Powered by a DIGIC 8 processor, this nifty camera is capable of fast camera startup, short intervals between frames and 10 frames per second continuous shooting. Combined with the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, the Canon EOS M50 promises outstanding image quality for outstanding detail, sharpness and colour. To top it off, the camera also features Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focusing, a high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, and a fully articulating 3-inch touchscreen LCD – perfect for discovering new and interesting creative angles wherever you go.
Whether you’re shooting an indoor gathering, a beautiful sunset as the day draws to a close or a blanket of twinkling stars late at night with a tripod, the Canon EOS M50 offers exceptional low-light performance. With an extended ISO of 51200 and a 5-axis Image Stabilisation system to prevent image blur and eliminate handheld camera shake, you can shoot with confidence knowing your images will maintain crisp detail in a wide variety of shooting conditions.
Enjoy the feel of DSLR-like handling of this mirrorless camera that has many of the same intuitive features and a similar look and design as Canon’s higher-end DLSRs, yet with the benefit of increased portability. Weighing in at just 387g – including memory card and battery – the M50 fits comfortably and naturally in your hand and proves super compact. It’s a great pick for travellers and everyday photographers alike, and will easily stow away in small bags when not being used.
Whether you want to shoot a blanket of twinkling stars on a night canvas with full manual control or get a great up-close food shot with a little help, the M50 lets you shoot your way. As well as offering full Manual control (M), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A) and Program Auto Exposure (P), the Canon EOS M50 features a number of creative exposure modes that add unique effects and make it more straightforward to capture particular scenes without having to do all the work. Scene modes include Landscape, Sports, Food, Portrait, Panning and Smooth Skin, but you’ll also enjoy playing with modes such as Toy camera effect and Water painting effect in the Creative Filters, as well as Creative Assist and more.
Whether you’re inspired to capture special moments with family and friends at home on film or you want to shoot your own professional-quality YouTube clips and movies, the Canon EOS M50 opens up new possibilities. It is capable of producing both UHD 4K video and Full HD 1080p60 – plus HD 720p120 for slow-motion recording. A mic input ensures advanced audio capture while the Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth focusing when changing between different subjects or distances in a scene. Wherever and whatever you’re capturing on film, the superior image stabilisation system promises to deliver smooth handheld footage you’ll love and be proud to show off.
The built-in Wi-Fi and NFC on the Canon EOS M50 means you can quickly and easily pair devices for straightforward wireless image transfer. Via the Canon Camera Connect app – which is free to download for both iOS and Android users – you can automatically transfer images within moments of pressing the shutter button. Alternatively, transfer to a computer using Image Transfer Utility 2. By maintaining a constant Bluetooth connection between the M50 and a smartphone, it’s possible to view your photos in playback or use your smartphone as a remote control (perfect for getting a great selfie or group shot).
As the first Canon camera to support the next-generation CR3 Raw format and the new C-RAW compression format, the M50 allows for up to 50 per cent smaller file sizes than conventional RAW format. For photographers who love to shoot stills in RAW for great post-production flexibility, this is great news as you’ll be able to shoot more RAW images on one memory card with better image handling.
|Image Sensor Type / Format||APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)|
|Focus Type||Auto, manual|
|Focus Mode||One-Shot AF and Servo AF|
|Autofocus Points||Maximum 143/99 points depending on lens.|
|Metering Method||Real-time metering from the image sensor - Evaluative metering (384 zones), Partial metering at center (approx. 6.4% of Live View Screen), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View Screen)|
|Exposure Modes||Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN(Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Silent Mode), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effec|
|White Balance Modes||Auto (Ambience Priority), Auto (White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)|
|ISO Sensitivity||AUTO (100 - 6400), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments. ISO can be expanded to 51200|
|Memory Card Type||SD|
|Video Clip Length||Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB|
|Display Screen||7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Vari-Angle|
|Screen Coverage||Approx 100%|
|External Flash Connection||Hot shoe|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 10 sec|
|Remote Control||Bluetooth Remote BR-E1 sold separately|
|Connectivity||Hi-Speed USB (Micro USB), Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth, HDMI micro|
|AC Power Adapter||Compact Power Adapter CA- PS700, DC Coupler DR-E12 sold separately|
|Software Requirements||Digital Photo Professional for image processing|
|Operating Storage Temperature||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
Yes, the M50 does have a built-in pop-up flash which is perfect for those times when you need a little more illumination in low-light conditions or a bit of fill-in flash in shadow-laden environments. The camera also features a hot shoe, so you still have the option to add an external flash for greater lighting control.
This camera features both. The 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder enables clear, eye-level monitoring, which some people may prefer. It also allows Touch and Drag AF so you can manually move the AF area while shooting with the EVF for more intuitive control. The large rear 3-inch touchscreen LCD is ideal for navigating menus, reviewing images on playback and is an intuitive way to control focusing points. As it’s vari-angle, it offers added flexibility so you can work from high and low angles that you’d otherwise be unable to monitor.
The M50 is compatible with EF-M lenses built for a mirrorless lens mount. But it’s also compatible with EF and EF-S lenses when used in conjunction with an adaptor, such as the compatible EF-EOS M mount adaptor.
You’ll find many accessories compatible with the Canon EOS M50, including the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12 and the Battery Charger LC-E12E. You can also pair it with the Bluetooth Remote BR-E1, Interface cable IFC-600PCU and Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3.
In terms of flashes for the M50 there are many compatible Canon Speedlites including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT.