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Why so little hype for the Canon EOS M5? It seems pretty good

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I'm wondering why there seems to be so little hype for the Canon's new mirrorless the EOS M5. The specs look pretty good. I got confirmation from Nauticam that they have created a housing for the M5 and it is shipping. Sales and reviews for the M5 seem good topside. This camera has the same dual-pixel autofocus as the 80D, In-body stabilization (electronic), the ability to use any Canon EF or EF-S lens with a Canon made adapter (not 3rd party), focus peaking and of course the unbeatable Canon White balance for colors. I got to try it on land and the autofocus using the adapter with EF and EF-S lenses was really fast. Granted it was on land and in a store so I stopped down to F22 and ISO 100 and the autofocus was still great (best I could do under the circumstances).

I don't know how well autofocus will work with the Tokina 10-17 fisheye, or a macro lens but hopefully one of shops will test it soon and let us know.

Now granted, Canon hasn't helped the reputation of their mirrorless line, the M3 and it's predecessors had horribly slow autofocus. However I got to try the M3 and M5 and 80d at the same time and the M5 autofocuses just like the 80D in live-view - MUCH faster than the crappy M3.

Downsides are no features which Canon is keeping only for their pro line anyway: no 4k video, no log, 1080p caps out at 60fps. But I think for someone not quite as hardcore this camera could fit all their needs or be a great setup up for someone switching to their first interchangeable lens system and keep their canon lenses as they grow.

 
Date: May 17, 2017   


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