Nikon J5 vs Canon M5 Image Quality/ Comparison Nov 2, 2017 1 I have a question. Instead, you must first bring up the Q menu. It features traditionally designed and structured Canon menus, similar to many of their DSLRs. The JPEG image setting is large, high quality. The OLED EVF is plenty sharp thanks to its 2.36-million-dot resolution, but it's fairly small. Canon M6 MII was introduced to market in August 2019 and Canon M5 was launched in September 2016. It features a native ISO range from ISO 100 to 25,600. ISO 6400 delivers an 8 x 10 similar to the 11 x 14 inch print at ISO 3200, with only mild and acceptable noise in a few areas, but still a solid printed image in general. This display sports touch focus, drag focus, pinch to zoom, and full menu navigation. Both newcomers and existing users will find the navigating experience on this camera quite intuitive and easy to master. It features a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD with a resolution of 1.62M dots. The Nikon D7200 still manages to produce a sharper, crisper image with better detail in most areas at ISO 1600, however the Canon M5 does noticeably better with our tricky red-leaf fabric. I pre-loaded that link with a comparison using the M5 as the base comparison camera. A bit tedious. Otherwise, image quality, focusing, and low light performance are all the same. For those interested in working with the RAW files involved, click these links to visit each camera's respective sample image thumbnail page: Canon M5, Canon 80D, Nikon D7200, Panasonic GX8, Olympus E-M5 II and Sony A6300 -- links to the RAW files appear beneath those for the JPEG images, wherever we have them. Very nice 30 x 40 inch prints at ISO 100/200/400; a good 16 x 20 inch print at ISO 1600; and a nice 5 x 7 at ISO 12,800. EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM For your most critical prints, the 24 x 36 inch prints will very much deliver the goods here. However, are these improvements enough given the stiff competition this camera faces? Both produce somewhat soft images with a fairly strong but natural-looking noise "grain" in flatter areas. So while we can certainly call these prints good, for your most critical work at this ISO sensitivity 13 x 19 inch (or smaller) prints are advised. The Canon EOS M5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600. The M5 is the only current Canon mirrorless model with a built-in electronic viewfinder. Considering Canon aims this as a vlogging tool, it’s quite confusing to see this feature removed. Recordings are limited to 29 minutes and 59 seconds, the industry-standard for cameras in this class. ISO sensitivity for video. 1/200 sec f/8 ISO 200. What are some of the goods, bads, and uglies of the Canon M5? The articulating screen, while not 100% ideal, makes it a capable option for a variety of different shooting mediums. All cameras in this comparison were shot with our very sharp reference lenses. With that, images offer fantastic color rendering and contrast. It delivers continuous shooting speeds of 9 fps without autofocus and exposure locked after the first frame. But, with this release, we have that now, and it’ll remain one to watch for the years to come. My other shooter is a canon g7x-mark ii, and the menu system is similar, so the handling is familiar. And, overall, it delivers an excellent viewing experience. With that, images offer fantastic color rendering and contrast. While the EOS M5 didn't surpass any of the predecessor EOS M3 print sizes, it still delivers results that are on par with most, though certainly not all, of the best APS-C cameras out there. It features a dedicated Wi-Fi button for immediate access to the camera’s wireless and connectivity settings. The number of shots using each image mode: RAW+JPEG, RAW, and JPEG are recorded. It also supports a vertical display option, which rotates when shooting in portrait orientation. One of the first indicators of this is a big advance in capture rate: the EOS M5 is capable of recording up to 7 frames per second (or 9 fps with focus locked) at the full resolution of its 24.2MP APC-C sensor. It doesn’t offer any built-in flat picture profiles for flatter footage and an increase in dynamic range. Nice work to Canon on this worthwhile achievement! 24 x 36 inch prints will also work here for less critical applications. Thankfully, Canon has installed the ECO mode on this camera, which increases the battery life to 420 shots per charge. The original EOS M weighed a negligible 262g and was easily pocketable with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens attached. Aliasing artifacts are more visible from the Nikon, however it did a pretty good job at avoiding visible moiré patterns we often see in our notorious red-leaf swatch, while still resolving more of the fine thread pattern. ISO 12,800 prints are quite good at 5 x 7 inches, which really isn't bad for an APS-C sensor at this lofty ISO! The Canon continues to produce a brighter, contrastier, more vibrant image, though it's a little soft. Noise levels are similar, however the Nikon's more aggressive sharpening makes luminance noise somewhat more conspicuous in flatter areas. It features 5-axis