Canon EOS M2 vs. Sony Alpha a5100 - Camera Comparison

Canon EOS M2 vs. Sony Alpha a5100:

Canon EOS M2
Canon EOS M2 ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Sony Alpha a5100
Sony Alpha a5100 ✭ Camspex.com
2013
YEARYear of announcement
2014
Metal
BODY MATERIAL
Plastic
Not
weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Not
weather
sealed
Canon EF-M
LENS MOUNT
Sony E
n/a
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
n/a
274 g
105 x 65 x 32 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
110 x 63 x 36 mm
283 g
Canon EOS M2
Sony Alpha a5100
18 MP
Canon CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
24.3 MP
Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
22.3 x 14.9 mm
SENSOR SIZE
23.5 x 15.6 mm
5184 x 3456 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
6000 x 4000 pixels
1.6x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1.5x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
4.3 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
3.4 μm
Fixed
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
Fixed
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
14 bit RAW, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
14 bit RAW, JPEG
Auto, 100 - 12800
(can be extended to ISO 25600)
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 100 - 25600
Canon EOS M2
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Sony Alpha a5100
65
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
80
22.1
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
23.8
11.4
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
12.7
855
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
1347
Canon EOS M2
Sony Alpha a5100
COVERAGE:
n/a
SIZE:
n/a
camspex.com — No Viewfinder — Canon EOS M2
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — No Viewfinder — Sony Alpha a5100
COVERAGE:
n/a
SIZE:
n/a
No viewfinder
VF TYPE
No viewfinder
Fixed
 1 036 800 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated 
921 600 dot LCD
3 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
No top LCD panel
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
No top LCD panel
Canon EOS M2
Sony Alpha a5100
Hybrid detection
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Hybrid detection
31
31
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
179 (phase)  
25 (contrast)
179
 (phase)  
25
 (contrast)
0
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
1
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
-1
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Sony Alpha a5100
No data
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
75 %
None
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
No
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
No
4.6
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
6
fps
13 JPEG shots
5 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
67 JPEG shots
25 RAW shots
-3/+3 EV  (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-3/+3 EV  (in 1/3 EV steps)
Bulb,
 
30 sec → 1/4000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED Maximum and minimum possible exposure time in seconds.
Bulb, 
30 sec → 1/4000 sec
Canon EOS M2
Sony Alpha a5100

X-SYNC:
1/200
No
built-in
flash

No
flash
BUILT-IN FLASH
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
4

X-SYNC:
1/160
Yes
HOT SHOE
None
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
1080p @ 30 fps (Full HD)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD)
Microphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
1
CARD SLOTS
1
230
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
400
shots
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