• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Canon EOS M over Sony A6000

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner

Sony A6000 over Canon EOS M

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer battery life
    360 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.74 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    12 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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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.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-C3

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-C3
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-C3
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5N
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5N
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-5R
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX300

Canon EOS M
Samsung NX300
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • More dots on screen
  • $506
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A6000
Samsung NX300
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $506
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A5100

Canon EOS M
Sony A5100
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Hot shoe
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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