Canon has released details of a new mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, the EOS M5, which is scheduled to go on sale in November 2016.


 Angled view of the new Canon EOS M5 with the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, one of the kit options that will be available with the camera from mid-November. (Source: Canon.)

Designed to appeal to photo enthusiasts, the EOS M5 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and is the first EOS camera to use Canon’s DIGIC 7 processor. It also includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, another first in a mirrorless model.

Key features of the new camera include the following:

1. An integrated OLED electronic viewfinder with a high resolution of 2,360,000 dots and a fast 120 frames/second (fps) refresh rate that can be used while recording movie clips;

2. A tilting touch-screen monitor that supports touch-and-drag focusing while you’re composing shots through the EVF and enables seamless focus pulling in movie mode.

3. A new multi-function dial with a central button that provides quick access to key shooting controls.

4. Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC plus low-power Bluetooth connectivity that creates a constant connection between your smartphone and the camera.

5. Compatibility with seven dedicated EOS-M lenses plus more than 80 EF lenses using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M with no loss in performance or quality.

Click HERE for our detailed First Look at the Canon EOS M5.