• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Sony A9 II

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $4498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner

Sony A9 II advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm 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 Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer video battery life
    110 vs 80 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 690 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    361 vs 91 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    239 vs 19 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M6
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
  • Hot shoe
Sony A9 II
Canon EOS M6
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A9

Canon EOS M100
Sony A9
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $3295
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A9 II
Sony A9
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $3295
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Canon EOS M100
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sony A9 II
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M200

Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M200
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
Sony A9 II
Canon EOS M200
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon EOS M100
Nikon Z6 II
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A9 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
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