EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera with Lens

Compact. Powerful. Fast. The EOS M5 features the brilliant image quality you can expect from the EOS line of cameras, in a lightweight, portable design with fast autofocus and processing to help make sure you don't miss that unforgettable shot. Whether you're navigating the tight alleys of an old European city or enjoying the view after a strenuous hike, the EOS M5 will let you take advantage of every photo opportunity, more conveniently. Inside its rugged frame is a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor that's able to capture sharp, high-resolution images even in low-light situations. Easy to keep on hand for virtually every situation, it's also fast enough to capture the moment thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which quickly and accurately locks onto your subject. A high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a 3.2-inch tilt-type LCD monitor offer versatility in lining up the angle you want. Equipped with these impressive features and a whole lot more, the EOS M5 can be ideal for advanced photographers, enthusiasts and anyone looking to capture and save the best moments from everyday life and beyond.

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Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera

Recording Media

SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
* UHS-I compatible

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

Lens Mount

Canon EF-M mount

Image Sensor


CMOS sensor


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

Aspect Ratio


Dust Deletion Feature

Auto / Manual

Recording System

Recording Format

EXIF 2.3 (DCF2.0)


JPEG/RAW (CR2 a Canon 14-bit RAW format)

File Size

3:2 Aspect Ratio
Large: 6000 x 4000
Medium: 3984 x 2656
Small 1: 2976 x 1984
Small 2: 2400 x 1600

16:9 Aspect Ratio
Large: 6000 x 3368
Medium: 3984 x 2240
Small 1: 2976 x 1680
Small 2: 2400 x 1344

4:3 Aspect Ratio
Large: 5328 x 4000
Medium: 3552 x 2664
Small 1: 2656 x 1992
Small 2: 2112 x 1600

1:1 Aspect Ratio
Large: 4000 x 4000
Medium: 2656 x 2656
Small 1: 1984 x 1984
Small 2: 1600 x 1600

File Numbering

Continuous, Auto Reset

RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording


Picture Style

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

White Balance


  • Auto
  • Day Light
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Light bulb
  • White fluorescent light
  • Flash
  • Color temperature
  • Custom

White Balance Correction

Blue/Amber: ±9 levels
Green/Magenta: ±9 levels



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




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

  • Autofocus
    • One-Shot AF
    • Servo AF
  • Manual focus
  • AF+MF (Manual focus after One-Shot AF: when shooting still images during movie recording)

AF Assist Beam

Built-in LED lamp

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

Real-time metering using the image sensor

  • Evaluative
  • Partial metering
  • Center-weighted evaluative metering
  • Spot

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)

Exposure Control Systems

  • Program AE
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Manual exposure

ISO Speed Range

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

  • Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • AE Bracketing: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    AE Bracketing can be used together with manual compensation.

AE Lock

Manual / Auto



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.

Built in Flash


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)

Flash Exposure Compensation

±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

External Speedlite

Flash Metering

E-TTL II autoflash

FE Lock


External Flash Settings

Flash functions settable with the camera

Drive System

Drive Modes

Single shooting, Continuous shooting (High-speed continuous shooting, low-speed continuous shooting)

Video Shooting

File Format

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
[1280 x 720]: 59.94 fps
[640 x 480]: 29.97 fps

Exposure Compensation

Provided (±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments)

LCD Monitor


TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

3.2 type


Approx. 1.62 million dots

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

  • Single-image display
  • 1 shot + information display
    • Simple information
    • Detailed information
      • Histogram
      • Lens information
      • Picture Style
      • Noise reduction
      • Correction data
  • Index display
  • Image rotate

Highlight Alert


Quick Control Dial


Image Protection


Direct Printing

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.

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format


DPOF print ordering provided (Complies to DPOF 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

Video Out Terminal

HDMI OUT Terminal Type D
HDMI output while recording available

Power Source



Battery Life

Number of Still Image Shots (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 (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)

  • compliant.


Approx. 13.4 oz. / 380.0g (Body only)
Approx. 15.1 oz. / 427.0g (Including battery pack, memory card)

  • compliant.