Just only looked by this comparison table one can easily find the best camera out of Canon EOS M5 and Fujifilm X-T2. You can see that Fuji X-T2 captures maximum numbers of green lights all due to its massive specs. Well, we have to get the answer for this question “is Canon EOS M5 really a competitor for Fuji X-T2?” Let us find the exact answer…
|Features/ Models||Canon EOS M5
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Low pass filter||Yes||No|
|Image processor||Digic 7||X-Processor Pro2|
|AF system||Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)||Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)|
|AF points||49 AF points||325 AF points|
|Shutter Type||Electronic & Mechanical||Electronic & Mechanical|
|Image Stabilization||5-axis Image stabilization for video only||No|
|Shutter Min/ mix||30 – 1/4000||60 – 1/32000|
|Continuous shooting speed||9 fps||14fps|
|Video||full HD 1080p @60fps||4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps|
|Display||3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD||3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen|
|Battery life||295 Shots||340 Shots|
|Dimensions||115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm||133 x 92 x 49 mm|
Canon EOS M5 vs Fuji X-T2
First thing, Canon EOS M5 as well as Fujifilm X-T2 both utilizes the same resolutions and sensor sizes, which means that users of each camera are surely getting the images fabricated with exceptional clarity with uncompromised details in various shooting conditions. Furthermore, these two mirrorless cameras will also produce excellent dynamic range.
AF system– Fujifilm has made X-T2 camera highly advanced by putting creative 325 AF points for more flexible and interesting composition and together with Multi AF mode users can freely select the blocks to focus out of the 325 in the focusing area. Frequently, the camera also activates phase detection AF to take advantage of its AF speed and accuracy and enables users to shoot at any kind of conditions. On the other hand the AF point on Canon EOS M5 is 49 only. Further, both of these two camera systems offer plane phase detect AF as well as Contrast detection AF (which excels in low light conditions), ensuring us that the camera will focus the subjects instantly, accurately and precisely.
Excitingly, Canon EOS M5 also features Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for capturing stills and shooting video with smooth and precise autofocus.
ISO- Dealing with lowlight shooting is the challenging task for every photographer, so they want their camera to come with maximum ISO range. Here you can see that Fuji X-T2 understanding the needs of those photographers and offering them an incredible ISO range of 51200, which clearly means that they will be able to grab the subjects with details, even when the conditions of light is not suitable for shooting without flash. On the other hand, Canon EOS M5 is restricted its ISO range on 25600 only.
Shutter speed- Fuji X-t2 offers their users a faster shutter speed of 1/32000 sec, which is just brilliant that allows them to capture the fastest moving subjects with enormous ease, plus also allows the users for working with wide aperture settings in bright lighting conditions. Canon EOS M5 users can increase the shutter speed upto 1/4000 secs only.
Continuous shooting drive– The Fuji X-T2 offers a highest 14fps of continuous drive, which means that camera is also a nice solution for sports photography. On the other hand, Canon EOS M5 offers 9fps only.
Video-Fujifilm X-T2 is simply outstanding! In the era, when almost all the photographers want to spare on those cameras only which are 4K video capable then why 4K feature is not implemented in Canon EOS M5? The question is absolutely fair. Maybe, this is EOS M5’s biggest downside, where Fujifilm X-T2 collects a lot of applauses for featuring 4K video (4K/30P, 25P, 24P) and 2.4x the required data for full HD video (1080/60P, 50P, 24P) to deliver superior movie quality free from moiré or artifacts. But, users of EOS M5 have to work with 1080p at 60fps only.
Shots- Fuji X-T2 also keeps their lead steady by allowing the users to take around 340 shots at a single time charge, whereas Canon EOS M5 lets their users to take 295 shots only.
Verdict- Fuji X-T2, not only outshines Canon EOS M5 in overall specs, but is one of the best mirrorless cameras of present time. Its 325 AF points, 4K video recording capability, faster shutter speed and few more are not allowing Canon EOS M5 to create impression at all. However, Fuji X-T2 is high-end mirrorless camera and cost you around $600 more comparison to mid-range Canon EOS M5.