Sony a330 vs Canon EOS R100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a330 and Canon EOS R100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a330 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS R100 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a330 were released 2009 and Canon EOS R100 was released 2023. That is a 14 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a330 2009
Canon EOS R100 2023

Type of camera

Sony a330 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS R100 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a330 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS R100 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Sony a330 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS R100 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Sony a330 has a 10 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R100 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a330 10 MP
10036224 pixels
3872 x 2592
Canon EOS R100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS R100 has a 139 % larger resolution than Sony a330. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R100 has a larger ISO-range than Sony a330. Canon EOS R100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Sony a330 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a330 100-3200
Canon EOS R100 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R100 belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a330
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a330 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R100 can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a330 2,5
Canon EOS R100 6,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS R100. Sadly, the Sony a330 does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Sony a330 weighs 529 gr (equal to 1.17 lb) which is 49% heavier than Canon EOS R100 and its 356 gr (or 0.78 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a330 529 gr
1.17 lb
Canon EOS R100 356 gr
0.78 lb

Sony a330 vs Canon EOS R100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a330 and Canon EOS R100, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Name Sony a330 Canon EOS R100
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Release Year 2009 2023
Release Date 2009-05-18 2023-05-24
MSRP 649 USD 480 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 10 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz DIGIC 8
Image
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
ISO Range 100 - 3200 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 143
Lens Mount Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 2.7 3
Screen dots 230400 1040000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74 (0.49 35mm equiv.) 0.95 (0.59 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Frames per second 2,5 fps 6,5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 10 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-In
Remote Control Yes (Wireless (Optional)) Yes (via Smartphone, via BR-E1 remote controller)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a330
Canon EOS R100
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA) 529 shots N/A
Width 128 mm 116 mm
Height 97 mm 86 mm
Depth 71 mm 69 mm
Weight 529 gram 356 gram