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Is the M6MKII the M50 KILLER?


what’s up guys siggy here and welcome to another tech gear talk today we’re gonna compare the canon m50 to the newer m6 Mark 2 I’ve had the m50 since it came out it’s been one of my favorite cameras and one that I recommend all the time it’s small its portable it’s easy to use has dual pixel autofocus shoots in 4k has a fully articulating touchscreen and does embody image stabilization then Canon came out with the all-new m6 Mark 2 it’s got high resolution sensor added buttons and dials uncropped 4k with dual pixel autofocus and a clean HDMI out I’m gonna talk about the strengths and weaknesses of both of these mirrorless cameras when it comes to photography and video and hopefully I can help you decide which option is best for you my goal with every camera comparison is to give you a detailed overview of the cameras and compare them in a way that relates to real life use I’ll go over some of the important specs of these two cameras but I’m gonna focus on sharing my actual user experience with you before getting to the detailed comparison I’m going to quickly go over some key features in case you’re just starting your research the m50 has a 24 megapixel aps-c CMOS

sensor and it uses canons dual pixel autofocus system which is awesome it has the new digit 8 processor which improves speed performance and image quality it has a 3-inch fully articulating touch screen LCD and can shoot video at up to 4k of 24 frames per second combination image stabilization uses 5-axis digital image stabilization together with lens based is there’s a really nice electronic viewfinder has Wi-Fi and bluetooth so that you can easily move images to your mobile device and you have full control of the camera for both photography and video using the Canon camera Connect app the m6 mark 2 has a 32 megapixel aps-c CMOS sensor and also uses the digit 8 processor it uses a five thousand four hundred and eighty one point dual pixel autofocus system when using the optional viewfinder or the LCD it has a 3-inch 1.04 million dot flipped touch screen it can record 4k at 30 frames per second can shoot Full HD or 1080p at up to 120 frames per second for slow motion but with some limitations that I want to talk about later on we’ve got a 3.5 millimeter mic input in-body 1080p and 4k time lapse Wi-Fi and

bluetooth for remote control and easy file-sharing and finally it also offers digital image stabilization they can work together with lens based is okay let’s get to the comparison and I want to mention that the m50 currently sells for five hundred and seventy nine dollars and the m6 mark ii sells for eight hundred and fifty bucks but there is a missing piece here that might make the m6 mark two more expensive I want to start out by talking about the sensor and the processor both cameras use the digit 8 processor but the m50 has a 24 megapixel aps-c CMOS sensor and the m6 mark 2 comes with the newer and higher resolution 32 megapixel CMOS sensor we’ll talk about performance for photography and video in a later section but there are some significant advantages to the new sensor both cameras are super fast to operate and you can see startup speed tests and my dedicated reviews the combination of sensor and processor on both cameras produced very nice images and video for me I love canons color processing and I was happy with the overall image quality which I’ll discuss more in that section because of how I shoot one

of the features that I look at for every camera that I get is continuous or burst shooting you can just point the camera at a subject hold down the shutter and the camera will just keep firing this is a nice feature if you’re photographing sports kids running around pets or any fast-moving subject of course the more frames you have per second the more exposures you’ll have to pick from later on the m50 can shoot it up to 7 frames per second with full AI servo AF and the m6 mark to can shoot it up to 14 frames per second so that means the m6 mark 2 gives you twice as many shots to select from when we look at buffer memory with the m50 we’re looking at 33 images when shooting JPEG and 10 images when shooting raw versus 54 jpg and 23 RAW images for the m6 mark 2 the m6 mark 2 is the clear winner here because it has a burst frame rate that is twice the speed of the m50 and we can shoot for longer before filling up the buffer the m6 mark 2 also offers a raw burst mode which

uses a cropped version of the sensor and gives you 30 frames per second which is really nice when you’re trying to just nail that exact moment moving on one of the most important things for me with any tool that I use is ergonomic s– in terms of both handling and user experience the m50 and the m6 mark two are both mirrorless cameras and they’re close enough in size and way to where that’s not much of a factor when it comes to portability the grip on the m6 mark 2 is a little deeper and the rubber coating is a little more textured and Canon added it to both sides which make the m6 mark 2 a little more comfortable to hold and it feels more secure in my hand moving on to the view finders the m50 has a built-in electronic viewfinder in the m6 mark 2 actually doesn’t come with a viewfinder at all there is an optional electronic viewfinder called the EVF DC – which Canon includes if you buy the m6 mark 2 in the US with a kit lens again there are pros and cons here it’s nice at the m50 includes a viewfinder with the price of the body because unless you’re buying the m6 mark 2 with the kit lens in the US you’re looking at

