69points
80points

Canon EOS M50

70points
65points

Sony Alpha 7

Cost-effectiveness winner
Canon EOS M50
Comparison winner
Sony Alpha 7
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85 facts in comparison

Canon EOS M50 vs Sony Alpha 7

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
69
points
Canon EOS M50
70
points
Sony Alpha 7

Why is Canon EOS M50 better than Sony Alpha 7?

  • 26 more focus points
    ?

    143vs117
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    10fpsvs5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 84g lighter
    390gvs474g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has timelapse function
    ?
  • Has a touch screen
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha 7 better than Canon EOS M50?

  • 2.58x larger sensor
    ?

    35.8 x 23.9mmvs22.3 x 14.9mm
  • 1.25% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs24MP
  • 105shots longer battery life
    ?

    340shotsvs235shots
  • 25% better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs2160 x 24fps
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    ?
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 190k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    1230k dotsvs1040k dots

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Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
2. more viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

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100%

100%

100%

3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Sony a7R IV

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
5.Is dustproof and water-resistant
?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

For example

Sony a6600 + Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
6.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

Optics

1.focus points
?

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

143

117

2.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
3.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

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81.2 x 25.4mm

22.3 x 14.9mm

35.8 x 23.9mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

51200 ISO

25600 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
?

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

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3456 x 50fps

2160 x 24fps

1080 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
4.Has timelapse function
?

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
6.supports AVCHD format
?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
4.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
5.Has a zoom microphone
?

Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

235shots

340shots

2.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
5.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
3.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
5.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7
6.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon EOS M50
Sony Alpha 7

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