Canon EOS M5 Compared to the Canon EOS M3

SpecificationsCanon EOS M5Canon EOS M3
  Canon EOS M5 Canon EOS M3
Year Introduced20162015
Megapixels24.224.2
Total Pixels25.824.7
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 40006000 x 4000
Pixel Size3.72µm3.72µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.0f/6.0
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor CleaningEOS integrated cleaning systemEOS integrated cleaning system
Lens MountEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)EF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 7DIGIC 6
 
Autofocus  
TypeDual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, 1-point AF) with 5-axis Digital ISHybrid CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor.
PointsMaximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection
49 AF points (Maximum)
Working RangeEV -1 - 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100, when using EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)EV 2-18 (at 23°C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)
Modes(1) TTL Autofocus
• One-Shot AF
• Servo AF
(2) Manual focus
(3) AF+MF
One-Shot AF and Servo AF
Point SelectionFace + 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
Automatic selection (Face+Tracking), Manual selection (1-point AF)
Predictive
Assist BeamVia LED assist beamVia LED assist beam
MicroadjustmentNoNo
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesReal-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering
(2) Partial metering at center
(3) Center weighted average metering
(4) Spot metering
Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10%)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2%)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 1 – 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with manual Exposure Compensation)3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments
ISO SensitivityISO AUTO (100 - 25600), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments4
Movie: ISO AUTO (100-6400), 100-6400 in 1/3-stop increments
Auto(100-12800), 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop increments)
Shutter Speed30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)30-1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing
 
Viewfinder  
Type0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Approx. 2,360,000 dots
Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx.
MagnificationApprox. Approx.
EyepointApprox. 22mmApprox.
Diopter CorrectionYes (diopter) (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Mirror
InformationCustomizable 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
DOF PreviewYes, via customizable buttonsYes, via customizable buttons
Eyepiece Shutter
 
LCD  
Type8.0 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.Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 170°
Coating
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of five levelsAdjustable to one of five levels
Display OptionsCustomizable and toggle via INFO. Button
(1) Live View image with basic info
(2) Live View image with full info
(3) Live View image with no information
(4) Quick Control Screen
Customizable settings:
Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
Switchable via INFO. Button
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Liveview image no information
(3) Liveview image full info
(4) Liveview image basic info
 
Flash  
Built-in GN5 (ISO 100, meters)5 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)up to 18mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 29mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings)Auto, Manual Flash On/off, Slow Synchro
X-Sync1/200sec1/200sec
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments+/- 2EV in 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External FlashYes, with compatible external flash
Exposure LockYesYes
2nd Curtain SyncYesYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene 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)Scene Intelligent Auto mode (Stills and Movie), Creative Assist (Stills and Movie). Hybrid Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Food), Creative Filters (HDR, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect (Stills and Movie), Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W), Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom)
Movie modes: Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGBsRGB
Image ProcessingHighlight 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))
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination and chromatic aberration
Creative Assist:
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color Tone (19 levels)
Monochrome (Off/ BW/ S (Sepia)/ B (Blue)/ P (Purple)/ G (Green))
Drive ModesSingle, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)Single, Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, remote)
Continuous ShootingFixed AF: Approx. 9 shots/s for up to 26 frames in JPEG and 17 frames in RAW
With AF: Approx. 7 shots/s
Max. Approx. 4.2fps for approx. 1000 JPEG images, 5 images RAW
Shutter Lag
Viewfinder BlackoutN/AN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen plus MF Peaking)
Autofocus: Hybrid CMOS AF III (Face + Tracking, 1-point AF)
Metering
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratiosGrid overlay (x2), Histogram, Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: 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
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.30 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possibleYes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible
Image SizeRAW: (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
RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3376, (1:1) 4000 x 4000
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4320 x 2880, (S1) 2880 x 1920, (S2) 2304 x 1536, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3840 x 2880, (S1) 2560 x 1920, (S2) 2048 x 1536, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3376, (M) 4320 x 2432, (S1) 2880 x 1616 (S2) 1920 x 1080, (S3) 720 x 408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2880 x 2880, (S1) 1920 x 1920, (S2) 1536 x 1536, (S3) 480x480
Movie TypeMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Movie SizeFull 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)
Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
VGA - 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Miniature Effect - HD, VGA - (6, 3, 1.5 fps)
Hybrid Auto - HD - (30 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GBMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Sound FilesN/AN/A
FoldersNew folders can be automatically created monthly or dailyNew folders can be automatically created monthly or daily
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Low-Energy BluetoothBuilt-in Wi-Fi and NFC
GPS
Custom Functions12 customisable buttons/ dials6 Custom Functions with 17 settings including 7 customisable buttons/controls
Metadata TagUser copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
User copyright information (can be set in camera) Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / NoNo / No
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNoNo
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom2x - 10x enabled in 10 steps1.5x - 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)
(1) Single image with information (Customisable with 6 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (6/12/42/110 images)
(4) Jump Display
Slide ShowPlayback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade
Playback time: 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Fade
HistogramBrightness/ RGBBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYesYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images
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
(1) Shooting menu (x5)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages25 (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)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
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Micro USB connector)Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B compatible)
Other InterfaceWireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support
Bluetooth (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology)
HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support [17]
HDMI output (Type-C/Mini compatible)
External microphone (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridgeCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYesYes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) cardSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing Software
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo ProfessionalDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwarePicture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devicesPicture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E17
Battery LifeApprox. 295 shots (420 shots with Eco Mode On)Approx. 250 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 185 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator4 levels4 levels
Power SavingDisplay off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins)
ECO mode
LCD monitor turns off after 10, 20, 30 sec or 1, 2, 3 mins.
Auto Power Off
ECO mode
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E17
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
DC Coupler DR-E17
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E17, Battery charger LC-E17
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsStainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate resin
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment-10 – 40 °C, 90% or less0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4" (115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm)4.37 x 2.68 x 1.75" (110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4 mm)
CIPA Weight15.1 oz. (427g)12.9 oz (366g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Camera CaseBody Jacket EH27-CJ
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt in
Compatible LensesEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)EF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-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
Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-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
Battery Grip
RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (Requires Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3)
Remote Controller RC-6
Remote Controller RC-6
OtherInterface cable IFC-600PCUInterface cable IFC-400PCU
HDMI Cable HTC-DC100
 
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