• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $494 Average Retail $600 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $418 Average Retail $600 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon EOS M over Samsung NX1100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Samsung NX1100 over Canon EOS M

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

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-5R

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5R
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5R
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-3N
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-3N
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $376
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5T
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1100
Sony NEX-5T
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon EOS M
Sony A5000
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5000
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5100

Canon EOS M
Sony A5100
  • $494
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Hot shoe
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Samsung NX1100
Sony A5100
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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