Canon EOS M vs YI M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M vs M1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M vs YI M1 Specs


  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 77.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • No WiFi
  • 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm³ (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.3")
  • 298g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 64.3 x 33.6mm³ (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for M1

EOS M vs M1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS M and M1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M VS YI M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M a better choice



Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning (3)
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the connector for an external microphone.

The EOS M scores 10 points.

Otherwise why to choose YI M1



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.0020.16
Higher speed (4, frames/second)45
Auto Focus points (4)3181
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)780
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)230380
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the M1 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the YI are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the M1 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 27 points for the M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Similar weight298g300g
Similar size233cm³245cm³
Canon EOS M VS YI M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M and M1

EOS M und M1, front viewEOS M und M1, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS M und M1, view from aboveEOS M und M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M



We recommend YI M1 as better choice.

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