Nikon Z50 vs Canon EOS 450D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z50 and Canon EOS 450D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z50
Canon EOS 450D

Manufacturing

Nikon Z50 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 450D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z50 were released 2019 and Canon EOS 450D was released 2008. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z50 Nikon 2019
Canon EOS 450D Canon 2008

Type of camera

Nikon Z50 is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 450D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z50 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 450D 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 Z50 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 450D 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 Z50 has a 21 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 450D has 12,2 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 Z50 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712
Canon EOS 450D 12,2 MP 12166656 4272 2848

Nikon Z50 has a 70 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 450D. 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

Nikon Z50 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 450D. Nikon Z50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 450D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z50 100-51200
Canon EOS 450D 100-1600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z50
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 450D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z50 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 450D can shoot up to 3,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z50 11
Canon EOS 450D 3,5

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon Z50. Unfortunately Canon EOS 450D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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.

Canon EOS 450D weighs 524 gr (equal to 1,16 lb) which is 16% heavier than Nikon Z50 and its 450 gr (or 0,99 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z50 450 gr 0,99 lb
Canon EOS 450D 524 gr 1,16 lb