Gear Necessities: the portable and powerful Canon EOS M5

It may be little, but, boy, can it pack a punch! The Canon EOS M5 fuses the performance of a DSLR with the convenience of a compact camera, so you don’t need to sacrifice one feature for the other.

The EOS M5 features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, allowing for images to be captured in great clarity, and it also features dual-pixel CMOS autofocusing, allowing for smooth autofocus and great tracking when you’re shooting in live view or movie mode. It makes use of Canon’s DIGIC 7 image processor, which promotes lower noise while capturing more detail and richer tones in your images, and you have the ability to lock onto your subjects more precisely when shooting stills or movies. Speaking of movies, the EOS M5 also boasts the ability of shooting Full HD footage at 60 frames per second.

The tilt and touch LCD monitor, which is a large 8cm wide, can tilt 85 degrees upwards as well as 180 degrees downwards to suit whichever interesting angle you’re trying to shoot at. You’re also able to touch and drag the point of focus within your images on the LCD touchscreen, which comes in really handy when you’re wanting to create a seamless focus pull when you’re shooting in movie mode.

There’s also another treat waiting for you with this little number — it can be used with more than 80 EF lenses using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, and you’ll suffer no loss in performance or quality.

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Lara Wyatt

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