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Canon EOS M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Canon EOS M5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity and flash. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance.

portability, performance, usability, size, lens

price, durability, battery, flash, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Canon EOS M5


Canon launched the EOS M5 just a few days before Photokina kicked off, in a clear sign that the company is starting to take its mirrorless proposition seriously.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition


It's fair to say we've been highly critical of Canon 's compact system camera EOS M line. For a simple reason, though: the Japanese company's mirrorless cameras simply haven't been able to stand up to the competition. And with the current line-up -...

Small size, big step forward for EOS M series, fast autofocus setup (finally), decent viewfinder and touchscreen combination, access to lots of lenses (via adapter)

Battery depletion issues, autofocus setup can't compete with the best mirrorless cameras out there, high ISO sensitivity shows off image noise, no 4K video, expensive compared to competition

The Canon EOS M5 is the mirrorless camera the company should have launched years ago. It's taken far too long for the Japanese maker to catch up with the competition. And even now, the M5 couldn't be called the best thing going.

Dec, 2016

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Canon EOS M5 hands-on review


Canon's first premium CSC arrives with all guns blazing. Other mirrorless compacts had better watch out

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Phil Hall (

Canon EOS M5 review


Canon gets serious with mirrorless

Polished handling ; Excellent touchscreen control ; Plenty of detail in images ; Connectivity

No 4K video capture ; Limited lens range ; Pricey compared to rivals

The EOS M5 is Canon's best mirrorless camera yet, and is certainly a very capable piece of kit. The only things really holding it back are the hefty price difference compared to rivals, and a limited lens range.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Canon EOS M5 review: Canon's best CSC yet


Classy and capable, the EOS M5 proves that Canon is serious about mirrorless cameras

Elegant controls ; Compatible with EF-S lenses (via an adapter) ; Versatile 18-150mm kit lens

No 4K video ; Limited number of EOS-M lenses

Canon will need to do more than this to warrant a five-star review, but the EOS M5 is its most credible mirrorless camera to date and, I hope, a taste of great things to come.

Apr, 2019

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Canon EOS M5 review

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Sitting just above the entry-level M10, the Canon EOS M5 is the latest compact system camera (CSC) from Canon. At first glance, the M5 takes very good photos, records Full-HD video and keeps the shot stable with excellent image stabilisation. But has...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Canon EOS M5


Is Canon now taking mirrorless seriously?

Touch and drag, EVF at long last, comes with lens adapter when purchased with bundle

Shutter lag, EVF flickers a bit, strong competition in its price range

Canon’s EOS M5 is certainly the company’s best effort to date when it comes to mirrorless. Solid specs, including great shooting speed, fast auto-focus, and a smart Touch and Drag system at the back, makes this a tempting offer.

Apr, 2017


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Canon EOS M5 Expert Review


Read our full review of the new Canon EOS M5, the mirrorless camera from Canon with mini-DSLR styling and advanced shooting performance.

If you can look past the plastic build quality, and plastic construction of the lenses available for the camera, then you have a neat and compact system. However, there is a premium price on this camera, which makes the alternatives feel like better...

Feb, 2017

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Canon EOS M5 review


The EOS M5 finally brings DSLR-level performance to Canon's mirrorless series.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Sean O'Kane (

Canon M5 review: the best mirrorless camera of four years ago


It's something of a running joke in the photography world that Canon and Nikon, the two biggest camera companies in the world, have missed the boat on the interchangeable lens mirrorless camera...

Image quality ; Ease of use ; Small and light

Build quality ; Sluggish performance ; Meager lens lineup

Feb, 2017

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