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Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II

Portability
59
Imaging
68
Features
92
Overall
77
Canon EOS 80D front
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
Portability
79
Imaging
71
Features
88
Overall
77

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Key Specs

Canon 80D
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 16000 (Expand to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 730g - 139 x 105 x 79mm
  • Announced February 2016
  • Replaced the Canon 70D
  • Refreshed by Canon 90D
Canon M50 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Announced October 2020
  • Succeeded the Canon M50
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Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Canon 80D and Canon M50 II, one being a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and they are both designed by Canon. The sensor resolution of the 80D (24MP) and the M50 II (24MP) is very close and they possess the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 80D was unveiled 5 years prior to the M50 II and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Canon 80D being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Canon M50 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the 80D scores against the M50 II with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 80D over the Canon M50 II

 80D M50 II 

Reasons to pick Canon M50 II over the Canon 80D

 M50 II 80D 
AnnouncedOctober 2020February 2016More recent by 56 months

Common features in the Canon 80D and Canon M50 II

 80D M50 II 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution1040k1040kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Physical Comparison

If you are intending to lug around your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon 80D has exterior dimensions of 139mm x 105mm x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1") with a weight of 730 grams (1.61 lbs) whilst the Canon M50 II has proportions of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") with a weight of 387 grams (0.85 lbs).

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Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the 80D and M50 II is 59 and 79 respectively.

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II top view buttons comparison

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Sensor Comparison

Often, it is hard to visualise the gap in sensor measurements purely by viewing technical specs. The visual underneath might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the 80D and M50 II.

As you have seen, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of photographs although you should always factor the release date of the cameras into account. The older 80D will be behind in sensor tech.

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II sensor size comparison

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 80D as a Portrait photography camera
Canon M50 II as a Portrait photography camera
80
has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
82
focusing manually
decent MP (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 80D Street photography info
Canon M50 II Street photography info
69
screen articulates
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
has touch to focus
weather proofing
no image stabilization
85
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon 80D as a Sports photography camera
Canon M50 II as a Sports photography camera
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
77
image stabilization
decent MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
terrible battery power (305 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 80D Travel photography details
Canon M50 II Travel photography details
77
weather proofing
has touch to focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
79
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
decent MP (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery power (305 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 80D
Landscape photography with Canon M50 II
76
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
no image stabilization
80
focusing manually
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization
decent MP (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
terrible battery power (305 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 80D Vlogging highlights
Canon M50 II Vlogging highlights
70
display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
comes with face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has mic support
no image stabilization
85
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
image stabilization
supports face detect focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
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Canon 80D vs Canon M50 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 80D and Canon M50 II
 Canon EOS 80DCanon EOS M50 Mark II
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon EOS 80D Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Category Advanced DSLR Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2016-02-18 2020-10-14
Body design Mid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.5 x 15mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area 337.5mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24 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
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 16000 25600
Highest boosted ISO 25600 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 45 143
Cross type focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF-M
Total lenses 326 23
Crop factor 1.6 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 7.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None Yes
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 730g (1.61 lb) 387g (0.85 lb)
Dimensions 139 x 105 x 79mm (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1") 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 79 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.6 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.2 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1135 not tested
Other
Battery life 960 shots 305 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Built-in
Battery ID LP-E6N -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support) SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $1,199 $599