Canon M50 Mark II vs Canon EOS RP Comparison


When comparing two mirrorless system cameras, the Canon EOS RP and the EOS M50 Mark II, which is the best option? We take a step-by-step approach to go over all the similarities and differences, and we even venture outside the box occasionally. The latter model, released in 2020, is the most recent of the two cameras.

On the other side, the Canon DSLM was released in 2019, making it approximately 21 months more mature. Because of this, the age gap is relatively small, which makes for a fascinating comparative constellation. After this, you will be taken straight to the conclusion, providing the final score of this DSLM evaluation.

Canon M50 II Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2020-10-14
  • 24MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 25600 ( expands to 51200)
  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • 3.00″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • 2360k Electronic dot viewfinder
  • 10.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 387g. 116 x 88 x 59 mm
  • Replaced Canon EOS M50 Compare

Canon RP Key Specs

  • Announcement Date: 2019-02-14
  • 26MP – Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 40000 ( expands to 50 – 102400)
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 3.00″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • 2360k Electronic dot viewfinder
  • 5.0fps continuous shooting
  • 4K (UHD) – 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-in Wireless
  • 485g. 133 x 85 x 70 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body


In 35mm format, the Canon EOS RP utilizes a CMOS sensor with 27.1 megapixels that is not stabilized. Because of this, the full image resolution is now at its greatest possible setting of 25,958,400 pixels. In direct contrast, the relatively more recent Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a CMOS APS-C sensor with a resolution of 25.8 megapixels but does not include an image stabilizer. This boosts the total number of pixels to an effective 24,000,000.

When compared, an APS-C system camera and a full-format camera are discussed. The RP ends up being a little bit higher. It features a pixel density of 5.8 micrometers per square inch. In comparison, the M50 Mark II has a sensitivity of 3.8 micrometers, which may at first seem like a far lower value on paper. On the other hand, the noise’s behavior cannot be generalized based just on the pixel pitch.

Photo and Video

The Canon RP can take photographs with a maximum resolution of 6,240 x 4,160 pixels. Still, the Canon M50 Mark II can only take pictures with a resolution of 6,000 x 4,000 pixels.

Because of this, the former has a few extra reserves that may be used for printing or further cutting. In addition, you have the option of saving it in JPEG or RAW format. Both of these cameras use a focal plane shutter that is mechanical. There is a range of shutter speeds available, from 1/10,000 to 30 seconds. Additionally supported are long exposures achieved by utilizing the bulb feature.

Compared to the M50 Mark II, which has an ISO range of 100 to 51,200, the RP’s light sensitivity range of 50 to 102,400 is significantly more than that of the M50 Mark II.
The older Canon EOS RP is clearly at a disadvantage in continuous shooting speed since it can only produce 5 frames per second instead of 10 frames per second.

The M50 Mark II model includes an integrated flash, and its guide number is 5. (at ISO 100). Through the usage of its flash shoe, a system flash may be activated. It takes either 1/180 or 1/200 of a second for the moment to sync.

Both versions allow for video recording in the 4K resolution format. However, the EOS M50 Mark II is superior to the EOS RP in terms of frames per second, as it can shoot at a rate of 30 frames per second.


Autofocus, face detection, and manual focus are all supported by both DSLMs in their respective focus modes. In addition, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II comes equipped with eye autofocus, tracking, and touch focus.

Display and Viewfinder

A touchscreen of 3 inches in diameter and 1.04 million pixels are located on the RP’s rear. It may also be tilted in addition to being able to pivot. The M50 Mark II also includes a touch display 3 inches in size and has the exact resolution. It can fold up in addition to being able to pivot.

The Canon EOS RP has a display, but in addition to that, it also features an electronic viewfinder that has a magnification of 0.7x and covers the whole frame at 100 percent. As a result, the resolution is relatively high at 3.69 million pixels. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II lacks a viewfinder, in contrast to the display included with the camera.

