Canon EOS M5Nikon D5
Top 33%1,007 points
Top 33%
Top 21%1,186 points
Top 21%
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Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
201 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
24.2
MP
20.8
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon EOS M5 vs Nikon D5: 65 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

16.35% more megapixels (photo).
24.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20.8MP
287
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
22.3 x 14.9mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
35.9 x 23.9mm
244
0

3. focus points

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.
49
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
153
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
9fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
14fps
171
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon EOS M5
25% have it
150
0

6. weight

988g lighter.
427g
HTC Re: 65.5g
1415g
141
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
3280000ISO
126
0

8. video recording

0% better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps
113
0

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
33% have it
100
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
48% have it
84
0

11. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
11% have it
84
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.000125s
80
0

13. width

44mm narrower.
116mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
160mm
76
0

14. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
25% have it
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
26% have it
73
0

16. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1620k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
2359k dots
71
0

17. height

69.5mm shorter.
89mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
158.5mm
71
0

18. volume

73.01% less body volume.
629.7cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
2333.1cm³
71
0

19. thickness

31mm thinner.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
92mm
70
0

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
23% have it
67
0

21. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
15% have it
62
0

22. Has timelapse function

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.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
12% have it
59
0

23. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
36% have it
59
0

24. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
22% have it
58
0

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.2"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3.2"
58
0

26. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
29% have it
56
0

27. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
17% have it
56
0

28. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
73% have it
56
0

29. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
43% have it
54
0

30. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
52% have it
52
0

31. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
18% have it
52
0

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon EOS M5
88% have it
51
0

33. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Canon EOS M5
16% have it
51
0

34. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
100%
49
0

35. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Canon EOS M5
Nikon D5
29% have it
49
0

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