Canon EOS 77D vs Nikon Z50

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 77D and Nikon Z50. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS 77D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z50 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 77D were released 2017 and Nikon Z50 was released 2019. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 77D 2017
Nikon Z50 2019

Type of camera

Canon EOS 77D is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z50 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 77D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z50 has a "DX"-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 77D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z50 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS 77D has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z50 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 77D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon Z50 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712

Canon EOS 77D has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon Z50. 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

Nikon Z50 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 77D. Nikon Z50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 77D has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 77D 100-25600
Nikon Z50 100-51200

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 77D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z50

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 77D can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z50 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 77D 6
Nikon Z50 11

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 77D and Nikon Z50 can shoot movies.


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 77D weighs 540 gr (equal to 1,19 lb) which is 20% heavier than Nikon Z50 and its 450 gr (or 0,99 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 77D 540 gr
1,19 lb
Nikon Z50 450 gr
0,99 lb