• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $4995*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    58 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Leica Q2 advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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).

The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Canon EOS M50
Leica Q
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Canon EOS M50
Sony RX1R II
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica Q2
Canon EOS M5
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $409
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Leica Q2
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $409
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M50
Sony A6400
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Leica Q2
Sony A6400
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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