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Canon EOS M5 sensor is made for mirrorless, DxOMark says

Canon EOS M5 Sensor Is Made For Mirrorless, DxOMark Says
Canon EOS M5. the company's most advanced MILC, may get a full-frame sibling in 2018

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EOS M5 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

DxOMark published test results for the Canon EOS M5 sensor. It seems, at least according to DxOMark’s findings, that Canon suited the EOS M5 with a sensor designed for mirrorless systems (mainly because of Dual Pixel AF). The Canon EOS M5 got a score of 77.

On paper, the M5 looks like a mini-EOS 80D; however, that’s not quite the case. The built-in electronic viewfinder, the additional controls, and 7 fps burst with continuous AF (9 fps with AF locked) are all welcome additions. Taken together with the 24.2-MP Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor and Digital IS, it all signals Canon’s intention to compete more seriously with rivals in the mirrorless segment. With hindsight, it seems like the Dual Pixel AF CMOS was designed with mirrorless in mind. Image quality is similar to that of the sensor found on the EOS 80D.

eos m5The Canon EOS M5 got a score very close to the Canon EOS 80D.

[via DxOMark]
  • T N Args

    I think the editor of the article is misrepresenting what DxOMark said. They did not say that the sensor was designed for mirrorless systems. They said the Dual AF is a technology that, looking back with hindsight *seems like* it was designed (before it was released in 2013 in the 70D DSLR) with mirrorless systems in mind. They are not saying that it definitely *was* so.

    They are just saying that Dual AF is a natural match for mirrorless cameras. Which I was saying as soon as I saw the 70D.

    • CW Steve

      You are right. Corrected the post. Thanks.

  • Michał Sz

    Interesting are the differences when compared to 80D. I was expecting the sensor to be identical, but that’s not the case. I wonder which one will the T7i get. I don’t like the loss of dynamic range compared to 80D. 0.8EV lost for little gains at high ISO sensitivity

    • Rick

      Could be heat. DxO,etc dont’ really tell how they cycle the cameras back to ambient thermals.

  • slclick

    I can stomach their sensor claims due to the style of testing they perform but the lens tests are biased and unscientific leading many to take any statements made by them as suspect. They do however put out a decent pro and con list which any review should have and unlike so many M5 reviews which just talk about Canon being 2-4 years behind as a reason to not like the M5, they give actual performance and hardware perspectives. Thank you.

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