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Canon EOS M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Canon EOS M50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and portability are generally positive. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the lens and design, and there are some mixed comments about the focus.

usability, performance, size, portability, screen

battery, design, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Westlake (trustedreviews.com)

Canon EOS M50

 

Canon EOS M50 review: A great option both for beginners

Compact size and light weight make it easy to carry everywhere ; Excellent image quality, with reliable metering and auto white balance ; Quick and accurate autofocus, even with adapted EF-mount DSLR lenses ; Easy-to-use interface that still gives...

Single-dial control slower to use than twin-dial competitors ; Overly contrasty viewfinder blocks up shadow details ; Poorly implemented manual focus magnification ; Very small range of native EF-M lenses ; 4K video is subject to considerable restrictions

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.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K

 

Since Canon launched its mirrorless camera line-up - known as the EOS M range - we've failed to be too impressed. The EOS M50, however, could be the camera

The Canon EOS M50 may be positioned one-up from the entry-level M100 model in Canon's mirrorless line-up, but it spells the future of what to expect from the M-series line-up. With 4K, an easy-to-use interface, plus various desirable features including...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon EOS M50 hands-on review

 

Canon goes all-out on its smartest mirrorless cam yet...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon M50 mirrorless plays catch-up with 4K and improved AF

 

The updated many-point autofocus system, 4K video support and more will be welcomed by Canon mirrorless fans.

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Canon EOS M50 Sample Photos

 

We've been shooting with the new 24mp Canon EOS M50 - We've posted sample photos and 4K video from the new mirrorless camera.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS M50

 

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

Compact. 24MP APS-C image sensor. 10fps burst. 7.4fps with tracking. Wide focus coverage area. Vari-angle touch LCD. Mic input. EVF. Wi-Fi.

4K video is cropped with slower autofocus. Native lens options still limited. Limited shots when shooting Raw bursts.

It's about time that Canon added 4K to a consumer camera—it's currently only available in the pro-grade EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II SLRs and in its cinema cameras. But what's in the EOS M50 was not the right way to do it. Cropped footage is...

May, 2018

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS M50

 

The Canon EOS M50 may be the newest entry level camera in the M lineup for Canon, but it's already the most advanced. With features like 24.1MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, this little camera can record 4K (1.6x cropped) video, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS M50 Review

 

Canon's latest mirrorless camera is a curious beast, on the one hand offering several headline-grabbing features that promise to out-perform the company's own flagship model, whilst on the other falling short of its full potential.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (tomsguide.com)

Canon EOS M50 Review: A Surefire Mirrorless Camera

 

The Canon EOS M50 does a very good job in many ways, but it doesn't quite knock Sony's A6300 from the top spot, due to low battery life and lackluster image stabilization in video mode. And Sony's system also offers more lenses at this point. But the...

Very good photo quality, even in low light ; Excellent electronic viewfinder ; Easy-to-use swiveling touch screen ; Lots of shooting modes ; Includes hot-shoe for external flashes

Expensive ; Relatively smaller lens selection ; Video footage had some jitter ; Less battery life than competition

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.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Canon EOS M50 review: Compact, but with DSLR versatility

 

Canon EOS M50 review: This mirrorless camera is really compact, and yet can pass off as a point-and-shoot device.

May, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LC-AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:875
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):235 / 370
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E12
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:85

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y
Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.31,RAW / DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.31,RAW
Camera playback:single image, slide show / slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y
Image editing:Rotating
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Live view:Y
Multi-shot:Y
Photo effects:Neutral
Playback modes:Repeat, Slideshow, Zoom
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sports / Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Movie, Scene, Shutter priority
Start-up time:1000
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black / White

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash guide number:5
Flash Modes:auto, Red-eye reduction / second curtain synchro
Flash recharging time:3
Flash sync-speed:1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:143
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus / Face detection, Face tracking, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.15 / 1
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:4.3 / 5.2
Fixed Focal Length:2.2
Focal length range (f-f):15 - 45 / 55 - 200
Lens mount interface:Canon EF-M
Lens structure (elements/groups):17/11 / 7/6
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):72
Minimum aperture number:6.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):24
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 6400, 25600, 51200 / 25, 6400, 25600, 51200
ISO sensitivity (max):25600 / 51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / aperture priority AE, manual, shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC
Hand strap:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera / MILC / MILC Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG
Image sensor size (W x H):22.3 x 14.9
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.1
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600, 4000 x 4000 / 6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:25.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1

Technical Details

Auto Focus:Y
Display brightness control:Y
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Image processor:DIGIC 8
Lens cap included:Y
Self-timer:Y
Viewfinder resolution:2360000

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:120
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:58.7
Height :88.1
Lens diameter:6.08 / 6.09
Lens length:2.37 / 8.65
Lens weight:105 / 260
Weight:351 / 354
Weight (including battery):387 / 390
Width:116.3