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Comparison of Sony Alpha 5100 and Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

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Sony Alpha 5100 (ILCE-5100)
Sony Alpha 5100 (ILCE-5100)
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS (SX400IS)
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS (SX400IS)
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Launch 2014 2014
System MILC Compact
Body
Weight 283 g 313 g
Dimensions 110 x 63 x 36 mm 104 x 69 x 80 mm
Colors black black, red
Lens mount Sony E-mount  
Tripod socket 1/4 in. 1/4 in.
Processor BIONZ X DIGIC 4+
Sensor
Technology CMOS CCD
Format APS-C, 23.5 x 15.6 mm 1/2.3", 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Resolution 24 MP 16 MP
Minimum ISO 100 100
Maximum ISO 25600 1600
Image resolution 6000 x 4000 px 4608 x 3456 px
Lens
Construction   CANON, 13 elements in 10 groups
Focal length   24-720 mm
F-number   f/3.4
Zoom   30x
OIS   yes
Filter size    
Digital zoom 2x 4x
Shutter
Fastest speed 1/4000 sec. 1/1600 sec.
Slowest speed 30 sec. 15 sec.
Continuous speed 6 frames per second 0.8 frames per second
Focus
Manual focus yes no
Single-point AF yes yes
Auto-area AF yes yes
Autofocus points 179 9
Macro   0 mm
Flash
Internal flash yes yes
Sync speed    
External flash no no
Display
Display type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Display size 3 in. 3 in.
Optical viewfinder no no
Storage
Internal storage    
External storage SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo SD, SDHC, SDXC
Image file formats JPEG, RAW JPEG
Video file formats MP4 MP4
Video
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 / 60 fps 1280 x 720 / 25 fps
Recording time   29 min. 59 sec.
Audio recording yes yes
Connectivity
Audio input    
Video output HDMI type D  
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Battery
Battery type NP-FW50, Li-Ion, 1500 mAh NB-11LH, Li-Ion, 800 mAh
Shots per charge 400 190
Features
Specials Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Touchscreen  

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