Sony NEX 5N vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

104

Canon EOS M

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon EOS M Competitors

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
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 with 20-50mm lens

Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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NEX 5N
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