Best Youtube Camera 2020? Canon M50 vs M6 Mark ii

Ahoj. This is Zdenka. I absolutely love
my Canon M50 but last month I added another camera which is Canon M6 mark ii. I had a chance to tested it fully in that month. I took it to a few shoots. I
even filmed few YouTube videos with it and last weekend, I took it to a wedding
where I tested it in terms of photography. I shot with it during the
day and in the evening, in low-light conditions. Well, what do I think? Do I
think it is worth upgrading from Canon M50 and mainly, why do I believe
and I do believe, that’s this camera which had quite a bit of negative
reviews when it was first announced, is having a complete turned around and is
going to be one of the best sellers when it comes to vlog cameras next year in
2020. If you are new here, welcome. My name is
Zdenka Darula. I create photo and video tutorials, tech reviews like this one
and creative camera challenges, so if that’s something you’re interested in
you might consider clicking that subscribe button. Well, let me grab those two cameras. Canon M50 and Canon M6 Mark ii. Let me show
you the differences, let me show you some samples and tell you what I really think
and let’s start with the build and design. Both cameras have quite similar size.
Their design is however different. M6 mark ii is tiny but heavier. When I hold
those two, I cannot really feel the difference. To me, it is quite the same.
The obvious difference is that M50 has electronic viewfinder and has flip
out screen which you can rotate. M6 mark ii doesn’t have viewfinder. You can
attach it if you need it. The screen you can pull out and tilt up. What do I think
about this? When it comes to viewfinder, I really don’t need this. Those who are
following me for a while know already that at the beginning of this year I was
diagnosed with some problems with my right eye. Basically I’m seeing lot of
floaters, I have a spasm, I have pains in my right eye. I had early stage of retina
detachment and all because I was using the viewfinder for so many years, having
all those strobes flashing into my eye. And after talking to many professionals
this year in the industry, I realized how common it is. But don’t you worry, it’s
fine. It only hurts quite a bit after the weddings because I’m still using the
viewfinder on the other DSLR quite a bit. So then I have to rest. So my priority
right now is not to use the viewfinder but actually use the screen a lot more.
The only time I would attach the viewfinder is if I would be shooting on
a very bright a day and I could not see the screen
very clearly or if I will be shooting with my telephoto lens which is 70 to
200 millimeters. That lens is super heavy for me and it’s much easier for me
to hold it closer. When it comes to screen itself, I really don’t mind that
on the M6 Mark ii I cannot flip the screen to the side. If I’m doing a video,
I flip the screen upwards and I can still see myself very clearly so there’s
no issue there. And actually during the weddings when I was shooting all angles
and I really like to shoot all angles, it just looks so much nicer.
I had the screen tilted upwards like this and I really enjoyed it because I
didn’t have to do this. I didn’t have to round my back. My back was not sore
anymore. It was, it was very comfortable. I was just holding the camera like this, I
was just looking down. I really, really, really liked it. The only thing I prefer
on the Canon M50 is the fact that you can just rotate the screen and kind of
flip it in, so the screen gets protected. Especially if you are caring it
somewhere in the bag. On this one, the screen is always exposed. I’m thinking
about getting a screen protector. Both cameras have pop-up flash which I don’t
use. I would be more careful though on the m6 mark ii. The mechanism is quite you know, I would be just more gentle with it. If you look at the top, there is extra
dial. This dial controls my aperture but you can control other things. When you
press the dial function button, the dial in the front controls your shutter speed
and I love the dials. That’s actually something I really enjoyed at the
wedding because it made me operate the camera very fast. The M50 doesn’t have it
and when I was shooting with that at the wedding, it really slowed me down. So I
really preferred to have those dials on the top. The dial with modes has more
options on the M6 mark ii. There is FV which is flexible priority
and then we have C 1 and C 2 which is program AE 1 and 2. Red record button
has been moved to the back which I like better. There is also new manual focus
and autofocus button with autofocus on in a center and that one I like
better. On the Canon M50 I accidentally pressed the manual focus
button many times, but here it is very clear and it’s just better. Let’s talk
about picture quality. Here is a photo side-by-side taken with both cameras.
Let’s look at the main differences. Canon M50 is 24.1 megapixel camera. Canon m6 mark 2 is 32.5 megapixel camera. Image resolution on M50 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. On M6 mark ii it is 6960 x 4640 pixels so they are a little bit
bigger. This gives you more room when you want to crop the images but still wants