spending an additional 200 bucks which now brings the price of the m6 mark 2 to 1,050 dollars on the other hand I very rarely use a viewfinder so I love the fact that I can remove it from the m6 mark 2 and get an even smaller footprint this is especially important to me when I use the m6 mark 2 with a small gimble like the G and m2 and I don’t have to worry about the viewfinder hitting the back of the gimbal one drawback to the m6 mark 2 design is that because the EVF takes up the hatchew you can’t use an external flash or trigger while using the viewfinder and that can be a deal-breaker for some photographers next i want to discuss the buttons and dials on these cameras I think if you’re buying a camera and you’re just using it with the factory settings you’re missing out part of what you get when you’re buying a higher-end camera is the ability to customize it to work better for how you shoot the m50 has a top dial that can be used for aperture and shutter speed but you have to press a button on the back of the camera to toggle this functionality there’s also a multi function button next to the shutter which I have said to ISO and that rounds out the three most common elements that I change the m6 mark two is two top dials and a rear dial so you can easily adjust aperture shutter speed and ISO without having to use a custom button there’s also a great dial function button which we saw in the EOS R and lets you quickly toggle the functionality of the rear dial and make adjustments to some additional features I definitely prefer the user experience with the m6 mark – especially when it comes to photography because I can

change all three parts of the exposure triangle with dedicated controls for video this is a little less important because I’m rarely changing shutter speed but it’s still nice to be able to change aperture and ISO without hitting an extra button both cameras use canons quick menu which is triggered by using the cue button on the back or the cue icon on the touch screen which I’ll get to later on in this video the quick menu brings up the features and settings that you’re most commonly changing and it allows you to make these changes using the directional buttons or the touch screen the main menu system is super easy to learn and use and this is something that continues to be a strength for Canon as far as battery life the m50 uses the LPE 12 battery and it’s rated for 235 shots the m6 mark 2 uses the LPE 17 battery and it’s rated for 305 shots so we’re getting about a 20% increase in battery life due to the larger battery I did a dedicated video showing three ways to solve this battery life issue and I’ll link to that video up in the corner and in the description those same solutions work for the m6 mark 2 with a different coupler one last advantage for the m6 mark 2 is that the battery can be charged in camera if you’re using a PD or power delivery capable power source and please don’t go spending a hundred and ninety dollars on canons PD e1 there are a lot more affordable options and I’ll link to a few of them in the description next I want to talk about resolution frame rate and image

quality for photography the m50 offers a 6000 by 4000 pixel image and the m6 mark 2 has a maximum image resolution of 69 60 by 40 640 which is quite a bit bigger when shooting stills this means that you’ll have more flexibility when cropping on the m6 mark twos higher resolution sensor this isn’t something that’s necessarily going to be important for every person because 24 megapixels is plenty for what most people are going to use both cameras can shoot in JPEG and RAW so you can decide just how much information you want to capture depending on what you plan on doing with these images in post-production I was super happy with the images I got from both cameras and for the price the images were sharp with good dynamic range image quality was better on the m6 mark 2 if you used higher-end lenses like the thirty two millimeter F one point four a twenty two millimeter f/2 or adapted L Series EF lenses if you’re

using any of the zoom EF m lenses and are mostly posting your images on the web you probably won’t notice much of a difference for video the m50 offers 4k at 24 frames per second in full HD at 24 30 and 60 frames per second m6 mark 2 offers 4k at 30 frames per second and Full HD or 1080p at 30 and 60 frames per second there is a high frame rate option which gives us 1080p at 120 frames per second but there’s no autofocus so you’ll have to use manual focus which is limiting but it’s better than not having it at all what’s missing here is the option for 24 frames per second with the m6 mark 2 in both 4k and 1080p but Canon has announced that it’s releasing a new firmware update which will add 24 frames per second and both 4k and Full HD just like it did to the similarly featured 9 TD the m6 mark 2 has two significant advantages over the m50 when it comes to 4k first there is no additional crop whereas the m50 has a 1.7 X crop which makes it very difficult to get wide-angle shots in 4k the second advantage is that the m6 market who uses the dual pixel autofocus system when shooting in 4k while the m50 switches to a

