Canon EOS Rebel SL2 vs Canon EOS R50

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and Canon EOS R50. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 were released 2017 and Canon EOS R50 was released 2023. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017
Canon EOS R50 2023

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS R50 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

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

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS R50 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)


Both these cameras have the exact same resolution. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R50 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS R50 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

ISO range

Canon EOS R50 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel SL2. Canon EOS R50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Canon EOS Rebel SL2 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 100-25600
Canon EOS R50 100-32000

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 R50 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

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R50

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL2 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R50 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 5
Canon EOS R50 12

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS Rebel SL2 and Canon EOS R50 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 Rebel SL2 weighs 453 gr (equal to 1 lb) which is 21% heavier than Canon EOS R50 and its 375 gr (or 0,83 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 453 gr
1 lb
Canon EOS R50 375 gr
0,83 lb