Canon EOS Ra vs Canon EOS M50
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Ra and Canon EOS M50. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.These two camera models were both released 2018.
|Canon EOS Ra||2018|
|Canon EOS M50||2018|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Ra has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 has a "APSC"-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 Ra||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS M50||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)
Canon EOS Ra has a 30 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M50 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS Ra||
6720 x 4480
|Canon EOS M50||
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS Ra has a 25 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M50. 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.
Canon EOS Ra has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS M50. Canon EOS Ra has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS M50 has 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS Ra||100-40000|
|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 Ra belongs to the Canon EOS R-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 R
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 Ra
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Ra can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS Ra||8|
|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 Ra and Canon EOS M50 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 Ra weighs 660 gr (equal to 1,46 lb) which is 69% heavier than Canon EOS M50 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).
|Canon EOS Ra||660 gr
|Canon EOS M50||390 gr