Sony NEX 5N vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Canon EOS M

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS M.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$420 - $429 body only

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$243 body only

$431 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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