Canon finally gets serious about mirrorless with the new M5


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Originally published at by The Verge   |

Canon is finally ready to get serious about mirrorless cameras. Today the company announced the Canon EOS M5, a new SLR-style mirrorless camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder that will be shown off at Photokina next week. It’s the company’s fifth and most fully featured interchangeable lens mirrorless camera to date, and it will cost $979 (body only) when it goes on sale in November of 2016.

If you’re looking for something to compare it to, the M5’s specs line up pretty closely with Canon’s most recent midrange DSLR, the 80D. It has the same size 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a similar 49 cross-type autofocus points, and an ISO range of 100-25,600. It also employs Canon’s "dual pixel" autofocus system, where each pixel is capable of simultaneously capturing light while focusing.

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