contrast detection autofocus system which is slower less reliable and struggles and low-light overall I’m very happy with a 1080 footage from both cameras but I’m giving the advantage of the m6 mark 2 in 4k because there’s no crop we have dual pixel autofocus system which means I can shoot without having to worry about any type of focus hunting next let’s talk about time-lapse both cameras come with in body 1080p and 4k time lapse meaning that the cameras will actually compile the time-lapse for you so it’s ready to be viewed and here’s where we see another significant advantage for the m6 mark2 the m50 has a minimum shutter speed of 130th of a second when shooting time-lapse there are a lot of times when I want a slower shutter speed when I’m shooting a time-lapse because I want to add more motion blur it might be for clouds or I want light streaks when I’m shooting at night and it’s nice to see that this limit was removed with the m6 mark 2 and I can shoot with much slower shutter speeds another advantage of the m6 mark 2 is that it can record up to 4k 34 – 2 8-bit using a clean HDMI out this is super useful because it gives us great footage to work with and gets around a 30 minute recording limit which both of these cameras have when recording internally the clean HDMI app also means that I can

easily livestream with continuous autofocus and get amazing sharp video that’s always in focus the m50 does not have a clean HDMI out so the only way to use it for a live streaming is to use manual focus or use a special software that removes the white auto focus indicator from the screen and this transitions us nicely to autofocus both cameras use canons dual pixel autofocus system but that does not mean that they’re the same the m50 has between 99 and 143 autofocus points depending on which lens you’re using while the m6 mark 2 has five thousand four hundred and eighty-one autofocus points focusing brightness range is also improved on the m6 Mark – from minus 2 to minus 5 evie allowing it to focus better in lower light situations both cameras offer eye detection in one-shot AF mode but the m6 mark 2 offers eye detection when tracking a subject for burst shooting and for video this gives us an extra level of precision for video and I absolutely love this when I’m shooting portraits because I don’t have to worry about getting the focus point exactly on the subject I and I can just concentrate on when shooting with these cameras facing me I’m completely confident that my face is identified it’s being tracked we’re not gonna get any kind of hunting the if’ has been very consistent for me with the m6 mark – and if eyes are not

detected it reverts back to face tracking something that I mentioned earlier in the video but I wanted to bring up again is that the m6 mark – uses the dual pixel autofocus system even when you’re shooting in 4k where the m50 switches to an inferior contrast detection system which is slower less accurate and struggles in low-light situations moving on both cameras also offers subject tracking which is great and it can be activated using the touch screen and the interface is super intuitive and easy to use with both cameras you simply click on the subject on the LCD and the camera will continue to track it as it moves through the frame one other feature that I really like is the ability to easily rack focus from one subject to another by clicking on it using the touchscreen so I like the fact that I can talk about one thing while I have it in focus and then click on another item in the frame when I want to shift the viewers attention to it so to recap my opinion about the autofocus it works really well for both Stills and video with both cameras but overall I find the m6 Mark twos autofocus system to be superior for both photography and video next I

want to talk about lens options and I think a lot of people forget to look at this part when they shop for a camera when you buy a camera you’re actually buying into an entire lens system and there are two major considerations there first what lenses are available and at what cost and second what happens when you want to upgrade a body or if you have multiple bodies both of these cameras use canons EF M mount and there are some great lenses from Canon like the 32 millimeter F one point four and the 22 millimeter f/2 both cameras can also use an adapter which allows us to use all of canons EF and EFS mount lenses if we really want to take advantage of the m6 Mark twos high resolution sensor that means we would need to use higher-end lenses if we’re adding third-party options here then Sigma just released three fast EF M primes the sixteen thirty and fifty six millimeter F one point four but as I mentioned before if you’re going to use the kit lens or any of the EFM zoom lenses you’re unlikely to notice a big difference both cameras can use a speed booster like this one from comm light which does two really impressive things for us first it’s a focal range reducer with a crop of 0.71 meaning that if we

