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Canon EOS M50 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
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Canon EOS M50 with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Special Price $858.00 Regular Price $998.00
  • Keep your eye on the action with the high resolution built-in electronic viewfinder
  • Make hi-res movie magic with 4K video and 5-axis Image Stabilizer for steady footage
  • Discover the shot from a different view with vari-angle LCD screen
  • Share instantly with autosave to your phone
  • Fast, responsive operation from the new DIG!C 8 image processor
SKU M50KIS
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Overview

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Last year we reviewed the Canon M100 and honestly, we had super low expectations. However to our surprise, the M100 was such a pleasure to use, and the image quality/performance it had for its low price was super surprising. This time around Canon has brought out the M50 and here are our thoughts.

 

Physical Specs

24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

DIGIC 8 Image Processor

2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder

3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen

UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording

Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Extended ISO 51200, 10 fps Shooting

Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilisation

 

Aesthetic and Construction

The M50 is constructed predominately out of plastic, however, it doesn’t feel hollow and tacky like the M100. Canon has implemented a deep grip, making it great for people with big hands or long term use. The M50 is super light, in combination with the kit lens the camera weighs around 500grams. As soon as you look behind the camera you will notice a large 3.0-inch vari angle touch screen and a 2.36 million dot EVF with minimal lag.

 

Performance

To start off for those familiar with the Dual Pixel AF in Canon cameras, you will know that it is excellent and as the case with the M50. Just a note the Dual Pixel AF does not work when recording 4K video, but a contrast-detection AF system will be implemented. In addition to depending on what lens you pair the M50 with, will depend on whether it can use the full spectrum of AF points.

Video quality is great, especially if you use the camera in Full HD. For bloggers, the camera has great facial detection and a 3.5mm mic jack. The 4K video is a bit questionable. It has a strong crop factor of over 2x and the Dual Pixel Af does not work at all. Instead, an older contrast-detection AF system kicks in.

Battery life is not amazing so make sure you have spares with you when you’re out on a day of shooting.

 

Image Quality

Fantastic. The great Canon cameras and high image quality are all apparent here even when using the kit 15-45mm lens. Check out the samples we shot below.

 

Final Thoughts

Again Canon has impressed us with another M camera. The Canon M50 is aimed at beginners and enthusiasts who are looking for a camera that is easy to use with great quality. We had a lot of fun using the M50 and hopefully, Canon will continue to take mirrorless seriously and continue to push it.

Comprising a versatile feature-set to suit both stills and video applications, the black EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera from Canon separates itself from the pack with UHD 4K video recording, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, and improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF. Utilizing a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, improved Auto Lighting Optimizer helps to ensure clean image quality with low noise, along with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, which can be extended to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor and processor combination also enables UHD 4K video recording at 23.98 fps, along with Full HD 1080p60 and HD 720p120 for slow-motion capture. The sensor's design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses phase-detection autofocus for quick, accurate, and smooth performance to suit both stills and video use. Additionally, Combination IS 5-axis image stabilization also helps to realize steady, shake-free recording by minimizing the appearance of camera shake.

Complementing the imaging attributes, the EOS M50 also incorporates a 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" touchscreen LCD for intuitive control. The screen's vari-angle design permits working from high and low working angles and its touchscreen interface allows working with Touch and Drag AF for easier manipulation of the AF area. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC is available for quick and convenient pairing with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth is also featured for image sharing to and remote camera control from a mobile device.

 

24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor

Both a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor are used to deliver high sensitivity and fast camera performance to suit both stills and video applications. A flexible ISO 100-25600 range, with an expandable ISO 51200 setting, suits working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the processing capabilities minimize noise and afford Auto Lighting Optimizer for notable clarity in various shooting situations. UHD 4K video recording is also supported at 23.98 fps, along with Full HD 1080p60 and HD 720p120 settings for slow-motion recording. Additionally, the processor affords a fast camera startup time and short interval times between each frame for a more intuitive and efficient shooting process.

 

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. Eye Detection AF can also be used for portraiture and helps to prioritize focus on a subject's eye for ensured sharpness.

When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.

 

Combination IS

Combination IS uses the built-in 5-axis digital image stabilization in conjunction with lens-based image stabilization systems to effectively minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This benefits recording while walking or moving, and can also be used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical IS for more effective overall stabilization.

 

Body Design and Wireless Connectivity

Large 3.0" touchscreen LCD provides an intuitive method for controlling focusing points, navigating menus, and reviewing imagery. This screen also features a vari-angle to better enable working from high and low angles.

Integrated 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder permits bright, clear eye-level monitoring and also permits working with Touch and Drag AF for manually moving the AF area while shooting with the EVF for more intuitive control.

Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC allows for easy wireless sharing of both photos and movies to a linked mobile device.

Bluetooth permits linking a smartphone or tablet for quick, automatic image sharing between devices as well as remote control capabilities.

Built-in pop-up flash provides additional illumination for working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe is also available for working with an optional external flash for greater control.

 

EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Included with the camera body is the versatile standard zoom EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, which provides a 24-72mm equivalent focal length range. Three aspherical elements help to control chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range and an optimized lens placement works to reduce flare and ghosting. An Optical Image Stabilizer works to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 3.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting and an STM stepping motor provides fast, smooth, and near-silent autofocus performance

Specs
More Information
Brand Canon
Megapixels 24 Megapixels
Lens Mount Canon EF
Sensor Size APS-C
Specifications
Imaging
Lens Mount Canon EF-M
Camera Format APS-C (1.6x Crop Factor)
Pixels 24.1 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 22.3 x 14.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98 fps
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 120 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.39"
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Dedicated Flash System eTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 Micro-B
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1 x LP-E12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 875 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3" / 116.8 x 88.9 x 58.4 mm
Weight 13.7 oz / 388 g
Kit Lens
Focal Length 15 - 45mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 72 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Angle of View 84° 30' - 33° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Elements/Groups 10 / 9
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 1.75" (60.9 x 44.5 mm)
What's in the box

1x EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Graphite)

1x LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)

1x Battery Charger LC-E12 for Battery Pack LP-E12

1x R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) for EOS M Mirrorless Camera

1x EM-200DB Neck Strap

1x Terminal Cover

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What's in the box

1x EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Graphite)

1x LP-E12 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 875mAh)

1x Battery Charger LC-E12 for Battery Pack LP-E12

1x R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) for EOS M Mirrorless Camera

1x EM-200DB Neck Strap

1x Terminal Cover

Warranty

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

60 month Austalian warranty

from Canon Australia