Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

99

Canon EOS M

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1000 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
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

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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$367 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger

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
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 - $498 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$558 body only

$899 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
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