The Canon EOS M5 drops Sony’s mirrorless market share figures by 7% in Japan

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Edit: I was a bit too quick to claim all the merit goes to the EOS M5. It’s more likely that the EOS M3 and EOS M10 made it.

Well well, despite all the crap about the Canon EOS M5 I get in my inbox, it appears that Japanese customers really like Canon’s feature-rich mirrorless camera.

Mirrorless Rumors posted market share figures for cameras and lenses in Japan (unfortunately with no further link to the source material. Edit: the figures appear to be drawn from the latest BCN Awards). Looking at the figures you can see that Sony lost 7% market share and that Canon gained 5% on the mirrorless market.

Canon is estimated to become the second most important mirrorless camera manufacturer in Japan in 2017, and I am sure it is to a large degree due to the excellent EOS M5 camera, and to the EOS M3 and M10, which hit the market before the M5. It appears that a lot of people waited for Canon to build a serious mirrorless camera. And Canon delivered.

The other market shares have no story. Canon rules in Japan.

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Canon 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

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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A Bit of Everything (EOS M5, 5D4, 5Ds, World Press Photo Contest, and more)

Above: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Review – Compact Reach – Dustin Abbott


Canon EOS M5 JPG sample images – The Phoblographer

Word Press Photo Contest:

  • World Press Photo contests open for entries – CPN
  • World Press Photo Contests: 2017 jury announced – CPN
  • World Press Photo: time for a change – CPN

Life’s a jungle: The macro world of Christian Ziegler – Canon Professional Network

JeffAscough on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Canon Professional Network

Christian Anderl on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Filming with clarity and precision – Canon Professional Network

Perfecting the ‘difficult’ shoot with the EOS 5DS – Canon Professional Network

WA photographer invents ‘SpudCamera’ and takes a selfie – WAToday

Paolo Pellegrin on the Canon EOS 5Ds R – Canon Europe

Renowned Magnum photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Paolo Pellegrin talks about his experiences using the new EOS 5D Mark IV for the first time, and how it compares to previous DSLRs in the EOS 5D series.

Master manipulator: Calvin Hollywood on the art of imagery – Canon Professional Network

TIME 100 images recognises Brent Stirton and Michael Nichols – Canon Professional Network

Flight of fancy: Markus Varesvuo on the EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon Professional Network

Up close and personal with the Canon EOS M5 – Gali Tibbon/CPN 

Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM lens review: Updating a classic – DxOMark

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2] – Canon Rumors

This Photographer 3D Printed a Lens, and the Photos are Fantastic – PetaPixel

How to Test Your Lens – B&H Explora


Below: Aweke –  Zach.Rogers (shot with Canon 7D, Sony A6300, and a few shots from the Canon 5d mrk III and Canon 6D, Tokina 11-16mm, Sigma 30mm, Sigma 85mm, Canon 16-35mm)

Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Field Test

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

TheCameraStoreTV‘s Mike Drew has a closer look on the Canon EOS M5, Canon’s first serious mirrorless camera.

Canon’s M series mirrorless cameras have always felt like Canon held them back to protect their DSLRs. Now the new EOS M5 arrives, with Dual Pixel AF and the excellent 80D sensor. Does Canon finally have a competitive mirrorless camera? Chris Niccolls and Mike Drew check it out.

A Bit of Everything (Steve McCurry, EOS M5, 16-35mm, Magic Lantern)

Above: Travelling with Steve McCurry In Burma (Myanmar), by ALESSANDRO MOGGI

Steve McCurry at work in Burma ( Myanmar Birmania ), the American photographer travel in this colorful country, the lens of the Italian photographer Alessandro Moggi tell this journey trough the landscape and faces of this incredible place.


Canon EOS 80D vs EOS M5 image quality ISO performance comparison (please note: the page is not in English) – mertgundogdu

Canon EOS M5: A great mirrorless camera from Canon? A comparison with µ43 and APS-C DSLR (EOS 7D2) – De.Light Photo

Magic Lantern Breakthrough Lets You Shoot Lossless 14-bit DNGs In-Camera – PetaPixel

Photographing at Such Great Heights: A Guide to Rock Climbing Photography – Canon Digital Learning Center

This article will detail practical lessons learned in the vertical pursuit of rock climbing photography. Special attention will be paid to the task of carrying a DSLR around in the mountains and up on the rock wall.

Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM Image Gallery – Dustin Abbott

Updating a classic: Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM lens review – DPReview

The updated Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III USM offers a pretty incredible performance upgrade from its predecessor. All of the major issues that plagued the previous iteration of the lens including coma and lateral CA, and particularly sharpness both wide open and stopped down, have been addressed. Lateral chromatic aberration was a major issue in the previous version of this lens, to the extent that it reduced sharpness. The new lens dramatically corrects these sharpness and CA issues, especially at 16mm.

Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: 10 key differences – TechRadar

Embarrassing threesome – Mini reviews of the Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX100 V and Canon EOS M5 – EOSHD

Real world review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – The Phoblographer

150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon to Sell Encrypted Cameras – Wired

Seeing In The Dark: Hands On With The Canon ME20F-SH – HDVideoPro


Below: Talent Feature – Anders Lönnfeldt’s Inspiring Art Shot on Canon 1D X Mark II – Cinema5D

Canon EOS M5 lab sample pictures (and comparison tool)

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

Imaging Resource posted their set of test pictures shot with the new Canon EOS M5. All ISO settings are present. Moreover, you can use IR’s comparometer to compare pictures taken with the EOS M5 to pictures of other cameras.

Canon EOS M5 review (a modern mirrorless, DPReview)

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

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

DPReview posted their complete Canon EOS M5 review. The most important thing I wanted to learn, was about the Dual Pixel AF performance with non native lenses. Well, it seems the EOS M5 delivers plenty of good performance.

DPReview says DPAF works perfectly with adapted lenses (i.e. EF or EF-S lenses used thru the adapter), which is an important point given the limited offer of native lenses.

From the conclusion:

With regards to autofocus, the EOS M5 is remarkably similar to using an EOS 80D or 5D Mark IV in Live View mode, and overall, that’s a good thing. You can tap the touchscreen to initiate tracking on a subject (which proves very ‘sticky’), or even drag between multiple faces in a scene to tell the camera which to focus on (even if they’re at dramatically different distances from you). And with a full-on Dual Pixel AF setup, just like the 80D and the 5D, EF and EF-S lenses work just as well on the EOS M5 also. An added bonus – Dual Pixel AF has been shown to be extremely effective in very low light scenarios, but make sure you’ve also got a fast lens to give the system all the light it can get.

As far as performance, the EOS M5 is solid, if not exemplary. Startup time averages around a second, the burst shooting speed is at least competitive, and though battery life comes in with a below-average CIPA rating, those users who eschew flash use and constant ‘chimping’ will see a single battery last them through a day of moderate shooting. Read the review…

The review is obviously not without critics, which are of the usual kind: too late to hit the market, few lenses, and the ominous lack of 4K (who really needs it?).

I had the chance to play around with an EOS M5 for a few hours and was impressed with the ergonomics and the AF performance. A very cool feature is what Canon calls “Touch-and-Drag AF”, i.e. the possibility to control and move your AF points by using the touchscreen and while you are using the M5 with the viewfinder.

In the few hours I played around with the EOS M5 it made me think it is a solid product, with well-thought controls, and the overall quality we are used to get from Canon. And with Dual Pixel AF working so good, the EOS M5 could become a best seller.