Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R100

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Canon EOS R50 and the Canon EOS R100, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Canon EOS R50 was introduced in February 2023 and Canon EOS R100 was introduced in May 2023. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Canon EOS R50 Highlights

      • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 32,000 Native ISO
      • 651 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 1,620k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • 0.39" 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
      • 12.0 fps Mechanical and 15.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
      • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi

      Canon EOS R100 Highlights

      • 24.1 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • No Optical Low-pass Filter
      • 100 - 12,800 Native ISO
      • 143 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 1,040k dot Fixed Screen
      • 0.39" 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
      • 6.5 fps Mechanical Continuous Shooting
      • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100.

      PROS

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
      •   Digital Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Unlimited Video Recording
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   USB Charging
      •   Orientation Sensor
      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Digital Image Stabilization
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      •   Light - 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)

      CONS

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/4000 sec
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   No USB Charging


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.1 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.5 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Advantage of Canon EOS R50

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS R50 over Canon EOS R100.

      Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R100
      Higher Sensor Resolution 24.2 Megapixel vs 24.1 Megapixel
      Higher Native ISO 32,000 vs 12,800
      Higher Boosted ISO 51,200 vs 25,600
      More Powerful Processor DIGIC X vs DIGIC 8
      Focusing System Dual Pixel CMOS AF II vs Dual Pixel CMOS AF
      More Focus Points 651 vs 143
      Animal Eye Detection vs
      Vehicle Tracking Mode vs
      Phase Detection for Autofocus vs
      Screen Type Fully Articulated vs Fixed
      Touch Screen vs
      Higher Resolution Screen 1,620k dot vs 1,040k dot
      Higher Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) 1/8000 sec vs 1/4000 sec
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 12.0 fps vs 6.5 fps
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting 15.0 fps vs 6.5 fps
      Lower Min Flash Compensation -3 EV vs -2 EV
      Higher Max Flash Compensation +3 EV vs +2 EV
      Partial Metering vs
      Unlimited Video Recording vs
      Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
      USB Charging vs

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      Advantage of Canon EOS R100

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS R100 over Canon EOS R50.

      Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R100
      Cheaper $679 body only ($799 with 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS) vs $480 (body only), $600 (w/18-45mm lens), $830 (w/18-45mm and 55-210mm lenses)
      Higher Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec vs 1/250 sec
      Lighter 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz) vs 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Canon EOS R50 Canon EOS R100
        Cheap$679 body only ($799 with 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS)$480 (body only), $600 (w/18-45mm lens), $830 (w/18-45mm and 55-210mm lenses)
        Video Capture
        Many Focus Points651143
        Touch-to-Focus
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Digital Image Stabilization
        Built-in Flash
        High Video Resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
        Webcam Functionality
        HDMI Output Micro Micro
        Built-In Wi-Fi
        Built-In Bluetooth
        Light375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)
      WEAKNESSES Canon EOS R50 Canon EOS R100
        No Image Stabilization
        No Headphone Output
        No Built-in GPS
        No Environmental Sealing
        Short Battery Life370 shots370 shots

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 have 3.0" screens with 1,620k dot and 1,040k dot resolutions respectively. Canon EOS R50 has a Fully Articulated screen which makes it selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting. Canon EOS R100 has a Fixed screen Canon EOS R50 also features touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality allowing users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording.

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      Canon EOS R50 with Fully Articulated screen


      Viewfinder

      Cameras have built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinders with 2,360k dot resolution. They both have 100% coverage and 0.95x (0.59x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

      Sensor

      Canon EOS R50 features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 332.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 32,000 and expands to 100 - 51,200 in boosted mode. Canon EOS R100 features a 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 222 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 12,800 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


      Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how different sensors compare with each other:

      Sensor size chart
      Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
      Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
      Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
      Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
      Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

      Photography Features

      Canon EOS R50 is equipped with DIGIC X processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution. Canon EOS R100 is equipped with DIGIC 8 processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Canon RF lens mount. Due to their APS-C sensor their crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is equal to 1.6x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.6.


      No Low-Pass Filter on Canon EOS R100

      There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor on Canon EOS R100. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


      No Image Stabilization

      The cameras do not have image stabilization. On Canon EOS R50 it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS R100 nothing can be done. On Canon EOS R100 it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS R50 nothing can be done.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi

      Cameras have built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
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      Bluetooth

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 have built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 on Canon EOS R50) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
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      USB Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB Type-C inputs for data transfer. Canon EOS R50 has a Micro HDMI and Canon EOS R100 has a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 come with LP-E17 battery pack with battery life of 370 shots.


      External Storage Slots

      Canon EOS R50 has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slot. Canon EOS R100 has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) card slot.

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 have Electronic 1st curtain shutter and Electronic. shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with electronic 1st curtain shutter on Canon EOS R50, and up to 1/4000 sec on Canon EOS R100. Canon EOS R50 can shoot continuously up to 15.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 12.0 fps with electronic 1st curtain shutter. Canon EOS R100 can shoot continuously up to 6.5 fps.


      Focusing

      Canon EOS R50 has Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system with 651 focusing points and Canon EOS R100 has Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with 143 focusing points. They both have detection range from -4 to +20 EV


      Exposure

      Both cameras' exposure metering ranges from -2 to +20 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±3 EV range. You can also do exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS R50 and exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS R100.


      Flash

      Cameras have built-in flash with maximum range of 6m at ISO 100.. They also accept external flash which can be connected via Intelligent Hot Shoe to Canon EOS R50 and via Hot Shoe to Canon EOS R100. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/200 sec on Canon EOS R50 and 1/250 sec on Canon EOS R100.

      Physical Parameters

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 bodies have the same dimensions of 116 x 86 x 69 mm (4.57 x 3.39 x 2.72"). Canon EOS R50 weighs 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz) and Canon EOS R100 weighs 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz).

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      116 mm

      86 mm

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      86 mm

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      86 mm

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      69 mm

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      Size comparisons of Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      GOOD
      72
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      AVERAGE
      66
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      GOOD
      76
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      71
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.5 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots

      Wildlife Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      GOOD
      74
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      AVERAGE
      63
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.5 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots

      Portrait Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      81
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Street Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      GOOD
      83
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)

      Travel Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      GOOD
      82
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R100 and give them scores of 76 and 69 out of 100 recpectively. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      OVERALL
      76
      OVERALL
      69

      Sensor

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      AVERAGE
      62
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      AVERAGE
      62
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.1 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

      Photo

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      AVERAGE
      68
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      AVERAGE
      64
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 6.5 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Video

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      GOOD
      79
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Unlimited Video Recording
      POOR
      49
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   Webcam Functionality

      Focusing

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      93
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
      GOOD
      84
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   143 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      GOOD
      72
      •   Fixed Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot

      Connectivity

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      EXCELLENT
      94
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      92
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R100

      POOR
      42
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      POOR
      42
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots


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