Canon EOS M5 vs Panasonic Lumix S1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M5 vs Lumix S1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M5 vs Panasonic Lumix S1 Specs


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm³ (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.4″)
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M5

Lumix S1

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9″ x 4.3″ x 3.8″)
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1

EOS M5 vs Lumix S1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Advantage: Panasonic Lumix S1

EOS M5 vs Lumix S1: Viewfinder

EOS M5 has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.60x.

Lumix S1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 5.76 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.78x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS M5 (0.60x)

Lumix S1 (0.78x)

Better choice: Panasonic Lumix S1

Canon EOS M5 VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M5 a better choice


Lumix S1

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

9 6
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

(13.8 oz.)
(32.9 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M5 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the Lumix S1 and the more compact size.

The EOS M5 scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic Lumix S1


Lumix S1

Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Full frame
Auto Focus points (4)

49 225
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 ISO 100 – 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

2.36 5.76
Larger lens selection (3)

7 11
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.62 2.10
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)

295 400
USB 3.0 (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1 are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M5: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 32 points for the Lumix S1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Lumix S1

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Canon EOS M5 VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M5 and Lumix S1

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M5

Panasonic Lumix S1


We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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