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September 15, 2016 00:00 ET

Canon Reveals EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera and Two Lenses: EF-M 18-150mm and EF 70-300mm; More Info at B&H

Photography News: Canon has Expanded and Upgraded Its Mirrorless Line With the 24.2MP EOS M5 Camera With Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a Versatile EF-M 18-150mm Lens; Also, DSLR Shooters Will Enjoy an Updated Full-Frame EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens With a Digital Information Display

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 15, 2016) - B&H is pleased to share the announcement of the EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera. This model features a built-in electronic viewfinder, and boasts improved performance thanks to the pairing of a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and the DIGIC 7 image processor. Also a part of this mirrorless announcement is an EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens that provides a versatile 28.8-240mm equivalent zoom range. Alongside these mirrorless offerings, Canon has released an updated EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. It is equipped with a digital Lens Information Display and NANO USM technology.

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2" 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Canon steps up its mirrorless game, with the EOS M5 sitting at the new head of their mirrorless camera system, with a larger, more ergonomic design that offers a built-in 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3.2" 1.62m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. The internals of the camera have been upgraded as well, starring a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 processor, which offer a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 and 9 fps continuous shooting and Full HD video at up to 60p. Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology makes an appearance here too, providing fast, accurate focusing for capturing stills and video. Five-axis Digital IS image stabilization further enhances quality by providing sharper and steadier imagery. Additionally, the M5's touchscreen supports Touch and Drag AF for more intuitive control over focusing points, while built-in Wi-Fi with NFC makes it easy to pair the camera with your mobile device. The EOS M5 will be available as a body only, in a kit with the 18-150mm lens, and as a kit with the 15-45mm lens. Users can also pick up the EM-E2 Neck Strap in black or brown, as well as the dedicated EH29-CJ Body Jack in black or brown.

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-150mm Lens

Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens

Covering a vast range equivalent to 28.8-240mm is Canon's latest mirrorless lens offering, the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, which is available in graphite and silver. Designed to be relatively compact, the 18-150mm is a great option for the EOS M5, especially due to an Optical Image Stabilizer that can work in tandem with the camera's Digital IS system for incredible effective correction and more stable panning. The lens also offers an STM stepping AF motor that can be used in stills or video. An optional EW-60F Lens Hood can help block stray light from entering the lens.

Being released alongside the mirrorless offerings is the full-frame EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens for DSLRs, which in a first for Canon, features a digital Lens Information Display that shows off focus distance, current focal length, and Image Stabilizer amount. It offers an excellent telephoto range, which, when used on APS-C bodies, has a 35mm equivalent focal-length range of 112-480mm. The lens has received numerous improvements to performance and speed with the addition of NANO USM technology for both fast focusing in stills and smooth, silent focusing when shooting video. The Image Stabilizer is also rated for up to 4 stops of compensation. Improving optical performance is the inclusion of an Ultra-Low Dispersion element to minimize chromatic aberrations while a nine-blade aperture diaphragm will help create smooth bokeh. An optional ET-74B Lens Hood will be available to help reduce flare and ghosting.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens

  • EF-Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4-5.6
  • One Ultra Low Dispersion Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Lens Information Display
  • Full-Time Manual Focus
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

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