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Canon EOS M6 vs. Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M6 vs. Canon EOS M5

Why Canon released EOS M6 if they had to copy everything of Canon EOS M5? It is actually a very genuine question that must be circulating in the minds of the photographers who decided to by EOS M6 or EOS M5. Hardly three to four month after the announcement of Canon EOS M5 they also announced its successor by just borrowing the features of predecessor. From top to bottom, in the table, we can’t see any big difference…

Specification comparison between Canon EOS M6 and Canon EOS M5

Features/ Models Canon EOS M6
Canon EOS M5
Megapixel 24.2MP 24 Megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Low pass filter  Yes No
Image processor Digic 7 Digic 7
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 49 49
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Image Stabilization 5-axis Image stabilization for video only 5-axis Image stabilization for video only
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000 s 30-1/4000 s
 Continuous shooting speed 9 fps 9fps
 Video full HD 1080p @60fps Full HD 60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe No Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed  No No
Battery life  295 Shots 295 shots
Dimensions 112 x 68 x 45 mm 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
Weight 343 g 427 g

Both feature same numbers of effective pixels and using the same Image processor. Thankfully, both have Dual pixel CMOS AF system, but Canon EOS M6 could have maximum numbers of AF system. Unfortunately, Canon doesn’t feel the need to change the AF numbers and wanted to keep the same numbers in EOS M6 as of M5. When EOS M5 was announced in November last year the camera was castigated for not implementing 4K video feature. Once again, we were expecting EOS M6 to be a 4K mirrorless camera, but Canon didn’t let it happen.

Canon EOS M5 vs. EOS M6 – Which camera should you buy?

However, the price of Canon EOS M6 is comparatively lower than EOS M5, which is one advantage you can get. But why the price of Canon EOS M5 is higher because it gives you Large 3.2″ 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD that can be tilted up 85° and down 180°, which is ideal for composing pictures at high and low angles with ease. Furthermore, the built-in high-resolution electronic viewfinder on the EOS M5 camera features approximately 2,360,000 dots to give to rich details of the subjects while shooting in the bright light conditions.

Canon EOS M6 $779.00
Canon EOS M5 $929.00

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