• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Sony A6000

  • Less expensive
    $549 vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    3 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    91 vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony A6000
Samsung NX300
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $659
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M100
Samsung NX300
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $659
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon EOS M100
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Samsung NX500
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A6000
Canon EOS M3
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $574
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony A6000
Canon EOS M10
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M10
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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