Canon EOS M3 vs Sony Alpha A9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M3 vs Sony Alpha A9 Specs

EOS M3

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 110.9 x 68 x 44.4mm³ (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.7″)
  • 366g (11.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M3

Alpha A9

  • Introduced in May 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 100 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.6 x 63mm³ (5.0″ x 3.8″ x 2.5″)
  • 673g (21.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A9

EOS M3 vs Alpha A9 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Advantage: Sony Alpha A9

Canon EOS M3 VS Sony Alpha A9 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M3 a better choice

EOS M3

Alpha A9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

366g
(11.8 oz.)
673g
(21.7 oz.)
More portable (2)

335cm³
(21 cu.in.)
764cm³
(48 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M3 are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the Alpha A9. Another advantage over the Alpha A9: the more compact size.

The EOS M3 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A9

EOS M3

Alpha A9

Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Full frame
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

4 20
Auto Focus points (4)

49 693
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 12800 ISO 100 – 51200 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.44
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 650
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A9 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 30 points for the Alpha A9.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS M3

Alpha A9

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone

WiFi

Canon EOS M3 VS Sony Alpha A9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M3 and Alpha A9

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M3

Sony Alpha A9

11
30

We recommend Sony Alpha A9 as better choice.

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