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58points

Canon EOS M3

97points

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Canon EOS M3
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Canon EOS M3 vs Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
58
points
Canon EOS M3
97
points
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Why is Canon EOS M3 better than Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM?

  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 307g lighter
    366gvs673g
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Has a flash
    ?
  • 56.56% less body volume
    332.11cm³vs764.29332cm³
  • 15.9mm narrower
    111mmvs126.9mm
  • 27.6mm shorter
    68mmvs95.6mm
  • 19mm thinner
    44mmvs63mm

Why is Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM better than Canon EOS M3?

  • 2.55x larger sensor
    ?

    35.6 x 23.8mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 0.83% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs24MP
  • 644 more focus points
    ?

    693vs49
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • 4.76x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    20fpsvs4.2fps
  • 400shots longer battery life
    ?

    650shotsvs250shots
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Weather-sealed
    ?

Price comparison

Canon EOS M3

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
2.Weather-sealed
?

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
4. more viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Fujifilm GFX100

100%

100%

100%

5.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Olympus Tough TG-6

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
6.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Optics

1.has AF tracking
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
2.focus points
?

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

49

693

3.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

22.3 x 14.9mm

35.6 x 23.8mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

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

12800 ISO

204800 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

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

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
4.has a 24p cinema mode
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
5.supports AVCHD format
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
2.has a microphone input
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

2

0

1

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
5.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
6.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

250shots

650shots

2.has a removable battery
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
5.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
2.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
3.Has a remote control
?

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

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
4.has an accelerometer
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

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.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon EOS M3
Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

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Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

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