Sony a350 vs Canon EOS M6

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a350 and Canon EOS M6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a350 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS M6 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a350 were released 2008 and Canon EOS M6 was released 2017. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a350 2008
Canon EOS M6 2017

Type of camera

Sony a350 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a350 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS M6 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 a350 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS M6 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 a350 has a 14 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a350 14 MP
14033152 pixels
4592 x 3056
Canon EOS M6 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS M6 has a 71 % larger resolution than Sony a350. 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 M6 has a larger ISO-range than Sony a350. Canon EOS M6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Sony a350 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a350 100-3200
Canon EOS M6 100-25600

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 M6 belongs to the Canon EOS M-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 M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony a350
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a350 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a350 3
Canon EOS M6 9

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 M6. Sadly, the Sony a350 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 a350 weighs 674 gr (equal to 1.49 lb) which is 73% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0.86 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a350 674 gr
1.49 lb
Canon EOS M6 390 gr
0.86 lb

Sony a350 vs Canon EOS M6 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a350 and Canon EOS M6, 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 a350
Canon EOS M6
Name Sony a350 Canon EOS M6
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Release Year 2008 2017
Release Date 2008-01-30 2017-02-15
MSRP 899 USD 779 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
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 4592 x 3056 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 14 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz DIGIC 7
Image
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
ISO Range 100 - 3200 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift)
Yes
(5-axis for video only)
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 49
Lens Mount Sony A

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

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 a350
Canon EOS M6
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 2.7 3
Screen dots 230000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic (Optional via Canon EVF-DC2)
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74 (0.49 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Frames per second 3 fps 9 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Memory Card Compact Flash
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11/b/g/n with Bluetooth and NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Wired or wirelss (optional)) Yes (Wired, wireless, or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a350
Canon EOS M6
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FM500H
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 730 shots 295 shots
Width 131 mm 112 mm
Height 99 mm 68 mm
Depth 75 mm 45 mm
Weight 674 gram 390 gram