Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10: A Detailed Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10: Two mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. However, the Canon EOS M5 has 24.0 MP resolution while the Fujifilm X-T10 has 16.0 MP resolution. So, which camera is better for your needs? Here’s a brief overview of the main specifications and features before we go into more detail.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Specs

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison


Canon M5


Megapixels 24.2 16.3
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 4896 x 3264
Body Image Stabilization Yes (Movie only) No
Lens Mount Canon EF-M Fujifilm X
ISO 100 – 25,600 200 – 6,400
Expanded ISO None 100 – 51,200
AF Points 49 Hybrid 49
Cross-type AF Points Dual Pixel AF 0 phase
Continuous Mode 7fps 8fps
LCD 3.2″ – Articulating 3.0″ – Articulating
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 920,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Top LCD Display No No
Viewfinder Type EVF (2.36M) EVF
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.93x
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
Dual Card Slots No No
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/32000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30″ 30″
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 27 10
RAW Buffer Size 18 7
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/180
Startup Time 1.2s 1.4s
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 No
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 350 shots
Battery Included Yes (LP-E17) Yes (NP-W126)
Weight 15.0 oz (427g) 13.4 oz (381g)
Size 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4″ 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6″
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2016 2015

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 Common Features

Wireless Connection Yes vs Yes
Articulating Screen Yes vs Yes
Built-in Flash Yes vs Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
Viewfinder Yes (Electronic) vs Yes (Electronic)
RAW Support Yes vs Yes
Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
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-T10 Common Weaknesses

 Image Stabilization No vs No
Environmental Sealing No vs No

Fujifilm X-T10 vs Canon M5 Size Comparison

The Fujifilm X-T10 is 6mm shorter and 20mm thinner than the Canon EOS M5. However, it is also 2mm wider. The X-T10 is also 46g lighter than the Canon EOS M5.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T10 – Comparison

Fujifilm X-T10 vs Canon M5 Sensor Comparison

The Canon EOS M5 has a 24.0MP APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features a Digic 7 processor. Meanwhile, the Fujifilm X-T10 has a 16.0MP APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm ) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor and features the EXR Processor II processor. The Canon EOS M5’s sensor offers 8MP more than Fujifilm X-T10’s sensor. With more megapixels, you can print and crop larger images.

However, the Fujifilm X-T10 has a 1.1x larger sensor area than the Canon M5. Larger sensors allow the photographer to have more control over the depth of field and blurry background compared to the smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.

Why You Should Choose The Canon M5

Touch Screen Yes vs No
Max Sensor Resolution 24 MP vs 16 MP
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3″
LCD Screen Resolution 1.620k dots vs 920k dots
Continuous Shooting 9.0fps vs 8.0fps
Selfie Friendly LCD Yes vs No
NFC Connection Yes vs No
Bluetooth Yes vs No
Digital video stabilization Yes vs No

Advantages of the Canon M5 Over Fujifilm X-T10

  • Megapixels –  7.9 more megapixels. For printing big and cropping, the Canon M5 is a much better choice.
  • Body Image Stabilization – It has body image stabilization but it only works in video.
  • LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″.
  • LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
  • Touchscreen Support
  • JPEG Buffer Size – 27 vs 10. Useful for long bursts.
  • RAW Buffer Size – 18 vs 7. 
  • Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/200 vs /180.
  • Built-in NFC
  • Bluetooth Support

Video: Canon M5 Hands-on Review

Why You Should Choose The Fujifilm X-T10

Max ISO 51.000 vs 25.600
Number of Focus Points 77 vs 49
Battery Life 350 shots vs 295 shots
Weight 381 g vs 427 g
Sensor Pixel Area 23.04µmvs 13.84µm2
Price $599 vs $880
Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-I vs none

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T10 Over the Canon M5

  • AA Filter – The Fujifilm X-T10 has no AA filter.
  • ISO – 51,200 vs 25,600. Higher maximum ISO sensitivity.
  • Continuous mode – 8fps vs 7fps.  It’s an advantage, but not something you will really notice that often.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/32000 vs 1/4000.
  • Battery Life – 350 shots vs 295 shots.

Video: Fujifilm X-T10 Hands-on Review

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