Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

63

Canon EOS M

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Light-weight
Weight
287 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)

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 Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$354 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$495 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$675 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 - $429 body only

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

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

discussion

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