Sony Alpha A5100 vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony Alpha A5100

100

Canon EOS M

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5100

High true resolution
True resolution
24.7 MP
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Many focus points
Focus points
179
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS M.

competitors

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Placeholder

Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$372 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 15-45mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Sony Alpha A5100
Alpha A5100
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Canon EOS M
EOS M
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