Camera Overview

Canon M50 is the company’s upper entry-level offering in their “M” line of compact mirrorless cameras. It is Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K video recording and their new DIGIC 8 image processor.

Experts' Opinion / Reviews

This light & compact camera produces great quality images, has very good autofocus performance and is very easy to use. Its wireless capabilities are excellent and it has very good displays with a fully articulating touchscreen and an excellent electronic viewfinder.

The M50’s main drawbacks are its limited native lens options and its poor battery life. Its 1080p results are decent but 4K video is heavily cropped and there’s no Dual Pixel AF while recording 4K.

Overall, Canon M50 is great for stills photography and a decent video camera. It is a good choice for smartphone photographers looking to step-up and those looking for a compact mirrorless camera but may not be good enough if 4K video is a priority.

Pros

  • 24MP image sensor
  • Great image quality
  • Quick and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Excellent OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Fully articulating "Vari-Angle" touchscreen
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Easy to use interface
  • 4K video recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • External mic input
  • Canon’s new C-RAW format

Cons

  • Small buffer for Raw bursts
  • Limited native lens options
  • 4K video is heavily cropped
  • No Dual Pixel AF for 4K video
  • Poor battery life
  • Limited exterior controls

Camera Details

Canon EOS M50

MSRP

$680

Rating

13 Reviews
7.9

Pixels

24.1Megapixels

Date

Feb 26th2018

Make / Model

Sensor Size

Camera Type

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Key Specs / Features

Proprietary

  • Processor: DIGIC 8
  • Lens: EF-M

Sensor

  • Pixels: 24.1 Megapixels
  • Type: CMOS
  • Size: APS-C

ISO Range

  • Auto ISO: 100 - 6400
  • Native ISO: 100 - 25600
  • Extended ISO: 51200

Shutter Speed

  • Fastest: 1/4000 Sec
  • Slowest: 30 Sec

Focus

  • AF Points: 143

Continuous

  • Speed: Up to 10 FPS

Video

  • 4K UHD: Up to 25 FPS
  • Full HD: Up to 60 FPS

Battery Life

  • Images: Up to 235 Shots *
  • Video: Up to 85 mins *

Displays

  • Screen: 3.0" with 1.04 m-dot Fully Articulating Touchscreen LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.39" with 2.36 m-dot OLED EVF

Features

  • IBIS: No
  • Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth / NFC

Interface

  • HDMI (micro)
  • USB (Micro-B)
  • Microphone (Stereo Mini)

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7.9

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As a stills camera, the EOS M50 is a solid choice for photographers who want something more advanced than an entry-level camera, without going overboard. Its image quality, improved AF system and wireless connectivity are all impressive, and the new C-Raw format is a nice bonus. If 4K video is what you’re after, the M50 is not the camera for you due to its high crop factor, rolling shutter and mediocre AF performance.

Jeff Keller, Dan BracagliaReview
Digital Camera WorldMay 3rd, 2018
8.0

Canon EOS M50 review

The EOS M50 packs a lot of tech into its compact body, and the fact it has a viewfinder – when so many similarly priced mirrorless cameras don’t – is a big selling point. The retracting 15-45mm kit lens, however, is a little awkward to use, and the 4K video mode has some unexpected limitations. Nevertheless, this is a big step in the right direction for Canon’s EOS M series.

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Imaging ResourceApr 28th, 2019
8.0

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If you’re shopping for an affordable mirrorless camera with a solid build, good ergonomics and (via an optional adapter) first-party EF-mount lens support, the Canon M50 has a lot to offer. Sporting a next-gen DIGIC 8 processor, the M50 is both swift and shoots great photos. While there are some drawbacks to its new 4K video capture functionality, the M50 deserves a close look. Find out if you should buy one in our Canon M50 review!

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CameralabsApr 17th, 2018
8.0

Canon EOS M50 review

EOS M50 remains a highly compelling model with a compact but comfortable body, effective touchscreen, industry-leading wireless, confident focusing for 1080p video, and great colours out-of-camera.

Gordon LaingReview
TechRadarApr 5th, 2018
8.0

Canon EOS M50 review

If you’re looking for a mirrorless camera that offers great image quality, is easy to use and has a decent autofocus system, the EOS M50 is a great choice. If you’re looking for a more rounded camera with a greater breadth of features and system support, however, there are better options out there.

Phil HallReview
PCMagApr 29th, 2018
7.0

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The Canon EOS M50 is the company’s first affordable camera with 4K, but there are better mirrorless options out there for video.

Jim FisherReview
Trusted ReviewsOct 1st, 2018
8.0

Canon EOS M50 Review

In many ways the EOS M50 is the best entry-level EOS Canon has yet made. It’s a great option both for beginners and for Canon DSLR owners tempted by the advantages of mirrorless.

Andy WestlakeReview
StuffApr 24th, 2018
8.0

Canon EOS M50 review

It’s no mirrorless wundercam, but the M50 is a solid little performer and an ideal first camera for smartphone upgraders

Amy DaviesReview
Photography BlogApr 12th, 2018
7.0

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In summary, the Canon EOS M50 is a surprising camera. It’s surprisingly capable for what is after all only a “mid-range” camera, but unfortunately it also surprisingly under-performs in a few key areas, which may make or break its potential appeal.

Mark GoldsteinReview
Camera JabberApr 23rd, 2018
8.5

Canon EOS M50 Review

Provided you don’t have your heart set on shooting 4K video, the M50 is a great little camera for vloggers and anyone who wants a small camera with a viewfinder paired with a large (APS-C format) sensor.

Angela NicholsonReview
ePHOTOzineMar 28th, 2018
9.0

Canon EOS M50 Review

The Canon EOS M50 offers a compact, DSLR styled mirrorless camera, with an updated 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, which gives excellent image quality, with the same excellent colour reproduction that you get with Canon EOS DSLRs.

Joshua WallerReview
Pocket-lintSep 28th, 2018
8.0

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The Canon EOS M50 is a step up for the M series. It’s taken time to get here, but Canon finally has a credible mirrorless APS-C camera on its hands.

Mike LoweReview
Tom's GuideOct 1st, 2018
7.0

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Consider it. The Canon EOS M50 offers novices and enthusiasts a lot to like, but it’s pricey and will need more Canon lenses to make it a truly full-fledged mirrorless system.

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