Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Canon EOS M VS Sony NEX-5N

We just had our hands on the Canon EOS M and couldn't wait to pit this mirrorless against similar Sony NEX 5N which is also on APS sensor. Both were mounted with their designed pancake kit lens; the EOS M with EF-M 22mm f/2.0 and the NEX-5N with 16mm f/2.8. Cameras were set to Intelligent Auto.

The shots were taken at Carl's Junior Big Splash; 2 shots above were taken before the restaurant turned on the ceiling yellow spot lights, and the shots below were taken after - thus the yellowish hue.

Photos taken from the EOS M were clearly brighter and livelier than the NEX-5N when both were on their kit lens. We did however, load the NEX-5N to Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 and took a few shots which proved superior to both kit lens setup - but that is an unfair comparison, nonetheless.

For further reading on the EOS M, here is a very good post by ieatishootipost who tested the EOS M against EOS 5DMKIII.


Anonymous said...

It's hard to make an accurate comparison when the photos are taken with different aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO levels.

Beary said...

True. But I am interested in testing out the intelligence of the cameras Auto mode only. How each cameras were programed to read and interpret lighting conditions.