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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II

Portability
55
Imaging
78
Features
85
Overall
80
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV front
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
Portability
79
Imaging
72
Features
92
Overall
80

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Key Specs

Canon 5D MIV
(Full Review)
  • 30MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 890g - 151 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released August 2016
  • Succeeded the Canon 5D MIII
Canon M50 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Released October 2020
  • Older Model is Canon M50
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon 5D MIV versus Canon M50 II, one being a Advanced DSLR and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and both are sold by Canon. There is a crucial difference among the image resolutions of the 5D MIV (30MP) and M50 II (24MP) and the 5D MIV (Full frame) and M50 II (APS-C) feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The 5D MIV was introduced 5 years prior to the M50 II and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Canon 5D MIV being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Canon M50 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the 5D MIV scores versus the M50 II with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5D MIV over the Canon M50 II

 5D MIV M50 II 
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1620k1040kSharper screen (+580k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon M50 II over the Canon 5D MIV

 M50 II 5D MIV 
ReleasedOctober 2020August 2016Fresher by 50 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon 5D MIV and Canon M50 II

 5D MIV M50 II 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Canon 5D MIV has got external dimensions of 151mm x 116mm x 76mm (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0") and a weight of 890 grams (1.96 lbs) and the Canon M50 II has specifications of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") along with a weight of 387 grams (0.85 lbs).

Compare the Canon 5D MIV versus Canon M50 II in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the 5D MIV versus the M50 II.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the 5D MIV and M50 II is 55 and 79 respectively.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II top view buttons comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to see the gap in sensor sizing just by seeing technical specs. The graphic underneath will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the 5D MIV and M50 II.

As you have seen, both of these cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The 5D MIV with its bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Canon 5D MIV will show greater detail using its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The older 5D MIV will be behind in sensor tech.

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II sensor size comparison

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Portrait photography features
Canon M50 II Portrait photography features
86
has manual focus
fantastic megapixels (30 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
83
manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Street photography advice
Canon M50 II Street photography advice
65
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
includes focus via touch
weather proofing
above average high ISO (25,600)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
85
screen articulates fully
image stabilization
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
includes focus by touch
very good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Sports photography information
Canon M50 II Sports photography information
81
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
fantastic megapixels (30 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
86
image stabilization
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Travel photography details
Canon M50 II Travel photography details
67
weather proofing
includes focus via touch
fantastic megapixels (30MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
86
supports bluetooth
includes focus by touch
resolution is good (24MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Landscape photography features
Canon M50 II Landscape photography features
81
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
fantastic megapixels (30 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
86
manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization
resolution is good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5D MIV Vlogging details
Canon M50 II Vlogging details
32
touchscreen functionality
features face detection autofocus
video res high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
has external mic socket
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
86
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization
comes with face detect focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has mic port
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Canon 5D MIV vs Canon M50 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5D MIV and Canon M50 II
 Canon EOS 5D Mark IVCanon EOS M50 Mark II
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Class Advanced DSLR Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2016-08-25 2020-10-14
Body design Mid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 6+ -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 30 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6720 x 4480 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 61 143
Cross focus points 41 -
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF Canon EF-M
Total lenses 250 23
Crop factor 1 1.6
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3.2 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,620 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 7.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings no built-in flash -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 (29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 29.97p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (119.9p) 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS Built-in Yes
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 890g (1.96 pounds) 387g (0.85 pounds)
Dimensions 151 x 116 x 76mm (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0") 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 91 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.6 not tested
DXO Low light score 2995 not tested
Other
Battery life 900 photographs 305 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery model LP-E6 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I enabled) SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots 2 Single
Retail pricing $3,299 $599