• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Canon T5 advantages over Sony A7S

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $1998*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony A7S advantages over Canon T5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 4.30 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,702 vs 724 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.2 vs 11.3 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.18 vs 0.31 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.71x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    62 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    39 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality with great color accuracy; Lightweight and compact design; Great value for the money; Canon EF-S mount provides access to a vast array of lens options; Feature Guide and Creative Auto helps new users.

  • Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer; Without AF assist from flash low-light AF can struggle; Dynamic range and high ISO performance not as good as some competing models; No continuous AF in movie mode; Mono sound; No external mic jack.

  • Outstanding high ISO performance; excellent dynamic range; 4K video recording (via uncompressed HDMI); XAVC S option for HD video; Slightly improved battery life over A7/A7R; Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity.

  • 4K video requires expensive external recorder; Sluggish startup time; Loud shutter; Silent Shooting mode hurts image quality; Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Canon T5
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $4685
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7S
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $4685
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A58

Canon T5
Sony A58
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7S
Sony A58
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7S
Canon T5i
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $539
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon T5
Pentax K-S1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7S
Pentax K-S1
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7S II

Canon T5
Sony A7S II
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $2198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7S
Sony A7S II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2198
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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