Canon EOS M vs Sony Alpha A5000

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Canon EOS M
Sony Alpha A5000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
13mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum focal length of 88mmmm, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 75mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (13mm shorter).
31 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS M has 31 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A5000 only has 25 auto focus points.
11% thinner Edit
The Canon EOS M has a depth of 32.3mmmm. That's 3.4mm thinner than the Sony Alpha A5000 (35.7mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Canon EOS M has a width of 108.6mmmm. That's 1mm narrower than the Sony Alpha A5000 (109.6mmmm).
Two more awards
The Canon EOS M has 9 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has 7 awards.
15 Reasons For
2.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 2.1MP higher than the Canon EOS M (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

10% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 20.4MPMP digital camera. That's 1.9MP more than the Canon EOS M (20.4MPMP).
39% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 smaller than the Canon EOS M (36).
21% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm shorter than the Canon EOS M (24mmmm).
25% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4 higher than the Canon EOS M (16,000).
Negative twenty more flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 4m, but the Canon EOS M only has 24m flash guides.
Significantly shorter flash recharging time Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a flash recharging time of 3ss, but the Canon EOS M is a 5.5ss flash recharging time digital camera (2.5s longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon EOS M (460,800 pixels pixels).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a weight of 210gg, but the Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera (88g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is 62.8mmmm tall. That's 3.8mm shorter than the Canon EOS M (62.8mmmm).
420 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 420 shots, but the Canon EOS M only takes 230 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by $70
The Sony Alpha A5000 costs $69.71 less than the Canon EOS M.
11 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Better expert reviews
Based on 68 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A5000 is 79%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS M is 73% (based on 125 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 161 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A5000 is 91%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS M is 85% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

16 Reasons Against
12% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M is an 18MPMP digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Sony Alpha A5000 (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

1.9MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M is an 18.5MPMP digital camera. That's 1.9MP less than the Sony Alpha A5000 (20.4MPMP).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 bigger than the Sony Alpha A5000 (36).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5000 (24mmmm).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4 lower than the Sony Alpha A5000 (16,000).
Negative twenty less flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 24m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 only has 4m flash guides.
2.5s longer flash recharging time Edit
The Canon EOS M has a flash recharging time of 5.5ss, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 3ss flash recharging time digital camera (2.5s shorter).
459 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A5000 (460,800 pixels pixels).
88g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS M has a weight of 298gg, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 210gg digital camera (88g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

6% taller Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 66.6mmmm tall digital camera. That's 3.8mm taller than the Sony Alpha A5000 (62.8mmmm).
Only 230 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS M is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 only takes 420 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $70
The Canon EOS M is $69.71 more expensive than the Sony Alpha A5000.
Not as many stockists
The Canon EOS M is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is stocked by 14 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over three years
The Canon EOS M is three years older than the Sony Alpha A5000.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Canon EOS M only has an average expert score of 73%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average expert rating of 79% (based on 68 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon EOS M has an average user score of 85%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 161 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum focal length of 75mmmm, but the Canon EOS M is an 88mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (13mm longer).
Only 25 auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 25 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS M only has 31 auto focus points.
Thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 35.7mmmm deep digital camera. That's 3.4mm thicker than the Canon EOS M (35.7mmmm).
1% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 109.6mmmm wide digital camera. That's 1mm wider than the Canon EOS M (109.6mmmm).
Two less awards
The Sony Alpha A5000 has only received 7 awards, whereas the Canon EOS M has received 9 awards.

Awards

9 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 11 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP 20.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
22 22
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 16 - 50
Lens Structure
13/11 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 40.5mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Auto Focus Point
31
BEST
25
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 16,000
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
24m 4m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
5.5s 3s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
298g 210g
BEST
Height
66.6mm 62.8mm
BEST
Depth
32.3mm
BEST
35.7mm
Width
108.6mm
BEST
109.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 160g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 45.7mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 60.8mm
Weight Including Battery
298g 269g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E12 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
230h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 420 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data - Multi / Micro USB terminal
Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 62.8 x 109.6 x 35.7
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 5.6
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 30 - 1/4000
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4 m at ISO 100
E-Mount Lens Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Flash
Speedlite 90EX Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes - PlayMemories app
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting
Unknown - Click to provide data Continuous mode: 2.5 fps,Speed priority continuous shooting: 3.5 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.0
Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data Approx. 420 shots
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data 180° adjustable angle,Resolution: 460800 dots
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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