Nikon D7100 vs Canon EOS M50 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D7100
Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Manufacturing

Nikon D7100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M50 Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II was released 2020. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D7100 Nikon 2013
Canon EOS M50 Mark II Canon 2020

Type of camera

Nikon D7100 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 D7100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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 D7100 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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

Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Nikon D7100 has a 24,1 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:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

ISO range

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7100. Canon EOS M50 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D7100 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7100 100-6400
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 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 M50 Mark II 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 D7100
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 definately be of interest. Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7100 6
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 D7100 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot movies.

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 D7100 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 74% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D7100 675 gr 1,49 lb
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 387 gr 0,85 lb