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Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II

Portability
60
Imaging
75
Features
93
Overall
82
Canon EOS 90D front
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
Portability
79
Imaging
72
Features
92
Overall
80

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Key Specs

Canon 90D
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  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 51200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 701g - 141 x 105 x 77mm
  • Introduced August 2019
  • Old Model is Canon 80D
Canon M50 II
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  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Released October 2020
  • Earlier Model is Canon M50
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Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Overview

Below is a extensive overview of the Canon 90D and Canon M50 II, former being a Advanced DSLR while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and they are both created by Canon. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the 90D (33MP) and M50 II (24MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The 90D was manufactured 13 months before the M50 II which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Canon 90D being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Canon M50 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a concise summation of how the 90D grades versus the M50 II in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 90D over the Canon M50 II

 90D M50 II 

Reasons to pick Canon M50 II over the Canon 90D

 M50 II 90D 
ReleasedOctober 2020August 2019More recent by 13 months

Common features in the Canon 90D and Canon M50 II

 90D M50 II 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution1040k1040kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and volume. The Canon 90D features exterior dimensions of 141mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") and a weight of 701 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Canon M50 II has sizing 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the 90D compared to the M50 II.

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 90D and M50 II is 60 and 79 respectively.

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II top view buttons comparison

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its tough to visualize the difference in sensor measurements purely by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph underneath should offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the 90D and M50 II.

As you can see, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon 90D to provide you with greater detail due to its extra 9 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older 90D will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II sensor size comparison

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 90D Portrait photography information
Canon M50 II Portrait photography information
85
manual focus
high megapixels (33 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detection focus
supports RAW files
83
has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 90D as a Street photography camera
Canon M50 II as a Street photography camera
72
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW files
supports focus by touch
environment proofing
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
85
screen articulates
image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
includes touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 90D
Sports photography with Canon M50 II
81
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
high megapixels (33MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (1,300 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
86
image stabilization
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 90D
Travel photography with Canon M50 II
79
better than average battery pack (1,300 CIPA)
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
supports focus by touch
high megapixels (33 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
86
connects via bluetooth
includes touch to focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 90D Landscape photography info
Canon M50 II Landscape photography info
81
manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
high megapixels (33MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
better than average battery pack (1,300 shots)
does not have image stabilization
86
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 90D Vlogging advice
Canon M50 II Vlogging advice
72
screen is selfie friendly
touch screen
features face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external mic socket
does not have image stabilization
86
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
image stabilization
features face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone support
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Canon 90D vs Canon M50 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 90D and Canon M50 II
 Canon EOS 90DCanon EOS M50 Mark II
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS 90D Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Type Advanced DSLR Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2019-08-28 2020-10-14
Physical type Mid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor 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 33 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
Highest resolution 6960 x 4640 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Highest boosted ISO 51200 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 45 143
Cross focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF-M
Available lenses 326 23
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.6
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 11.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (With USB-PD compatible chargers) Yes
GPS None Yes
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 701 grams (1.55 pounds) 387 grams (0.85 pounds)
Dimensions 141 x 105 x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 1300 shots 305 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery model LP-E6N -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $1,199 $599