Canon EOS M5 vs Fujifilm GFX 100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M5 and Fujifilm GFX 100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS M5 is manufacturered by Canon but Fujifilm GFX 100 is from Fujifilm. Both Canon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M5 were released 2016 and Fujifilm GFX 100 was released 2019. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M5 2016
Fujifilm GFX 100 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M5 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Fujifilm GFX 100 has a ""-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS M5 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Fujifilm GFX 100 mm

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Canon EOS M5 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm GFX 100 has 102 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M5 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Fujifilm GFX 100 102 MP
101756928 pixels
11648 x 8736

Fujifilm GFX 100 has a 324 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M5. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M5 has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm GFX 100. Canon EOS M5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Fujifilm GFX 100 has 10 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M5 100-25600
Fujifilm GFX 100 10-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M5 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M5
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm GFX 100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M5 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm GFX 100 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M5 9
Fujifilm GFX 100 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS M5 and Fujifilm GFX 100 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Fujifilm GFX 100 weighs 1320 gr (equal to 2,91 lb) which is 209% heavier than Canon EOS M5 and its 427 gr (or 0,94 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M5 427 gr
0,94 lb
Fujifilm GFX 100 1320 gr
2,91 lb

Canon EOS M5 vs Fujifilm GFX 100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS M5 and Fujifilm GFX 100, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Name Canon EOS M5 Fujifilm GFX 100
Manufacturer Canon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Release Year 2016 2019
Release Date 2016-09-15 2019-05-23
MSRP 979 USD 9999 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Medium Format (approx 44 x 33 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 11648 x 8736 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 102 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 7 X-Processor 4
Image
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
ISO Range 100 - 25600 10 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No
(5-axis for video only)
Yes
(Sensor-Shift (5-axis))
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW + TIFF
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 49 425
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm G
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Medium Format
0.79x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 19 mm
50 mm becomes 40 mm
100 mm becomes 79 mm
200 mm becomes 158 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.2 3.2
Screen dots 1620000 2360000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.62x 0.68 (0.86 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 5760000
Photography features
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Frames per second 9 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 5 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
H.265
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC)
Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone) Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS M5
Fujifilm GFX 100
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Built-in grip holds one or two NP-T125 batteries
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 800 shots
Width 116 mm 156 mm
Height 89 mm 144 mm
Depth 61 mm 75 mm
Weight 427 gram 1320 gram