to maintain high quality prints. And let’s zoom in to hundred percent. I took
both images with the same lens, just a kit lens 15 to 45 millimeters and as I
mentioned, I took both cameras to two separate weddings because I wanted to
test them out to see how it would be to operate them in such a fast-paced
environment and I still wanted to see how it’s gonna perform in low-light
and I can tell you right now that I really didn’t like the Canon M50 that
much. For those interested to see the actual video where I’m talking about it,
the link is in a video description below so you can watch it after this one. So
just like I did with the M50 I threw Viltrox speed booster with 50
millimeter lens on it and took photos at wedding which was in kind of dark wooden place. They had some light there but it was it was quite dark. I shot in full
manual mode as I always do and I was pleasantly surprised that it was easy to
work with. Again the dials really helped, the autofocus is brilliant. It was working very fast and I didn’t
miss any important moments and I didn’t even need a flash. Here is for comparison
photo I took with my DSLR which is 5D mark 3 at the same wedding and with
portrait lens 24 to 105 millimeters and I had to use a flash. Now here is a photo
from Canon m6 mark 2 with no flash. Quite impressive right? I still didn’t test this camera with flash, with external flash as I really
don’t have one comparable but that will come in the future. Let’s talk about
autofocus which is so good. Both cameras have dual pixel autofocus system but m6 and two is a bit more advanced. Focusing brightness is a wider minus 5
to 18 versus minus 2 to 18 and has spot autofocus mode. It also enables eye
detection when tracking a subject. When recording video or in burst mode sports
and wildlife photographers will prefer m6 mark 2 because it is capable of
shooting up to 14 frames per second. That’s the maximum continuous shooting
speed with autofocus tracking feature. It has electronic shutter which enables
raw burst mode and it is silent so the electronic shutter makes silent shooting
possible. So you can take a series of photos with different focus and then
merge them in 1 in software like Photoshop for example and I know that a
lot of landscape photographers are using that technique. Now let’s talk about a
video. At this very moment right now this camera doesn’t shoot 24 frames per
second. It shoots 30 frames per second but Canon is changing that. In early 2020
whoever purchased this camera will be able to update the firmware where 24
frames per second feature will be added and I totally know that cannon actually had to do that if they want to hit the sales.
And by doing that I strongly believe that this camera will be the next big
thing in 2020. So let’s say this camera will soon shoot at 24 frames per second.
Now you can also shoot 4k in 30 frames per second and it’s not cropped like
canon M50 and there is also autofocus. On Canon m50 there is no autofocus if you shoot in 4k. It also shoots 60 frames per second and 120
frames per second in Full HD which is 1080p. On Canon M50 it is in 720p.
You can shoot time-lapse in 4k and also take 4k video frame photo. When it comes to time lapses, there are the same options on both cameras but if you want
to do the proper photo sequence the proper for the time-lapse, for example
sunrise or sunset or the flower opening, then the Canon m6 mark 2 has
intervalometer built-in so you don’t need an external trigger or you don’t
need another software. 3 more things we need to talk about. Memory cards,
batteries and the price. Batteries are different than what you got with Canon M50. M50 uses LP-E12 batteries which get you about 235 shots. It all depends
how much you use the screen and playback. And 6 mark 2 uses LP-E17 batteries and
gets you roughly 305 photos. You can also charge the camera via USB port which is
awesome when you travel. You cannot do that with the M50. When it comes to
memory cards both cameras use SDXC cards. M6 mark 2 supports UHS type 2 cards
which is ultra high-speed data transfer of up to 312 megabytes a second. M50
supports UHS type 1 where transfer is up to 104 megabytes a second. When it comes to price, the difference between those two bodies,
again it depends on the story on a deal I’ve seen is around $300. And I
absolutely see the M6 mark 2 as the next best vlog camera. I don’t necessarily see
it as the best camera when it comes to photography but when it comes to video
for vlog with the added 24 frames per second, yes absolutely. For those interested, I posted links to both cameras in a video description
below for you to check the pricing. Those are international links so you can see
the pricing in your currency based on where you live. Hit the thumbs up if you
liked today’s video, subscribe to all future videos like these. If you have any
questions, comments or simply want to say hello, you can do so in a comment section
below and I actually have a question for you. Let me know which camera you
prefer and why. I would love to read that so please do that in the comment section
below and I’ll see all of my friends you in the next video. Cau…. Ahoj…

