Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II

Portability
79
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
Canon EOS M50 front
 
Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
Portability
79
Imaging
73
Features
92
Overall
80

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Key Specs

Canon M50
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 390g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Introduced February 2018
  • Replacement is Canon M50 II
Canon M50 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Introduced October 2020
  • Previous Model is Canon M50
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Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Overview

The following is a detailed overview of the Canon M50 versus Canon M50 II, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both built by Canon. The image resolution of the M50 (24MP) and the M50 II (24MP) is very well matched and they use the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The M50 was announced 3 years prior to the M50 II which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the M50 scores versus the M50 II with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon M50 over the Canon M50 II

 M50 M50 II 

Reasons to pick Canon M50 II over the Canon M50

 M50 II M50 
IntroducedOctober 2020February 2018Newer by 32 months

Common features in the Canon M50 and Canon M50 II

 M50 M50 II 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution1040k1040kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch display Easily navigate

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Canon M50 offers external measurements of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") and a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs) whilst the Canon M50 II has measurements of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") accompanied by a weight of 387 grams (0.85 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that time. The following is the front view scale comparison of the M50 and the M50 II.

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the M50 and M50 II is 79 and 79 respectively.

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II top view buttons comparison

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions merely by looking at specifications. The picture below should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the M50 and M50 II.

Plainly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same resolution and you can expect similar quality of images but you would want to consider the age of the products into consideration. The more aged M50 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II sensor size comparison

Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Canon M50 Portrait photography details
Canon M50 II Portrait photography details
82
focusing manually
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detect focus
saves RAW files
83
focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon M50 as a Street photography camera
Canon M50 II as a Street photography camera
84
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
provides focus by touch
good ISO range (25,600)
85
fully articulated screen
image stabilization
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
provides touch to focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon M50 Sports photography details
Canon M50 II Sports photography details
76
has image stabilization
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
bad battery (235 CIPA)
86
image stabilization
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon M50 Travel photography highlights
Canon M50 II Travel photography highlights
78
connects via bluetooth
provides focus by touch
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
bad battery (235 per charge)
86
connects via bluetooth
provides touch to focus
good resolution (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M50 Landscape photography highlights
Canon M50 II Landscape photography highlights
80
focusing manually
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
bad battery (235 per charge)
87
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M50 Vlogging information
Canon M50 II Vlogging information
85
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization
features face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic jack
86
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization
includes face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external microphone port
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Canon M50 vs Canon M50 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M50 and Canon M50 II
 Canon EOS M50Canon EOS M50 Mark II
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon EOS M50 Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2018-02-26 2020-10-14
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip 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 surface area 332.3mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Max boosted ISO 51200 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 143 143
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF-M Canon EF-M
Amount of lenses 23 23
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.6
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB No Yes
GPS None Yes
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 390g (0.86 lb) 387g (0.85 lb)
Dimensions 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") 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 235 photos 305 photos
Battery form Built-in Built-in
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $779 $599