CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #19177956
I've got a favor to ask. I wonder if now that you are shooting the R6 if you could write up an serious comparison/review.
When the R, R5, and R6 were just initially being talked about, you had a lot of experience (rare experience, almost exclusive on this forum) with the M series. I can't recall which model, but I recall reading your posts mentioning a lot of similarities between the two series.
It stands to reason that Canon was "sandboxing" with the M series and a lot of the success of the R is due to what Canon learned with the M series.
So now, you have both in your hands, no?
Many of us "optical viewfinder" only people have come around with the R, and to me that means that suddenly your talk about how impressive the M series was seems to carry more weight
So, here's the question;
Would you be willing to write up a comparison between how the R6 compares to the M you are shooting?
As talk of an EOS R7 is going around, I can't help but keep thinking that the R7 already exists in the M6II with that same 90D sensor!
Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I have the M50 and R6 (and had an R).
The M50 functionality/behavior, to me, felt like it was very close to the R. Touch screen to focus, including defining a quandrant, and many other general things were very similar. I think the RP and R really built off the M series (like the M5), but with a FF sensor and a new mount.
AF isn't quite up to the speed, but acts the same, but you do get 10fps.
Noise is a bit worse than the 7D2 (just a bit), and obviously worse than the R.
Eye AF works pretty well, and behaves just like the R did before Canon updated the firmware for the R which made eye AF better.
Silent shutter exists too, but it has to be in some sort of strict shooting mode to activate that.
EVF looks pretty close to the R, probably though exactly the same as the RP.
Battery life is terrible.
Quite frankly, I think the best statement I can make on the M50 is that "it is the crop equivalent to the RP, but better framerate."
The R6 is much better on all fronts, better configurability, better AF, etc and slightly better noise handling than the R, but less resolution. If Canon would make an M6II style camera in the R mount format with the R6/R5 AF speed and higher framerates, it would definitely sell, especially due to the pixel density. If they offer the M50 type of pixel density in an R mount, I am not sure it would be as easily accepted.
I went with the M50 because I wanted the integrated EVF and not have to buy another add-on, and because I sold the 7D2, I missed having a crop body, and finally it is very travel friendly. Some perks since that decision is the ability to add a speedbooster which gives me back a FF view on the crop sensor with an extra stop light, a few 3rd party very fast small lenses like the 50 1.2, etc.