We’re comparing the Sony A7c and Canon M100, two mirrorless cameras from Sony and Canon, respectively. The Sony Alpha A7c belongs to the Advanced Mirrorless class, while the Canon EOS M100 belongs to the Entry-Level Mirrorless class.
The Sony A7c was released in September 2020, and the Canon M100 was released in August 2017. M100 is three years older than A7c, as you can see. Let’s see if the age gap between the two cameras makes a significant difference.
The Sony a7C and Canon M100 are compact mirrorless cameras, but they differ in their specifications, capabilities, and intended audience.
First, the Sony a7C has a full-frame sensor, which is larger than the APS-C sensor in the Canon M100. This means that the a7C has better image quality, dynamic range, and low-light performance. Additionally, the a7C has an autofocus system with 693 phase-detection points, which is much faster and more accurate than the 49-point autofocus system in the Canon M100. The a7C also has a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), which makes it easier to compose shots, especially in bright sunlight.
On the other hand, the Canon M100 is a more budget-friendly option with some appealing features for entry-level or amateur photographers. For example, the M100 has a flip-up touch screen that can be angled for selfies and vlogging, and it can record 1080p video at 60 fps. The M100 also has a smaller form factor and lighter weight than the a7C, making it more portable and easier to carry.
Another key difference is the lens mount. The Sony a7C uses the Sony E-mount, which has a wide range of native lenses and third-party options. The Canon M100 uses the Canon EF-M mount, which has a more limited selection of lenses, although they are still of good quality.
In terms of image quality, the Sony a7C is the clear winner but has a higher price point. The Canon M100 is more affordable but sacrifices some image quality for a more compact and beginner-friendly design. Ultimately, the choice between the two will come from personal preferences and priorities, such as budget, portability, and image quality.
Let’s glance at the primary features of the Sony a7C and the Canon M200 cameras.
Sony A7c Key Specs
- Announcement Date: 2020-09-14
- 24MP – Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 51200 ( expands to 50 – 204800)
- Sony E Mount
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 3.00″ Fully articulated Screen
- 2360k Electronic dot viewfinder
- 10.0fps continuous shooting
- 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
- 120fps High-Speed Video
- Built-in Wireless
- 509g. 124 x 71 x 60 mm
- Weather Sealed Body
Canon M100 Key Specs
- Announcement Date: 2017-08-29
- 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
- ISO 100 – 25600
- Canon EF-M Mount
- 3.00″ Tilting Screen
- 6.1fps continuous shooting
- Full HD – 1920 x 1080 video resolution
- Built-in Wireless
- 302g. 108 x 67 x 35 mm
- Replaced Canon EOS M10
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
Raw (Canon 14-bit CR2)