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Canon EOS M5, reviewed by CH_Devin

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CH_Devin
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San Francisco, CA
Jun 17, 2017 09:04 |  #1

In between getting the Hasselbald H6D fixed and wanting an old Canon 1D Mark IV, I picked up a Canon M5 from a local, trustworthy, Best Buy. The M5 produces work quality images from 20+ megapixels, which means you get images large enough to use on any of your computer screens.

This camera, however, is not usable at high ISO speed files. Anything above ISO 3200 speed, the camera will give you a noisy fuzz that is not removable with software editing.

The M5 gives a fundamentally simple user interface, with buttons in an easy-to-navigate map, each with purposes without having to press buttons.

With the adaptability of EF-mount lenses, this camera, in its - no more than 3in x 5in structural frame - performs as good as a good percentage of older generation cameras that cost twice or three times as much. Its autofocus system is better than any of the previous generation cameras, and nearly matching the flagship Canon brand 1D series cameras in preciseness and speed.

The EOS M5, with its modern day sensor and Canon computers, generates a wonderful, accurate real world color, similar to the top tier 1D-x Mark II, and top mid level 5D Mark IV. 

The M5 packs a heavy punch, with images usable for quick work, such as sports photography, travel, landscape, and portraits. 

This review was based on the use of the EOS M5 with a 50mm 1.2L lens. 


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