Nikon Z7 vs Canon EOS R50
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R50. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon Z7 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS R50 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon Z7 were released 2018 and Canon EOS R50 was released 2023. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS R50||2023|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS R50 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 Z7||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS R50||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 Z7 has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS R50 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
8256 x 5504
|Canon EOS R50||
6000 x 4000
Nikon Z7 has a 89 % larger resolution than Canon EOS R50. 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 R50 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Z7. Canon EOS R50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 32000 while Nikon Z7 has 64 to 25600.
|Canon EOS R50||100-32000|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R50 belongs to the Canon EOS R-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 R
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R50
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z7 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS R50 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS R50||12|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R50 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 Z7 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 80% heavier than Canon EOS R50 and its 375 gr (or 0,83 lb).
|Nikon Z7||675 gr
|Canon EOS R50||375 gr