60points

Canon EOS M100

61points

Sony A5100

Canon EOS M100
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Canon EOS M100 vs Sony A5100

Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100
60
points
61
points

Why is Canon EOS M100 better than Sony A5100?

  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 2mm narrower
    108mmvs110mm
  • Supports a remote smartphone
  • 1mm thinner
    35mmvs36mm
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • Has a tilting viewfinder
  • Has manual gain

Why is Sony A5100 better than Canon EOS M100?

  • 130 more focus points
    179vs49
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 105shots longer battery life
    400shotsvs295shots
  • 19g lighter
    283gvs302g
  • Has timelapse function
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Is a system camera
  • Supports AVCHD format

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

3.weight

302g

283g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

4.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

For example

Leica Q-P

5.Is a system camera
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6. higher resolution (screen)

1040k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

Optics

1.focus points

49

179

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.has AF tracking
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.megapixels

24.2MP

24MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

6.continuous shooting at high resolution

6.1fps

6fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

60fps

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

Battery

1. longer battery life

295shots

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has GPS
Canon EOS M100
Sony A5100

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

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