digital image stabilization, which also pairs with optically stabilized lenses for added stabilization. Nevertheless, it delivers a smooth and confident performance overall, even when using the EF-M to EF adapter. Thankfully, you can disable and remap the video start/stop using the menus, if it becomes an issue. EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM. It features a microphone input, and you can also adjust the microphone input sensitivity. And, overall, the physical interface rivals several fully-featured Canon DSLRs twice its price. This connection allows users to turn on the camera and initiate file transfer remotely, and it also provides a fully lag-free remote shooting experience. There is a difference in image processors, though, with the M5 employing the newer DIGIC 7 chip versus DIGIC 6 for the 80D. In the end, this camera comes dangerously close to being the ideal camera in performance and form factor. In the end, the M5 is dangerously close to Canon’s ideal mirrorless camera. While the footage isn’t the sharpest and is slightly softer than the competition, it provides the acclaimed Canon colors and artistic appeal. Canon M50 and Canon M5 have the same Canon EF-M lens mount and currently there are 23 native lenses available for these cameras. It remains one of Canon’s top mirrorless APS-C cameras to date and the perfect step up in quality from an entry-level camera without the complexity, weight, and price of their higher-end cameras. It lacks any high frame rates at 1080p, be it 100 fps or 120 fps. It’s worth watching. Another important factor is the availability of image stabilization. And users can expect usable images up to ISO 3,200 or 6,400, where minor post-production noise reduction is required. A solid effort all around in the print quality department once again here from Canon. The Canon EOS M5 has stunning EOS quality in a compact mirrorless camera with APS-C, 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7. Both cameras offer similar specifications, components and are almost identical except for the missing headphone input and weather sealing. ISO 3200 yields a good overall print at 11 x 14 inches. For more advanced users, the camera delivers exceptional manual controls over settings and exposure. With Bluetooth, the camera now maintains a low powered always-on connection to a smartphone. Instead, you will have to use the Auto Lighting Optimizer, which, while helpful, doesn’t work quite the same. Canon has equipped the EOS M5 with its latest 24-million-pixel Dual-Pixel CMOS sensor, and as a result it delivers some of the best image quality we’ve seen from any of the firm’s APS-C cameras, matching the EOS 80D. And, unlike some of the competition which employs similar technology, this system works incredibly well and is free of the typical Jell-O like effects. And, on paper, this camera looks quite promising indeed. The dynamic range also provides superior flexibility for post-production recovery and displays minimal banding and moiré. It may have taken some time for Canon to release a mirrorless camera that’s finally competitive and rich enough in features, but we certainly have it here. The Nikon actually renders a bit more fine detail in the red-leaf fabric, but some of it is distorted and false, and contrast is a little better from the Canon. In addition to built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, it also features Bluetooth connectivity, making it the first Canon M-series camera to provide this feature. And, it does. NOTE: These images are from best quality JPEGs straight out of the camera, at default settings including noise reduction and using the camera's actual base ISO (not extended ISO settings). Material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted or otherwise used without the prior written consent of The Imaging Resource. It features an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36M dots, another first for an M-series mirrorless camera. As expected here at base ISO there are only minor differences between the these two Canons, with the 80D producing colors that are a bit warmer. Or, up to 7 fps with autofocus and tracking. Resolution is a key image quality factor to evaluate and the site's image quality tool is well-suited for that. My previous camera was the T3i DSLR, and the major thing the Eos M5 has over the rebel series is size. Color and contrast are more pleasing from the Canon, however the GX8 does noticeably better with fine detail in our red-leaf swatch, and its image is also a bit sharper despite showing less obvious sharpening halos. It packs much of the performance of the much pricier 80D, into a smaller form factor with only a few shortcomings. It features dual command dials, one on the front to change aperture, and one on the rear to change the shutter speed. In many respects, it’s a more compact version of the 80D, as it offers a similar feature set and much of its performance—all at a price point that is well suited for beginners. Standing at the top of the EOS M series line, the EOS M5 camera offers the incredible speed, performance and advanced features that experienced photographers are looking for. It makes a better