Canon M5 announced and it looks good

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Speedliner, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    The new M5 was officially announced. It looks very good. Has many of the mirrorless features we love and adds some things like dual pixel AF that we wish we had. 9fps I s-AF, 7 in c-AF, probably c-af and tracking that really work.

    It's not "pro grade", but it's under $1000.

    I think it will do two things.
    1) it will immed put pressure on all other mirrorless ILC sales.
    2) it will influence traditional DSLR shooters who will take note and start wanting some of its features.
    3) outgrowth of #2 is that we'll see the big two develop and release many new mirrorless bodies of all grades.

    It could be the tip of the spear that finally ends the reign of the dslr. No more denying the value of EVFs or touchscreen to pull focus, etc...because it's in "one of our own" so o speak. This is the first of its kind for Canikon, new bodies serving all levels of the market will come rapidly from its basis.

    Need to see more reviews of course, but I think it will have impact in the DSLR user world.

    In the short term I bet it makes life difficult for Sony A6300.

     
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  2. Gidget

    Gidget Mu-43 Regular

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    Leah Hallett
    They finally woke up!
     
  3. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    This camera looks very good. But there are 2 things that I don't like:

    1) battery life is worse than its direct competitors

    2) the rear top dial is awkwardly located. Left-eyed shooters will poke themselves in the eye when operating this dial.
     
  4. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Yeah. Interesting to see how long Nikon takes with a response. Should have posted this in the other M5 thread. I was surprised to see the price under $1000. A quality mirrorless with excellent AF and full functionality with access to all of those great (and so many cheap in the uses market) Canon lenses is appealing.

    I can't imagine an educated buyer choosing a d3400 for instance with this thing available now. Interesting times.
     
  5. astrostl

    astrostl Mu-43 Veteran

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    Justin Honold
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  6. dalto

    dalto Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 6, 2016
    Texas
    This is probably not the camera for me but it gives me hope that Canon will produce a FF mirrorless camera in the next couple of years to fully leverage their massive collection of EF glass.

    To me this feels like it is aimed squarely at Sony.
     
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  7. MrQ

    MrQ Mu-43 Regular

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    It is impressively small...... It's smaller than the G7 I believe
     
  8. algold

    algold Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 8, 2016
    Alex
    It's just a bit smaller, but heavier than Canon 100D/SL1 DSLR, larger than EOS-M3 (which doesn't have EVF) and a bit larger and heavier than Oly EM-10 II:

    Compact Camera Meter
     
  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  10. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
    Andrew
    DPReview have published a first impressions review.

     
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I don't mind the lenses on the slow side but I'd like to see a few more primes. Olympus and Panasonic have spoiled us for lens selection.
     
  12. TheMenWhoDrawSheeps

    TheMenWhoDrawSheeps Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2016
    I have to admit, if canon released it 6 month earlier, i might have given it a big thought.
    Aps-c Sensor, ibis, and usability of ALL canon ef lenses, even through Adapter makes it tough competition for mft.
     
  13. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Does anyone know whether iso 100 is true base iso, or is it extended iso, like the low iso on Oly cameras
     
  14. astrostl

    astrostl Mu-43 Veteran

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    Justin Honold
    With an adapter. So could the M3. Maybe I'll be surprised, but the, "if I use an adapter I can put some huge lenses on this small camera" market is generally populated by a small percentage of enthusiasts (portion of a portion).
     
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  15. twigboy

    twigboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 10, 2016
    Virginia
    Did I hear correctly: Can use the in-body AND in-lens stabilization? I don't think my E-P5 can do that, right?
     
  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    My Panasonic can. :D
     
  17. twigboy

    twigboy Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 10, 2016
    Virginia
    Clarification: With both IS enabled?
     
  18. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

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    Vin
    Yes the GX8 has Duo IS.
     
  19. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    I think the in camera IS is just a digital thing for video. Not true IBIS. Happy to get some clarification though...
     
  20. MrQ

    MrQ Mu-43 Regular

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    Correct, on the Canon M5 it is only electronic stabilization available in video with a crop.

    GX85 and GX8 have real ibis + lens IS combo.
     
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