Canon EOS M5 vs. Sony A6300

canon-eos-m5-vs-sony-a6300Is really Canon M5 is going to outshine Sony A6300 in terms of quality and performance since the camera features incredible specs? Well, on the other hand Sony A6300 is one of the renowned Mirrorless cameras with high class specs such as 425AF points. So, will it be fair to compare to find out the best one from these two? Let’s see…

Features/ Models Canon EOS M5
Sony A6300
Megapixel 24 Megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Digic 7
Bionz X
Image Stabilization 5-axis for Video 0nly No
 AF points 49 425 Points
AF system Hybrid Hybrid
ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/ max Shutter 30 seconds -1/4000 1/4000 sec
Continuous shooting speed  9fps 11fps
Video 1080p @60fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ 921k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless  Built-in with NFC, Bluetooth Smart Built-In
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life  295 shots 400 Shots
Dimensions 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm 120 x 67 x 49 mm
Weight 427g 404 g

 Canon EOS M5 vs. Sony A6300

If we talk about the image quality, then let us tell you that both of these two cameras are capable you to inspire through their image quality, since both Canon as well as Sony employs same resolution and sensor size, which clearly means that you are always ready for stunning still and moving images in various shooting conditions. After all, if we have to say the utilization of these two cameras, then you can confidently take these two cameras for landscape, portraiture and, moreover, while you are in go. With large 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensors both of these two cameras have great use.

ISO– Maximum ISO is required when the amount of light in shooting conditions is below than adequate, then a camera with more ISO range is the solution. And same case we are seeing here. Sony A6300 with expandable ISO range upto 51200 allows its users to gain lesser noise images at lesser light conditions. On the other hand, Canon EOS M5 offers maximum ISO range of only 25600, which mayn’t be sufficient for the conditions you have to shoot in.

AF system- Fairly, the AF system of Sony A6300 is just unmatched and highly advanced than any Point and shoot, DSLR and mirrorless camera in the current time. No doubt, the AF systems of these two cameras have Hybrid solution (contrast + phase), but still Sony A6300 is remarkable with 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points, helping the users to get distinctively wide and dense AF point coverage, plus the camera will focus on desire subjects much accurately and efficiently than Canon EOS M5. However, the users of Canon EOS M5 will be happy to use the camera’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF that allows them to acquire smooth and fast focusing results according to their needs. On the other hand, Canon EOS M5 provides only 49 AF points.

Shutter speed-  Shutter speed is the key to shoot actions of any rapidly moving subject. You can see that both Canon EOS M5 as well as Sony A6300 offers faster shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, which ensures that you will not miss the specific action of the subjects you basically desire to shoot on.

Continuous shooting speed– Using the burst mode or continuous shooting drive means your camera will snap numbers of pictures at a single click (according to the number of frame rate offered by camera) and then out of all these you can select the best one. Usually, photographers do it, while they shoot the fast moving subjects. Here, Sony A6300 is surely winner by offering maximum frame rates of 11FPS, whereas Canon EOS M5 offers 9 fps only.

Display– Canon EOS M5 integrates Large 3.2″ 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD and with the help of this LCD the users have the option for intuitive method for controlling focusing points, navigating menus, and reviewing imagery.

Video– Buyers may get upset when they see only Full HD recording capability of EOS M5, but Sony offers 4K movie recording (QFHD: 3840 x 2160 in the Super 35 mm format with full pixel readout and no pixel binning allows about 2.4 times.

Battery– Sony A6300 offers you to shoot almost 400 different shots at a time, whereas with Canon M5 you can shoot only 295 shots of different subjects.

Verdict- Finally, Canon EOS M5 is looking modest infront of fabulous Sony A6300. Since Sony A6300 offers you incredible AF system, 4K video capability, better ISO range and even maximum number of shots at a time. Canon EOS M5 is obviously an outstanding camera, but it stays behind Sony in overall specifications comparison. Now you decide which one you to buy?

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