Sony a6100 vs Canon EOS M100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony a6100 and Canon EOS M100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony a6100 is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS M100 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony a6100 were released 2019 and Canon EOS M100 was released 2017. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony a6100 2019
Canon EOS M100 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony a6100 has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS M100 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 a6100 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS M100 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

Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Sony a6100 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M100 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony a6100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS M100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

ISO range

Sony a6100 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M100. Sony a6100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Canon EOS M100 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Sony a6100 100-32000
Canon EOS M100 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 M100 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 a6100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony a6100 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M100 can shoot up to 6,1 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony a6100 11
Canon EOS M100 6,1

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony a6100 and Canon EOS M100 can shoot movies.

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 a6100 weighs 396 gr (equal to 0.87 lb) which is 31% heavier than Canon EOS M100 and its 302 gr (or 0.67 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony a6100 396 gr
0.87 lb
Canon EOS M100 302 gr
0.67 lb

Sony a6100 vs Canon EOS M100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony a6100 and Canon EOS M100, 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 a6100
Canon EOS M100
Name Sony a6100 Canon EOS M100
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Release Year 2019 2017
Release Date 2019-08-28 2017-08-29
MSRP 749 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz X DIGIC 7
Image
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
ISO Range 100 - 32000 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 10 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 425 49
Lens Mount Sony E

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 a6100
Canon EOS M100
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921600 1040000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic No Viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.07 (0.71 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 1440000 0
Photography features
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Frames per second 11 fps 6,1 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 6 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes No
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
XAVC-S
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (wireless or smartphone) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony a6100
Canon EOS M100
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 420 shots 295 shots
Width 120 mm 108 mm
Height 67 mm 67 mm
Depth 59 mm 35 mm
Weight 396 gram 302 gram