Nikon D50 vs Canon EOS M6

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D50 and Canon EOS M6. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D50
Canon EOS M6

Manufacturing

Nikon D50 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M6 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D50 were released 2005 and Canon EOS M6 was released 2017. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D50 Nikon 2005
Canon EOS M6 Canon 2017

Type of camera

Nikon D50 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M6 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D50 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M6 has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D50 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS M6 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D50 has a 6 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M6 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D50 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000
Canon EOS M6 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS M6 has a 299 % larger resolution than Nikon D50. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D50. Canon EOS M6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D50 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D50 200-1600
Canon EOS M6 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M6 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D50
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M6

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D50 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M6 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D50 2,5
Canon EOS M6 9

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 of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS M6. Sadly, the Nikon D50 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D50 weighs 620 gr (equal to 1,37 lb) which is 59% heavier than Canon EOS M6 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D50 620 gr 1,37 lb
Canon EOS M6 390 gr 0,86 lb