100 Replies to “Best Youtube Camera 2020? Canon M50 vs M6 Mark ii”

  1. OMG. I had eye surgery last December on my right eye. Very slow to heal. Still can't drive as I am legally blind in my left eye.Still can't drive and have blind spots and things look wavy, but it's getting better.
    I know it's probably challenging for you, but they have made many advances in treatment. Hang in there.

  2. Aahoi Zedi, Greetings from India. I have been following up your channel for quite sometime now and I loved the quality of pics in your portfolio. Really a great collection and your hard put efforts are obvious looking to your stocks. Can you please share your monthly income from each stock agency in your next video (probably sales and income every month if possible with best selling stocks)? I have been into stock photography for just two months. It might give us an idea of how much can we make with photography after 10 years and whether its worth it.

  3. love your videos.. I to am a m-50 user, I don't see spending another several hundred dollars on a camera unless it is a huge upgrade to a full frame more professional type camera, I have an m50 that is paid for and it is great for what I am doing right now. Now if I was trying to decide a good entry level camera, either or an M50 or an M6 I may go with the M6.

  4. Thanks for this review. I will complete/replace my mk i with that one. Since i have some lenses, i'll stick with the EOS M line and the improvements on this one are welcomed, even if it's hard for it to compete with other like Fuji XT and Sony A6xxx lines.

  5. My M50 is perfect for me right now, even though it has some limitations compared to higher priced cameras. But I do have my eye on that M6 MII. Thanks for the comparison review Zdenka. 😊

  6. I have 2 M50's already for video and pulled the trigger on m6 mark 2 after just watching this video. We'll see if I wind up liking it enough to keep it. But as a mostly video guy I think I will. 🙂 Thanks for the great review and keep up the great work!

  7. M50 feels lika a plastic toy, M6 has more professional touch to it. Still I love the viewfinder and flippy screen on M50. Trying to use bottom part of the touch screen on M6 while vlogging is a big misunderstanding. Also all the fuss with mic placement… What I'd really like to get is M6 mk2 body and features with M50-type viewfinder and a side-flip screen. Now that's my perfect camera!

  8. im still torn between canon m6 mark 2 vs sony a6600 🙁 what do you think is better for someone who is goin to buy his first camera?

  9. Firstly, the m6 mike is the bomb. best handling of rolling shutter and actual 10-bit HDMI output (even without c-log, you can still install cinestyle to achieve what you need to do).

    2:56 is a real problem. My issue is my left eye and I have to use the screen more. I feel like this problem is something not a lot of people talk about unless you've been shooting (with flash) for more than a decade.

    *it would be nice to hear how you've handled The Eye issue. Have you done anything to make it better? It would be a beneficial video to have for other people in the same boat.

  10. I’m using the M50 but prefer to get the M6 mk ii due to the uncropped 4K with autofocus. Gives more options when using a static camera for video in a studio. Do you prefer the speed booster with 50mm or the new Sigma 16mm f/1.4? I was looking into getting the Sigma lens.

  11. I wish this camera had three things; IBIS, weather sealing and included EVF. Other minor things like AF/sound in 120fps would be nice also. Thanks for another great review Zdenka

  12. Hi Zdenka – do you know if it will record video over 30 mins (like the a6400) or whether the 24 FPS update will also increase the recording time to over 30 mins. Thanks and really enjoy your channel.

  13. I have the M50. The M6ii IS nice for video, but everything it does better than the M50, my Black Magic Ursa does better than it. I shoot mainly in 1080p, so the M50 does everything I need it to do. My next purchase of a camera will be first the BMPCC 6k, then the EOS R mk2 when it comes out (not too soon, I still need to save up a bit for lenses.) I have discovered that with the M50, you can adapt C mount cinema lenses from vintage 16mm film cameras and shoot 4k with great results. The adapter is only a few dollars online.

  14. To those who doesn’t have m50 then m6 mark II will be the best choice.

    To those who already have the m50 then better wait till canon release their m50 mark II

    Uncroped 4k 30fps video is a great enhancement but still we cannot utilize it to the fulliest if the video will only uploaded to facebook.

  15. I'm a SONY full frame user. But the compact form and usable features of the M6II is so attempting that I have to have it as a travel and backup camera. M6II over the M50 for sure because without the viewfinder it fits in camera bags WAY better and that's what I care about. Informative and fair review and comparison!

  16. Im a Canon 7D shooter looking to upgrade, I like to see some still photos from the Canon EOS M6 mark ii if I may. Do you have a link? IF you are interested, you can tap on my name see my Canon 7D slideshows. Thanks! . . . . Im deciding between this Canon M6ii, the EOS R, & EOS RP.

