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Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000

Portability
77
Imaging
68
Features
84
Overall
74
Canon EOS M5 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
53
Overall
45

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Key Specs

Canon M5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 427g - 116 x 89 x 61mm
  • Announced September 2016
Fujifilm SL1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 659g - 123 x 89 x 123mm
  • Released January 2013
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Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Overview

Below, we will be evaluating the Canon M5 versus Fujifilm SL1000, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There is a noticeable difference among the image resolutions of the M5 (24MP) and Fujifilm SL1000 (16MP) and the M5 (APS-C) and Fujifilm SL1000 (1/2.3") enjoy totally different sensor dimensions.

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The M5 was brought out 3 years after the Fujifilm SL1000 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Canon M5 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Fujifilm SL1000 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before going in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick summation of how the M5 scores against the Fujifilm SL1000 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon M5 over the Fujifilm SL1000

 M5 Fujifilm SL1000 
ReleasedSeptember 2016January 2013More modern by 45 months
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1620k920kCrisper screen (+700k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL1000 over the Canon M5

 Fujifilm SL1000 M5 

Common features in the Canon M5 and Fujifilm SL1000

 M5 Fujifilm SL1000 
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry around your camera, you have to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon M5 has physical measurements of 116mm x 89mm x 61mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4") with a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL1000 has sizing of 123mm x 89mm x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8") with a weight of 659 grams (1.45 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the M5 against the Fujifilm SL1000.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the M5 and Fujifilm SL1000 is 77 and 61 respectively.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 top view buttons comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to envision the difference in sensor sizes purely by going through technical specs. The image here will give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the M5 and Fujifilm SL1000.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The M5 due to its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Canon M5 will provide greater detail having its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots much more aggressively. The fresher M5 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 sensor size comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M5 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm SL1000 Portrait photography features
80
manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
44
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
delivers RAW formats
no manual focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon M5 Street photography factors
Fujifilm SL1000 Street photography factors
77
has a tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports touch focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
56
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
very small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition (659 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon M5
Sports photography with Fujifilm SL1000
67
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
supports phase detect AF
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (295 CIPA)
53
great zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good battery life (350 per charge)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon M5 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm SL1000 Travel photography highlights
77
supports bluetooth
supports touch focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery pack (295 shots)
54
good battery life (350 CIPA)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (659 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M5 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm SL1000 as a Landscape photography camera
73
manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen is a good size (3.2 inches)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (295 CIPA)
49
really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (350 per charge)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon M5
Vlogging with Fujifilm SL1000
77
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen enabled
provides face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with mic port
no image stabilization
24
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have microphone socket
more heavy than competition (659 grams)
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Canon M5 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M5 and Fujifilm SL1000
 Canon EOS M5Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
General Information
Company Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon EOS M5 Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
Category Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2016-09-15 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 7 -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 49 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF-M fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Max aperture - f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range - 0cm
Available lenses 23 -
Focal length multiplier 1.6 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3.2 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,620 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1700 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 9.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at ISO 100) -
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MP4, H.264, AAC Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 427g (0.94 lbs) 659g (1.45 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 89 x 61mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4") 123 x 89 x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 77 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1262 not tested
Other
Battery life 295 shots 350 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom, remote) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $680 $600