Best Entry Level Mirrorless: Sony a6100, Fujifilm X-T200, Canon EOS M50 Compared

Last time Sony won DPRTV’s best entry-level mirrorless comparison. Things have changed this generation and now Fujifilm wins overall in addition to winning the majority of categories. You can see a summary of the above video below:

Handling

  1. Canon EOS M50 – feels like a nice quality camera and has the best grip
  2. Fujifilm X-T200 – cheap toy-like effect in your hand and should have an AF on button
  3. Sony a6100 – Same old design and it needs to be improved

Displays

  1. Fujifilm X-T200 – Similar EVF to Canon, but fully articulating 16×9 aspect ratio screen is nice
  2. Canon EOS M50 – best EVF and fully articulating screen
  3. Sony a6100 – low resolution and needs a fully articulating screen

Image Quality

  1. Fujifilm X-T200 – easy win even though not the 26MP sensor in their new cameras and they have the best rolling shutter and JPEG
  2. Sony a6100 – Newer sensor than EOS M50 but still rolling shutter issues
  3. Canon EOS M50 – Oldest of the 3 sensors with a slow scan rate

Autofocus

  1. Sony a6100 – Everyone is trying to emulate Sony AF and you get pro-AF in an entry-level camera
  2. Canon EOS M50 – older dual pixel AF system, but very sticky
  3. Fujifilm X-T200 – should be fine for most subjects, but also has a small buffer

Video

  1. Fujifilm X-T200 – 16×9 flippy screen perfect for video recording, but you also get a 3.5 mic jack and USB-C to monitor with
  2. Sony a6100 – very useable 4k and the best AF of the three, but rolling shutter can be an issue and accessories don’t fit well
  3. Canon EOS M50 – good AF, but 4k has a huge crop and you lose dual-pixel AF

Lenses

  1. Fujifilm X-T200 – Best lenses and most available, but not a lot of the third party since Fujifilm makes some kit lenses better than other professional lenses.
  2. Canon EOS M50 – Lots of affordable lenses, but not high quality or third party
  3. Sony a6100 – Lots of great third party lenses and full-frame lenses from Sony, but not many good and affordable lenses.

Overall – there really are no losers

  1. Fujifilm X-T200 – With the X-T100 there were too many issues to give it the win last time, but the problems with X-T100 have been fixed with the X-T200 so it is now their top pick with the most wins from a quality camera and system
  2. Canon EOS M50 – If you’re an entry-level photographer that is going to keep things simple this camera makes sense
  3. Sony a6100 – The AF sells Sony entry-level cameras, but that’s about all you get

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Sony a6100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T200: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon EOS M50: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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