  17. I already ordered the M6 Mark II, because of the fast Autofocus what is although working great for lowlight like at the 5d Mark IV. I will see in the next days when the delivery will arrive.

  18. $300 difference?? where are you seeing that? I'm seeing the m6 as almost double the price. Here in Canada (November 2019) I see the m50 for $759, versus $1450 for the m6 mark 2 (both with kit lens). It does look interesting though. I'd just been considering an upgrade to the m50. Now I'm not sure…

  19. Another joke from Canon, So sick of canon handing out poor cameras. If Canon keep this up, they will be broke in a few years. Sony making better cameras, Canon is a sinking ship!

  20. I sold my M50, was missing the external input port and the involmeter alot on the M50, and I hated the iso noise. And also felt like it was to small to hold… It did`t fell like a real camera, toys like.
    now i´m either looking for fullfarme ( sony A7 III or Nikon Z6) or buy the M6 mk2 and live the the iso. But will gain alot more resolution. I mainly shot landspace and often nightscape photos.

  21. if I buy this camera now, and get the firmware update when it comes out will it do 24 fps then? Also I intend to livestream so does m6 mark 2 gives a clean hdmi out even with autofocus on in livestreaming? asking this because usually canon cameras show that af rectangle when autofocus is on in hdmi out.

  22. 2 questions, if you don't mind. Does the M6 Mark ii have stability control for shooting videos? And 2nd, at what time does the camera, during continuous video taping, overheat and shut off?
    THANK YOU and I love your videos. Very informative.

  23. M6 ii does it have in body image stabilization ?? M50 I guess has it. I think that's an important criteria to consider.

  24. M50: The lack of EVF and a fully articulating screen is a show stopper for me. You used to be a source for M50 material but I guess now need to look elsewhere. Shame

  25. I prefer my M50, and to upgrade I prefer the Sony A6400 (around the same price but with unlimited record time and more video features). To be truthful I am waiting for the GH6 and also interested in the A6600 from Sony because of the L mount shared by their cameras. The M50 is fine at the entry level. No M6 II for me.

  26. thanks for the review. have the 80D and trying to figure out where i want to go from there…great use of lighting by the way.

  27. Nice video but i think you left out a very important point or rather drawback to the M6 Mark ii and that the flip screen would totally block a microphone from being mounted on the cold shoe mount. And thats a problem the M50 doesnt have

  28. The audio from the M50 with the Rode Mic is pretty awful, lots of harmonic distortion in the mid range and preamp noise. Unfortunately, I think it's the same on the M6 MKII, dealbreaker for me even if I like the rest of the M6 II.

  29. I’m working on a little movie for our 19 month old grandson about dinosaurs. I’ll animate the dinosaur and have a melody for the song and working on the lyrics. Your videos are helpful! If it turns out I’ll send you a YouTube link. I’m hoping I can do something worthwhile since I’m 79 and I’m doing all kinds of thing he can remember me by.

  30. I liked your review, even though I am in the Nikon system. Not much into video, but did do some last month at a friend’s wedding. I shot at 30, why should I have shot at 24?

  31. Thank you for this very helpful and informative video! What camera would you recommend for primarily photography? Thank you again!

  32. Hi, you have a nice personality and very professional appearance – you should be a tv-host instead. And yes, I think you are a sweet woman 😍. I had the eos M6 version 1, but sold it in a short moment of insanity. I really miss it, so now I'm saving up to the mark2-version. Some of my best pics were shot from that. I have 3 M4/3-houses and an eos 6D, because I like to be versatile in photographic situations. Your videos are topnotch to me, even though I have more than 30 years of experience. One never grows too old to learn new stuff or just get updated. I really enjoy to watch your videos. Carry on, sweet lady 👍

  33. I prefer to have the built-in viewfinder and side-flip screen on M50 which is much easier to add mic and light!
    But I haven't bought the M50 yet, will it be too late? Rumours say M60 will be out anytime in 2020😭

    Could anyone reply me should I wait or choose other cameras instead?

  34. M6 is not good for video recording for many things, one micro m6 have entry for micro¿ If M6 have the micro go on the top and what happend with the screen ?

  35. I converted to M6 Mk1 from DSLRs, don’t miss the viewfinder at all, the Mk 2 is a brilliant camera improved further.

  36. Thank you so much for a very informative video, I am considering purchasing a new vlogging camera myself and this video is helping me towards my decision. I am going to check out the Canon M6 mark II for sure. Best regards.

