• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ2 advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Slower slow-motion
    250 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Fujifilm XQ2

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.72 vs 2.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    7 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm XF1
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XQ2
Olympus XZ-10
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon EOS M50
Olympus XZ-10
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Fujifilm XQ2
Canon EOS M5
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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 Fujifilm X-T100

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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