Canon EOS M50 vs Sony Alpha A7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M50 vs Sony Alpha A7 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm³ (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.3″)
  • 387g (12.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M50

Alpha A7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0″ x 3.7″ x 1.9″)
  • 474g (15.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Advantage: Sony Alpha A7

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7: Viewfinder

EOS M50 has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.60x.

Alpha A7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.71x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS M50 (0.60x)

Alpha A7 (0.71x)

Better choice: Sony Alpha A7

Canon EOS M50 VS Sony Alpha A7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M50 a better choice


Alpha A7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

10 5
Auto Focus points (4)

143 117
Built-in flash (2)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Touch screen (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)

(12.5 oz.)
(15.3 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M50 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the EOS M50 is made easy by the lower weight than the Alpha A7.

The EOS M50 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7


Alpha A7

Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.10 24.30
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 25600 ISO 50 – 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)

7 50
Longer battery life (3, photos)

235 340

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 20 points for the Alpha A7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A7

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

External microphone

Similar size

601cm³ 577cm³

Canon EOS M50 VS Sony Alpha A7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M50 and Alpha A7

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M50

Sony Alpha A7


We advise to choose the newest model: Canon EOS M50.