Nikon Z50 vs Canon EOS M50 Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z50 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z50
Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Manufacturing

Nikon Z50 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M50 Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z50 were released 2019 and Canon EOS M50 Mark II was released 2020. That is a 1 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 M50 Mark II Canon 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z50 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 Z50 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

Nikon Z50 has a 21 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 Z50 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon Z50. 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 M50 Mark II. Nikon Z50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS M50 Mark II has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z50 100-51200
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 Z50
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 Z50 can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z50 11
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 Z50 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 Z50 weighs 450 gr (equal to 0,99 lb) which is 16% heavier than Canon EOS M50 Mark II and its 387 gr (or 0,85 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z50 450 gr 0,99 lb
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 387 gr 0,85 lb