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Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M50
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • OLED EVF 2.36M dots
  • 10fps Continuous Shooting
  • Ultra HD 4K/24p Video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Silent Mode

QUICKFACT SHEET

The Canon EOS M50 is an all-around entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera. Though it was released before the M200, in retrospect it can be considered a “serious” version of the M200, having the same core set of features, but leaving aside the visual guides that annoy more experienced photographers.

It accepts interchangeable lenses using the EF-M mount. Current Canon DSLR owners can attach their existing EF and EF-S lenses using an appropriate adapter.

It shoots stills at 24.1MP and Ultra High Definition (UHD) videos at 4K/24p (1.7x crop) with stereo sound. You can also shoot slow motion video in Full HD at 60fps or in HD at 120fps.

The EOS M50 will appeal to photographers who absolutely need to shoot using a viewfinder. If you prefer to shoot using a viewfinder, the M50 allows you to compose your shots using the high resolution 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). You can, of course, also use the 3.0-inch 1.04M-dot Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD on the back of the camera. Vari-angle means that it folds out to the side and can be turned to face forward, up, back or down, allowing high-angle, low-angle, and selfies shots. The LCD is also touch-screen so you can tap a point on the screen to lock focus, and use touch gestures to zoom or swipe right and left when reviewing images.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto Focus) system uses a total of 143 AF points to lock focus on your subject. For sharp portraits, Eye Detection AF locks focus on your subject’s eyes. The AF Working Range is EV -2–18.

Other features include Continuous Shooting at 10fps, a built-in pop-up flash (GN approx. 5m/16.4ft), a hot shoe to accept an external speedlite, RAW, PASM Shooting Modes, ±3 stops Exposure Compensation, AE Bracketing (±2 stops), Shutter Speed from 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. (flash-sync shutter speed of 1/200 sec.), and Silent Shooting.

There are a number of connectivity features that make the M50 practical for those who post to social media sites. Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth mean that you can store GPS information, do remote Live View shooting and easily transfer images to your smart phone or tablet (using the EOS Utility and Camera Connect app). You can even set up your camera to automatically transfer your photos and videos to your computer after each shot using the Image Transfer Utility 2 app.

CANON EOS M50 SPECS AT A GLANCE (2018)




SENSOR: 24.1MPTYPE: APS-C CMOS
LENS MOUNT: EF-MISO: 100-6400, 25600, 51200
VIEWFINDER: OLED EVF 2.36M DOTSLCD: 3.0″ 1040K DOTS, VARI-ANGLE, TOUCH-SCREEN LCD
I.S.: N/AVIDEO: 4K/24P, Full HD/60P, HD/120P
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING: 10/7.4 FPSSTORAGE MEDIA: SD, SDHC, SDXC
OTHER:
WI-FI, NFC, BLUETOOTH, AUTO IMAGE TRANSFER, SILENT MODE, TOUCH AND DRAG AF, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING
DIMENSIONS: 116.3 X 88.1 X 58.7 MM (4.6 X 3.5 X 2.3 IN)WEIGHT: 390 G (13.8 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD
PRICE:
US $599.99 WITH EF-M 15-45MM f/3.5-6.3 IS STM KIT LENS
BUY:
CANON EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 differs from the M200 in the following ways:
+ The M50 has a high resolution OLED viewfinder.
+ The LCD of the M50 is Vari-angle but the one on the M200 only tilts up about 180° and down 45°.
+ The M50 kas a hot shoe to accept an external flash.
+ Continuous Shooting is at 10fps vs. 6.1fps on the M200.
– It does not shoot Time Lapse videos.
– It does not shoot Vertical Video for vlogging.
– The Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto Focus) system is surprisingly less sensitive in low light (-2EV vs. -4EV).
– It does not have on-screen features to assist and guide.
– It does not have Creative Filters.
– The M200 is more compact and light.

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