• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Canon A1300 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out

Sony A5000 advantages over Canon A1300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.3 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon A3300 IS

Canon A1300
Canon A3300 IS
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony A5000
Canon A3300 IS
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon A1200

Canon A1300
Canon A1200
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $101
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
Sony A5000
Canon A1200
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $101
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon A1400

Canon A1300
Canon A1400
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony A5000
Canon A1400
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Canon A1300
Samsung NX1100
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A5100

Canon A1300
Sony A5100
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
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