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

Last time DPRTV posted a best entry-level mirrorless comparison the Fujifilm X-T100 won the majority of categories but lost the overall category. Things have changed this generation and now Fujifilm wins overall in addition to 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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Fujifilm X-T200: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon EOS M50: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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