It appears Canon is going backwards and skipping in their naming conventions for the M-series of mirrorless cameras. Last year, Canon released the M10 which was a direct replacement for the M2, though the M3 already existed.
This year, Canon is launching the M5, there were rumors about an M4, but all of the tech that was supposed to be in that version seems to be showing up in the M5, including the 80D-esque sensor setup.
The new M5 features a body redesign that makes it look similar to an SLR camera, while retaining the size and lightweight features of previous M cameras. It features a 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor.
Canon has described the M5 as being something of a little brother/sister to the 80D as it has many of the same features and tech. These include the DIGIC 7 processor, Full HD at 60p, Built-in EVF and dual-pixel AF.
The touchscreen on the back allows for touch and drag autofocus and is multi-angled.
Along with the new camera, Canon is also releasing a new EF-M lens. The 18-160mm F3.5-6.3 is a 29-240mm, 35mm equivalent. The lens features an STM motor, and an 8.8x zoom. It adds a seventh lens to the fairly well-rounded EF-M lens line.
For more details and full technical specifications check out the press release below.
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2016 – 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[i], 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® Smart[ii] feature that can maintain a constant connection[iii] 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.
“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.”
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.
Key Features of the Canon EOS M5 Camera Include:
- 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–25600.
- Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you capture stills and shoot video with quick and precise autofocus.
- 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.
- Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format.
- Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilization[iv]when shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens.
- Built-in high-resolution EVF (approx. 2,360,000 dots) with new Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame displayed for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.
- Intuitive touch screen 3.2 tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor (approx. 1,620,000 dots) enables flexible positioning and clear viewing.
- Easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button and Exposure Compensation Dial.
- Built-in Wi-Fi®[v] and NFC[vi] allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
- 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.
- Shorter camera startup time[vii] and interval time between each image capture for a more efficient shooting experience.
- Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EF[viii] and EF-Sviii lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativity.
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 attachediv, 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.
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.
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.
Key Features of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:
- 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).
- Compact and lightweight design allows for easy portability.
- 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.
- Maximum magnification of 0.31x at focal length 150mm.
- Image Stabilizer effect at up to 4[ix]stops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.
Pricing and Availability
The new Canon EOS M5 camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers or through the Canon Online store at http://shop.usa.canon.com/ 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[x]), 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)
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.
Additional optional EOS accessories include a Body Jacket (EM-E2) and Neck Strap (EH29-CJ) that come in black or brown.
For more information please visit: http://mseriescameras.usa.canon.com
 Based on Canon’s testing standards. (Measured according to CIPA guidelines. EFM 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 STM lens is used.)
 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (AndroidTM version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 1.3.20 or above. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
 When applications are active. Switch from Bluetooth® Smart to Wi-Fi® when viewing the images on the camera via the compatible smartphone.
 Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM with the lens firmware update.
 Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
 Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
 Approximately 66% faster than the EOS M3 camera.
 Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required when using EF/EF-S lenses for EOS M series digital cameras.
 Measured at the focal length of 150mm (35mm equivalent of 360mm), using the EOS M3 digital camera based upon CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards.
 Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
[i] Based on Canon’s testing standards. (Measured according to CIPA guidelines. EFM 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 STM lens is used.)
[ii] Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (AndroidTM version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 1.3.20 or above. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
[iii] When applications are active. Switch from Bluetooth® Smart to Wi-Fi® when viewing the images on the camera via the compatible smartphone.
[iv] Maximum image stabilization is achieved when using either the EF-M 18–150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM or the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM with the lens firmware update.
[v] Compatible with iOS® versions 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3/8.4/9.0/9.1/9.2/9.3, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
[vi] Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0.
[vii] Approximately 66% faster than the EOS M3 camera.
[viii] Mount Adapter EF-EOS M is required when using EF/EF-S lenses for EOS M series digital cameras.
[ix] Measured at the focal length of 150mm (35mm equivalent of 360mm), using the EOS M3 digital camera based upon CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards.
