Canon EOS M50 evaluate | TechRadar


The EOS M50 is Canon’s newest mirrorless digicam, extending its M-series differ from 3 to 4. While it has a an identical silhouette to the flagship EOS M5, the M50 sits additional down the variety, slotting in between the entry-level EOS M100 and the extra mid-range EOS M6, and is designed to attraction to these having a look to improve from a smartphone or fundamental compact digicam.

The EOS M50 borrows some options and concepts from current fashions, but it surely additionally has a couple of inventions of its personal – so is that this Canon’s maximum well-rounded mirrorless digicam but?


  • First Canon digicam to get the DIGIC 8 processor
  • 4K video seize
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF machine
Canon EOS M50 specifications

Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS

Lens mount: Canon EF-M

Screen: 3.Zero-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots

Burst capturing: 10fps

Autofocus: 143-point AF

Video: 4K

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth

Battery lifestyles: 235 photographs

Weight: 390g

The EOS M50 includes a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, with a sensitivity differ operating from ISO100-25,600, which may also be expanded to 51,200. Canon says this is identical sensor as within the EOS M5, M6 and M100, and that the slight distinction within the choice of efficient pixels is because of the presence of a brand new symbol processor: the M50 is the primary Canon digicam – DSLR, compact or mirrorless – to function the corporate’s newest DIGIC 8 symbol processor. 

The arrival of the brand new processor manner the digicam is in a position to capturing 4K film photos (as much as 24fps) – one thing that is been missing in numerous fresh Canon cameras. It additionally permits the M50 to shoot 4K timelapse photos, and lets in customers to drag stills from 4K photos, with the information an identical to 8MP. 

That’s the excellent news. The unhealthy information is that photos when captured in 4K does not use all of the breadth of the sensor – there is a 1.6x crop. That’s going to be slightly restrictive for one marketplace Canon is directing the EOS M50 at: vloggers.

The same old 15-45mm lens is an identical to 24-72mm because of the 1.6x crop issue of the APS-C sensor, however then practice an extra 1.6x crop for 4K video seize and it turns into an identical to 38.4-115.2mm – nice for tight portraits, however no longer nice for filming at fingers duration or in a confined house. There is the choice to make use of Canon’s EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, however even at its widest surroundings, when capturing 4K you can simplest have an an identical box of view of 28mm. 

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If that is just a little of a let-down, Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF machine should not be. It’s a machine that is at all times inspired when we have examined it on different fashions, and the arriving of the DIGIC 8 processor has enabled Canon to support AF efficiency additional. 

Those enhancements come with higher protection of the body, whilst there at the moment are 143 AF issues at your disposal (the top-of-the differ EOS M5 has 49 issues). There’s additionally Eye AF, which because the title suggests can lock onto a topic’s eyes – helpful for portraits, and at hand for selfies or vlogging (supplied you are no longer capturing 4K). 

On the rear of the EOS M50 is a vari-angle touchscreen show that is hinged along side the frame and may also be pulled outwards to stand a topic, whilst it will also be angled via a large arc of positions to fit just about any capturing perspective. There’s additionally a integrated digital viewfinder, with a 2.36 million-dot decision that looks to equivalent that of the pricier EOS M5. 

The M50 has a wealth of connectivity choices, with Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy all provide. The latter permits a low-power, consistent connection to be maintained between the digicam and a sensible tool for seamless switch of pictures.

Another first for a Canon digicam is the transfer to the CR3 14-bit uncooked record layout, whilst there may be additionally a brand new C-RAW choice, which creates full-resolution uncooked information whilst saving roughly 30% to 40% at the dimension of same old uncooked information.