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In Focus: EOS M5

The EOS M5 is the flagship of Canon’s EOS M line of mirrorless cameras, and its first mirrorless to incorporate a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, and Bluetooth low energy technology. Read on for a selection of reviews, reports and tips & tricks articles about this top-of-the-line camera on SNAPSHOT.

  • Canon Announces Top-of-the-line Mirrorless Camera, EOS M5

    Equipped with a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), the just-announced EOS M5 is poised to provide a photographic experience remarkably close to photography with a DSLR.

  • Dean Fujioka x EOS M5

    Canon is proud to introduce Dean Fujioka, Japanese actor and musician, as the ambassador for Canon EOS M5.

  • EOS M5 Review Part 1: Built-in EVF Will Delight Aspiring Professional Photographers

    Many users see the mirrorless cameras in Canon’s EOS M series as no more than secondary cameras. However, the EOS M5 announced in September 2016 promises to change this consciousness. With its built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a design that moves on from catering to beginners and now boasts a body that is more resonant of a bona fide camera, this new top-of-the line model is set to show the world that mirrorless cameras are not to be relegated to secondary camera status. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • EOS M5 Review Part 2: Enhanced AF Function

    The EOS M5 has finally made its appearance. In the second part of the series, I will introduce the enhanced AF function of the EOS M5, which is equipped with a multitude of features befitting Canon’s flagship mirrorless model. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • EOS M5 Review Part 3: A Closer Look at New and Updated Operational Features

    Canon has just released its mirrorless flagship model, the EOS M5. Part 3 of this review focuses on the much-talked-about new features as well as updated ones. In particular, we take a closer look at the built-in electronic viewfinder, DIAL FUNC. button, maximum ISO speed and Panning function. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Behind the Craft with the EOS M5 - The Art of Suit making

    Trends come and go, but some things just remain as timeless as a classy suit. Introducing the sleek new EOS M5 mirrorless.

  • Behind the Craft with the EOS M5 - The Art of Style

    Part speakeasy, part gentleman’s club, Truefitt & Hill is a haven for masculinity set in a pre-war shophouse in the heart of Chinatown.

  • Behind the Craft with the EOS M5 - The Art of Shoemaking

    Greeted by the warm scent of top-grain leather upon entrance into this combined storefront and workshop, we step into the home of master artisan and shoemaker Edwin Neo.

  • EOS M5: A Closer Look at 4 Core Internal Features

    Taking on a sophisticated external design, the EOS M5 has achieved a remarkable leap in functionality. Not only is it easy to operate, it implements Dual Pixel CMOS AF, as well as a host of renewed core features such as DIGIC 7. Following the previous article on its external design, we will focus on 4 noteworthy internal features, such as its AF system. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Videographer Captures Life on the Streets with the Canon EOS M5

    Professional videographer Alvin Choon creates a one-minute video documenting everyday life using the EOS M5

  • Guide to New Features on the EOS M5 #1: Touch AF

    Canon’s latest new mirrorless camera, the EOS M5, is packed full of new features designed for convenient and fast-free shooting of high quality images. In this part, we take you through how to use the new Touch AF function. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Guide to New Features on the EOS M5 #2: The Built-in EVF

    The EOS M5 is the first camera in Canon’s EOS M series of mirrorless cameras to feature a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), therefore providing users with the option of shooting DSLR-style. In this article, we learn about the merits of viewfinder shooting, and explore the viewfinder functions and display options available. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Guide to New Features on the EOS M5 #3: Smooth Zone AF

    Handy for photographing moving objects, the addition of the Smooth Zone AF has enhanced the AF function on the EOS M5. In this article, I will explain the advantages of the Smooth Zone AF and the various other AF methods, as well as the kinds of subjects suitable for each method. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Guide to New Features on the EOS M5 #4: Servo AF

    One Shot AF and Servo AF are available as AF modes for the EOS M5. In this article I will explain the advantages of Servo AF, which is handy when shooting subjects in motion. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Guide to New Features on the EOS M5 #5: Panning Mode and BULB shooting

    With the EOS M5, shooting is made even easier with features such as Panning mode and bulb exposures for capturing light trails and fireworks. Let’s find out more about these two new shooting modes. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)

  • Traversing Hong Kong with the EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera

    Nifty and exceptionally powerful, the EOS M5 mirrorless camera makes the best travel companion.

  • 5 Reasons Why The Canon EOS M5 Should Be Your Travel Buddy

    Find out why you should pack the EOS M5 the next time you head overseas.

  • EOS M5 Shooting Techniques: Natural Landscapes

    Equipped with various features rivalling that of EOS DSLRs, the EOS M5 comes in handy even when shooting landscapes. In this article we look at how to use some handy features such as the electronic level, grid display, and Picture Style, as well as techniques for taking photos of beautiful natural landscapes. (Reported by: Yoshiki Fujiwara)

  • EOS M5 Shooting Techniques: Night Cityscapes

    The EOS M5 is equipped with a 24.2-megapixel image sensor boasting unquestionably high image quality even when used for night photography. In this article, let's look at techniques that make use of the Creative Filters mode, slow shutter, and exposure compensation to vividly and impressively shoot nightscapes. (Reported by: Yoshiki Fujiwara)

  • EOS M5 Shooting Techniques: Macro Photography

    Photographing water droplets in macro requires lots of patience. It's so hard to get an image of a water droplet turn out the way you want it to, but the EOS M5 offers plenty of useful functions to help you do so. Let’s take a look at some secrets to capturing the reflection of a flower within a water droplet, as well as a technique for creating a starburst effect around it. (Reported by: Miki Asai)

  • Useful EOS M5 Techniques: In-camera RAW Image Post-Processing

    The EOS M5 is the first EOS M series camera to support RAW image post-processing. With social media proving popular in recent years, being able to perform RAW image post-processing right after shooting on a camera is a function that comes in very handy. In this article, we will introduce the in-camera RAW image post-processing feature, and with the help of actual processing examples, explain how it can be used. (Reported by: Maiko Fukui)

  • EOS M5: A Closer Look at 7 Key External Design Features

    With the features enhanced in all aspects, the EOS M5 is very well received as a camera that can be used not only as a main camera, but also as a sub-camera to a DSLR. In addition to functionality, the operability of the camera is also excellent, with a great leap achieved in the button operation and the firmer grip, among others. In the following, I will provide an in-depth part-by-part review of seven features, with focus on the external design and operability of the EOS M5. (Reported by: Kazuo Nakahara)