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Canon EOS M5

86points

Nikon D5

Canon EOS M5
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Canon EOS M5 vs Nikon D5

Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

Why is Canon EOS M5 better than Nikon D5?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 988g lighter
    427gvs1415g
  • 73.01% less body volume
    629.76cm³vs2333.12cm³
  • 44mm narrower
    116mmvs160mm
  • Has a flash
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 31mm thinner
    61mmvs92mm
  • 69.5mm shorter
    89mmvs158.5mm

Why is Nikon D5 better than Canon EOS M5?

  • 2.58x larger sensor
    35.9 x 23.9mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 104 more focus points
    153vs49
  • 1.56x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    14fpsvs9fps
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an optical viewfinder

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.weight

427g

1.42kg

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65.5g

3.Weather sealed
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

5. higher resolution (screen)

1620k dots

2359k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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1040000k dots

6.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Optics

1.megapixels

24.2MP

20.8MP

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108MP

2.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.focus points

49

153

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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5655

4.continuous shooting at high resolution

9fps

14fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

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60fps

5.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

102400 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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1640000 ISO

6.fastest shutter speed

1/4000s

1/8000s

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

Best

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1/32000s

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

5.has a HDMI output
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.has NFC
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

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