Canon EOS Rebel XT vs Canon EOS M50

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel XT and Canon EOS M50. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel XT were released 2005 and Canon EOS M50 was released 2018. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005
Canon EOS M50 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS Rebel XT is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M50 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 "Canon APS-C") 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 XT 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
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 Rebel XT has a 8 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 Rebel XT 8 MP
7962624 pixels
3456 x 2304
Canon EOS M50 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS M50 has a 201 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XT. 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 M50 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XT. Canon EOS M50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS Rebel XT has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XT 100-1600
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 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 Rebel XT
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 Rebel XT can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2,8
Canon EOS M50 10

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS M50. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XT does not support this.

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 Rebel XT weighs 540 gr (equal to 1.19 lb) which is 38% heavier than Canon EOS M50 and its 390 gr (or 0.86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Rebel XT 540 gr
1.19 lb
Canon EOS M50 390 gr
0.86 lb

Canon EOS Rebel XT vs Canon EOS M50 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS Rebel XT 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 Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Name Canon EOS Rebel XT Canon EOS M50
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Release Year 2005 2018
Release Date 2005-02-17 2018-02-26
MSRP 599 USD 779 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 3456 x 2304 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 8 MP 24 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 2 DIGIC 8
Image
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
ISO Range 100 - 1600 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 Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 7 143
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

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
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 Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots 115000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Frames per second 2,8 fps 10 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed) Yes (via Smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Canon EOS M50
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery Details Battery Pack NB-2LH
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 235 shots
Width 127 mm 116 mm
Height 94 mm 88 mm
Depth 64 mm 59 mm
Weight 540 gram 390 gram