• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Sony A6100

  • Less expensive
    $502 vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 76 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony A6100 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    125 vs 65 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $502
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6100
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $502
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A6100
Samsung NX3300
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M100
  • $502
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
Sony A6100
Canon EOS M100
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M50
  • $502
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6100
Canon EOS M50
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M10
Sony A6400
  • $502
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $892
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Sony A6100
Sony A6400
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $892
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
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