Cameras for quality images in 2020

Sony A6100 vs Canon M50 vs Panasonic GX9 vs Fujifilm X-T200, which one to choose?

After a first comparison of hybrids published in 2018, we will now compare the new cameras with interchangeable lenses, in a price range between 500 and 800 euros. Links to other comparisons for other models are given at the end of the page.

Fujifilm X-T200, Sony A6100, Canon M50, Lumix GX9

Comparative table

  Sony A6100 Canon EOS M50 Panasonic Lumix GX9 Fujifilm X-T200
Sensor APS-C APS-C Micro 4/3 APS-C
Rsolution (megapixels) 24 24 20 24
Resolution in 3:2 6000x4000 6000x4000 5184x3456 (18 MP) 6000x4000
Resolution in 1:1 4000x4000 (16 MP) 4000x4000 (16 MP) 3888*3888 (15 MP) 4000x4000 (16 MP)
Kit lens 16-50mm f/3.4-6.9 15-45 f/3.5-6.3 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Mount E-Mount EF-M Micro 4/3 (MFT) Fujifilm X (FX)
Sensibility ISO 100-32000 ISO 100-25600 ISO 100-25600 extensible ISO 200-12800
Shutter speed 30s - 1/4000s 30s - 1/4000s 30mn - 1/4000s
Electronical 1/16000s
60mn - 1/4000s
Electronical 1/32000s
Silent shutter yes - yes yes
Focus points 425 143 49 425
Autofocus Phase detection / Contrast detection / Human and animal eye tracking Dual pixels / Phase detection / Contrast detection / Eye tracking Contrast detection / Tracking / Recognition of face and eye Phase detection / Contrast detection / Tracking / Recognition of face and eye
Manual focus Peaking/Zoom/Zebra Peaking/Zoom/Zebra Peaking/Zebra Peaking/Zoom
Digital zoom 8x - 2x 2x touch screen
Still image format JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW CR3 JPEG, RAW JPEG, RAW
Burst 11 fps 6.1 fps 9 fps - 30 fps in 4K 8 fps
Panorama 12416x1856 yes yes yes
In-Body stabilization - - yes -
HDR yes yes yes yes
AE Bracketing yes yes yes yes
WB Bracketing yes - yes yes
Aperture Bracketing - - yes -
Focus Bracketing - - Focus stacking yes
Lens correction Distortion, Vignetting, Aberrations Distortion, Vignetting, Aberrations Distortion, Vignetting, Aberrations Distortion, Vignetting, Aberrations
Video 4K 3840x2160 25p 3840x2160 24p/25p 3840x2160 24p/30p 3840x2160 24p/30p
Video Full HD 120fps 60 fps 60 fps 120 fps
Video duration 29mn 30mn 90 mn 15mn 4k - 30mn FHD
Video stabilization - - yes Virtual gimbal
Microphone Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Video Format MPEG-4 or AVCHD MPG4 or AVCHD MPG4 or AVCHD MPG4 or AVCHD
Time lapse yes yes yes yes
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 Ghz 2.4 Ghz
Flash 6 meters 5 meters 4 meters 5 meters
Viewfinder 1440 K 0.70x OLED 2360 K 2760 K OLED 2.360 K 0.62x
Screen 3" 921.6 K 3" 1040K 3" 1240 K 3/2 3.5" 2760 K 16/9
Touch Focus zone only yes yes yes
Tilt screen 180° Articulated Tilt Articulated
Dust cleaning - yes yes yes
Connections HDMI, USB HDMI, USB HDMI, USB 2 HDMI, USB 3.1 Type C
Autonomy 380 images 235 images 290 images 270 images
Weather sealed - - - -
USB charging yes - yes yes
Weight body only 396g 387g 450g 370g
Weight with kit lens 513g 515g 660g (520g with 12-32) 506g
Size 120 x 66.9 x 59.4 mm 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 mm 124 x 72.1 x 46.8 mm 121 x 83.7 x 55.1 mm
Cost in 2020 600€ / $650 500€ / $550 750€ (600€ with 12-32) 700€ / $750
Year 2019 2018 2018 2020

Why choose the Sony A6100 (or ILCE-6100)

Sony's weak point is the touch screen which is only used to change the focus point. To benefit from sensor cleaning by vibration - very important - you will have to go back to the A6000 or upgrade to the higher model, the 6400, which is essential to really compete with the other devices in this test, but at a higher price.

Why choose the Canon EOS M50

It is the least expensive of the four.

Why choose the Panasonic Lumix GX9

Despite its Micro 4/3 sensor smaller than APS-C by 30%, the difference in image quality with the M50 is hardly noticeable.

Why choose the Fujifilm X-T200

An effort has been made to make the interface more intuitive on a fully touch screen, with a quick access panel and even a digital zoom with two fingers, like on a smartphone.

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