• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M advantages over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    503g vs 718g
    Lighter weight

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages over Canon EOS M

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    910 vs 827 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More dots on screen
    2765k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.33 vs 0.74 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality similar to Rebel T4i, T5i and SL1 DSLRs, with 18-megapixel APS-C-type sensor delivering considerable resolution for a mirrorless camera; Solid build and sleek design; Bright, high-resolution 3-inch LCD touchscreen monitor; Full 1080p HD video recording that's virtually silent with an STM lens.

  • Barely acceptable autofocus speed still lags far behind most mirrorless cameras despite firmware update fix; Limited physical controls and buttons, including no Program, Priority, or Manual on Mode dial; Lacks built-in flash or electronic viewfinder option; Only two compact EF-M mount lenses currently available.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5N
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5N
  • $1347
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX200

Canon EOS M
Samsung NX200
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $330
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More dynamic range
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX200
  • $1347
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $330
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5R
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1347
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung NX30

Canon EOS M
Samsung NX30
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1347
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $966
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1347
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $966
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
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