NEX-5R leaves EOS M in the dust Locked

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IcyVeins
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NEX-5R leaves EOS M in the dust
Aug 30, 2012

When the EOS M was announced the immediate comparison was to the Sony NEX-5N and the consensus was that the NEX-5N was a quite clearly a better camera, as shown in this thread: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1010&message=42118007 .

However that wasn't even a truly fair comparison because the 5N was last year's model. Now that the NEX-5R has been announced and will be available at the same time as the EOS M, this is the real comparison that mirrorless consumers will actually make:

Sony vs Canon
Wifi and app support vs no wifi and no apps
10 FPSs (with AF tracking/metering) vs 4.3 FPS

Likely better IQ at high ISOs for Sony (based on 5R having a new sensor and Sony's dominance of the sensor market)
230 degree (180 degree up) tilt screen vs fixed screen

Optional LA-EA2 adapter offering true PDAF vs EOS M's fake PDAF that disappointed DPR
Optional EVF available vs no EVF available
Focus peaking vs no focus peaking
Battery life 330 vs 230 shots
Control dial and programmable Fn button vs extremely limited manual controls.
Real hand grip vs afterthought finger grip
13 native lenses (including three to be announced on 10/12) vs 2 native lenses
Price: $749 vs $849

The verdict is in and there can be no other conclusion that the Sony NEX-5R thoroughly obsoletes the Canon EOS M even before the two cameras hit the shelves. Long live Sony.

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