Sony NEX 5N vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

100

Canon EOS M

78

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 NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 - $429 body only

$549 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Sony NEX-5N
NEX 5N
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EOS M
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