Canon EOS M5 vs Sony NEX 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M5 vs NEX 7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M5 vs Sony NEX 7 Specs

EOS M5

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm³ (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.4″)
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M5

NEX 7

  • Introduced in August 2011
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 – 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 67 x 43mm³ (4.7″ x 2.6″ x 1.7″)
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 7

EOS M5 vs NEX 7 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:

Info graphic: EOS M5 an NEX 7 sensor comparison

EOS M5 vs NEX 7: Viewfinder

EOS M5 has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.60x.

NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.73x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS M5 (0.60x)

NEX 7 (0.73x)

Better choice: Sony NEX 7

Canon EOS M5 VS Sony NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M5 a better choice

EOS M5

NEX 7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Auto Focus points (4)

49 25
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 ISO 100 – 16000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.62 0.92
Touch screen (2)

External microphone (2)

WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M5 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the NEX 7: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS M5 scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7

EOS M5

NEX 7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

9 10
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Longer battery life (3, photos)

295 430
More portable (2)

625cm³
(39 cu.in.)
346cm³
(22 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M5: the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the NEX 7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS M5

NEX 7

Sensor format

APS-C APS-C
Sensor cleaning

Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Similar weight

427g 400g
Canon EOS M5 VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M5 and NEX 7

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M5

Sony NEX 7

21
12

We recommend Canon EOS M5 as better choice.

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