Canon EOS M50 vs Nikon D3s
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M50 and Nikon D3s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS M50 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3s is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS M50 were released 2018 and Nikon D3s was released 2009. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS M50||2018|
Type of camera
Canon EOS M50 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D3s is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M50 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3s has a "FX"-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 M50||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D3s||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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 M50 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3s has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS M50||
6000 x 4000
4256 x 2832
Canon EOS M50 has a 99 % larger resolution than Nikon D3s. 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.
Nikon D3s has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M50. Nikon D3s has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 102400 while Canon EOS M50 has 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS M50||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 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 M50
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3s
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3s can shoot up to 9-11 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M50||10|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS M50 and Nikon D3s 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.
Nikon D3s weighs 1240 gr (equal to 2,73 lb) which is 218% heavier than Canon EOS M50 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).
|Canon EOS M50||390 gr
|Nikon D3s||1240 gr