Canon EOS R50 vs M50 Mark II

Canon EOS R50 vs EOS M50 II
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The Canon EOS R50 vs M50 Mark II comparison is the most direct head-to-head in the manufacturer's current lineup.

Canon is targeting new users, hybrid stills and video creators, and smartphone upgraders with both of these cameras. Both are small and light, inexpensive to buy and designed with beginners and novices in mind. However, one represents the future, the other is the end of a line – but there's more to the Canon EOS R50 vs M50 Mark II discussion than newness alone.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at