• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon Z5 advantages over Canon EOS M50 II

  • 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
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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

Canon EOS M50 II advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    387g vs 675g
    Lighter weight
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS RP

Nikon Z5
Canon EOS RP
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS M50 II
Canon EOS RP
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T200

Nikon Z5
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon EOS M50 II
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Newer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon R6

Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen
Canon EOS M50 II
Canon R6
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $2079
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
Canon EOS M50 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2079
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon Z fc

Nikon Z5
Nikon Z fc
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS M50 II
Nikon Z fc
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
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