[x] Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Canon EOS M5 Specifications
|Type||Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera|
|Recording Media||SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards * UHS-I compatible|
|Image Format||Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C Size)|
|Compatible Lenses||EF-M lens (when using EF-M Mount Adapter: EF/EF-S lens group)
Equivalent to approximately 1.6x the focal length indicated on a mounted lens
|Pixels||Effective pixels: Approx. 24.2 Megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 25.8 Megapixels
* Pixels may decrease due to image processing.
|Pixel Unit||Square pixel approx. 3.72 μm|
|Dust Removal Feature||Auto/Manual|
|Recording System (Still)|
|Recording Format||Exif2.3 (DCF2.0)|
|Image||JPEG/RAW (CR2 a Canon 14-bit RAW format)|
|File Size||3:216:94:31:1Large6000 x 40006000 x 33685328 x 40004000 x 4000Medium3984 x 26563984 x 22403552 x 26642656 x 2656Small 1 (S1)2976 x 19842976 x 16802656 x 19921984 x 1984Small 2 (S2)2400 x 16002400 x 13442112 x 16001600 x 1600|
|File Numbering||Continuous, Auto Reset|
|RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording||Yes|
|Picture Style||Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1–3|
(2) Day Light
(5) Light bulb
(6) White fluorescent light
(8) Color temperature
|White Balance Correction||Blue/Amber: ±9 levels
Green/Magenta: ±9 levels
|Type||Built-in electronic color viewfinder with 0.39-type screen size and approx. 2.36 million dots|
|Grid Display||3 types|
|Depth of Field Preview||Provided|
|Type||Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, 1-point AF)|
|AF Points||49 points (Maximum)|
|AF Working Range||EV -1–18 (at room temperature, ISO 100, when using EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)|
|Focusing Modes||(1) TTL Autofocus
• One-Shot AF
• Servo AF
(2) Manual focus
|AF Assist Beam||Built-in LED lamp|
|Metering Modes||Real-time metering using the image sensor
(2) Partial metering
(3) Center-weighted evaluative metering
|Metering Range||EV 1–20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)|
|(1) Program AE
(2) Shutter-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Manual exposure
|ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)||ISO Auto Range (AUTO mode): ISO 100–6400
Max. ISO Speed (P mode): ISO 25600
Max. Speed Limit Setting in ISO AUTO: ISO 25600
|Exposure Compensation||(1) Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
(2) AE Bracketing: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
AE Bracketing can be used together with manual compensation.
|Type||Electronic control only|
|Shutter Speeds||1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. in Auto mode
Highest flash-sync shutter speed: 1/200 sec.
|Self Timer||Off, 2 sec. delay, 10 sec. delay, Custom, Remote Control|
|Time Lag (LCD Monitor On)|
|Camera Start-up Time||Approx. 1.0 sec.|
|Type||Manual pop-up flash|
|Guide Number||Gno. approx. 5 (ISO 100/m)|
|Flash Coverage||Covers approx. 15mm focal length (35mm film size conversion: approx. 24mm)|
|±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Flash Metering||E-TTL II autoflash|
|External Flash Settings||Flash functions settable with the camera|
|Drive Mode||Single shooting, Continuous shooting (High-speed continuous shooting, low-speed continuous shooting)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed (Approx.)||JPEG
AF TypeContinuousShooting Speed (Approx. shots/sec.)No. of Shots at Constant Continuous Shooting Speed (Approx. shots)Lens Used for MeasurementMeasurement Conditions: Default Settings/Tv ValueOne-Shot AF9.026EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM1/1000 sec. (min) or aboveServo AF*7.0-EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM1/1000 sec. (min) or above
* Under Servo AF, may further decrease depending on the subject conditions and lens used.
AF TypeContinuousShooting Speed (Approx. shots/sec.)No. of Shots at Constant Continuous Shooting Speed (Approx. shots)Lens Used for MeasurementMeasurement Conditions: Default Settings/Tv ValueOne-Shot AF9.0–EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM1/1000 sec. (min) or above
Continuous shooting speed may become slower due to the following factors: Tv value/Av value/Subject conditions/Lighting conditions/Lens type/Use of flash/Battery Level.
