Sony A6000 vs Canon M50

What’s up Internet? My name is Kyle back with another video about cameras, tech and all that good stuff today I am making a long awaited video of the Sony A6000 versus the Canon M50. This is more or less going to be a buyers guide on why you should, either by the A6000 or why you should buy a Canon M50. If you don’t know. Both are mirrorless cameras, I think that’s a very important distinction to make. They’re not DSL Rs. I really don’t recommend DSL ours, it all. At this point. The only reason I would recommend ADSL are as if you have gigantic hands and really just don’t like the small size of mirrorless cameras. Besides that, I think feature wise. Mirrorless cameras kind of crushed DSL. Ours at this point, that’s just my opinion. You’re entitled to your own opinion as well, so moving on these are the two Millis cameras that I have really fallen in love with. And if you’re looking to buy one of them, this video is for you. I’m not going into super excruciating detail on either camera. I’m going to talk about the main features that I think you should know when trying to buy these cameras and the pros and cons and the differences between the two. So the first thing I’m going to cover is. The price now the Canon M50 is newer. It came out in 2018 or as the Sony A6000 Key Mountain 2014. So the price is going to differ a little bit and sometimes it’s going to be the same. The Canon M50 started out at a crazy $900, but now today in 2019 as of this video, it’s around $650 with the normal 15 to 45 millimeter kit lens on it without the kit lens it runs you about $630, so it’s really close to full price. The Sony A6000 on the other hand it’s full non sale retail price is $650 now. However the Sony A6000 is also 548 dollars brand new. Usually there are more sales for the A6000 then there are the N 50 also because the A6000 is an older camera and people have had them for a longer period of time than the M50 you can get in a 6000 very very cheap on the used market whereas a Canon 50 is going to be pricier in the used market so overall. If you are strictly on a lower budget, you’re trying to get the most features. The best camera for your Buck. It’s going to be the Sony A6000. I know that Canon 50 is new are going to talk about the features that it has. The A6000 doesn’t, however. You know, to get your dollars worth to go as far as it can. The Sony A6000 is really the camera to be OK, so the second part of this video, which is probably the biggest chunk of it, the features so both cameras have an ability to transfer their photos wirelessly. To your phone or a tablet or something like that. You can do it anywhere you are, whether you’re in the car, in a road trip, in a jungle and desert, doesn’t matter. Start a Wi-Fi point up on the camera, transfer to your phone or tablet. It’s an amazing feature in both of these cameras. Do it really well. Both cameras have amazing autofocus. Cannon has their patented dual pixel autofocus which works great, and both video and stills and Sony, which I feel has the better autofocus, has the phase detect autofocus combined with contrast detect autofocus. Has more focus points that a 6050 and I feel like it’s just a tad snappier and the photo Department an in video. I feel like they’re pretty equal, but I would give the slight edge to the Sony A6000 in the overall kind of autofocus realm. Both cameras have a 24 Mega Pixel Sensor and both of them have a Max resolution of 6000. By 4000. Both cameras have an on camera flash and they both offer high speed shooting. The Canon 50 has 10 frames per second shooting, whereas the Sony 6000 is a little. Faster at 11 frames per second shooting. I would definitely say Canon overestimated. It definitely doesn’t feel like 10 frames per second in the high speed shooting mode, whereas Sony’s is like a literal machine gun. OK, so let’s get into some of the differences between them. 50 in the 6000. These maybe some deal Breakers for you in your purchasing decision. So I know this might not be the biggest thing for a photographer bought for an all round content creator. The N 50 has a microphone Jack which the A6000 does not. I feel like a lot of people get the A6000 and their shocked. It doesn’t have a microphone Jack. What this allows the M50 to do is to be a little bit more video creator friendly and the audio Department so you can put a road microphone on the top, plug it into the side and get high quality audio for walk around logs or really any kind of video production. The A6000 on the other hand doesn’t have a microphone Jack, So what you have to do in a situation like this where I shoot all my videos with an A6000. I still use an external microphone to the side or on a boom mic or something like that, and it does add time to the post production process. It’s a little bit of a pain if you’re not used to it. For me, it’s like second nature now and I get great quality audio as you can hear right here. Everybody gave me crap when I first started filming YouTube videos and I didn’t have one. Using the on camera, Mike sucks on either camera really in a big room it’s going to sound like a tin can, but the Canon 50 is a little more friendly in that. Aspect, you have a microphone Jack and have a on camera pretty much solution rather than a big stand external solution and then requires post processing. Now moving on to more differences are at the video specs. VM 50 shoots 4K at 24 frames per second and it shoots 120 frames per second, but at 720P now it’s cool that such a tiny camera like the N 50 shoots 4K. However it is heavily cropped and you also don’t get the world renowned. Canon dual pixel autofocus. So it’s a very crippled version of 4K, but it is 4K in a very tiny