Sony A100 with Canon 500D Comparison

Sony A100 and Canon 500D Main Features

  • July, 2006
  • June, 2009
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 95 x 71 mm, 638g.
  • 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 520g.
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Sony A100 Scores


Imaging score
48
Features score
44
Value for money score
67
Portability score
77
Overall score
51

Canon 500D Scores


Imaging score
51
Features score
56
Value for money score
74
Portability score
81
Overall score
59

Canon EOS 500D with Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 with Canon EOS 500D. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Sony A100 was released in 2006, and Canon 500D in 2009. EOS 500D is newer, which is a plus. Alpha DSLR-A100 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of EOS 500D is greater than that of Alpha DSLR-A100. The difference of 5 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Alpha DSLR-A100 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), EOS 500D doesn’t, it is a big minus. Canon 500D has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha DSLR-A100 EOS 500D
Brand Sony Canon
Model Alpha DSLR-A100 EOS 500D
Announced July, 2006 June, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.6
Number of Lenses 143 321
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.55 0.55
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm² 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 4752 x 3168
Max Native ISO 1600 3200
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 440 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM55H LP-E5
Physical
Weight 638 g 520 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 95 x 71 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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