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Canon M50 II vs Canon RP

Portability
79
Imaging
72
Features
92
Overall
80
Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
 
Canon EOS RP front
Portability
70
Imaging
78
Features
80
Overall
78

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Key Specs

Canon M50 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Launched October 2020
  • Replaced the Canon M50
Canon RP
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Push to 102400)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 485g - 133 x 85 x 70mm
  • Revealed February 2019
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Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Canon M50 II vs Canon RP, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both are created by Canon. The sensor resolution of the M50 II (24MP) and the RP (26MP) is fairly close but the M50 II (APS-C) and RP (Full frame) have different sensor dimensions.

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The M50 II was introduced 21 months after the RP making them a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the M50 II grades against the RP in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon M50 II over the Canon RP

 M50 II RP 
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Reasons to pick Canon RP over the Canon M50 II

 RP M50 II 

Common features in the Canon M50 II and Canon RP

 M50 II RP 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Display resolution1040k1040kEqual display resolution
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera often, you will want to think about its weight and volume. The Canon M50 II has got physical measurements of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") with a weight of 387 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Canon RP has sizing of 133mm x 85mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8") having a weight of 485 grams (1.07 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the M50 II versus the RP.

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the M50 II and RP is 79 and 70 respectively.

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP top view buttons comparison

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to imagine the contrast in sensor sizes merely by looking through specs. The picture underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the M50 II and RP.

All in all, both cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The M50 II with its smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field tougher and the Canon RP will result in extra detail using its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos more aggressively. The more recent M50 II provides an advantage in sensor technology.

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP sensor size comparison

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M50 II Portrait photography advice
Canon RP Portrait photography advice
83
has manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
86
has manual focus
amazing megapixels (26MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon M50 II Street photography information
Canon RP Street photography information
85
screen articulates
built in image stabilization
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
offers focus by touch
good ISO range (25,600)
77
fully articulated screen
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
features focus via touch
environment proofing
very good ISO range (40,000)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon M50 II
Sports photography with Canon RP
86
built in image stabilization
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
sensor has phase detect AF
70
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
environment proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
max frames per second low (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
not so great battery (250 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon M50 II Travel photography features
Canon RP Travel photography features
86
connects via bluetooth
offers focus by touch
resolution is good (24MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
70
environment proofing
supports bluetooth
features focus via touch
amazing megapixels (26 megapixels)
not so great battery (250 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M50 II Landscape photography information
Canon RP Landscape photography information
86
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
78
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
amazing megapixels (26MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (40,000)
saves RAW files
environment proofing
no image stabilization
not so great battery (250 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M50 II Vlogging info
Canon RP Vlogging info
86
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization
comes with face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone jack
35
screen is touchscreen
provides face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone port
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Canon M50 II vs Canon RP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M50 II and Canon RP
 Canon EOS M50 Mark IICanon EOS RP
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS M50 Mark II Canon EOS RP
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2020-10-14 2019-02-14
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Digic 8
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 26MP
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 6000 x 4000 6240 x 4160
Highest native ISO 25600 40000
Highest boosted ISO 51200 102400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 143 4779
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF-M Canon RF
Total lenses 23 17
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash options - no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/180 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes Yes
GPS Yes None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 387 grams (0.85 pounds) 485 grams (1.07 pounds)
Physical dimensions 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") 133 x 85 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 85
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.9
DXO Low light score not tested 2977
Other
Battery life 305 pictures 250 pictures
Style of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $599 $999