Canon EOS M50 Mark II vs Nikon Z fc

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

Manufacturing

Canon EOS M50 Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z fc is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II were released 2020 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020
Nikon Z fc 2021

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon Z fc has a "Nikon 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 M50 Mark II 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon Z fc 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon Z fc 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon Z fc. 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 Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M50 Mark II. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS M50 Mark II has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 100-25600
Nikon Z fc 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.

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 M50 Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 10
Nikon Z fc 11

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 Nikon Z fc 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.

Nikon Z fc weighs 445 gr (equal to 0.98 lb) which is 15% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0.85 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 387 gr
0.85 lb
Nikon Z fc 445 gr
0.98 lb

Canon EOS M50 Mark II vs Nikon Z fc Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS M50 Mark II and Nikon Z fc, 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 M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Name Canon EOS M50 Mark II Nikon Z fc
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Release Year 2020 2021
Release Date 2020-10-14 2021-06-29
MSRP 599 USD 959 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 5568 x 3712 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 21 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 8 EXPEED 6
Image
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 7 8
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 M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 143 209
Lens Mount Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon Z

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier 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
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1040000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 1.02 (0.68 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 2360000 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Frames per second 10 fps 11 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 5 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone) Yes (via smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Nikon Z fc
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 305 shots 300 shots
Width 116 mm 135 mm
Height 88 mm 94 mm
Depth 59 mm 44 mm
Weight 387 gram 445 gram