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

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Differences

Canon SL2 advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.60 vs 1.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Canon SL2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Lighter weight
    484g vs 668g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 346k 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    36 vs 22 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Higher resolution and better image quality than SL1; Much improved dynamic range; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Compact body with improved ergonomics; Articulating touchscreen; Full HD movies up to 60p; Better battery life.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Dynamic range and high ISO performance still not as good as leading competitors; No 4K video option; OVF only offers 9 AF points.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon SL2
Nikon D3400
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Nikon D3400
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Canon SL2
Canon EOS M5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon SL2
Nikon D5600
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M50
Nikon D5600
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Canon SL2
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3500

Canon SL2
Nikon D3500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Nikon D3500
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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