- 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- EF-M lens mount
- Dual Pixel autofocus for photos and Full HD video
- DIGIC 8 processor
- 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
- 1.04M-dot vari-angle LCD
- 7.4 fps burst in AF-C (10 fps in AF-S)
- 4K/24p UHD video
- 1080/60p and 720/120p HD video
- Wi-Fi and NFC with Bluetooth
Canon gave us a chance to have a first look at their Canon EOS M50, fresh off the line the M50 is Canon’s latest mirrorless entry-level camera that sports 4K recording. But although it dubs itself as an entry-level camera, the M50 has potential to be more than that. Back in our Test Lab we pulled out the M50 which came with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit lens.
Our first impressions of the M50 is that it’s small, compact, and quite portable. The overall look is minimalistic but at the same time it doesn’t look or feel cheap, the body is also shaped well as it fit the many hands of our team. Controls are also well placed, making it easy to reach for any settings when needed. Also to make the M50 more compact the lens is capable of collapsing a little bit, it also acts as a lock which prevents you from using the camera until you release it.
On the back you’ll see a built-in Electronic Viewfinder, a great addition for a camera used by beginners, since they’ll have the ability to see exactly how the picture should show up after they press the shutter. This also means on-the-fly adjustments for them, without the need to take multiple shots just to check on them one by one and miss the moment. Below the EVF you’ll see the Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD, it gives the photographer freedom to twist and turn the LCD for things like selfies or really extreme angled shots.
But now more on what’s inside, the camera sports Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor which is nothing to joke about, and we’re surprised to see it on the M50. This is a good thing for us as it allows the M50 to take 4K UHD 24p video and comes with a 4K Frame-Grabbing feature. What the Frame-Grabbing does is that while watching a video you’ve took in 4K, you are able to single out a frame and grab it, turning it into a high-resolution photo.
Video recording in 4K is limited to just 25fps which is considered great at this price range, but you’ll have access to 60fps recordings while shooting in Full HD, and there’s also the added feature of shooting Slow Motion 120p when using HD(720p). Photo taking on the other hand is excellent as it’s capable of shooting to up to 10fps, we were able to capture fleeting moments easily and also with great detail thanks to the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor. To share those photos instantly you can use the built in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth to transfer photos into compatible devices, while using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth you can automatically transfer photos while shooting.