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Sony a7C vs Canon M3 Comparison

We’re comparing Sony’s A7c and Canon’s M3, two mirrorless cameras. The Sony Alpha A7c belongs to the Advanced Mirrorless class, while the Canon EOS M3 belongs to the Entry-Level Mirrorless class.

The Sony A7c was released in September 2020, and the Canon M3 was released in February 2015. M3 is 5 years older than A7c, as you can see. Let’s see if the age gap between the two cameras makes a significant difference.

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 dot Electronic 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 M3 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2015-02-06
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 12800 ( expands to 25600)
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 3.00″ Tilting Screen
  • 4.2fps continuous shooting
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 366g. 111 x 68 x 44 mm
Sony a7C vs Canon EOS M3
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Check Price
Launched
Sep 15, 2020
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Feb 6, 2015
Body Type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Build Material
Magnesium alloy
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Magnesium alloy
Lens Mount
Sony E-Mount
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Canon EF-M
Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega Pixels
24 megapixels
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24 megapixels
Processor
BIONZ X
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DIGIC 6
ISO
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Image stabilization
Sensor-shift 5-axis
VS
None
File format
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Focus Points
693
VS
49
Screen size
3″
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3″
Screen dots
921,600
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1,620,000
Touch screen
Yes
VS
Yes
Viewfinder
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCD
Fully articulated
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Tilting
Continuous Shooting
10.0 fps
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4.2 fps
RAW Support
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Video Record Limit
Unlimited
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Limited
Timelapse Recording
Yes
VS
No
Face Detection
Yes
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Yes
Eye Tracking Focus
Yes
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No
Selfie/Vlogger Friendly
Yes
VS
Yes
Wireless Connection
Yes
VS
Yes
Bluetooth Connection
Yes
VS
No
Built-in Flash
No
VS
Yes
External Flash
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone Port
Yes
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No
Microphone Port
Yes
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Yes
Environmental Sealing
Yes
VS
No
AE Bracketing
Yes
VS
Yes
NFC Connection
Yes
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Yes
Smartphone Remote
Yes
VS
Yes
UHS Card Support
Yes
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No
Webcam Function
Yes
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No
Weight
509 g
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366 g
Battery Life
740
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250

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