option for those looking to shoot video more casually, especially for traveling, or as a b camera to your primary camera. Remaining at ISO 400 and below yields almost unlimited printing freedom and you can expect very natural printed images, while even ISO 3200 can output a solid 11 x 14 inch print which is as large as most photographers tend to go. Photo size: 17.3 MP Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM ISO: 100 Focal length: 22 mm Exposure time: 1/1000 sec Thanks to its DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS M50 can shoot at up to 10fps in Single AF mode, and should you want to track your subject using Continuous AF this drops to … The E-M5 II also doesn't have an optical low-pass filter, so its images are a bit sharper to begin with. The M5 is set to continuous high drive mode. Overall, it’s a shame to see Canon continually overlook their EF-M lineup of lenses, as this is a significant component of this ecosystem. Thus, the M5 creates quite an attractive value proposition in the market. As you can see, M5 is 3 years older than M6 II. The camera provides a clean HDMI out for use with external recorders. Noise levels are comparable, however the noise "grain" from the Canon is more consistent and film-like, while the Sony's noise reduction processing produces some darker pixels and other artifacts which give flatter areas a less natural look. Canon promises significant improvements over the M3. As we’d expect for a camera fitted with the same sensor and processor combination as the Canon EOS 80D, files from the EOS M5 are very pleasing. But the M5 shows that Canon is getting there: This camera has many of the benefits of its larger DSLR cousins (image quality, ease of control), while offering the advantages of … Like we saw at base ISO, the Sony A6300 delivers a much sharper image with better detail at ISO 1600, though aliasing artifacts are more visible. Wall display prints are certainly possible here at even larger sizes, until you run out of resolution! Thus, users will eventually need to purchase the EF-M to EF adapter and tackle the additional expenses involved with that. There is sufficient fine detail and color remaining in this image to most assuredly call it good. ISO 25,600 surprisingly yields a solid 4 x 6 inch print, and we salute all manufacturers who can achieve a good 4 x 6 at the highest native ISO, as it seems at least half of the cameras that we test simply cannot. The video below gives you a very in depth overview of the physical design and characteristics of the M5. The Canon EOS M5 comes stacked with features many enthuasists look for in a camera: a 24MP sensor with Canon's Dual Pixel technology, built-in EVF, a tilting touchscreen and 7 fps burst shooting. You will also have to take on the added weight, bulk, and extra form factor as well. In terms of photo quality, the DIGIC 7 processor, and 24.2MP CMOS sensor ensure clear images with great clarity and sharpness. In this comparison, we pit the Canon M5 against Sony's similarly priced 24-megapixel APS-C mirrorless, the A6300. The mode dial also provides an extensive selection of options to include two custom shooting modes, C1 and C2. And with the addition of a touchscreen display, users can perform sophisticated rack focusing and tracking with a single finger. The camera lacks a tally light to indicate to the user when recordings are active. Canon markets this camera primarily towards multimedia content creators desiring a compact solution to shoot both stills and videos. The Nikon's colors are warmer and more saturated, but not as accurate overall as the Canon's. With that, it looks like Fujifilm is no longer unique with this particular functionality. It was a … We do see indications that the M5's AA filter is fairly weak, though, as ironically moiré patterns are more visible from the Canon. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference. ISO 100/200 prints are very good at 30 x 40 inches, with abundant fine detail and nice color, yielding a very natural-looking print overall. The camera also features a total of seven customizable buttons, delivering extraordinary versatility and customization. But, you will still eventually need extra batteries with this camera. And while it has a few shortcomings, most notably a lack of 4K, full articulation, and poor battery life, it remains an excellent all-rounder nonetheless. It has either a very weak or no AA filter which helps maximize sharpness and detail, and Sony's default processing produces crisp images without the obvious and unsightly sharpening halos produced by the Canon. And it’s location significantly increases the occurrence of accidentally starting video recordings. The Panasonic shows slightly higher noise levels (but keep in mind its higher base ISO), yet it does show some artifacts from its area-specific noise reduction already here at base ISO, in the form of rough edges. Otherwise, it works quite well. The video record button is in a slightly awkward position. Unless you are willing to forgo using a monopod or tripod, this articulation is only useful for handheld recording. Canon EOS M5 Review - EOS M5 Image Quality. And considering the focusing