Nikon Z7 II vs Canon EOS 50D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS 50D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS 50D

Manufacturing

Nikon Z7 II is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 50D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Canon EOS 50D was released 2008. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020
Canon EOS 50D Canon 2008

Type of camera

Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 50D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 II has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 50D 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 Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 50D 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 Z7 II has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 50D has 15,1 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 Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504
Canon EOS 50D 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 3168

Nikon Z7 II has a 202 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 50D. 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 Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 50D. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Canon EOS 50D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
Canon EOS 50D 100-12800

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 Z7 II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 50D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 50D can shoot up to 6,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Canon EOS 50D 6,3

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 Z7 II. Unfortunately Canon EOS 50D 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 50D weighs 822 gr (equal to 1,81 lb) which is 17% heavier than Nikon Z7 II and its 705 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb
Canon EOS 50D 822 gr 1,81 lb