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DPRTV APS-C Shootout: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Canon M6 Mk II vs Sony a6400 vs Nikon Z50


Mid-Range APS-C Mirrorless Shootout

Chris & Jordan from DPRTV have posted their mid-range APS-C mirrorless shootout comparing the following cameras:

So what do they say is best?

The video is above, and a practical summary can be found below.

Design and Handling

  1. Nikon Z50 – looks and feels professional. Rugged feel. Great EVF. Solid dials and weather sealing
  2. Fujifilm X-T30 – joystick, dials, very customizable
  3. Canon M6 II – great grip, great touch interface, great menu, but removable EVF only
  4. Sony A6400 – Sony improved menu and grip over time, but still the worst

Image Quality

  1. Canon M6 II –  same low light and dynamic range of other cameras. But has more resolution for cropping
  2. Fujifilm X-T30 – fast sensor readout. Great colors and film simulations
  3. Sony A6400 – 24 MP is right amount of resolution. Slower readout. JPEG color improved, but colors not the best yet
  4. Nikon Z50 – older sensor. Lowest resolution of the bunch


  1. Fujifilm X-T30 – fantastic video quality and colors. 4K 10 bit via HDMI. Headphone jack via USB-C adapter. Least rolling shutter of all
  2. Sony A6400 – poor rolling shutter. Everything else is great. Sharp 4K video. Log profile
  3. Nikon Z50 – decent AF. Sharp video, no Log profile
  4. Canon M6 II – no more crop in 4K, but it is a soft 4K. No Log profile


  1. Sony A6400 – real time AF is very intelligent. Eye detect is tenacious. Set the camera, and forget about it. The camera tracks and is smart and nails it.
  2. Canon M6 II – dual pixel AF is fantastic. Interface is great. You don’t have a joystick for AF
  3. Nikon Z50 – picks up faces from a bit more far away than X-T30
  4. Fujifilm X-T30 – Fuji has improved eye-AF a lot and close in performance to the Nikon Z50


  1. Fujifilm X-T30 – best line of lenses for APS-C. You can do any kind of photography with Fujinon glass. Third party support is limited. 18-55 is the best kit lens of all
  2. Sony A6400 – they lineup has recently increased with nice lenses. Third party support. You can use also full frame lenses without adapter
  3. Canon M6 II – also relies more on full frame glass, but at least they have a decent lineup. Fairly nice and bright lenses. Sigma has announced support for this mount
  4. Nikon Z50 – newest player in the market. The current two lenses feel cheap and not great image quality. Roadmap is not exciting. Relies on full frame glass to round up the lineup


  1. Fujifilm X-T30
  2. Sony a6400
  3. Canon M6 Mk II
  4. Nikon Z50

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