When the EOS-M M50 came out, Canon hit a sweet spot between price, size, weight, and cost – leading it to become one of the best-selling cameras in Canon's digital history. When the RF mount came out, it was only a matter of time before Canon attempted the same magic with the RF mount – and the EOS R50 was born. Canon wasn't even hiding the intention of the camera.

In May 2024, BCN which reports on the sales data in domestic Japan, shows that the EOS R50 has taken over the #1 and #4 spot along with the EOS R10 in the #2 spot in the overall rankings. This is good for Canon and hopefully, they'll continue to give the APS-C cameras some love. The EOS R50 and EOS R10 take the top 2 spots, and the EOS R100 to no one's surprise did not make it on this list.

While I joke around about the EOS R100 – this list is usually dominated by lower end units selling with lens kits. So when Canon's lowest-end camera doesn't make it in the top 10 and not even in the top 50 – there's a problem with the camera.

Canon fared quite well, with 4 spots in the top 10, and 3 in the top 5.

  1. Canon EOS R50 Double Zoom Kit White EOSR50WH-WZK
  2. Canon EOS R10 RF-S18-150 IS STM Lens Kit EOSR10-18150ISSTMLK
  3. Sony VLOGCAM ZV-E10 Power Zoom Lens Kit Black ZV-E10L(B)
  4. Canon EOS R50 Double Zoom Kit Black EOSR50BK-WZK
  5. Sony VLOGCAM ZV-E10 Double Zoom Lens Kit Black ZV-E10Y(B)
  6. Nikon Z 50 Double Zoom Kit Z50WZ
  7. Sony VLOGCAM ZV-E10 Power Zoom Lens Kit White ZV-E10L(W)
  8. Sony α6400 Double Zoom Lens Kit Black ILCE-6400Y(B)
  9. Canon EOS Kiss X10 Double Zoom Kit Black KISSX10BK-WKIT
  10. Nikon Z 30 Double Zoom Kit Z30WZ

Source: BCN

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30 comments

  1. Canon is DOOMED™!
    Double Zoom-ed.

    Surprisingly, Canon is more popular in white, while Sony is in black. Or it's just an effect of sampling noise.
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  2. Or it's just an effect of sampling noise.
    IMO, that's an issue with BCN's rankings. A camera can jump from being in the 40's one month to the top 10 the next month, suggesting that the actual numbers represented are not very high for a given model.
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  3. "The R50's most compelling feature is probably its autofocus system. It's a relatively simple but very powerful system that combines a series of subject recognition modes with tenacious tracking."

    -DPR's review

    "In the first quarter, unit sales grew, mainly driven by mirrorless cameras like the EOSR50"

    - Canon financial document
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  4. My own absolutely reliable :rolleyes:statistics:
    2 weeks in the Dolomites.
    Many Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German, American tourists and, (no kidding!) 80% of all cameras I saw were Canons, 15% Nikons, 5% sonies and Fujis. In these 2 weeks I saw ONE soni A7*...
    I know, my experienced statistics are as stupid as the "all my friends (or professionals) sold their Canons to buy sonies".
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  5. My own absolutely reliable :rolleyes:statistics:
    2 weeks in the Dolomites.
    Many Italian, Chinese, Japanese, German, American tourists and, (no kidding!) 80% of all cameras I saw were Canons, 15% Nikons, 5% sonies and Fujis. In these 2 weeks I saw ONE soni A7*...
    I know, my experienced statistics are as stupid as the "all my friends (or professionals sold their Canons to buy sonies".
    No Leica’s? ;)
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  6. No Leica’s? ;)
    No, only mine. :cry:
    If I had seen another one, according to some soni troll's logic, it would have meant Leica sells as many cameras in Italy as soni. :rolleyes:
    I love these microcosmic statistics and "facts"!
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  7. This is just a monthly snapshot, it could\'ve been that some of these cameras were just on sale in Japan. It\'d be more interesting to see which cameras sold best in the first quarter of the year.
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  8. They're currently selling the R50 1-lens kit for only $50 more than the original price of the R100 with the same lens - it's no wonder why the R100 isn't on the list. And one has to wonder why the R10 is so high on the list when the difference in the specs. between it and the R50 is so small and it currently commands a price premium of almost 50% for the 1-lens kit. My guess is the ergonomics of a whale-sized lens mount on a perch-sized body vs. the more balanced ergonomics of the R10.
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  9. What will the future of the R100 be? I feel each of the APS-C RF bodies should have got an extra 0 to the model name to match the DSLR naming and performance tier, the R100 for example feels more like an R1000.
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  10. What will the future of the R100 be? I feel each of the APS-C RF bodies should have got an extra 0 to the model name to match the DSLR naming and performance tier, the R100 for example feels more like an R1000.
    Right! I would name the R100 the R1000, and the R50 the R100, to match it. Yes, the R50 follows the M50s, and for the normal user it is easier to understand the names. That is what is important for a company, not to match it in a usefull way

    There was also a 100D (a low-end entry APS-C body) well before the 90D, which is a more high-end APS-C body, so no need to make it sensefull.

    Maybe, or hopefully, they will make "Mark"-Versions for the R10 and R50.
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  11. Right! I would name the R100 the R1000, and the R50 the R100, to match it. Yes, the R50 follows the M50s, and for the normal user it is easier to understand the names. That is what is important for a company, not to match it in a usefull way

    There was also a 100D (a low-end entry APS-C body) well before the 90D, which is a more high-end APS-C body, so no need to make it sensefull.

    Maybe, or hopefully, they will make "Mark"-Versions for the R10 and R50.
    The 100D did get the at-the-time most recent Digic processor and sensor and more settings in the menu than the lower end xxxxD models. I got the impression that Canon went for ‘smallest DSLR’ first and not for the cheapest DSLR.
    It was relatively cheap for the features it had, I enjoyed it very much!
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  12. Right! I would name the R100 the R1000, and the R50 the R100, to match it. Yes, the R50 follows the M50s, and for the normal user it is easier to understand the names. That is what is important for a company, not to match it in a usefull way

    There was also a 100D (a low-end entry APS-C body) well before the 90D, which is a more high-end APS-C body, so no need to make it sensefull.

    Maybe, or hopefully, they will make "Mark"-Versions for the R10 and R50.
    I would think it is very likely that they use the mk* designation going forward. For the DSLRs they adopted the same methodology as for their film SLRs but that methodology doesn't work when updates happen more often. It also got weird when the 60D was situated a half step down from its predecessor while the 7D was half a step up. Not to mention the 100D being introduced a half step lower than the rest of the xx0D series. It was a complete mess for consumers. Using mk*-designations makes it easier to avoid that level of messiness.
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