Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Canon EOS M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Lumix S1 vs EOS M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Canon EOS M5 Specs

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


  • 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 vs EOS M5 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:

Infographic: Lumix S1 and EOS M5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Panasonic Lumix S1

Lumix S1 vs EOS M5: Viewfinder

Lumix S1 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 5.76 megapixel with magnification of 0.78x.

EOS M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.60x.

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.

Lumix S1 (0.78x)

EOS M5 (0.60x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Lumix S1Simulated viewfinder of the EOS M5

Advantage: Panasonic Lumix S1

Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Canon EOS M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic Lumix S1 a better choice

Lumix S1


Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Auto Focus points (4)22549
Better sensibility (4)100 - 51200 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)5.762.36
Larger lens selection (3)117
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.62
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)400295
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.

The Lumix S1 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M5

Lumix S1


Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)69
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)1020g
(32.9 oz.)
(13.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1584cm³

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.

Yields 15 points for the EOS M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Lumix S1


Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Canon EOS M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Lumix S1 and EOS M5

Lumix S1 und EOS M5, front viewLumix S1 und EOS M5, front view

Top view of cameras

Lumix S1 und EOS M5, view from aboveLumix S1 und EOS M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic Lumix S1

Canon EOS M5


We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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