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The Canon EOS M50 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera released by Canon on March 23, 2018. The camera comes with an affordable price and an interesting set of features so it might be a good choice for beginners in photography.
If you are looking for a more capable mirrorless camera, you should read our review on the Canon EOS R, but the EOS M50 is a lot cheaper and easier to use so you should consider trying out this model if you are still learning about photography.
Check out what this camera can do in the following review!
The Canon EOS M50 Specs
The EOS M50 features a 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that allows an ISO range of 100-25600, which can be expanded to 51,200. This means the camera can produce very good quality images in different light conditions.
In addition, the EOS M50 is the first Canon camera that incorporates a DIGIC 8 image processor. The new processor offers better speed and improved auto-focus over the earlier models in the EOS M Series, while now there is also a possibility for 4K/24p video capture.
Get a detailed look at this camera in the video above by Kinotika.
Ready to upgrade but don't want to pay full price? Find a pre-owned Canon M50.
The M50 Boasts Good Autofocus
The EOS M50 incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF which is really fast and accurate. The focus area includes up to 99 AF points, while it can be expanded to 143 AF points with certain lenses.
One of the novelties is also the new Eye Detection AF which can be used to track subjects while keeping the focus on their eyes.
Shutter speeds range from 1/4000th to 30 seconds, and in a fully automated mode, you can use an electronic shutter which allows the camera to work in a silent shooting mode.
The EOS M50's 4K Video is a Blessing and a Curse
Although 4K video seems like a great improvement over the earlier models in the EOS M Series, it comes with certain disadvantages. Unfortunately, the footage captured in 4K has a 1.6x crop since it doesn’t use the entire breadth of the sensor.
On the good side, a high-speed 120p mode is possible in HD, while you can also create a slow-motion effect for your videos. In addition, there is an option to pull 8MP stills from 4K footage.
Get another review on this camera in the video above by Kai W.
Connectivity Options With the Canon EOS M50
The EOS M50 camera incorporates 1.04M-dot vari-angle touchscreen LCD and 2.36M-dot OLED EVF.
It has built-in Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communication), and Bluetooth technologies which will allow you to easily connect your camera to smart devices and transfer files.
By using the help of the Transfer Utility 2 app, the camera can automatically transfer images to your computer when your Wi-Fi connection is on. Also, Wi-Fi capabilities allow you to remotely control the camera.
Canon EOS M50 Price
For our money, the better bet is the kit with the 15-45mm lens.
The camera comes in both black and white color as well.
If you're looking to save some cash, consider buying a used EOS M50. At the time of writing, pre-owned M50's in like new condition could be found for about $524.00.
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