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Canon 650D vs Canon M50

Portability
65
Imaging
61
Features
76
Overall
67
Canon EOS 650D front
 
Canon EOS M50 front
Portability
79
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Key Specs

Canon 650D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 575g - 133 x 100 x 79mm
  • Released August 2012
  • Other Name is EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i
  • Earlier Model is Canon 600D
  • Refreshed by Canon 700D
Canon M50
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 390g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Released February 2018
  • Newer Model is Canon M50 II
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Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Overview

Below is a extensive analysis of the Canon 650D and Canon M50, former being a Entry-Level DSLR while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and both of them are produced by Canon. There is a sizable difference among the resolutions of the 650D (18MP) and M50 (24MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 650D was revealed 6 years before the M50 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with different body type with the Canon 650D being a Compact SLR camera and the Canon M50 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the 650D scores versus the M50 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 650D over the Canon M50

 650D M50 

Reasons to pick Canon M50 over the Canon 650D

 M50 650D 
ReleasedFebruary 2018August 2012More recent by 67 months

Common features in the Canon 650D and Canon M50

 650D M50 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Screen resolution1040k1040kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera often, you are going to need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon 650D has got exterior dimensions of 133mm x 100mm x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 575 grams (1.27 lbs) and the Canon M50 has dimensions of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") with a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the 650D against the M50.

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the 650D and M50 is 65 and 79 respectively.

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 top view buttons comparison

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to imagine the gap in sensor measurements just by checking out specifications. The visual here will give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the 650D and M50.

To sum up, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon M50 to produce greater detail because of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The older 650D will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 sensor size comparison

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 650D Portrait photography highlights
Canon M50 Portrait photography highlights
76
has manual focus
resolution is good (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW files
82
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 650D as a Street photography camera
Canon M50 as a Street photography camera
69
screen articulates
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
has focus by touch
no image stabilization
84
screen articulates
has image stabilization
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 650D as a Sports photography camera
Canon M50 as a Sports photography camera
59
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (440 CIPA)
76
has image stabilization
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
low battery (235 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 650D Travel photography info
Canon M50 Travel photography info
64
has focus by touch
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery pack (440 per charge)
78
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
low battery (235 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 650D
Landscape photography with Canon M50
64
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (440 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
80
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
low battery (235 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon 650D
Vlogging with Canon M50
71
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
comes with face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone jack
no image stabilization
85
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization
comes with face detect focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone jack
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Canon 650D vs Canon M50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 650D and Canon M50
 Canon EOS 650DCanon EOS M50
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS 650D Canon EOS M50
Other name EOS Rebel T4i / EOS Kiss X6i -
Class Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2012-08-20 2018-02-26
Body design Compact SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 5 Digic 8
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3456 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum boosted ISO 25600 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 143
Cross type focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF-M
Total lenses 326 23
Crop factor 1.6 1.6
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech Clear View II TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.53x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 13.00 m 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/200 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) No
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 575 grams (1.27 lbs) 390 grams (0.86 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 100 x 79mm (5.2" x 3.9" x 3.1") 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 62 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.2 not tested
DXO Low light rating 722 not tested
Other
Battery life 440 photos 235 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery ID LP-E8 -
Self timer Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $498 $779