performance and outstanding user interface, it makes for a competent all-rounder. Since these two siblings share very similar or perhaps even the same 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, we wanted to see how they compare in terms of image quality, since they are also similarly priced. It's miles ahead of the t3i in performance and image quality. It features a very similar the 49-point all-cross type system with Dual Pixel CMOS AF that covers 80% of the entire frame.autofocusing system as the 80D. In this case, The addition of Dual Pixel AF makes it the first Canon M-series mirrorless camera to obtain this feature. The M5 is primarily a logical choice for photographers with a Canon SLR and Canon lenses. The 24-megapixel Canon M5 has a slight resolution advantage over the 20.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds Panasonic GX8, but it isn't resolving significantly more detail in most areas here (the majority of the resolution advantage is in the width of the image because of its wider 3:2 aspect ratio). It’s a camera that Canon aims to compete with Panasonic’s G85, Fujifilm’s X-T10, Nikon’s D7200, and Sony’s a6300. My other shooter is a canon g7x-mark ii, and the menu system is similar, so the handling is familiar. ISO 800 shots look really good at 20 x 30 inches, with only a minor trace of noise in some of the flatter areas of our test target, and a mild hint of softening in the red channel. The system is missing any bright, fast lenses. With this iteration, the touch functionality and capabilities far superseded the competition, and Canon’s touch experience is incredibly extensive. And is this camera still relevant today? Similar to what we saw at ISO 1600, the E-M5 II continues to produce a cleaner, much crisper image, but detail-robbing noise reduction artifacts are much more visible giving the Olympus image a more processed look. Canon EOS M5 Continuous Shooting. The Canon on the other hand shows a much stronger noise "grain", but it has a film-like appearance with fewer noise reduction artifacts, though the image is quite a bit softer than at base ISO. The only slight drawback is it crops into the frame slightly during use. The GH5 because it represents one of the best quality options in the Micro four Thirds system, and the XT2 because its sensor and image processor are already filtering down into more affordable bodies including the XT20 – a key rival for the EOS M5. At this time, a total of 7 lenses exist for this platform. It features a lock on the Mode selection wheel to prevent accidental changes during transportation. The camera doesn’t display audio levels while recording. It packs a surprisingly competitive feature set into a compact form with a remarkably large grip. It has a function (Fn) button, which alters the functionality of the rear command dial for added versatility. I played around with the Canon M5 and really liked the way it felt, the detailed LCD screen, and the controls. Once again, there is little difference between these two 24-megapixel APS-C Canon ILCs at ISO 3200 despite the different processors. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS M50 are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-51200. It features an extensive playback suite and in-camera editing, allowing users to process and apply effects to RAW images. Color is however noticeably better from the Canon, without the slight yellow to green shift seen from the Sony. Focusing performance is excellent, and the subject tracking is incredibly tenacious, even when subjects move erratically throughout the frame. ISO 400 images are also quite good at the lofty size of 30 x 40 inches, with only the slightest decrease in overall sharpness, but still a nice print overall. Overall noise levels appear just a bit lower from the Nikon, but its more aggressive processing means the grain pattern isn't quite as uniform as the Canon's. Moreover, the range of colors and depth is superb. It's miles ahead of the t3i in performance and image quality. The quality … One area that some original M users will lament is that while there was a trend towards smaller and lighter in the M/M2 bodies, the trend reversed with the M3 and has gone a step further here. And it’s also a worthy upgrade for existing Canon users, especially those who already own the M3. A fully articulating screen like the Canon 80D is the preferred design, as it offers the best versatility for all situations. The Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera features the brilliant image quality you can expect from the EOS line of cameras, in a lightweight, portable design. Image Quality It features a 24.2 MP CMOS sensor along with the Digic 7 image processor, which combine to offer virtually identical performance to the 80D. I opted for the body only because I wanted to get the EF-M 22mm pancake lens. The Canon EOS M5 has a great array of features, and a solid standard specification. It features an Auto Lighting Optimizer, a useful option that extends the cameras dynamic range for both stills and video. It features a dedicated exposure compensation dial, perfect for quick changes when shooting in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes. Canon