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Canon EOS M50 Review & Specs

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Canon EOS M50 Review & Specs

The Canon EOS M50 is Canon's range-topping, state-of-the-art, and remarkable APS-C SLR-style mirrorless. Mirrorless cameras are becoming wildly popular among photographers because they pack in many of the features of a DSLR in a much smaller body. The is the best choice if you want to shoot dreamy portraits, landscapes, and stellar family photos. The Canon EOS M50 ships from 2018-02-26, priced at $699. If you want a pocketable camera with a long zoom range that delivers pleasing results, the Canon EOS M50 is the best travel camera you can buy right now. The sensor is packed with 24 megapixels and come with improved depth-of-field control, good ISO range, and low-light capability. If you are shooting a basketball game at night, or need to avoid blurry photos while walking around, then ISO 25,600 is must have. It’s just another good reason to opt for a larger sensor, interchangeable lens camera if you still have an older compact. It approves upon its predecessor with a new 3", 1,040k dots and hugely-impressive EVF which is one of the best in its class.

You can navigate through the camera's menu and amazing features on its detailed 3"-inch LCD. The display performs well in bright light and is very high-res (1,040k dots). I found the RAW buffer depth sufficient in the field, and the buffer clearing time wasn't wrong. Photographers who shoot sports, wildlife or energized toddlers will especially appreciate faster shooting rates; this camera can shoot at 10.0 fps. Regarding AF performance, the Canon EOS M50 features the same pro-level 143-point AF system complete with Unknown cross-type sensors and enhanced performance in low light conditions. A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. The Canon EOS M50 can shoot 4K video, which nowadays is the standard. We liked the long battery life of the Canon EOS M50, which can take more than 235 shots per charge. The camera is very comfortable and handy, weighing only 390g which is very useful for photographers who travel a lot. The device utilizes the current SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) memory cards. Small, simple to use and you can buy in increasingly large quantity.

Super simple, surprising and robust design makes device operation a thing of beauty. Elegant, modern and stylish camera body with very easy to use physical controls. Canon cameras have numerous lenses and unusual customized cases and a vast number of grips available for them. Picture quality is very pleasing, with pretty color, impressive dynamic range, and excellent sharpness. Beginners will appreciate this camera’s accessibility — it gives you all the manual controls of a higher-end DSLR but with lots of automatic and semi-automatic options to use while you’re learning. Canon has a large number of adapters for many lenses at the time of writing this review, and you can mount nearly any glasses you can think of. How the Photography Blog was written, the camera is a compelling mix of good ISO range, a tiny amount of noise and low-light capability, all in a modified body. However, if you see yourself snowballing with photography and investing in a lot of lenses, this could be something to think about. If you’re looking for the sharp and best in imaging and have a large budget, the Canon EOS M50 is the one for you.

Canon EOS M50 Specs

General

BrandCanon
ModelCanon EOS M50
Announced2018-02-26
Body TypeSLR-style mirrorless
Price$699.00

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Scorenot tested
DxO Color Depthnot tested
DxO Dynamic Rangenot tested
DxO Low Light ISOnot tested

Sensor

Sensor Resolution24 megapixels
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimensions22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area332.27mm2
Max Image Resolution6000 x 4000
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO25,600
Max Boosted ISO51200
RAW Supporttrue

Lens

Lens MountCanon EF-M
Number of Lenses15
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier1.6x
Macro Focus Rangen/a

Viewfinder

ViewfinderElectronic
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Resolution2,360k dots
Viewfinder Magnificationn/a

Screen

Screen TypeFully Articulated
Screen Size3"
Screen Resolution1,040k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screentrue

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting10.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationfalse
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range5.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash Modesn/a
WB Bracketingfalse
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segmenttrue
Averagefalse
Spottrue
Partialfalse
AF-Areafalse
Center Weightedfalse

Autofocus

AF Touchtrue
AF Continuoustrue
AF Singletrue
AF Trackingtrue
AF Selectivetrue
AF Centertrue
AF Multi Areatrue
AF Live Viewtrue
AF Face Detectiontrue
AF Contrast Detectiontrue
AF Phase Detectiontrue
Number of Focus Points143
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution3840 x 2160
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Porttrue
Headphone Portfalse

Connectivity

Wireless ConnectivityBuilt-In
USBNo
HDMItrue

Physical

Weight390g
Physical Dimensions116 x 88 x 59mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery Life235 shots
Battery TypeBuilt-in

Other Features

Timelapse Recordingtrue
Self TimerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
GPSNone
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots1

Key Features

  • Announced2018-02-26
  • Body TypeSLR-style mirrorless
  • Sensor Resolution24 megapixels
  • Sensor SizeAPS-C
  • Sensor Dimensions22.3 x 14.9 mm
  • Max Native ISO25,600
  • Lens MountCanon EF-M
  • Live Viewtrue
  • Continuous Shooting10.0 fps
  • DxO Overall Scorenot tested
  • Number of Focus Points143
  • Max Video Resolution3840 x 2160
  • Battery Life235 shots