JPEG Image Samples: Canon EOS M5

After playing with the Canon EOS M5 at Photo Plus 2016, we’ve finally got it in for review. We’ve taken it out for photowalks and honestly have to say that it’s a pretty good camera. Does it have issues? Sure. But can it produce really nice images? Heck yes!

In today’s post, we’re publishing JPEG photo samples.

So far, I really love the image quality below ISO 3200. Above that, you’ll get a fair amount of color noise. However, the noise looks very film-like on a digital screen like your computer until you start to see the color noise. When it comes to a print of an image made at ISO 3200, you’ll surely find that color noise. At ISO 6400 and above though, the monochrome color mode looks great when set to high contrast.

Now from that statement, there are photographers out there that would say “well yes, what do you expect?” In truth, Fujifilm and Sony’s equivalent cameras don’t exhibit color noise and still can make for pretty darn good prints. The noise that you will indeed find in the photos doesn’t exactly look film-like, but it’s still acceptable.

When it comes to ease of use, I really wish that Canon made changing the focusing area/options easier. I also wish that all of the exposure dials (including the programmable one) were all programmable. Right now, my camera is set up to have the shutter speed on the front, the aperture to the back dial and the ISO to the top rear dial. If the camera were larger, then this would make sense as it does with Canon’s DSLRs. But at the moment it doesn’t.

We’re still working on our review, but so far it’s looking fair.