• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony A99 II advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
    ~ 4.51 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,317 vs 1,272 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer video battery life
    135 vs 80 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 490 vs 295 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.5 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in 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
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Sony A99 II

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $3198*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    302g vs 849g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body.

  • Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5DS

Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M100
Canon 5DS
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS R
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M100
Canon 5DS R
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A99 II
Canon EOS M3
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M3
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $698
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony A99 II
Canon EOS M10
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M10
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon D850

Sony A99 II
Nikon D850
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M100
Nikon D850
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $3297
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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