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Step 3Canon M Mirrorless Cameras

Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

Given that a mirrorless camera system largely determines image-quality by sensor-size and versatility by its lens lineup, choosing a mirrorless camera by its system first is easiest. Head to the second page of this guide for detailed descriptions of each mirrorless system. For reference, here is how sensor-sizes used by each system compares:

Micro Four-ThirdsSony NEXFuji XNikon 1Canon MSony SLTPentax KPentax Q
Micro Four-Thirds SensorSony NEX SensorSony NEX SensorFuji X SensorNikon 1 SensorCanon M SensorSony SLT SensorSony SLT SensorPentax K SensorPentax Q Sensor

Select a Mirrorless System from the menu below to see all its current cameras.

Canon EOS M5 2016-09-15

UnratedUnrated24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.
  • 9 FPS
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Built-in EVF
  • 3.2" LCD 1.6 Megapixels
  • 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video

Canon EOS M10 2015-10-13

UnratedUnrated18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.
  • 5 FPS
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 3" LCD 1 Megapixels
  • 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video