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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 M3Versus subline
Sony a7C
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Canon M3
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
VS
Feb 6, 2015
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
VS
Magnesium alloy
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
VS
Canon EF-M
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
VS
24 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
VS
DIGIC 6
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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None
File formatVersus subline
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 PointsVersus subline
693
VS
49
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
VS
3″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
VS
1,620,000
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
VS
Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
VS
Tilting
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
VS
4.2 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
VS
Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
VS
Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
VS
Yes
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes (via hot shoe)
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
AE BracketingVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
NFC ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Smartphone RemoteVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
UHS Card SupportVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Webcam FunctionVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Weight
509 g
VS
366 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
VS
250

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