Canon EOS M5 vs Canon 80D

canon-eos-m5-vs-canon-80dThough, both of these two cameras are Canon products, but one is mirrorless and other is DSLR. Canon EOS M5 is mirrorless and Canon 80D is DSLR camera, however, both of these two cameras pack extraordinary specifications, but still we will keep Canon EOS M5 in our bag (why?). To know why, read our specification comparison details…

Features/ Models Canon EOS M5
Canon 80D
Megapixel 24.2MP 24 Megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Low pass filter  Yes No
Image processor Digic 7 DIGIC6
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 49 AF points 45 points (all points cross type)
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Type Electronic & Mechanical Electronic & Mechanical
Image Stabilization 5-axis Image stabilization for video only No
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000 30-1/8000
 Continuous shooting speed 9 fps 7fps
 Video full HD 1080p @60fps Full HD 60fps
Display  3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting
Environmentally sealed  No Yes
Battery life  295 Shots 960 shots
Dimensions 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm
Weight 427g 730g

Canon EOS M5 vs Canon 80D

Image quality– Canon 80D is nice DSLR camera of current time market that produces remarkable images, wide dynamic range and rich descriptiveness in various kind of shooting conditions. Now look at the table where you can see that Canon 80D as well as Canon EOS M5 employs same resolution, plus the sensor size, ensuring that sharp and clear images are possible in all kind of shooting conditions.

AF system– Any camera with hybrid AF system helps the users to track the subjects more efficiently, accurately and sharply too. Since Canon EOS M5 as well as Canon 80D employs Hybrid AF systems (contrast + phase), but the EOS M5 camera has a wide-area, 49-point, helping the users to get distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, plus the camera will focus on desire subjects much accurately and efficiently than Canon EOS 80D. Plus, the users of Canon EOS M5 will also be happy to use the camera’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF that allows them to acquire smooth and fast focusing results according to their needs. On the other hand, Canon EOS 80D offers only 45-AF point.

Image stabilization– Canon EOS M5 incorporates a vibration reduction technology (Digital image stabilization), but you can use it when you are working for video with this camera. The I.S system is limited to video mode only and above all it is electronic I.S. But, Canon doesn’t feel the need to implement vibration reduction technology into the Canon 80D camera system.

Shutter speed– Canon 80D can allow you to use faster shutter speed of approx 1/8000sec that is highly useful for capturing faster moving subjects. But, Canon M5 is looking down with 1/4000 sec only.

Continuous drive- Canon EOS M5 is amazing camera for quick action and with 9fps it will be able to capture the quickly moving subjects in crisp clarity.

Display- The Canon EOS M5 integrates 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD Monitor enables the users to shoot stills and videos from high and low both angles.

Battery Life- You can take around 960 shots at a single time charge with Canon EOS 80D, whereas Canon EOS M5 allows to take only 295 shots at a time.

Verdict- Looking at the specs of Canon EOS M5, we will highly recommend you to go for this mirrorless camera. Canon 80D might be better, but it is unable to outperform EOS M5.

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