Canon EOS 5DS vs Canon EOS M50 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS M50 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 5DS were released 2015 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II was released 2020. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 5DS 2015
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS 5DS is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5DS has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 5DS 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 5DS has a 51 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M50 Mark II has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 5DS 51 MP
50320896 pixels
8688 x 5792
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS 5DS has a 110 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M50 Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5DS. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 5DS has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 5DS 100-6400
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M50 Mark II belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 5DS 5
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2.05 lb) which is 140% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0.85 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 5DS 930 gr
2.05 lb
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 387 gr
0.85 lb

Canon EOS 5DS vs Canon EOS M50 Mark II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS M50 Mark II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Name Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Release Year 2015 2020
Release Date 2015-02-06 2020-10-14
MSRP 3699 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 8688 x 5792 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 51 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DUAL DIGIC 6 DIGIC 8
Image
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 8 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 61 143
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 1040000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type ClearView II TFT-LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Frames per second 5 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (Wired and wireless) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 700 shots 305 shots
Width 152 mm 116 mm
Height 116 mm 88 mm
Depth 76 mm 59 mm
Weight 930 gram 387 gram