Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20: A Detailed Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20: Two mirrorless cameras up for comparison. This article compares Canon’s Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M5, with Fujifilm’s mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-T20. 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-T20 Specs

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison


Canon EOS M5

Fujifilm X-T20

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 325 AF Hybrid
Cross-type AF Points Dual Pixel AF 169 phase
Continuous Mode 7fps 8fps
LCD 3.2″ – Articulating 3.0″ – Articulating
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
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 3840×2160 (30/25/24p)
1280×720 (60/50p) 1920×1080 (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 62
RAW Buffer Size 18 25
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/180
Startup Time 1.2s 1.0s
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) 13.5 oz (383g)
Size 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4″ 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6″
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2016 2017

Fujifilm X-T20 vs Canon M5 Common Features

Wireless Connection Yes vs Yes
Articulating Screen Yes vs Yes
Built-in Flash Yes vs Yes
External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
Touch Screen Yes vs Yes
Viewfinder Yes (Electronic) vs Yes (Electronic)
RAW Support Yes vs Yes
Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
Max Resolution 24 MP vs 24 MP
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-T20 Size Comparison

The Fujifilm X-T20 is 6mm shorter and 20mm thinner than the Canon EOS M5, however, it is also 2mm wider. Also, the Fujifilm X-T20 is 44g lighter than the Canon M5.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20 – Comparison

And, since both the Canon M5 and the Fujifilm X-T20 have an APS-C sized sensor the lenses for a similar focal length and aperture are generally the same weight.

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20 Sensor Comparison

With regard to the sensor, both the Canon M5 and the Fujifilm X-T20 have APS-C sized 24.0 MP resolution sensors. Hence, sensor size and resolution are not different between these two cameras. Additionally, the Fujifilm X-T2 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 vs Fujifilm X-T20Sensor Comparison

Canon M5 vs Fujifilm X-T20Sensor Comparison

Another key difference between these two sensors is that the Fujifilm’s sensor lacks an anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. Removing the anti-alias filter increases the sharpness and level of detail but, at the same time, it increases the chance of watery overlays occurring in certain pictures.

Canon M5 Advantages Over Fujifilm X-T20

Max ISO 25.600 vs 12.800
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3″
LCD Screen Resolution 1.620k dots vs 920k dots
NFC Connection Yes vs No
Bluetooth Yes vs No
Digital video stabilization Yes vs No

Key reasons why some buyers choose the Canon EOS M5 instead of the XT-20:

  • Body Image Stabilization – It has body image stabilization but it only works in video.
  • LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″.
  • LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
  • Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/200 vs 1/180.
  • Built-in NFC
  • Bluetooth Support

Video: Canon M5 Hands-on Review

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Fujifilm X-T20 Advantages Over Canon M5

Number of Focus Points 325 vs 49
Continuous Shooting 14.0fps vs 9.0fps
Battery Life 350 shots vs 295 shots
Weight 383 g vs 427 g
Sensor Pixel Area 15.34µmvs 13.84µm2
Price $899 vs $929
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080
Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-II vs none

Video: Fujifilm X-T20 Hands-on Review

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