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Canon M50 vs SL2 – Image Quality and Low Light Performance

What’s up guys, Sagi here and welcome to another Tech Gear Talk. Today we’re going to do an image quality and low-light performance comparison between 2 of the best beginner cameras from Canon, the SL2 (or 200d depending on where you’re frome) and the M50. I’ve already done a detailed comparison of the features of these two cameras and I’ll link to that video up in the corner and in the description, but I want to do more of a side-by-side comparison to show you how both of these cameras perform. My goal with every product comparison is to give you a detailed overview of the products and compare them in a way that relates to real life use. If you find it helpful please let me know by giving it a like and hitting the subscribe and notification buttons for more camera and tech reviews. I’m also going to include links in the description to where you can buy these camera as well as some of my favorite accessories, and if you end up using those links to buy anything, you help support my channel for free and allow me to create more content for you.

Ok, let’s get going!

Canon M50 vs SL2 Studio Photograph Image Quality Comparison

The first test we’re going to do is shoot the same scene with both the SL2 and the M50 at all of the available ISOs and then compare them. Both cameras have a ISO range of 100 – 25600, and I’ll show you a comparison and then zoom in to some light and dark areas so that you can see the images at 100%. Both sensors produce images that are 6000×4000 so the original images are the same resolution.

Let’s start out with the SL2.

Now let’s look at the M50.

And finally, let’s do a side-by-side.

Canon M50 vs SL2 Studio Video Image Quality Comparison

Next, let’s take a look at video. Both the SL2 and the M50 can shoot at 100-12,800 ISO, and I’m going to shoot everything at Full HD, or 1080P at 30 frames per second.

Again we’ll start with the SL2.

Now let’s take a look at the M50.

And finally let’s do a side-by-side.

Final Thoughts

Ok, so the SL2 and the M50 are two of the leading Canon cameras out on market for beginners and content creators. And a lot of people have narrowed down their search to these two cameras. Now that you saw images and the footage from both cameras side by side, what do you think? Which one has the overall better image quality? Or is it too close to call? If you want my opinion, I think this is a much closer race than I thought it would be. I think it’s difficult to choose a clear winner. I used the most basic lenses with each camera. With the SL2, I used the 18-55mm STM IS lens, and with the M50 I used teh 15-45mm IS. If there are other tests you want me to run, drop a comment and I’ll do my best to incorporate as many requests as possible.

I also have links in the description to the more detailed video about each camera if you want a more in-depth review.

I really hope this article gave you a fair comparison between the Canon SL2 and the M50 in terms of image quality, and I would love to hear what you think in the comments section. If this article was helpful, please let me know by sharing it, and if you haven’t yet, join the community by hitting the subscribe and notification buttons on my YouTube.

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Good luck and see you soon.

Detailed reviews:

Canon M50: https://youtu.be/luYV0dTxoWE
Canon SL2: https://youtu.be/WEQtH8hh8dM
Canon M50 vs SL2 Features: https://youtu.be/JIb30UZKmkY

Microphones for Canon M50 and Sl2:

Complete Review: https://youtu.be/hE84RCziiv8

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone: http://geni.us/tgtRodeVideoMicro
Rode VideoMic Pro: http://geni.us/tgtRodeVideoMicPro
Rode VideoMic GO: http://geni.us/tgtRodeVideoMicGO
Rode VideoMic Pro Plus: http://geni.us/tgtRodeVideoMicProPlus

My favorite 3-axis Gimbals for smaller Camera:

Moza AirCross 3-Axis Gimbal: http://geni.us/tgtMozaAirCross3
Ikan MS-PRO Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer: http://geni.us/tgtIkanBeholder
Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer: http://geni.us/tgtZhiyunCraneV2
Beholder DS1 Handheld Stabilizer 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal: http://geni.us/tgtBeholderDS1 

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