Canon EOS M vs Sony Alpha A58

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Canon EOS M
Sony Alpha A58

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 smaller than the Sony Alpha A58 (5.6).
5.5mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum focal length of 88mmmm, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is only an 82.5mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (5.5mm shorter).
31 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS M has 31 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A58 only has 15 auto focus points.
Fourteen more flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 24m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 only has 10m flash guides.
10% larger screen size Edit
The Canon EOS M has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.3" larger than the Sony Alpha A58 (2.7""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

194g lighter Edit
The Canon EOS M has a weight of 298gg, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is a 492gg digital camera (194g 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.

44% shorter Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 66.6mmmm tall digital camera. That's 28.9mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A58 (95.5mmmm).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Canon EOS M has a depth of 32.3mmmm. That's 45.4mm thinner than the Sony Alpha A58 (77.7mmmm).
19% narrower Edit
The Canon EOS M has a width of 108.6mmmm. That's 20mm narrower than the Sony Alpha A58 (128.6mmmm).
Five more awards
The Canon EOS M has 9 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony Alpha A58 has 4 awards.
10 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, however the Canon EOS M is only an 18MPMP digital camera (2.1MP lower). 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.

Moderately more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MPMP, whereas the Canon EOS M is only an 18.5MPMP digital camera (1.9MP less).
18.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Canon EOS M (3.5).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a minimum focal length of 27mmmm, but the Canon EOS M is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, but the Canon EOS M is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4 lower).
Shorter flash recharging time Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 4ss flash recharging time digital camera. That's 1.5s shorter than the Canon EOS M (4ss).
459 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon EOS M is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels lower).
Four hundred and seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a digital camera that takes 700 shots shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Expert reviews are better
The Sony Alpha A58 has an average expert review score of 80% based on 66 reviews, but the Canon EOS M has an average rating of 73% (based on 125 reviews).
User reviews are marginally better
The Sony Alpha A58 has an average user review score of 89% based on 80 reviews, but the Canon EOS M has an average rating of 85% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 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 A58 (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 A58 (20.4MPMP).
Hugely larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M has a minimum aperture of 22, but the Sony Alpha A58 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Sony Alpha A58 (27mmmm).
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 A58 (16,000).
1.5s longer flash recharging time Edit
The Canon EOS M has a flash recharging time of 5.5ss, whereas the Sony Alpha A58 is a 4ss flash recharging time digital camera (1.5s 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 A58 (460,800 pixels pixels).
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 A58 only takes 700 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.

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Older by over one year
The Canon EOS M is 13 months older than the Sony Alpha A58.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Canon EOS M only has an average expert score of 73%, but the Sony Alpha A58 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 66 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Canon EOS M has an average user score of 85%, but the Sony Alpha A58 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 80 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Three times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Canon EOS M is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is an 82.5mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 5.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS M (82.5mmmm).
Sixteen less auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has 15 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS M only has 31 auto focus points.
Only 10m flash guides Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 10m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS M only has 24m flash guides.
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a screen size of 2.7"", however the Canon EOS M is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 492gg digital camera. That's 194g heavier than the Canon EOS M (492gg). 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.

28.9mm taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 is a 95.5mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS M is a 66.6mmmm tall digital camera (28.9mm shorter).
45.4mm thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a depth of 77.7mmmm, however the Canon EOS M is a 32.3mmmm deep digital camera (45.4mm thinner).
16% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A58 has a width of 128.6mmmm, however the Canon EOS M is a 108.6mmmm wide digital camera (20mm narrower).
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A58 has received 4 awards, 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
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Best of Year

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 40 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
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
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 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
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP 20.4MP
BEST
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
Body Material
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 14/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony A
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony A
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 62mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45m
Auto Focus Point
31
BEST
15
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
 16000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 16000
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
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
24m
BEST
10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
5.5s 4s
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
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 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
 AC3
 LPCM
 PCM
 AC3

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.88x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 MPF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
492g
Height
66.6mm
BEST
95.5mm
Depth
32.3mm
BEST
77.7mm
Width
108.6mm
BEST
128.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 398g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 86mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 76mm
Weight Including Battery
298g
BEST
573g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 NP-FM500H
Maximum Battery Life
230h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,650mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 700 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

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

Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.1MP
Flash
Speedlite 90EX Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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