camera, which is pretty cool, and the slomo, I mean really, are people really going to tell that it’s 720P slomo? Some people may be able to tell the difference, but a lot of people may not tell the difference, so having that option is kind of nice. Cannon is world renowned for throwing in features and then kind of crippling him a little bit. So do you think these features in the Canon 50 make it superior and video? For the A6000 has great 1080P video and it also has 60 frames per second and you can slow that down in slow Mo. But the Canon also has those two. It has great 1080P and it also has 60 frames per second as well as well as you know 120 and 4K. Next is the ever so coveted screen or the Flippy screen rotating screen, articulating screen, whatever you want to call it. It is the gem of pretty much all Canon cameras. So a couple things is Canon really knows how to make beautiful screens too? It’s a touch screen and three it flips around, articulates you can see yourself while you’re filming, no external monitor needed. Now, in Sony’s defense, if they came out with a flippy touch screen in 2014, the quality of the M 50s somebody would have thought they time traveled to the future and stole technology from aliens. But that’s not the case. The Sony A6000 came out a while ago, years ago. Five years ago at this point, so it’s got a rather limited screen. This is what it can do. It can basically go out flip halfway, and that’s really about it. So the complete edge in this Department goes to the Canon 50I. Love the touch screen. It is such a joy to use. It’s really easy to pick focus points. It’s really easy to change from object to object. I have fallen in love with the Canon M 50s touch screen. I wish all cameras had a touch screen like it. You can touch you know one object touching another object. Go back and forth super easily. The focus is lightning quick with the touch screen functionality. And of course if you think of YouTube or you think of Blogger you think flip around screen. You think Flippy screen and that’s what the M50 has. So I feel like if you are going to walk around log it is a pretty attractive option. I’ve said in the past the A6000. Is a perfectly good vlogging camera using face detection and a wide lens. Even the kit lens an you can be in focus all of the time. Ideally logged with it forever, but a flip around screen is nice and this may be an unexpected last feature I want to talk about, but it is the file type of the images that each camera supports. The Sony A6000 obviously supports JPEG and raw files, which is great. I shoot all of my photos in raw so I have the upmost flexibility when I. Edit them however cannon with the Canon M50 has taken the step into the CR 3 raw format, which is half the file size, but it has all of the data of a normal raw file. I think this is a great innovation that not enough people are talking about. I mean, why wouldn’t you want a file type to be half the size as other raw file types, but still have the same amount of data now up until this point, you may think that I’m favoring the M50. I love the camera. I love a lot of the features it has. But there are newer features in a newer camera. However, when it comes to an interchangeable lens camera, one of the most important factors in your buying decision should be the lenses that support the camera. Now, with that said, there are very few lenses for the Canon EOSM Line, which is the Canon 50. Now the EOSM lens lineup is only 8 lenses deep, and that is not that many in the grand scheme of things, and two of them are kit lenses essentially, so if you wanted to expand. Your lens options with the Canon 50 you can get a lens adapter which is going to add a little bit of length of a little bit of weight, and it’s obviously going to add cost, so it’s going to make it at a more expensive, heavier, longer setup than what it’s intended to be. Of course, adapting lenses is something that a lot of people do, but for me personally I prefer native lenses and it would just be nice if they added more native lenses to the Canon EOSM lineup. Now Sigma, who is the ultimate third wheel, has. Come recently to save the day an in July of this year 2019, they announced the three lenses that they make for the Sony A6000 line, the Sigma 16 millimeter F 1.4 which I’m filming on right now 30 millimeter 1.4 and the 56 millimeter 1.4 all fantastic lenses are actually coming to the Canon EOSM lineup. I don’t know when, but they’re coming now. On the other hand, the A6000 is part of the Sony E Mount System, which the A6000 Sixty 364 hundred 6500. 5100 all share the email and then there are full frame line of cameras. Also share the amount so like the popular Sony A7 three, the brand new Sony A7 Mark Four, the Sony A9, they all have the same amount. You can use lenses on any of those cameras now there are pros and cons to using full frame lenses and vice versa and all that stuff but it opens you up to experimentation. It takes the adapter out of the equation. In my opinion it’s a better alternative. Plus they have more native lenses because the Sony A6000 has been out longer an they’ve made more lenses for it OK, and then the last section is really just I wanted to talk about what use cases each camera is best suited for and hopefully help you if you’re deciding to buy one of these, which one you should buy? I think it’s hard to not recommend the Canon 50 if you’re going to be a walk around longer. Maybe a daily vlogger, or you’re just kind of getting into YouTube and you want a minimal kind of video setup. Like we touched upon earlier, you can get a road microphone or any branded microphone with the microphone Jack and just kind of be all set audio and video wise don’t have to