Fujifilm X-T100 vs Canon M50: Best Value Entry level??
For those that don’t need professional grade results and want everyday usage portability, entry level mirrorless cameras are the best option. The compact structure of a mirrorless camera, the lightweight build makes them very convenient to carry around. These can work as back ups for your main camera if that is what you have in mind. You might want to consider the Fujifilm X-T100 for this purpose. But how does it stack against the competition, maybe against Canons m50? Good question.
As talked about initially, both the X-T100 and the M50 are mirrorless entry level cameras, with sufficient power for the average user. The X-T100 packs a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the Canon has a 24.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. Pretty much identical in terms of sensor size and resolution. For the Fuji the native ISO range goes from up to 100 -12800 while you can boost it up to 25600 on the Canon. This might sound like a plus point for the Canon, but you generally never go up that high on ISO so it might not make a difference. As for continuous shooting you get around 6 fps on the X-T100 while you may have 10 fps on the M50.
The Fuji X-T100 has an autofocus with 91 hybrid autofocus point what help with both the phase detection and contrast detection. The Canon M50 has Dual pixel CMOS autofocus with Eye detection. This makes it very good for focusing on fast moving objects
While both cameras support 4K video recording, they are not up to the professional mark in this area. On the Fujifilm X-T100 you get 4K at only 15p so you are better off not wanting to use the feature. While this might seem like a negative point, keep in mind the pricing and the aim of the camera; average photographers. You clearly do not need professional grade video so this probably will never bother you. The M50 does support 4K video at 23.98 fps there is a huge crop factor plus no DP autofocus, so this camera isn’t made for 4K either even if it looks like that on paper. On the Fuji X-T100 you have 1080p at 60 fps which is a decent benchmark for lightweight users. The Canon M50 has 1080p at 60 fps and 720p at 120 fps.
The Defining point:
As stated previously, the Canon M50 is very good with autofocus and fast moving objects, but does that count for everything?. The Fujifilm X-T100 can best the Canon in the field of lenses. Fujifilm has a plethora of different lenses that can be used for various situations. This adds another world of functionality to the camera. If you are a Fuji user, you already are aware of how good Fujifilm lenses are for that fact. Canon has barely developed lenses for the M series so you would more or less be stuck with the kit lens and maybe a few other. The additional freedom of having professional lenses adds a lot of weight for the X-T100’s worth
Considering the points mentioned, it is no doubt that both cameras are excellent but to consider that both cameras have their own niches is a very important factor when going out in the market for either of these cameras. The Fuji is overall a better value, as not only is it priced decently but also gives you more power to expand forward with better lens choices, and this could up your game with the camera instantly.