Sony Alpha a5100 24.3MP Digital Camera vs Canon PowerShot SX420IS 20MP Digital Camera comparison

Compare Sony Alpha a5100 24.3MP Digital Camera
Compare Canon PowerShot SX420IS 20MP Digital Camera
key specs
Camera TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels24.3 MP20 MP
Sensor TypeAPS-CCCD
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Battery TypeAAA BatteryLithium ion
TouchscreenYes-
general
BrandSonyCanon
ModelAlpha a5100 24.3MP Digital CameraPowerShot SX420IS 20MP Digital Camera
Model NameAlpha A5100PowerShot SX420IS
ColorBlackRed
SLR Variant16-50Mm Lens-
TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels24.3 MP20 MP
Dimensions(WxHxD)11 x 3.6 x 6.3 cm35.6 x 30.7 x 12.2 cm
Face DetectionYesYes
Wide AngleYes-
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
Series-PowerShot
sensor features
Sensor TypeAPS-CCCD
ISO RatingISO 100 - 25600ISO 100 - 800
Maximum ISO25600 ISO800 ISO
Maximum FPS6-
Sensor TechnologyExmor CMOS sensor-
lens features
Digital Zoom4x-
Aperture RangeF3.5 - F5.6F3.5 - F6.6
Color FilterPrimary RGB Color Filter-
Other Lens FeaturesLens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionImage Stabilizer IS System Lens-shift Type, Aperture Type Iris Diaphragm, F/Number f/3.5 - f/8.0 W, f/6.6 - f/8.0 T, 42x Optical Zoom 24 mm - 1008 mm with 84x ZoomPlus
Optical Zoom-42x
focus features
Auto FocusYesYes
Focus Points179 Points Phase-detection AF, 25 Points Contrast-detection AF-
Metering ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, SpotEvaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
White BalancingAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight, Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K and Color Filter G7 to M7 15 Step, A7 to B7 15 Step, Custom, AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 15 Step, A7 to B7 15 Step, Bracketing 3 Frames, H / L Selectable-
Other Focus FeaturesFocus Sensitivity Range -1 EV - 20 EV ISO 100 Equivalent with F2.0 Lens Attached, AF Mode AF-A Automatic AF, AF-S Single-shot AF, AF-C Continuous AF, DMF Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Focus Area Wide 179 Points Phase-detection AF, 25 Points Contrast-detection AF, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot S / M / L, Lock-on AF Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot S / M / L, Eye AF, Predictive Control, Focus Lock, AF Illuminator Built-in LED Type, AF Illuminator Range 0.3 - 3.0 m E PZ 16 - 50 mm, F3.5 - F5.6, OSS Lens Attached, Face Detection Modes On / Off, Face Registration, Face Selection, Maximum Number of Detectable 8, Touch Focus, Smart Zoom Still Images M 1.4x, S 2x, Digital Zoom Still Images L 4x, M 5.7x, S 8xAF Frame Face AiAF, Center, Tracking AF
Focus Mode-Autofocus Continuous, Servo AF
Focus Range-0 cm - Infinity W, 1.4 m - Infinity T, Macro 0 - 50 cm W
exposure features
Exposure CompensationStill Images +/- 3.0 EV 1/3 EV Steps, Movies +/- 2.0 EV 1/3 EV Steps-
Other Exposure FeaturesExposure Metering Sensitivity -1 EV - 20 EV ISO 100 Equivalent with F2.0 Lens Attached-
shutter features
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, Vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Type-
Self-timerYes-
Continuous ShotsContinuous Shooting High Maximum 6 fps, Low Maximum 3 fpsContinuous Shooting AUTO, P Mode 0.5 Shots/sec, Low Light Mode 2.2 Shots/sec
Other Shutter FeaturesSmile Shutter Selectable from 3 Steps, Touch Shutter, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter-
flash features
Built-in FlashYesYes
Flash ModesFlash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye Reduction On / Off SelectableAuto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Compensation1/3 EV Steps, +/- 2 EV-
Other Flash FeaturesGuide Number 4 Meters at ISO 100, Flash Coverage 16 mm Focal-length Printed on the Lens Body, Control Pre-flash TTL, Recycling Time 3 sec-
image features
Image FormatRAW, RAW and JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard-
Gross Pixel24.7 MP-
Red Eye ReductionYes-
Still Image SizeL 6000 x 3376 20 M, M 4240 x 2400 10 M, S 3008 x 1688 5.1 M-
Aspect Ratio-40300 AM
Image Stabilizer-Yes
display features
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Touch ScreenYes-
LCD Display Image Resolution921600 dots230000 dots
Other Display FeaturesPicture Effects Posterization Color, Posterization Black and White, Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color R, G, B, Y, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta, Soft High-key, Soft Focus High / Mid / Low, HDR Painting High / Mid / Low, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature Auto / Top / Middle H / Bottom / Right / Middle V / Left, Watercolor, Illustration High /Mid / Low, Touch Panel, Adjustable Angle 180°, White Magic, Display Contents Graphic Display, Display All Information, No Display Information, Histogram, Real-time Image Adjustment Display On / Off, Focus Check Focus Magnifier 5.9x, 11.7x, Zebra, Peaking MF Level Setting High / Mid / Low / Off, Color White / Red / Yellow, Marker Display Center, Aspect, Safety Zone, Guide-frame, Grid Line Rule of 3 Grid, Square Grid, Diagonal + Square Grid / Off, Playback Mode Single with or without Shooting Information, Y RGB Histogram and Highlight / Shadow Warning, 12 / 30 Frames Index View, Enlarged Display Mode L 16.7x, M 11.8x, S 8.3x, Panorama Standard 19.2x, Panorama Wide 29.1x, Image Orientation Manual / Off Selectable, Slideshow, Panorama Scrolling, Folder Selection Date, Still, MP4, AVCHD, XAVC S, Forward, Rewind Movie, Delete, Protect, Auto Review 10 / 5/ 2 sec, Off, Soft Skin Effect and at Any Angle with the Selfie 180° Flip Monitor-
connectivity features
WifiYesYes
Wireless ConnectivityYes-
storage and power features
Upgradable MemoryYes-
Card TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick XC HG Duo, SD / SDHC UHS-I Compliant / SDXC UHS-I Compliant-
Battery TypeAAA BatteryLithium ion
Other Storage FeaturesPC Interface Mass Storage-
Power Supply-Battery Pack NB-11LH
audio and video features
MicrophoneBuilt-in Microphone Stereo-
SpeakerBuilt-in, Monaural-
Video FormatJPEG DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF Baseline Compliant, RAW Sony ARW 2.3 Format, XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 Compliant, MP4-
modes and functions features
Drive ModesSingle Shooting, Continuous Shooting Hi / Lo Selectable, Self-timer 10 / 2 sec Delay Selectable, Self-timer Continuous with 10 sec Delay 3/5 Frames Selectable, Bracket Single, Bracket Continuous, White Balance Bracket, DRO Bracket-
Scene ModesPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur-
Shooting Modes-Auto, P, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Shooting Movies is Possible with the Movie Button
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