  37. I must confess, the appeal of the M6 mkii is very strong. I have the M6 and the M50 and I love them both, but the updated features on M6 mkii are definitely calling my name.

  38. Hello zdenka thank yoy very much i learn many knowledge i want to take potrait picture from m50 but i can't can you give some sugestion whow to take portaite cankn m50

  39. I have M-50-I love it. BUT I HATE swivel screen and NEVER use EVF. M-6 2 flash is better-it can bounce. I’m switching. However, I’m looking for 5D 3: I need in camera multi-exposure-why Canon can’t include it on all their Digic 8s is beyond me.

  40. Don't buy the Canon for filming. The quality is way way worse than for example the Fujifilm x t30 or the Sony a6400. Just check reviews.

  41. Just upgraded M50 to M6 mk2 based on your review Zdenka…After using M6 for a couple of weeks now, couldn't agree more with your points. Great smaller blogging (and in my opinion photo) camera…Ahoy!

  42. The M6ii is a better camera but I shoot mainly with the viewfinder. The articulating screen of the M50 apeals me much more. So I'm waiting to the M50ii…

  43. Hey i hope get tru with yoir retina dad had this..hope all is well…im sti waiting for my m50 when it arrives…chao from trinidad and Tobago

  44. Given the move towards Cages and rigs, I don't see why Canon thought that flipping the screen up is the only way to work it. If I flip it up, am I going to have to add a rig just to connect a microphone on the hot shoe? If I add a viewfinder (200$) will it even flip up?For now, I want to get my investment on the M50. I purchased the M50 for 450€ with kit lens, the M6MII goes for around 850-900 just body! Given that a lot of my work is providing video workshops, I would rather put the difference in getting a second M50 kit and get maximum return on batteries, rigs, etc. and having identical setups in multi-group shooting situations. Of course my situation is particular, but I think so is everyone's!

  45. Great information and great video. I just got the M50. Reason I went with the M50, is that the flip up LCD is kinda useless if you're using the hot shoe for say, a Mic, or soft light attachment. From my understanding, both cameras are similar, with light differences.

  46. Thanks for sharing and my question is what I was wonder if they will have the future ahead will able to upgrade the canon m50 mark 2 if they will next? For example, the one before can M6 and now spread M6 mark 2. I will wait until I pick out which one. I know each year always update the rest of the canon camera.

  47. Very helpful! I'm still using my Canon G7x Mk ii for a lot of my videos or my Sony AX45 Handycam, but I want to replace my G7x soon. This is helpful!

  48. Great video! See I’m currently stuck in a dilemma right now, so if I can get anyone’s replies what would be appreciated!

    I’m a travel vlogger (do flight reports and sit down and record videos) and I’m trying to decide between the M50 and M6 M2. I tried the M6 M2 in the store at B&H and it was amazing! The problem is my budget is right at $1,000. So the question is do I go out and get the M50 and get an entire setup, or do I just use the native kit lense set up on the M6 M2? I know M6 is future proofed with the 4K but I know the M50 is just 1080 (which I mostly record in for now).

    Such a difficult dilemma!

  49. Hello mam! Could you please help me in deciding between m50 and canon SL2 / 200d…
    I need it for
    1. Family photography
    2. Cultural ceremonies(like dance)
    3. Cinematic videos
    4. Vlogging

    Are af points of m50 really better than those of 200d? Does number of afpoints impact the overall image quality?

  50. Beautiful, concise presentation! Still split between these to cameras, but somehow inclining towards the M6 MKII for shooting outdoor videos for my channel.

  51. Love your work and I always confidence in your opinion. I do golf vlogs and have two channels, both growing. I got the M50 under your advice and will make the switch to the m6 after seeing your review

  52. Hello Zdenka, for me it is important to shoot silently. I understand that both cameras make that possible only under limited conditions. Personally, I might be content with the M6 Mark II, while I am disappointed about the M50. (A silent shutter is exactly a reason for me to buy a mirrorless camera.) What are your experiences regarding to this point?

  53. I like m6 mark2 only one big problem for me, micro hdmi it's very sensitive, I think this is big minus for this camera, any idea how can manage this real big problem? Thank you!

  54. ZDENKA wow another inspiring video and u changed my decision one more time! i wanna buy m6 right now but what is the 24fps issue? cant i use 30fps video in 24fps sequence? whats the importance of "in camera 24fps" ?

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