Canon EOS M6 vs Sony Alpha A9 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M6 vs Alpha A9 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M6 vs Sony Alpha A9 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 112 x 68 x 44.5mm³ (4.4″ x 2.7″ x 1.8″)
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M6

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 M6 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 M6 VS Sony Alpha A9 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M6 a better choice


Alpha A9

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.40 24.20
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

(12.6 oz.)
(21.7 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M6 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 M6 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A9


Alpha A9

Larger sensor (5)

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

7 20
Auto Focus points (4)

49 693
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 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)

295 650
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


Alpha A9

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Canon EOS M6 VS Sony Alpha A9 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M6 and Alpha A9

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M6

Sony Alpha A9


We recommend Sony Alpha A9 as better choice.

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