Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10

Portability
79
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
Canon EOS M50 front
 
Sony ZV-E10 front
Portability
86
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Key Specs

Canon M50
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 390g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
  • Announced February 2018
  • New Model is Canon M50 II
Sony ZV-E10
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 51200)
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 343g - 115 x 64 x 45mm
  • Announced July 2021
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Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Overview

In this article, we will be contrasting the Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by competitors Canon and Sony. The sensor resolution of the M50 (24MP) and the ZV-E10 (24MP) is pretty close and they use the same exact sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The M50 was launched 4 years earlier than the ZV-E10 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer different body type with the Canon M50 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony ZV-E10 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a short highlight of how the M50 grades versus the ZV-E10 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon M50 over the Sony ZV-E10

 M50 ZV-E10 
Screen resolution1040k920kClearer screen (+120k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E10 over the Canon M50

 ZV-E10 M50 
AnnouncedJuly 2021February 2018More modern by 41 months

Common features in the Canon M50 and Sony ZV-E10

 M50 ZV-E10 
Manual focus Very exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and measurements. The Canon M50 has got outer measurements of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") along with a weight of 390 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Sony ZV-E10 has proportions of 115mm x 64mm x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8") having a weight of 343 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Following is the front view physical size comparison of the M50 against the ZV-E10.

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the M50 and ZV-E10 is 79 and 86 respectively.

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Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to picture the gap in sensor sizes merely by looking through specs. The pic here will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the M50 and ZV-E10.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same MP and you can expect comparable quality of images though you might want to factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The more aged M50 will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 sensor size comparison

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon M50 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony ZV-E10 as a Portrait photography camera
82
you can focus manually
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
84
you can focus manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detection focus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon M50
Street photography with Sony ZV-E10
84
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
has focus by touch
very good ISO range (25,600)
82
fully articulated screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
provides touch focus
good high ISO (32,000)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon M50 Sports photography highlights
Sony ZV-E10 Sports photography highlights
76
built in image stabilization
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
has phase detect autofocus
terrible battery pack (235 shots)
78
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery (440 shots)
comes with phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon M50 Travel photography advice
Sony ZV-E10 Travel photography advice
78
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
decent MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
terrible battery pack (235 shots)
89
good battery (440 shots)
connects via bluetooth
provides touch focus
MP count good (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon M50
Landscape photography with Sony ZV-E10
80
you can focus manually
change lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
terrible battery pack (235 shots)
82
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
good high ISO (32,000)
saves RAW formats
good battery (440 per charge)
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon M50 Vlogging factors
Sony ZV-E10 Vlogging factors
85
display is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic port
82
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
includes face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 1920 pxls)
does have external microphone jack
no image stabilization
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Canon M50 vs Sony ZV-E10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon M50 and Sony ZV-E10
 Canon EOS M50Sony ZV-E10
General Information
Make Canon Sony
Model type Canon EOS M50 Sony ZV-E10
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2018-02-26 2021-07-30
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 8 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 32000
Max boosted ISO 51200 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 143 425
Lens
Lens mount type Canon EF-M Sony E
Number of lenses 23 150
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash modes - no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x1920
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB No USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 390g (0.86 lbs) 343g (0.76 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3") 115 x 64 x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 images 440 images
Battery format Built-in Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $779 $699