Battery and Storage

The RP is powered by a battery with model number LP-E17 that has a capacity of 1,040 mAh and operates at 7.2 volts. According to the CIPA standard, a storm that has been wholly charged should support around 250 shots.

On the other hand, the M50 Mark II is powered by a specialized battery of LP-E12 (7.2 volts; 875 mAh). In addition, the body of the camera only accommodates a single battery. Therefore, one battery charging will allow for around 250 photo captures. Thus, the same number in the comparative model is slightly older.

Memory cards using the SD, SDHC, and SDXC standards are compatible with both system cameras. There is a card drive available for use in this scenario. There is no option for an internal memory card in any camera model.


In a head-to-head matchup between these system cameras, the Canon EOS RP emerges victorious with a total score of 38. However, despite this, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II scored a respectable 35.5 points and has a lot of positives going for it.

In addition, one must consider the RRP of both DSLMs, which differ by a total of 500 euros. According to the product that came out on top in our comparison, this amounts to an increase in the price of almost thirty-three percent at both 1,499 and 999. Of course, prices found on the street today are not included.

Canon M50 Mark II vs. Canon RP Specs Comparison

Camera ModelCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
Camera TypeMirrorless system cameraMirrorless system camera
Camera LensCanon EF-M mount lensesCanon RF mount lenses
Launch DateOctober 2020February 2019
Launch PriceUSD 599USD 1,299
Sensor SpecsCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
Sensor TechnologyCMOSCMOS
Sensor FormatAPS-C SensorFull Frame Sensor
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9 mm35.9 x 24.0 mm
Sensor Area332.27 mm2861.6 mm2
Sensor Diagonal26.8 mm43.2 mm
Crop Factor1.6x1.0x
Sensor Resolution24 Megapixels26 Megapixels
Image Resolution6000 x 4000 pixels6240 x 4160 pixels
Pixel Pitch3.72 μm5.76 μm
Pixel Density7.22 MP/cm23.01 MP/cm2
Moiré controlAnti-Alias filterAnti-Alias filter
Movie Capability4K/24p Video4K/30p Video
ISO Setting100 – 25,600 ISO100 – 40,000 ISO
ISO Boost100 – 51,200 ISO50 – 102,400 ISO
Image ProcessorDIGIC 8DIGIC 8
DXO Sensor Quality (score)..85
DXO Color Depth (bits)..24.3
DXO Dynamic Range (EV)..11.9
DXO Low Light (ISO)..2977
Screen SpecsCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
Viewfinder TypeElectronic viewfinderElectronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Field of View100%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.70x
Viewfinder Resolution2360k dots2360k dots
LCD FramingLive ViewLive View
Rear LCD Size3.0inch3.0inch
LCD Resolution1040k dots1040k dots
LCD AttachmentSwivel screenSwivel screen
Touch InputTouchscreenTouchscreen
Shooting SpecsCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
Focus SystemOn-Sensor Phase-detectOn-Sensor Phase-detect
Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
Continuous Shooting10 shutter flaps/s5 shutter flaps/s
Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuation100 000 actuation
Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
Fill FlashBuilt-in Flashno On-Board Flash
Storage MediumSDXC cardsSDXC cards
Second Storage OptionSingle card slotSingle card slot
UHS card supportUHS-IUHS-II
Connectivity SpecsCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
External FlashHotshoeHotshoe
USB ConnectorUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Microphone PortExternal MIC portExternal MIC port
Headphone Socketno Headphone portHeadphone port
Wifi SupportWifi built-inWifi built-in
Bluetooth SupportBluetooth built-inBluetooth built-in
Body SpecsCanon M50 Mark IICanon RP
Battery TypeLP-E12LP-E17
Battery Life (CIPA)305 shots per charge250 shots per charge
In-Camera Chargingno USB chargingUSB charging
Body Dimensions116 x 88 x 59 mm
(4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3 in)
133 x 85 x 70 mm
(5.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 in)
Camera Weight387 g (13.7 oz)485 g (17.1 oz)




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