First EOS Camera to Feature Five-Axis Image Stabilization While Shooting Video

Canon announced the EOS M5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera along with a new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM lens.

The M5 has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS with Canon's dual-pixel autofocus system. The camera can capture 1080p60 video (but not 4K) to MP4 files and is the first EOS camera to feature in-camera five-axis image stabilization while shooting video, Canon said.

It's also Canon's first mirrorless camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder in addition to the touchscreen LCD. Touch-and-drag autofocus lets you switch focus subjects via touch on the LCD panel even while looking through the viewfinder. The controls have also been set up so that ISO, aperture or white balance can be selected in the EVF and then adjusted using a single control dial on top of the camera.

Canon also expanded its EF-M lens options with the new zoom offering. The 18–150mm range (29–240mm equivalent, given the APS-C crop factor) gives it an 8.3x zoom ratio, by far the largest in the EF-M line-up. Canon said image quality is comparable to that of its EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM lens.

The EOS M5 camera is expected to ship in November at an estimated retail price of $980 (body only); kit versions with the EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5–6.3 IS STM zoom ($1099) and the new 18–150mm zoom ($1479) will also be available. The new lens will be available in December for an estimated retail price of $500.