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

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Advantages

Canon EOS M over Sony NEX-5T

  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video

Sony NEX-5T 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
  • 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
    330 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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.

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 NEX-5T
Sony NEX-C3
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life

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 NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5N
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life

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 NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $348
  • APS-C

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS M
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $482
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon EOS M
Sony A5000
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $296
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
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