• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 61.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Sigma fp L

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/15 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    36 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sigma fp L 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
  • Newer
    6 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    61.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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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  • 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 Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $580
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma fp L
Canon EOS M5
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M50
Sony A6400
  • $580
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sigma fp L
Sony A6400
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sigma fp

Canon EOS M50
Sigma fp
  • $580
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sigma fp L
Sigma fp
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon EOS M50
Sony A6100
  • $580
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sigma fp L
Sony A6100
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7C

Canon EOS M50
Sony A7C
  • $580
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Sigma fp L
Sony A7C
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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