The Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M in Asia) is an entry-level mirrorless digital camera that options an digital viewfinder, totally articulating touchscreen, single management dial and a 24MP APS-C sensor – the identical utilized by its M-series siblings. It has Canon’s newest DIGIC eight processor and affords expanded Twin Pixel AF protection, 4K/24p video seize (with a 1.7x crop) in addition to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

In quite a lot of methods it is a beefier, viewfinder-sporting M100, the model’s most reasonably priced M-mount providing. And it’ll possible attraction to the identical crowd: novices and/or these stepping up from a smartphone as their main pictures system. However what’s actually thrilling concerning the M50 is what it’d point out about future developments in EOS M and Insurgent-series cameras.

Key Options:

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • EF-M lens mount with assist for EF/EF-S lenses with non-obligatory adapter
  • Twin Pixel autofocus for stills and 1080p video
  • DIGIC eight processor
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  • 1.04M-dot vari-angle LCD
  • 7.four fps burst in AF-C (10 fps in AF-S)
  • 4K/24p UHD video (1.7x crop)
  • 1080/60p and 720/120p HD video
  • Wi-Fi and NFC with Bluetooth
  • 235 shot-per-charge battery dwell (per CIPA)

One yr in the past, we met with Canon executives in Yokohama, Japan – you’ll be able to learn the total interview right here. On the time, they promised the model’s major strategic focus going ahead can be connectivity and video. The M50 is a transparent indication that Canon is making good on that promise. That is the primary Canon digital camera that can mechanically ship photographs to your smartphone after every shot and the primary M-series to supply 4K. However earlier than you get too enthusiastic about that latter bit, it is value noting that 4K comes with a heavy 1.7x crop, and Twin Pixel AF is just not out there in 4K (distinction detection AF is on the market).

The M50 is the primary Canon to make use of the brand new CR3 Uncooked format

Twin Pixel AF can be utilized in all different video modes, together with 1080/60p. It nonetheless covers 80% x 80% of the sensor however now with 99 selectable factors (up from 49 on earlier M cameras). And with sure lenses (18-150mm, 28mm macro and 55-200mm) that protection will increase to 88% x 100% with 143 factors.

The M50 is the primary Canon to make use of the brand new CR3 Uncooked format, which has an up to date compression possibility known as C-Uncooked (compressed full decision, quite than the downsized ‘Small’ and ‘Medium’ Uncooked codecs).

Different new options embody an Eye Detection mode, solely out there in AF-S, in addition to a brand new silent taking pictures scene mode. The M50 additionally has a brand new gyro sensor that communicates motion to the lens-based IS system for higher shake compensation, in addition to twin Sensing IS (utilizing knowledge from the picture sensor to compensate for shake when taking pictures stills or video).

In comparison with…

Although the M50 is an entry-level digital camera, it is priced a bit increased than quite a lot of different entry-level choices. Beneath we have in contrast it to a few of its Canon friends in addition to similar-priced mirrorless cameras.

Canon M100 Canon M6 Panasonic G85 Sony a6300 Fujifilm X-T20
MSRP w/lens $900 $600 $900 $1000 $1150 $1000
Decision 24MP 24MP 24MP 16MP 24MP 24MP
Sensor measurement APS-C APS-C APS-C 4 Thirds APS-C APS-C
Stabilization Lens IS + digital Lens IS Lens IS Sensor + lens IS Lens IS Lens IS
EVF 2.36M-dot No No 2.36M-dot 2.36M-dot 2.36M-dot
AF system (dwell view) Twin Pixel w/121 factors* Twin Pixel w/49 factors Twin Pixel w/49 factors Depth from Defocus Hybrid AF w/425 PDAF factors Hybrid AF w/91 PDAF factors
LCD 3″ fully-articulating 3″ tilting 3″ tilting 3″ fully-articulating 3″ tilting 3″ tilting
Variety of management dials 1 1 3 2 2 2
Touchscreen Sure Sure Sure Sure No Sure
Burst pace (with AF) 7.four fps four fps 7 fps 6 fps 11 fps eight fps
Video 4K/24p 1080/60p 1080/60p 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p
Wi-fi Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Wi-Fi Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi
Battery life 235 photographs 295 photographs 295 photographs 320 photographs 400 photographs 350 photographs
USB charging No No No Sure Sure Sure
Dimensions (mm)


108x67x35 112x68x45 128x89x74 120x67x49 118x83x41
Weight 351 g 302 g 343 g 453 g 404 g 383 g

* with choose lenses

As you’ll be able to see, the M50 stacks up fairly properly in comparison with different choices at this value level, although battery life is the one space the place it falls behind a bit.

Pricing and availability

The Canon EOS M50 is priced at $780 body-only in both black or white. It additionally ships in a wide range of kits, together with with the EF-M 15-45mm for $900, in addition to with each the EF-M 15-45mm and EF-M 55-200mm for $1250.


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