worry about external monitors, microphones and stuff like that. It’s really an easier camera to kind of get started with, and as far as photography’s concerned with the Canon 50 I really like really love the colors that come straight out of the camera. Alot of the times I feel like beginners aren’t editing their photos a lot and the Canon M50. With straight Jpegs, the quality of the color is just so rich and that’s just in standard profile. You can of course use kind of like a vivid profile. Another profiles to get different colorings, and everything like that, but I feel like straight out of the camera Canon 50 things just look great. Lastly, with the Canon 50 I think it is a better camera for beginners. Kind of just in general whether it’s photo or video. The menu systems are more friendly and having a touch screen menu system. Is just a lot more accessible I think than using a thumb pad and going through all of the different tabs and stuff. Being able to just touch directly to a setting you want is really valuable and I think beginners would really appreciate that. The Sony A6000 on the other hand I think is more. Maybe for somebody who wants more lens options, who kind of want to get their teeth into the Sony ecosystem are maybe thinking that you know photography might be come there kind of thing. There are more kind of growth. Options when you’re in the Sony E Mount System versus the osm system. If you want to graduate to a full frame camera with the EOSM Series, you kind of have to sell everything and then start over and another system. I think the Sony 6000 is the better option for sports photography. I think the Canon 50 can hold its own and sports photography, but I think the Sony A6000 shoots a little bit faster. It’s auto focus is a little bit faster and with the lens options I feel like it’s just a better sports photography camera. I also think the Sony A6000 because of the lens options is a little bit better suited to be like a second kind of camera for professional. Obviously shouldn’t be a primary camera for like a wedding or something like that, but a second shooter or you know, maybe even like an engagement session, stuff like that. I mean, that’s what me and my girlfriend use it for. It’s definitely capable of that. It’s capable of giving pro results. Mccannon 50 can definitely give professional results as well. I mean, **** looks amazing out of it, but I think the A6000 With the lens options and stuff that makes it a little bit easier than getting an adapter and all that stuff, the battery life is better on the 6000. It’s not light years ahead, but it is better than the M50, which is kind of something that both cameras don’t have great battery life, but I think they 6000 is a little bit better. That’s something that will help you know semi professional or professionals out if this is their second camera or even primary camera for little photography gigs. Some final thoughts. I absolutely love both cameras. We weren’t aware of that. If you thought I had some bias, I don’t. I love both of these cameras. Lot of you guys may have seen on Instagram. I mainly post with the Canon M50 now. However, I shoot all of my videos with the Sony A6000 right now as a filming. This video. The Canon 50 is taken over as far as the Stills Department for Maine. I’m more of a casual shooter. I’ve kind of stepped back from doing engagement shoots and stuff like that and I just love the combination of the new 32 millimeter F 1.4 in the Canon M50. I love the touch screen it’s you know I love the look of the camera. Plus my A6000 is a little beat up at this point. However, I use my A6000 for all of my YouTube videos. I use it for B Roll. I just love my A6000 for video and it’s my go to. I love the look that I get right here with my YouTube video. So that is not going to change anytime soon. What do you guys think? Do you like the M50? Better just by listening to this video or do you like the A6000? Better because of previous videos and this video. What would you need more? Would you need a microphone Jack? Do you want to shoot 4K despite its crop or do you want the lens options? Or do you want a little bit better battery life? Or do you want the flip screen? There are very contrast ING things between these two cameras there similarly priced ones, older ones newer. I know, I know it’s a lot to take in. There’s a lot of different stats and facts about these cameras, but I promise you and hear me on this. Both of these cameras are amazing. They’re both amazing work horses for their size, their price, they just have so much packed into him, even though ones a lot older 1 semi new, they just they really hold their own in a battle against really any other cameras in the same price range in today’s world. So regardless of which one you buy for which purpose you buy it for, I think you can be happy with your purchase, their amazing cameras and if you have any questions. Any questions at all about these cameras? What they can do? The different settings and all that? That’s why I’m here. Let me know in the comments which camera you prefer. Are you thinking about buying one? And now you’ve made a decision? Or which camera do you own? And no one love? Let me know in the comments. I would love to talk to you guys about it. OK, the video is over now. I’ve been sitting in this living room for multiple hours. Filming this. I’m losing my voice. You probably can’t tell, but I can feel it. I’m losing my freaking voice right now. This has been a doozy of a video. I hope you guys enjoyed it. Comment down below everything and anything about these cameras and I will help you guys out if I can. Thank you guys so so much for watching and I will see you guys in the next episode later.