Sony NEX-3N vs Canon EOS R100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony NEX-3N and Canon EOS R100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony NEX-3N is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS R100 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony NEX-3N were released 2013 and Canon EOS R100 was released 2023. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony NEX-3N 2013
Canon EOS R100 2023

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony NEX-3N 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 NEX-3N 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 NEX-3N has a 16 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 NEX-3N 16 MP
16032768 pixels
4912 x 3264
Canon EOS R100 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS R100 has a 50 % larger resolution than Sony NEX-3N. 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

Sony NEX-3N has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS R100. Sony NEX-3N has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 16000 while Canon EOS R100 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Sony NEX-3N 200-16000
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 NEX-3N
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 NEX-3N can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R100 can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony NEX-3N 4
Canon EOS R100 6,5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Sony NEX-3N and Canon EOS R100 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.

Canon EOS R100 weighs 356 gr (equal to 0.78 lb) which is 32% heavier than Sony NEX-3N and its 269 gr (or 0.59 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony NEX-3N 269 gr
0.59 lb
Canon EOS R100 356 gr
0.78 lb

Sony NEX-3N vs Canon EOS R100 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony NEX-3N 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 NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Name Sony NEX-3N Canon EOS R100
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Release Year 2013 2023
Release Date 2013-02-20 2023-05-24
MSRP 499 USD 480 USD
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Camera Type
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Sony NEX-3N
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 CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4912 x 3264 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz DIGIC 8
Image
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
ISO Range 200 - 16000 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 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 NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 25 143
Lens Mount Sony E

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 NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 460000 1040000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.95 (0.59 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Frames per second 4 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 N/A N/A
External Flash No Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation N/A +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-In
Remote Control No Yes (via Smartphone, via BR-E1 remote controller)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS R100
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & USB charger
LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA) 480 shots N/A
Width 110 mm 116 mm
Height 62 mm 86 mm
Depth 35 mm 69 mm
Weight 269 gram 356 gram