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Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200 | Best Mirrorless Under $500 in 2020

Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200 camera, which one is better and which one you should buy?

Despite being a 6-year-old camera Sony A6000 still look very impressive. The ISO range of the camera is almost the same as we have of the Canon EOS M200 camera. The image quality of both looks almost the same, we don’t have any big difference in the image quality of both the camera. Even after 5+ years passed the image quality of the Sony A6000 camera looks very impressive compared to the newly announced EOS M200 Camera.

1. Surprised with the image test result – Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200

We have taken two different image slots from dpreview at ISO 3200 and ISO 6400. We have also changed the location of the image. As you can see, the Sony A6000 camera is grabbing more sharp pics compared to the Canon EOS M200 camera. Despite being a 6-year-old camera the overall sharpness of Sony A6000 camera looks more impressive compared to the recently announced Canon EOS M200 Camera at variable ISO range.

2. Sony A6000 is the best camera for still shooters?

If we look at the image comparison, the Sony A600 camera still looks very impressive. And the images are slightly sharper than of the Canon EOS M200 camera. So, if you are interested instill work we will recommend you to buy a Sony A6000 camera.

3. Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200 – Specification Comparison

Let’s take a look at the specification comparison of Canon EOS M200 vs Sony A6000,

  Sony A6000 Canon EOS M200
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 25600 Auto, 100 to 25600
Shutter Speed Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb Mode
 1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps) -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV  -1 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Upto 11 FPS Up to 6.1 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 13 Frames (Raw) / 71 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 4 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 13 Frames (Raw) / 71 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording Yes 2/10-Second Delay
Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay

4. Sony A6000 Can shoot up to 11FPS

The continuous shooting speed of the Sony A6000 camera is still faster compared to Canon EOS M200. Exposure Compensation range of the Sony A6000 is slightly better. Canon EOS M200 has a slight advantage over the Metering Range  Rest all the Major core specifications of both the camera almost the same.

Sony A6000 Canon EOS M200
Recording Modes XAVC S
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/29.97p/59.94p [50 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
HDV (1440 x 1080) at 29.97p [12 Mb/s]
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p [3 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p [120 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 29.97p/59.94p [30 to 60 Mb/s]
HD (1280 x 720) at 59.94p/119.88p [26 to 52 Mb/s]
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video Encoding NTSC NTSC
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
100 to 12800 (Extended: 100 to 25600)
Built-In Microphone (Stereo)

5. Best Camera for Vlogging – Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200

As usual, we have the Canon EOS M200 camera with a flip-up display unit. On the other side, we have a Sony A6000 camera with limited screen flexibility. Canon also offers a full-touch display panel that helps to quickly change the menu without jumping into the main menu.

6. 4K and Vertical Videos with Canon EOS M200

With the Canon EOS M200 camera, you can record Vertical videos for Instagram, the camera also has a 4K video recording option but at the same time, the EOS M200 camera doesn’t have DPAF in 4K mode as well as you have to face a 1.7X crop while recording 4K videos.

Viewfinder Type EVF
Viewfinder Size 0.39″
Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
Monitor Size 3″ 3″
Monitor Resolution 921,600 Dot 1,040,000 Dot
Monitor Type Tilting LCD 180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD

7. No Viewfinder in Canon EOS M200

This may be a downside for those who love to use the viewfinder while shooting the image. In harsh light condition, like in Sun-light viewfinder of the camera really helps to compose the scene perfectly.

8. Physical differences

Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh 1 x LP-E12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 875 mAh (Approx. 315 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8″ / 120 x 67 x 45 mm 4.26 x 2.64 x 1.38″ / 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1 mm
Weight 12.13 oz / 344 g (Body with Battery and Memory) 10.55 oz / 299 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

9. Conclusion – Sony A6000 vs Canon EOS M200

For Still shooters: If you want to capture amazing still images with your camera and not intrested in creating videos you should go with Sony A6000.

For Hybrid: If you want to create video content for your channel as well as want to capture decent images, you can go with Canon EOS M200

Buy Sony A6000 Camera from Amazom

Buy Canon EOS M200 from AMazon

Note: None of the cameras have an option to use external microphone due to the absence of 3.5mm standard jack. You have to use the internal microphones of the camera or an external recorder.

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