Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

62

Canon EOS M

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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 NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution 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
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$411 - $429 body only

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$943 - $979 body only

$1,056 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Canon EOS M
EOS M
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