Canon launches EOS M5 system camera and 18-150mm lens




Canon introduces its first system camera with built-in viewfinder. The EOS M5 is equipped with a 24.2-megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel AF technique. Canon also comes with a 18-150mm zoom lens for EF-M system.

The electronic viewfinder of the EOS M5 has 2.36 million pixels. It is the first camera in the M-series features a built-in viewfinder, if such a page on the EOS M3 already available as an optional accessory.

Canon EOS provides the M5 with a 24.2-megapixel sensor in the APS-C format, with a sensitivity of 100 to 25,600 ISO. The sensor features Dual Pixel AF technology, like the SLR cameras like the 80D. Thanks to technology, the autofocus EOS M5 probably faster and more accurate than previous system cameras from Canon.

The device photographing with up 9fps, but the focus is being put on the focusing distance of the first picture is taken. With continuous autofocus speed 7fps. A new 7 Digic processor delivers the processing of the images. Also new is digital stabilization during shooting, Canon speaks of five-axis stabilization, but that is a combination of optical stabilization in the lens and digital stabilization on the sensor. The camera films in 1080p resolution with up to 60fps.

Canon EOS provides the M5 with WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. The three “-kantelscherm is a touchscreen and has 1.62 million pixels. The phone has dimensions of 116x89x61mm and weighs 427 grams. A week before the release appeared most of the data on the camera already online.

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Along with the camera Canon introduces new zoom lens for EF-M system: the 18-150mm f / 3.5-6.3 IS STM. The lens 8,3x optical zoom 87mm long, has a filter thread of 55mm and weighs 300 grams. In the optical design seventeen lens elements have been incorporated into thirteen groups. The lens is equipped with IS image stabilization and an STM stepper motor.

Canon also announced a new version of its 70-300mm lens for DSLR’s: the EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 IS II USM. On the housing is placed an LCD, in which information on the used focal point and the focal distance can be displayed. The zoom has an optical construction of seventeen lens elements in twelve groups, is 146mm long and has a weight of 710 grams. The telephoto zoom can be equipped with 67mm filters.

Canon EOS explains the M5 body from November in stores for a suggested retail price of 1150 euros. The 18-150mm lens is the same month and will cost 510 euros. In December, will show the new EF 70-300mm zoom lens on the market for a suggested retail price of 590 euros.


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