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Sony a7C vs Canon M5 Comparison

The Sony a7C and M5, two Advanced Mirrorless cameras from Sony and Canon, will be compared in this article. The Sony A7c was released in September 2020, and the Canon M5 was released in September 2016. M5 is four years older than Sony 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 M5 Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2016-09-15
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 3.20″ Tilting Screen
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0fps continuous shooting
  • Full HD – 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 427g. 116 x 89 x 61 mm
Sony a7C vs Canon EOS M5Versus subline
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LaunchedVersus subline
Sep 15, 2020
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Aug 29, 2017
Body TypeVersus subline
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
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SLR-style mirrorless
Build MaterialVersus subline
Magnesium alloy
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Metal
Lens MountVersus subline
Sony E-Mount
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Canon EF-M
Sensor TypeVersus subline
BSI-CMOS
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CMOS
Mega PixelsVersus subline
24 megapixels
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24 megapixels
ProcessorVersus subline
BIONZ X
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DIGIC 7
ISOVersus subline
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
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Auto, 100-25600
Image stabilizationVersus subline
Sensor-shift 5-axis
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5-axis for video only
File formatVersus subline
JPEG (Exif v2.32)
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Focus PointsVersus subline
693
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49
Screen sizeVersus subline
3″
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3.2″
Screen dotsVersus subline
921,600
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1,620,000
Touch screenVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
ViewfinderVersus subline
Electronic
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Electronic
Adjustable LCDVersus subline
Fully articulated
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Tilting
Continuous ShootingVersus subline
10.0 fps
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9.0 fps
RAW SupportVersus subline
Raw (Sony ARW, 14-bit)
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Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Video Record LimitVersus subline
Unlimited
VS
Limited
Timelapse RecordingVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Face DetectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Eye Tracking FocusVersus subline
Yes
VS
No
Selfie/Vlogger FriendlyVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Wireless ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Bluetooth ConnectionVersus subline
Yes
VS
Yes
Built-in FlashVersus subline
No
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Yes
External FlashVersus subline
Yes (via hot shoe)
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Yes
Headphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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No
Microphone PortVersus subline
Yes
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Yes
Environmental SealingVersus subline
Yes
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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
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427 g
Battery LifeVersus subline
740
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295

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