Canon EOS M vs Sony NEX-7

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Canon EOS M
Sony NEX-7

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
15.6MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a megapixel count of 18MP, however the Sony NEX-7 is only a 2.4MP digital camera (15.6MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Six more auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS M has 31.00 auto focus points, however the Sony NEX-7 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
1,039,078.4 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS M has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, whereas the Sony NEX-7 is only a 921.6 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,039,078.4 pixels lower).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS M supports PictBridge, however the Sony NEX-7 does not support PictBridge.
Marginally shorter Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 66.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony NEX-7 is a 66.9mm tall digital camera (0.40000000000001mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
The Canon EOS M has a depth of 32.3mm, however the Sony NEX-7 is a 42.6mm deep digital camera (10.3mm thicker).
11% narrower Edit
The Canon EOS M has a width of 108.6mm, however the Sony NEX-7 is a 119.9mm wide digital camera (11.3mm wider).
7 Reasons For
6.2MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, however the Canon EOS M is only an 18.5MP digital camera (6.2MP less).
18.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-7 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Canon EOS M (3.5).
3,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, whereas the Canon EOS M is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
28.8x higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a maximum playback zoom of 38.8x, whereas the Canon EOS M is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (28.8x lower).
One hundred and five more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony NEX-7 takes 335.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS M only takes 230.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Built-in flash Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a built-in flash, but the Canon EOS M does not have a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 3 user reviews, the Sony NEX-7 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Canon EOS M has an average rating of 86% (based on 46 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
6.2MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a total megapixel count of 18.5MP, whereas the Sony NEX-7 is a 24.7MP digital camera (6.2MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Sony NEX-7 (3.5).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Sony NEX-7 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Three times lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, but the Sony NEX-7 is a 38.8x maximum playback zoom digital camera (28.8x higher).
One hundred and five less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS M is a digital camera that takes 230.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony NEX-7 only takes 335.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Canon EOS M does not have a built-in flash, but the Sony NEX-7 does. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Four months older
The Canon EOS M is older than the Sony NEX-7 by four months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS M has an average user rating of 86%, but the Sony NEX-7 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
15.6MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a megapixel count of 2.4MP, but the Canon EOS M is an 18MP digital camera (15.6MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Six less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony NEX-7 is 25.00, but the Canon EOS M only has 31.00 auto focus points.
One thousand, one hundred and twenty-eight times lower display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a display resolution of 921.6 pixels, however the Canon EOS M is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,039,078.4 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Sony NEX-7 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Canon EOS M supports PictBridge.
Moderately taller Edit
The Sony NEX-7 has a height of 66.9mm, however the Canon EOS M is a 66.5mm tall digital camera (0.40000000000001mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Sony NEX-7 is 42.6mm deep, but the Canon EOS M is a 32.3mm deep digital camera (10.3mm thinner).
11.3mm wider Edit
Sony NEX-7 is 119.9mm wide, but the Canon EOS M is a 108.6mm wide digital camera (11.3mm narrower).

Awards

9 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
2.4MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1712 x 1712
 1920 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 4240 x 2826
 3008 x 2000
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1712 x 1712
 1920 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 4240 x 2826
 3008 x 2000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 White
 White
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Lens Structure
7/6 11/9
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony E
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
43mm 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
31
BEST
25
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 160
 1600
 16000
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 160
 1600
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 16,000
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Flash Metering Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Wireless triggering

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921.6 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.09x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
PC Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC connectivity
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 38.8x
BEST
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 291g
Height
66.5mm
BEST
66.9mm
Depth
32.3mm
BEST
42.6mm
Width
108.6mm
BEST
119.9mm
Weight Including Battery
298g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 335 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 connector
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Rotating
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Rotating
HDMI Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI out
Display Tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display tilting
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