Sony NEX 5N vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

74

Canon EOS M

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
 

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"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$417 - $429 body only

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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EOS M
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