• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon 90D

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $1349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    58 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    484g vs 1216g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Canon 90D advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 1.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1300 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    57 vs 36 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    27 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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Review Excerpt

  • Comfortable ergonomics and solid build; Versatile EVF and tilt-swivel, touch-screen LCD; Good image quality; Great performance for its class; New C-RAW format saves on raw file size; 4K video is an M-series first.

  • Somewhat limited dynamic range; JPEGs a little soft at base ISO, and more so at higher ISOs; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Poor battery life; Raw buffer is still shallow (but C-RAW helps).

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Great image quality; Faster 10fps burst shooting; Very fast autofocus; Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View; 4K video; 1080p120 slow-mo video.

  • Low-pass filter reduces fine detail from high-res sensor; High ISO performance isn't as good as some rival cameras; Video recording limited to 29:59.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon EOS M50
Canon 80D
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1094
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Canon 90D
Canon 80D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1094
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 90D
Canon EOS M5
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon EOS M50
Nikon D7500
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 90D
Nikon D7500
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M50
Sony A6400
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 90D
Sony A6400
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon EOS M50
Sony A6100
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon 90D
Sony A6100
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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