Canon EOS M5 release date
Seems a new Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera is coming. The camera has a 5 axis digital image stabilizer (only at video recording which can work together with optically stabilized lenses as well), can shoot 7 or 9 (with fixed focus) frames per second up to ISO 25,600 and has a dual pixel CMOS as well. The look of the camera finally resembles what Canon users expected since the beginning of the system. The camera can record HD videos at 60 fps rate.
The initial price of the new Canon M5 is 979 USD. The camera has a 24.2 Megapixel Aps-C CMOS sensor. It has a built in Wifi with NFC support as well. There is a new 18-150mm lens bundled with this camera as well. The camera has the newest DIGIC 7 image processor. The camera has a 2.36 M dot electronic viewfinder and the back LCD monitor as well for better usability. There is a Bluetooth sharing as well in the camera.
The camera has more physical controls as well, as two dials and several extra buttons for quicker operation. Looks more like a Dslr camera. Standard Canon lenses can be attached with an additional adapter. The camera has a tilting monitor, and Touch and drag af control.
Canon EOS M5 specs
Sensor: 24,2 Mp CMOS sensor
In built flash: yes (key 5)
Monitor resolution: 1,62M dot
Weight : 15,1 oz. / 428g
Viewfinder resolution: 2,36m Dots
1920 x 1080 at 60,50 frames per second
1x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1040 mAh
Possible kit lenses
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 is stm (1099 USD)
Who is it for ?
This is a question I cannot answer. (Officially it is for Smartphone upgraders and for women) I think mostly Canon Dslr owners will buy it as an additional travel camera I think, or young people because of the brand. The size perhaps little smaller than a Dslr, the weight as well (but not much) but with a 18-150mm lens it is not really smaller (you cannot put it in your pocket I think). Pancake lenses would make the camera more interesting for those who want smaller size or more portability. The electronic stabilizer can be attractive for some which is not present in any Canon Dslr camera. Otherwise the bigger sensor makes the camera much better than any compact with their tiny sensors for night, low light, or portrait photography.
There is an in house competitor the Canon 100d/sl1 , which is a Dslr which is a big plus in my book (the size and weight is almost similar but it is an older camera). Less energy consumption, better finder, more native lenses, etc. Obviously Canon would not be very happy if the Mirror less camera attract many would be Dslr owners to the mirrorless world. Apart from a smaller size and weight I see no point for a mirrorless though. If a mirrorless camera has a better sensor or better lenses that is a different matter though.
What would be more interesting according to my opinion is a Full frame mirrorless camera with a bigger sensor and better low light performance, better wide angle coverage as a travel camera.