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.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2018.

Camera Released
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 "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 has a "Canon APS-C"-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
Full-frame sensor
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)

Resolution

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:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Ra 30 MP
30105600 pixels
6720 x 4480
Canon EOS M50 24 MP
24000000 pixels
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.

ISO range

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.

Camera ISO Range
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.

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.

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).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Ra 660 gr
1.46 lb
Canon EOS M50 390 gr
0.86 lb

Canon EOS Ra vs Canon EOS M50 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Ra and Canon EOS M50, 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 Ra
Canon EOS M50
Name Canon EOS Ra Canon EOS M50
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Release Year 2018 2018
Release Date 2018-11-05 2018-02-26
MSRP 2499 USD 779 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6720 x 4480 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 30 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 8 DIGIC 8
Image
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
ISO Range 100 - 40000 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 6
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 Ra
Canon EOS M50
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 5655 143
Lens Mount Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2 3
Screen dots 2100000 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 0.76
Viewfinder Resolution 3690000 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Frames per second 8 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE)
Yes
Built-in ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via smartphone) Yes (via Smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS M50
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery Details LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 370 shots 235 shots
Width 136 mm 116 mm
Height 98 mm 88 mm
Depth 84 mm 59 mm
Weight 660 gram 390 gram