Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II

Portability
79
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
Canon EOS M50 front
 
Fujifilm X-T30 II front
Portability
82
Imaging
75
Features
88
Overall
80

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Key Specs

Canon M50
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 390g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Announced February 2018
  • Newer Model is Canon M50 II
Fujifilm X-T30 II
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 383g - 118 x 83 x 47mm
  • Launched September 2021
  • Superseded the Fujifilm X-T30
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Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Canon M50 versus Fujifilm X-T30 II, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the M50 (24MP) and the X-T30 II (26MP) is very similar and both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The M50 was launched 4 years prior to the X-T30 II which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before delving right into a complete comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the M50 matches up versus the X-T30 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon M50 over the Fujifilm X-T30 II

 M50 X-T30 II 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T30 II over the Canon M50

 X-T30 II M50 
LaunchedSeptember 2021February 2018Newer by 42 months

Common features in the Canon M50 and Fujifilm X-T30 II

 M50 X-T30 II 
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Display resolution1040k1040kExact same display resolution
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon M50 enjoys exterior measurements of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") with a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs) and the Fujifilm X-T30 II has sizing of 118mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") with a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the M50 against the X-T30 II.

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M50 and X-T30 II is 79 and 82 respectively.

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Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is hard to visualize the contrast between sensor dimensions just by going over specs. The picture here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the M50 and X-T30 II.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Fujifilm X-T30 II to offer more detail utilizing its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images way more aggressively. The more aged M50 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II sensor size comparison

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M50 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm X-T30 II Portrait photography highlights
82
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
85
manual focus
excellent sensor resolution (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon M50 Street photography features
Fujifilm X-T30 II Street photography features
84
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
comes with focus via touch
good high ISO (25,600)
79
tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon M50 Sports photography info
Fujifilm X-T30 II Sports photography info
76
has image stabilization
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports tracking focus
comes with phase detect autofocus
terrible battery (235 per charge)
81
silent shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
high frames per second (30.0 frames/s)
excellent sensor resolution (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery pack (380 shots)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon M50 Travel photography info
Fujifilm X-T30 II Travel photography info
78
has bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
terrible battery (235 CIPA)
81
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
excellent sensor resolution (26MP)
has built in flash
does not have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon M50 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm X-T30 II Landscape photography factors
80
focusing manually
swap lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
terrible battery (235 per charge)
82
manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
excellent sensor resolution (26MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M50 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm X-T30 II Vlogging factors
85
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization
supports face detect autofocus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
37
screen is touchscreen
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external mic socket
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
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Canon M50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M50 and Fujifilm X-T30 II
 Canon EOS M50Fujifilm X-T30 II
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon EOS M50 Fujifilm X-T30 II
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2018-02-26 2021-09-02
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 8 -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 26MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6240 x 4160
Max native ISO 25600 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 160
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 143 425
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF-M Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses 23 62
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.62x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 900s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max silent shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 30.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings - Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB No USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 390 grams (0.86 lbs) 383 grams (0.84 lbs)
Physical dimensions 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") 118 x 83 x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 235 shots 380 shots
Style of battery Built-in Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-W126S
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $779 $900