Magnify image available during MF (5x or 10x)

  • Metering modes
    Real-time metering from the image sensor
    (1) Evaluative metering
    (2) Partial metering at center
    (3) Center weighted average metering
    (4) Spot metering
  • Metering Range
    EV 1-20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
  • AE Lock
    Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
    Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.
  • Exposure Compensation
    +/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
  • AEB
    3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with manual Exposure Compensation)
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO AUTO (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments5
    Movie: ISO AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 in 1/3-stop increments


  • Type
    Electronically controlled focal-place shutter
  • Speed
    30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

  • Type
    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
  • Settings
    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White
    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
    White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels
  • Custom White Balance
    Yes, 1 setting can be registered

  • Type
    0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
    Approx. 2,360,000 dots
  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)
    Approx. 100%
  • Eyepoint
    Approx. 22 mm
  • Dioptre Correction
  • Viewfinder Information
    Customisable and toggle via INFO. Button
    (1) Liveview image with exposure info
    (2) Liveview image with basic info
    (3) Liveview image with full info
    Customisable settings:
    Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
  • Depth of field preview
    Yes, via customisable buttons

  • Type
    8.0 cm (3.2”) ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,620,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Tiltable 85 degrees up and 180 degrees down.
  • Coverage
    Approx. 100%
  • Brightness Adjustment
    Adjustable to one of five levels
  • Display Options
    Customisable and toggle via INFO. Button
    (1) Liveview image with basic info
    (2) Liveview image with full info
    (3) Liveview image with no information
    (4) Quick Control Screen
    Customisable settings:
    Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios


  • Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
  • Built-in Flash Coverage
    Maximum coverage at approx. 15mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)
  • Built-in Flash recycle time
    Approx. 3 seconds6
  • Modes
    Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings)
  • Red-Eye Reduction
    Yes - with red eye reduction lamp
  • X-sync
    1/200 sec
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 2EV in 1/3 increments
  • Flash Exposure Bracketing
    Yes, with compatible external flash
  • Flash Exposure Lock
    Yes, via AEL Button
  • Second Curtain Synchronisation
  • HotShoe / PC terminal
    Yes/ No
  • External Flash Compatibility
    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
  • External Flash Control
    Via camera setting/ flash setting menu


  • Modes
    Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN(Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect (Stills and Movie), High Dynamic Range), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Custom (x2), Movie (Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure Time-lapse movie)
  • Picture Styles
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
  • Image Processing
    Highlight Tone Priority
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
    Lens peripheral illumination correction and chromatic aberration correction
    Diffraction correction
    Creative Assist:
    Background Blur (5 settings)
    Brightness (19 levels)
    Contrast (9 levels)
    Saturation (9 levels)
    Color Tone (19 levels)
    Monochrome (Sharpness Strength / Sharpness Fineness / Sharpness Threshold / Contrast (9 levels) / Filter effect (Ye - Yellow / Or - Orange / R - Red / G (Green) / Toning effect (S - Sepia / B - Blue / P - Purple / G - Green))
  • Drive modes
    Single, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)
  • Continuous Shooting
    Fixed AF: Approx. 9 shots/s for up to 26 frames in JPEG7
    With AF: Approx. 7 shots/s8

File Type

  • Still Image Type
    JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
    RAW: RAW (14-bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
    Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
  • Image Size
    RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000
    JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
    JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2)  2112 x 1600
    JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
    JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600
    In-camera RAW processing & Resize available
  • Movie Type
    MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
  • Movie Size
    Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
    HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
    VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
  • Movie Length
    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
  • Folders
    New folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
  • File Numbering
    (1) Consecutive numbering
    (2) Auto reset

  • Custom Functions
    12 customisable buttons/ dials
  • Metadata Tag
    User copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
    Image rating (0-5 stars)
  • LCD Panel / Illumination
    5 levels
  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    Yes, with Image Rotate
  • Playback zoom
    2x - 10x enabled in 10 steps
  • Display Formats
    (1) Single image with information (toggle up to 8 options)
    (2) Single image
    (3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
    (4) Jump Display (1/10/100 image, by shot date, by rating)
  • Slide Show
    Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
    Repeat: On/Off
    Transition Effects: Off, Fade
  • Histogram
    Brightness/ RGB
  • Highlight Alert
  • Image Erase/Protection
    Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
    Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images
  • Menu Categories
    (1) Shooting menu (x8)
    (2) Playback menu (x5)
    (3) Setup menu (x4)
    (4) Custom Functions menu
    (5) My Menu
  • Menu Languages
    25 Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
  • Firmware Update
    Firmware update possible by the user.


  • Computer
    Hi-Speed USB (Micro USB connector)
  • Other
    Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support9
    Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology)10
    HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector)
    External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)

Direct Print

  • Canon Printers
    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
  • PictBridge
    Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

  • Type
    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

  • PC & Macintosh
    Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP111
    Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
    For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
    Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
    Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10
    For Image Transfer Utility:
    Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
    Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11


  • Image Processing
    Digital Photo Professional
  • Other
    Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility
    Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices12

Power Source

  • Batteries
    1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
  • Battery life
    With LCD monitor: Approx. 295 shots (at 23 °C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    With EVF: Approx. 295 shots (at 23 °C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    ECO Mode: Approx. 420 shots (at 23 °C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
  • Battery Indicator
    4 levels
  • Power saving
    Display off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
    Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins)
    ECO mode
  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers
    Battery charger LC-E17
    Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
    DC Coupler DR-E17


  • Cases / Straps
    Body Jacket EH29-CJ
    Neck Strap EM-300DB
    Neck Strap EM-E2
  • Lenses
    EF-M lenses
    All EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M
  • Flash
    Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
    Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
  • Remote Controller / Switch
    Remote Switch RS-60E3
    Timer Remote Controller TC-80N313
    Remote Controller RC-6
  • Other
    Interface cable IFC-600PCU

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
  2. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  3. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  4. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  5. Recommended Exposure Index
  6. When battery is fully charged
  7. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Total number of frames captured and continuous shooting speed may vary depending on camera exposure settings, type of lens used, battery level, light level and memory card used.
  8. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Under Servo AF, maximum continuous shooting speed depends on subject condition and lens used
  9. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
  10. Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Europe Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  11. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  12. Bluetooth functionilty on Camera Connect app requires compatible smart devices equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0/ 4.1/ 4.2
  13. Reqire Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3