Canon EOS M50 Mark II vs Canon EOS 80D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M50 Mark II and Canon EOS 80D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Canon EOS 80D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II were released 2020 and Canon EOS 80D was released 2016. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Canon 2020
Canon EOS 80D Canon 2016

Type of camera

Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 80D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 80D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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

Resolution

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 80D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 80D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 80D. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 80D has 100 to 16000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 100-25600
Canon EOS 80D 100-16000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

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

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 80D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 80D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 10
Canon EOS 80D 7

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS M50 Mark II and Canon EOS 80D can shoot movies.

Weight

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

Canon EOS 80D weighs 730 gr (equal to 1,61 lb) which is 89% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 387 gr 0,85 lb
Canon EOS 80D 730 gr 1,61 lb