Canon EOS M5 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Comparison

Let’s compare the Canon EOS M5 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Canon EOS M5 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9. While Canon EOS M5 has APS-C sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has 35mm sensor and 24.2 has a 24.2 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Canon EOS M5 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9
  Canon EOS M5 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Canon Sony
Megapixels 24.2 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.6x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time 1.2 seconds 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Face+Tracking AF Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 27 364
AW Buffer Size 18 240
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Slot1:SD UHS-II; 2:MS/SD UHS-I
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
Internal connections Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack, wired remote jack Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 295 shots 480 shots
Battery Types LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 19.6 oz (557 g) includes batteries, kit lens 23.7 oz (673 g) includes batteries
Size 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in. (116 x 89 x 61 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 in. (127 x 96 x 63 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $579.00 Buy from Amazon for $3,498.00
Release Date 2016-11-15 2017-04-15