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Canon Joins the Mirrorless Camera Game with the EOS M50

Logan Baker

Industry news: Canon has recently announced their latest release — the EOS M50, the company’s first 4K mirrorless camera.

Image via Canon.

Coming in at the low price of $780, Canon’s latest M-series release is the company’s first foray into 4K territory. Canon has employed their new DIGIC 8 image processor, enabling the new camera to capture raw 4K video. However, while this camera is an improvement over the M5, which lacked 4K capabilities, the M50 can only shoot 24p in 4K. Let’s take a look at some of the camera’s other features.

Though the 4K capability is nice, there is a 1.6X APS-C crop factor, and the dual-pixel auto-focus is limited to 1080p. Given the previous M-series cameras, one can’t help but ask what the point is? If this is a cheaper, entry-level camera, then what incentive do users have for buying the more expensive M5 and M6 models?

With a 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the DIGIC 8 Image Processor and a variety of brilliant interchangeable lens options, the EOS M50 camera can help you get photos and videos with incredible color, sharp and clear details and stunning dynamic range.

This camera will appeal to vloggers and daily content creators. There’s built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and a flippable touch screen perfect for turning the camera on yourself. The M50 also features improved 143 autofocus points — but apparently only 99 autofocus points will work with certain lenses. However, on a brighter note, there is a new eye-detection focusing feature that focuses on your subject’s eyes with a simple tap of the touchscreen.

The camera allows you to shoot with EF lenses, but you’ll need the EF-EOS M adapter. Unlike other mirrorless cameras currently on the market, the M50 does not feature in-body optical stabilization.

Specs:

  • 4K Recording at 24p.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face+Tracking AF, Zone AF, 1-point AF).
  • AF Points — 143/99 points.
  • EF-M lens (and EF/EF-S lenses when using Mount Adapter EF-EOS M).
  • Image Format — Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C Size).
  • 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) sensor.
  • 12.4 oz. / 351g (body only).
  • Recording Format — EXIF 2.31 (DCF2.0).

If you’re interested in what else we might see in 2018, check out our camera rumors coverage.


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