Canon EOS M5 and new lenses officially announced (a mirrorless with a DSLR feel)


At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M5 sample images at Canon Japan.

After many leaks the Canon EOS M5 is here. The EOS M5 will start shipping at the end of November 2016. Price for the body only is $979, the kit with the new EF-M 18-150mm IS STM goes for $1,479. Canon has now a dedicated site for their mirrorless offering.

USA pre-orders:

UK pre-orders:

Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 First Impressions Review – DPReview


Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the Latest Members of the EOS Family the EOS M5 Digital Camera and its First EF-M High Power Zoom Lens

EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder

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-seriesi, 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® Smartii feature that can maintain a constant connectioniii 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 stabilizationivwhen 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 NFCvi 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 timevii 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 EFviii 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 4ixstops 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 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 2016x), 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.

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How to make stereoscopic images with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s Dual Pixel RAW

How To Make Stereoscopic Images With Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s Dual Pixel RAW

A user of DPReview’s forum discovered that you can produce stereoscopic images with Dual Pixel RAW files of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

I don’t think this was planned by Canon when they implemented Dual Pixel RAW. On the other hand, it’s a pretty good example of the potential of this technology. I am sure we will see more new applications of Dual Pixel RAW. As soon as the EOS 5D Mark IV starts to be widely used, such discoveries will pop up.

You can learn about making stereoscopic images with Dual Pixel RAW files in this thread. CR2 files are available for download so you can try it for yourself. Another discussion thread about stereoscopic images made with Dual Pixel RAW files is here.

If you want to learn more about Dual Pixel RAW I recommend this article by Canon DLC.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV pre-order links after the break.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV user manual download

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Infinity² is a movie of stargazers shot at ISO 400,000 with the Canon ME20F-SH

Canon MH20F-SH

Infinity² is a short movie by Uncage the Soul Productions. And it was shot with Canon’s low light champion, the Canon ME20F-SH camera and a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens.

Something internal and personal draws us out to the night sky. Under a blanket of stars and the Milky Way arcing over head, we ask the simple question “What do you feel?”

This short film follows 20 high schoolers far from the city lights to an Astronomy Camp; then joins the Oregon Star Party where 600 astronomers camp out with telescopes of all sizes during the Perseids Meteor Shower. Timelapse has been the only way to showcase the night sky in video; but with the new low-light technology of the Canon MH20f-SH, we film in the quiet moments that have been impossible to capture until now.

Enjoy the video below.

Canon’s ME20F-SH has a full-frame sensor capable of doing a max ISO of 4,000,000. This very specific cameras is yours for just $20,000.

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Canon USA and Design Interactive Partner to Bring Mixed Reality Technology to High Risk Training Market

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Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 13, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that Design Interactive, a leading provider of training system development and experts in human-machine interaction, has been selected as the first value added reseller of the MREAL system for Mixed Reality in the United States. The MREAL System for Mixed Reality is a visualization tool that seamlessly combines the real and virtual worlds for a powerful immersive experience. Design Interactive, based out of Orlando, Florida, will leverage the MREAL system’s capabilities to provide an end-to-end solution to enable cutting-edge training to power new levels of performance and preparation.

“We are pleased to welcome Design Interactive as a Canon MREAL reseller,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, BISG, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Through Canon’s MREAL System for Mixed Reality and integrated Training Management System, users in high-risk industries will be able to visualize a potentially dangerous scenario before they have to encounter it in the real-world, helping them gain the critical experience necessary in their respective fields.”

High risktraining refers to specialized training for tasks involving a high degree of risk in terms of safety or cost, or relating to environments that are normally dangerous or inaccessible. The MREAL system’s ability to immerse users in virtual scenarios while allowing them to still see the real world – including their hands, tools, colleagues, and instructor – is uniquely suited to these demanding requirements.

Eileen Smith, Director, E2i Creative Studio at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training, said “High risk environments are multi-layered, and involve understanding how events put in motion will resolve themselves. Context is key in training, and the MREAL system allows the context to be altered easily and frequently to challenge a trainee throughout their journey toward excellence.”

Dr. Kay Stanney, CEO at Design Interactive said “Design Interactive is excited to work with Canon U.S.A. on the MREAL technology. The MREAL system provides a truly seamless and compelling blend between the virtual and real worlds. We are confident that it will help us deliver effective, engaging and value-added training solutions to government and industry clients.”

As the first Canon MREAL reseller, Design Interactive will provide an integrated training solution to its customers comprised of three key parts:

  • The newest-generation of the MREAL system, the MREAL Display MD-10. The MD-10, released in the United States in July 2016, features an expanded field of view and higher resolution enabling trainees to immerse in the training scenario while seeing real objects clearly and precisely alongside the virtual content;
  • The integrated MREAL Training Management System (MREAL TMS), which acts as a central dashboard to collect and measure key performance metrics. The MREAL TMS enables instructors to review key data points and benchmarks, in order to assess the trainee’s overall performance and retention. The MREAL TMS also integrates with select Learning Management Systems to allow instructors to incorporate the data into a broader curriculum;
  • The MREAL Plug-In for Unity 3D, which enables instructors to leverage existing 3D content for the training scenarios, easily launching the content as an immersive experience within the MREAL system.

With these combined solutions, Canon and Design Interactive will bring next-generation capabilities enabling clients to reach mastery on complex tasks that can later be used in life threatening situations in the field.

Click here to learn more about how the Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality enables training with deep levels of immersion and interactivity.

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Canon publishes free EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook


Canon Digital Learning Center published the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook, and made it available for free. You can download the Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook it here. The guidebook comes as PDF file or mobile version.

AF Microadjustment has been a feature in mid-range and high-end Canon EOS D-SLRs for some time now. But there have been questions, and more than a little confusion, about the best process to test and perform these adjustments.

Canon Inc. engineers have provided a guidebook that shows the steps a typical camera owner can perform to indeed test his or her lenses, and determine whether adjustment is needed.  And, it describes how to carry out the adjustment procedure.  This guidebook applies to any Canon EOS digital SLR with built-in AF Microadjustment, and applies to all Canon EF and EF-S lenses.  We hope it clarifies some points for our customers, and shows that the Microadjustment procedure doesn’t need to be a long, technical process.

The guide applies to all Canon DSLRs featuring AF microadjustment.

Samyang introduces new “Premium” line with 85mm f/1.2 and 14mm f/2.4 lenses

Samyang Premium

Samyang announced a new “Premium” lens line-up with two full-frame lenses. A 85mm f/1.2 and 14mm f/2.4 lens are the first two lenses of the new “Premium” line.

Both are manual focus lenses but have electronic aperture control. Samyang said these lenses can outresolve 50MP sensors and are fit for 8K resolution. The 85mm f/1.2 lens will be available for Canon EF mount only, the 14mm f/2.4 lens will be available for other mounts too.