took something like the l series 24 to 70 F 2.8 and we’re shooting at 24 that would normally give us about a 38 millimeter equivalent field of view when using it on an aps-c sensor but now we can multiply that by 0.7 1 and get approximately a 27 millimetre field of view it’s not exactly like using the 24 on a full-frame sensor camera but it’s a significant improvement over the 38 millimeter equivalent field of view not only that we’re also able to gather more light than the original lens setting so instead of an F 2.8 it now becomes an effective F 2.0 lens which lets a lot more light onto the sensor and gives us an even shallower depth of field for additional separation from the background if this was a little confusing let me know in the comment section below and I’ll create a dedicated video about how the speed booster works and all the advantages that it offers moving on let’s talk a little about the screen both cameras offer a 1.04 million dot three inch touch screen but the m50 offers a fully articulating touch screen whereas the M six mark 2 has a tilt screen both screens can be tilted down from when the camera is above your eye level and can be tilted up for when you’re shooting from the hip or when the cameras positioned low to the ground both screens can also be flipped 180 degrees to face the front for when you’re

shooting video and you’re in front of the camera or for shooting selfies but of course the m50 flips out to the side and the m6 mark 2 flips up a major advantage of the m50 is that the screen can also be positioned to face both sides which is helpful on a gimbal slider when your shooting vertical photos with the camera above or below eye level because I do regularly run into all of these situations this is something that I very much value in a camera and at the same time I can see that not every person uses their camera the way I do another consideration with this design is that if you plan on using an external shotgun microphone you won’t be able to flip the screen of the m6 mark to up because the screen will hit the back of the microphone you can use something like the road wire let’s go and then clip it to the monitor or to the hinge mechanism another option would be to get an L bracket or a cage for additional mounting options with the m6 mark – both cameras offer full touchscreen functionality so you can navigate the menu select options and features from the screen and touch or drag to focus the next set of features I want to bring up have to do with audio both the m50 and the m6 mark to have an external mic input so you can use an external microphone to get much better audio right into the camera and check out the individual reviews

for audio samples with both two built-in mics and external microphones the m6 mark 2 has a couple of advantages when it comes to audio first the audio levels are always displayed on the LCD when you’re in movie mode so as you’re preparing to record or even while you’re recording you can see the levels on the m6 mark – you can also adjust the levels from the quick menu without having to go into the main menu but neither camera allows you to modify audio levels during recording which is a great feature we saw in the 90 D I published a video discussing the importance of audio for video and I will link to it up in the corner and in the description I also want to talk about other features that could help you make a buying decision and these are all features of the m6 mark – first it has the option of using an electronic shutter which allows you to take images silently without hearing the shutter mechanism and can be a great option for when you’re in a quiet environment and you don’t want to draw attention to yourself next the m6 mark 2 has a setting from

minimum shutter speed with auto ISO which is an excellent feature for when you want the camera to increase the ISO rather than slowed down the shutter speed this works really well when you’re shooting in low-light and you don’t want the shutter speed to get so low that it introduces motion blur the neck feature I want to mention is focus bracketing which is great for increasing depth of field the m6 mark 2 will automatically take multiple photos while slightly shifting the focus plane so that you can create a composite image and post and create a deeper depth of field which can be very useful from macro okay so which camera is a better value and which one should you get I think it depends on your priorities at the time I’m making this video the m50 costs five hundred and seventy nine dollars and the m6 mark to cost eight hundred and fifty bucks so that may contribute to your final decision the m50 is less expensive which leaves you more money to spend on lenses and accessories has a fully articulating touchscreen a built-in viewfinder and allows you to use

an external flash or trigger while using the viewfinder the m6 mark ii has better auto focus better low-light performance uncropped 4k wick dual pixel autofocus 120 frames per second for slow-motion more controls an electronic shutter option a clean HDMI out faster continuous shooting and a 30 frames per second rob burst mode I always say that you can’t have everything in every camera so it comes down to what’s important to you I do my best to answer every common in question and I’m happy to continue the conversation with you in the comments section I’ll put links in the description to where you can get the m50 and the m6 Mark 2 as well as some popular kits and accessories there are always holiday specials and discounts and those links will automatically be updated

with the lowest pricing if you end up ordering anything at all using those links you can help support my channel for free and help me create more content for you so thank you in advance I also put links in the description to the more detailed video about each camera in case you want a more in-depth review I really hope I was able to give you a good comparison between the canon m 50 and the m6 mark 2 I’d love to hear in the comments section which option is best for you if this video was helpful please let me know by giving it a thumbs up tweet it share it and if you’re interested in more camera reviews and tutorials join the community by hitting the subscribe and notification buttons you can always find me on Instagram Twitter and Facebook at techie err talk you know what I always say buy it nice or buy twice good luck and see you soon

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