Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2: A Detailed Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2: These are two mirrorless cameras. This article compares Canon’s Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M5, with Fujifilm’s Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-Pro2. Both cameras feature a 24.0MP APS-C sensor. To start, here’s a brief overview of the main features of both cameras.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Specs

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2


Canon M5


Megapixels 24.2 24.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.5x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization Yes (Movie only) No
Lens Mount Canon EF-M Fujifilm X
ISO 100 – 25,600 200 – 12,800
Expanded ISO None 100 – 51,200
AF Points 49 Hybrid 273 AF Hybrid
Cross-type AF Points Dual Pixel AF 169 phase
Continuous Mode 7fps 8fps
LCD 3.2″ – Articulating 3.0″ – Fixed
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Top LCD Display No No
Viewfinder Type EVF (2.36M) Hybrid (EVF/LCD) (2.36M)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 92%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.60x
Video Resolution 1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p 1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
1280×720 (60/50p) 1280×720 (60/50p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Memory Card Type SD SD + SD
Dual Card Slots No Yes
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-II (only Slot 1)
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30″ 30″
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 27 62
RAW Buffer Size 18 28
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Startup Time 1.2s 1.1s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built-in NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed No Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 350 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (NP-W126)
Weight 15.0 oz (427g) 17.5 oz (496g)
Size 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4″ 5.5 x 3.3 x 1.8″
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2016 2016

Fujifilm X-Pro2 vs Canon M5 Common Features

Wireless Connection Yes vs Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
Viewfinder Yes (Electronic) vs Yes (Electronic and Optical)
RAW Support Yes vs Yes
Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
 Max Resolution 24 MP vs 24 MP
LCD Screen Resolution 1.620k dots vs 1.620k dots
Continuous Shooting 9.0fps vs 8.0fps
Microphone Port Yes vs Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes vs Yes
AE Bracketing Yes vs Yes
Smartphone Remote Control Yes vs Yes

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Size Comparison

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is 6mm shorter and 5mm thinner than Canon M5 but it is also 25mm wider. In contrast, the Canon M5 is 68g lighter than the Fujifilm X-Pro2. However, this difference in weight is not noticeable during everyday activities.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2

Both the Canon M5 and Fujifilm X-Pro2 have the same APS-C sized sensor. Hence, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture are similar in size and weight.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sensor Comparison

Both the Canon M5 and the Sony A6500 have APS-C sized 24.0 MP resolution sensors so sensor size and resolution is not different between these two cameras.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sensor Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Sensor Comparison

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has a 1.1x Larger sensor area than Canon M5. Larger sensors allow the photographer more control over the depth of field and blurry background compared to the smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.

Canon M5 Advantages Over Fujifilm X-Pro2

Articulating Screen Yes vs No
Built-in Flash Yes vs No
Touch Screen Yes vs No
Max ISO 25.600 vs 12.800
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3″
Viewfinder Coverage 100% vs 92%
Continuous Shooting 9.0fps vs 8.0fps
Weight 427 g vs 495 g
Price $929 vs $1,699
NFC Connection Yes vs No
Bluetooth Yes vs No
Digital video stabilization Yes vs No

Reasons that you might choose the Canon M5 instead of the Fujifilm X-Pro2:

  • Body Image Stabilization – It has body image stabilization but it only works in video.
  • LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″ and it’s articulated.
  • Touchscreen Support
  • Viewfinder Coverage – 100% vs 92%.
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in NFC
  • Bluetooth Support
  • Size – The Canon M5 is noticeably smaller.

Video: Canon M5 Hands-on Review

Canon’s latest mirrorless camera promises to be an 80D in a smaller package. With 1080p and a reasonable 24-megapixels, is it another flop or does the Dual Pixel Autofocus save the day? Watch as Kai takes you through the pros and cons.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Advantages Over Canon M5

Number of Focus Points 273 vs 49
 Max Shutter Speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
 Battery Life 350 shots vs 295 shots
Environmental Sealing Yes vs No
Sensor Pixel Area 15.34µmvs 13.84µm2
 AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV vs ±3 EV
Flash Sync Port Yes vs No
Storage Slot vs 1
Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-II vs none

You might choose the Fujifilm X-Pro2 instead the Canon EOS M5 for the following reasons:

  • AA Filter – The Fujifilm X-Pro2 has no AA filter.
  • ISO – 51,200 vs 25,600. Higher maximum ISO sensitivity.
  • AF Points – 273 vs 49.
  • Continuous mode – 8fps vs 7fps.  It’s an advantage, but not something you will really notice that often.
  • Dual Card Slots – More room for extra photos, or simply for backup.
  • UHS-II – Faster writing speeds than UHS-I, but you need a memory card that can handle such speeds.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/4000.
  • JPEG Buffer Size – 62 vs 27. Useful for long bursts.
  • RAW Buffer Size – 28 vs 18. 
  • Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs 1/200.
  • Environmentally Sealed – The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is much more adapted for shooting outdoors in difficult terrain and bad weather conditions.

Video: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Hands-on Review

In the YouTube video, Kai tests the X-Pro 2 which is the high-end mirrorless camera that directly succeeds the first X-Mount camera: the Fuji X-Pro1.

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