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Canon M5 vs Sony A6300 Comparison

If you’ve followed my website for a while, you know that I’ve compared the Canon M50 vs. the Sony a6300. In this post, I’ll compare the Sony A6300 with the Canon M5, and I’ll point out even the smallest distinctions and details.

Nowadays, there are so many cameras on the market that it might be difficult to pick the right one.

Many beginning photographers use mirrorless cameras, which arrived second and don’t employ a reflecting mirror. Vloggers, tourists, and folks who carry their cameras everywhere utilize these little, lightweight cameras.

However, that doesn’t imply they aren’t high-end, especially these two cameras I’ll evaluate today. But I’m not going to spoil anything since I’m going to examine both cameras and compare them in the interim. At the conclusion of the post, I’ll provide a comparison table where you can check their most essential features and specs and see which one surpasses the other in whatever area.

Canon M5 vs Sony A6300 Feature Comparison

Canon M5 Sony A6300
Camera Type
ISO Range
Flip-Out Screen
AF Points
49 AF Points
425 AF Points
Video Recording
Sensor Size

Head To Head Comparison

Canon M5

The Canon M5 is one of the greatest mirrorless cameras on the market and Canon’s best interchangeable lens camera, but it’s expensive.

Let’s start with some design facts, shall we?

The Canon m5 is not a mirrorless camera; it’s more like a mini-DSLR thanks to its impressive features and technology.

Despite its looks, this camera has a polycarbonate chassis, not metal, and weighs 427g with battery and card. One of the cues that makes this camera look more like a DSLR than a mirrorless is the deeply sculpted handgrip, which delivers exceptional comfort while holding the camera. The same textures that are used on the sides of a DSLR can also be found here, which add extra points to the comfort area and give the camera a great look.

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The button layout is well-balanced and well-thought-out, and the settings you pick are promptly shown in the viewfinder or on the back screen. The command dial adjusts the appropriate setting. From a practical standpoint, everything works well, and it’s easy to address and quickly adjust a wide array of settings, while the scroll wheel control has four-way controls which enable the camera for decent customization, and let’s not forget the 3.2-inch tilt-angle touch-enabled touchscreen, which not only lets you optimize and change settings, navigate the menu or scroll images, but the tilting design also allows you to shoot from different angles.

Since we’ve started talking about features, let’s move on to the camera’s performance.

This camera’s 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor produces clear, detailed, and colorful images. The DIGIC 7 image processor improves the camera’s overall performance, and when combined with the other features, the camera can continuously shoot 7 frames per second. Impressive, right?

The Canon m5 boasts a native ISO sensitivity of up to 25,600, which means you’ll get outstanding pictures even in low-light thanks to the camera’s capacity to create noise-free photos. For convenience, it also features a built-in low-pass filter. The M5 has a 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder with a 120fps refresh rate.

This camera lacks 4K recording, a popular feature for videographers. It can still record in Full HD 1080p and does so well, thanks to its focusing technology.

The Canon m5 has a 49-point autofocus system which can easily track and maintain focus even with fast-moving subjects, while I found this to be true during my testing, and I even tried it with pets where I threw a ball so my dog could get it, and as soon as the dog entered the frame the camera was able to lock focus onto the dog’s eyes and it maintained focus until the end.

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Sony A6300

In recent months, I’ve compared the Canon m50 against Sony A6300, but it’s entertaining and this is one of my favorite mirrorless cameras. I’ll explain later.

The Sony A6300 has a distinctive, compact design with high-end features and exceptional performance. Similar to the Canon m5, this one has a carved handgrip, but it’s not as deep, but it still gives exceptional comfort. It also has textured sides, but I don’t think they are as beautiful as with the m5.

Sony’s button arrangement is basic, with the most regularly used buttons enabling fast access to critical functionality. Everything seems well-balanced and spaced, and it appears robust since everything is well-thought-out.

This camera sports an electronic viewfinder identical to the m5, with 1024 x 768 pixels XGA and a 60-120fps refresh rate.

The Sony a6300 sports a 3-inch tilting LCD screen, making it useful for videographers as it allows for multiple filming angles, although it lacks touchscreen capability, one of the most prevalent LCD features. I think the maker might have done better for the price, given this function is ubiquitous on entry-level cameras.

Like the Canon m5, the a6300 includes a 24-megapixel camera, but its image processor, the Bionz X, is inferior. However, the A6300 exceeds the m5 in several areas, such as focusing.

The Sony a6300 features a 425-phase detection autofocus system, which is better than the Canon m5’s 49-point AF. In terms of ISO performance, the Sony a6300 has a sensitivity that ranges from 100-51,200, and same as the m5, it delivers noise-free images even at extreme ISOs, with sharp details, vibrant colors, and no blur.

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The Sony A6300 has a continuous shooting rate of 11 frames per second, continuous autofocusing and tracking, and with 425-AF points, the camera can easily maintain focus even with fast-moving subjects. I recommend this camera to active shooters, sports, portrait, wedding, and event photographers.

The Sony a6300’s video recording options include 4K and Full HD 1080p. You also get quiet shooting with continuous autofocus and auto exposure, extended flexible spot AF, Eye-Af in AF-C mode, and more.

Sony a6300 has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and QR for fast image sharing. Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app is available for iOS and Android.

As a final verdict, the Sony a6300 is a feature-rich mirrorless camera that packs premium features along with an incredible performance. I would highly recommend this camera to videographers, for sports, wildlife, action shooters, events and weddings, due to the impressive autofocus system and the plethora of features made specifically for these tasks.


Both cameras are amazing in performance, features, and specifications.

The Canon m5 is a better bargain, while the Sony a6300 is more high-end.

The Canon m5 is fantastic for portraits, wildlife, and still photography.

The Sony A6300, with its 425-point focusing system and other capabilities, is a high-end camera ideal for videographers.

As we approach the finish, I believe you have enough data and reasons to decide whether the m5 or a6300 is better for you, but remember that you can’t go wrong with either since they’re both amazing at what they do.

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