• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $298 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 305 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 538g
    Lighter weight

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Sony A5000

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Samsung NX1100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony NEX-5T
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A5100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony A5000
Sony A6400
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $892
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $892
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6100

Sony A5000
Sony A6100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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