Oeijur wrote in post #18583826
Saw this thread trying to research about the new Canon M50 coming out next month.
I was in similar spot to the OP - was planning on switching to Fuji Mirrorless (either X-t20, X-t2, or X-h1), but then the Canon M50 came out.
The main reason I didn't jump on the M5 or M6 is the lack of 4K video shooting (which I don't use regularly, but it's nice to have available).
Now that the M50 has 4K, I'm considering staying with Canon.
My main reason for switching to mirrorless is the weight/size factor. I'm switching from a 40D and M3 (I they're old, so it's time for an upgrade).
It seems like the Fuji lens selection is way better than the Canon M lens selection. However I have an adaptor, so can use EF/EF-S lenses, but those lenses are big
and would defeat the purpose of going mirrorless for me.
A colleague of mine switched to Fuji a few years ago and gushes over how great the sensor and his images are. I'm not sure how much better the sensor is vs. the canon M50 sensor.
Fuji: Pros - good lens selection for mirroless.
Cons: Cost - I'd have to change systems and buy a bunch of new lenses. So it'd cost several thousand dollars
AF speed - I've read that the Fuji AF in low light is not up to par vs. canon.
Canon: Pros - cost savings
Cons: poor mirrorless lens selection
Any thoughts and opinions on the differences in capabilities between these cameras would be appreciated.
PS: I mainly shoot landscapes and family photos, although low light capability does come into play for shooting children's events like indoor performances/plays.
Not sure where you read that Canon's mirrorless AF is better, from everything I've seen it's sort of a toss up (though the Canon's is better for video since it's smoother to transition).
There are also now adapters on the market which will give full AF support with Canon lenses on a Fuji body, that could help ease your transition. You can also find great deals on used lenses if you look around (I haven't paid more than $300 for any of my lenses).
As noted above, the M50 4K is pretty limited, imo Fuji and Sony have implemented it much better. Less crop on the Fuji and you get great in camera color profiles.
Also note that you basically get the same performance whether you go with an X-T20 for $800 or an X-T2 for $1600, they use the same AF systems and sensors, Fuji is awesome about keeping all their models up to date with strong firmware support to speed up the cameras as they age and newer tech comes out. The things you get for the extra cash are things like weather sealing, bigger and faster refresh EVF, more mechanical controls, dual memory card slots, etc.