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)
|File Size||Recording Sizes:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (HD) and 640 x 480 (VGA)
|Frame Rates||[1920 x 1080]: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.976 fps
[1280 x 720]: 59.94 fps
[640 x 480]: 29.97 fps
|Continuous Shooting Time Based on 16GB Memory Card||Movie Recording SizeRecording Bit Rate (Approx.)†Recording File SizeSingle Clip Recording TimeRecordable Time per a Memory Card1920 x 108059.94 fps35 Mbps4288 KB/sec.29 min. 59 sec.59 min. 30 sec.29.97 fps23.98 fps24 Mbps2945 KB/sec.1 hr. 26 min. 5 sec.1280 x 72059.94 fps16 Mbps1969 KB/sec.2 hr. 8 min. 27 sec.640 x 48029.97 fps3 Mbps382 KB/sec.10 hr. 22 min. 35 sec.
† Recording bit rate of movie images only, sound data not included.
* Limit on movie recording: continuous shooting is possible until the memory card becomes full or the recording length for one movie reaches approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds.
|Exposure Compensation||±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Type||TFT color liquid crystal monitor|
|Monitor Size||3.2 type|
|Pixels||Approx. 1.62 million dots|
|Features||Tilt (upwards approx. 85° + downwards approx. 180°)|
|Touch-screen Panel||Electrostatic capacitance type|
|Brightness Control||Adjustable to one of five brightness levels|
|Interface Languages||25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)|
|Display Format||(1) Single-image display
(2) 1 shot + information display
• Simple information
• Detailed information⚪ Histogram⚪ Lens information⚪ Picture Style⚪ Noise reduction⚪ Correction data
(3) Index display
(4) Image rotate
|Quick Control Dial||Provided|
|Compatible Printers||PictBridge-compatible printers|
|Printable Images||JPEG, RAW*, MP4 and MOV files are printable.
* Prints JPEG images used for display, which are taken on the same model.
|Digital Print Order Format|
|DPOF||DCF-compliant DPOF compatible (Version 1.1)|
|Custom Controls (Camera Controls/Buttons Customization)||Functions can be assigned to the following controls (set in Custom Functions):
• Shutter button
• Main dial
• Quick control dial
• Cross button (up, down, left, right)
• Control dial
• M-Fn button
• Movie button
• Touchpad AF button
|USB Terminal||Micro USB|
|Audio/Video OUT Terminal||HDMI OUT terminal Type D
HDMI output while recording available
|Battery Life||Number of Still Image Shots (CIPA compliant)
Monitor On: Approx. 295 shots
Electronic Color Viewfinder On: Approx. 295 shots
Number of Still Image Shots (Eco Mode On)
Monitor On: Approx. 420 shots
Movie Recording Time (CIPA compliant)
Monitor On: Approx. 85 min.
Electronic Color Viewfinder On: Approx. 90 min.
|Playback Time||Approx. 4 hr.
* Time when playing back a slideshow of still images.
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in. (115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm)
* CIPA compliant.
|Weight||Approx. 13.4 oz. / 380.0g (Body only)
Approx. 15.1 oz. / 427.0g (Including battery pack, memory card)
* CIPA compliant.
|Working Temperature Range||14–104°F / -10–40°C|
|Working Humidity||90% or less|
Canon EF-M 18-150mm Lens Specifications
|Focal Length & Maximum Aperture||18–150mm f/3.5–6.3|
|Lens Construction||17 elements in 13 groups|
|Diagonal Angle of View||74°20’–10°25’|
|Focus Adjustment||AF with full-time manual possible when [AF+MF] is selected on camera|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0.82 ft. / 0.25m (at 18–50mm)
1.48 ft. / 0.45m (at 150mm)
|Filter Size||2.2 in. / 55mm diameter|
|Max. Diameter x Length, Weight||Ø2.4 x 3.4 in., approx. 10.6 oz. / Ø60.9 x 86.5mm, approx. 300g|