Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS M50 Mark II
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5100 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D5100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M50 Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D5100 were released 2011 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II was released 2020. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||2020|
Type of camera
Nikon D5100 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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 **|
|Nikon D5100||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon D5100 has a 16,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M50 Mark II has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
4928 x 3264
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a 49 % larger resolution than Nikon D5100. 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 M50 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5100. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D5100 has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||100-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5100 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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 Nikon D5100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5100 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||10|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D5100 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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.
Nikon D5100 weighs 611 gr (equal to 1,35 lb) which is 58% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).
|Nikon D5100||611 gr
|Canon EOS M50 Mark II||387 gr