Canon EOS M50 vs Sony Alpha A7 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS M50 vs Sony Alpha A7 II 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 II

  • Introduced in December 2014
  • 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 95.7 x 59.7mm³ (5.0″ x 3.8″ x 2.4″)
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7 II

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7 II 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 II

EOS M50 vs Alpha A7 II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7 II 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 II (0.71x)

Better choice: Sony Alpha A7 II

Canon EOS M50 VS Sony Alpha A7 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS M50 a better choice


Alpha A7 II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

10 5
Auto Focus points (4)

143 117
Built-in flash (2)

Touch screen (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)

(12.5 oz.)
(19.4 oz.)
More portable (2)


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 the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the lower weight than the Alpha A7 II. Another advantage over the Alpha A7 II: the more compact size.

The EOS M50 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7 II


Alpha A7 II

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
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)

235 350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 25 points for the Alpha A7 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Alpha A7 II

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

External microphone


Canon EOS M50 VS Sony Alpha A7 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS M50 and Alpha A7 II

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS M50

Sony Alpha A7 II


We recommend Sony Alpha A7 II as better choice.

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