today announced its latest mirrorless model, the EOS M5, which becomes its top-of-the-line mirrorless camera and suggests that Canon is committed to developing its mirrorless range. Landscape & Astrophotography Photography. The menus, the controls, the quality and even the lenses remain pretty much the same. Canon has once again brought good image quality to the table in yet another EOS M series camera. It features movie time-lapses, for convenient time-lapse recording. I opted for the body only because I wanted to get the EF-M 22mm pancake lens. It’s also a suitable option for sports and wildlife applications with its strong buffer and fast shooting speeds. What are the best lenses & accessories for the Canon M5? Initially released fall of 2016, Canon’s M5 is a mid-range mirrorless camera that replaces the previously released M3. Noise from the Olympus is a bit higher in the shadows, but keep in mind the higher base ISO of 200. Canon’s native EF-M lineup is still lacking and remains the ultimate drawback of their mirrorless lineup altogether. The system also accompanies face-detection and subject tracking, though eye-detection is missing here. The ISO sensitivity for video has been expanded from 100 to a native 12800 … Its articulation is also helpful for low-angle shooting. For those looking for a video-centric camera, know it’s capable, but you will have to forgo advanced video features like 4K, vectorscopes, waveforms, and log profiles. It makes an excellent option for those looking to upgrade from a compact, point & shoot, or entry-level camera. It shoots 1080p Full HD video up to 60 fps and supplies a 35 MBPS data rate in the web-friendly and highly compatible MP4 format. Subtle contrast detail is still very good though, and colors look terrific. Yes. The … It packs the brilliant image quality characteristic of the EOS series, lightning-fast autofocus through Dual Pixel CMOS AF, an electronic viewfinder and more in a highly portable design. Below are crops from our laboratory Still Life target comparing Canon M5's image quality to that of its DSLR sibling, the Canon 80D (for those wondering which of these two enthusiast Canon ILCs to get), as well as against several enthusiast ILC models at similar price points or in similar categories: the Nikon D7200, Olympus E-M5 II, Panasonic GX8 and Sony A6300. We've been eager to test it ever since its Photokina launch, and have finally gotten our hands on production-ready models. The Sony A6300 continues to produce a crisper, more detailed image than the Canon M5 at ISO 3200, however its area-specific noise reduction generates more artifacts in flatter areas and along edges than Canon's more traditional approach to noise reduction. Battery life is poor and below the industry-standard expected for mirrorless cameras in this class. Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The dynamic range also provides superior flexibility for post-production recovery and displays minimal banding and moiré. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger and plug it in. To test continuous shooting, the camera shutter is activated for 30 seconds. Clicking any crop will take you to a carrier page where you can click once again to access the full resolution image as delivered straight from the camera. The following are the main specifications of the Canon EOS M5 camera: Unlike Canon's previous mirrorless offerings (such as the M3 and M10), the M5 sports an SLR-style body with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The articulation offered here is similar to the Nikon Z50 in that it tilts 85° upwards and 180° downwards for front-facing selfies or vlogging. Following are the 31 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box Canon EOS M5 ready to use (please note that these steps may change slightly as I continue to dial in this camera for my uses). In many respects, this camera is their mirrorless 80D. It took some time for Canon to release a camera that was competitive in the marketplace of mirrorless cameras. The M5 makes significant improvements over the predecessor and a far superior camera. The user interface is also fully touch-enabled, and navigating using this format is very intuitive. Technology-wise, the Canon RP uses a more advanced image processing engine (DIGIC 8) than the M5 (DIGIC 7), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed. I’ve spent a little more than a month using the M5 as my main camera, and there’s no doubt that it produces the kind of excellent images you’d expect from a Canon. The image from the Nikon D7200 is sharper, crisper and slightly more detailed than the M5's at base ISO, thanks to the D7200's lack of an AA filter, as well as more aggressive processing. For those looking to vlog, if you’re okay with the flip-down screen, then this is an excellent camera for this purpose. Both cameras struggle about equally with our red-leaf swatch, but the Canon continues to produces more pleasing colors while the Panasonic continues to produce a sharper image. Overall, these results make it a capable option for some sports and wildlife applications, if needed. 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