Nikon D3500 vs Canon EOS M50
|Canon EOS M50||Canon||2018|
Type of camera
Nikon D3500 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M50 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3500 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M50 has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D3500||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS M50||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Both these cameras has the exact same resolution. Nikon D3500 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M50 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D3500||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Canon EOS M50||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.
|Canon EOS M50||100-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS M50 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M50 belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M50||10|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D3500||365 gr||0,8 lb|
|Canon EOS M50||390 gr||0,86 lb|