September 22, 2023

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Canon EOS M50 (EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-f/6.3 IS STM Equipment Lens) Mirrorless Digicam

For many people, smartphones appear to have changed high-end cameras as they develop extra beastly and transportable with every passing yr. Nevertheless, pretty much as good smartphone cameras could get they will’t be all the time positioned towards skilled cameras. The management you get when utilizing knowledgeable digicam nonetheless stays unmatched when in comparison with smartphones. Canon is a reasonably well-liked title within the digicam market and is healthier recognized for its EOS line up. The EOS line up has seen a gradual progress in India. Whereas DSLRs have a hype of their very own, the EOS M-series has a unique allure. We’ve used the Canon EOS M6 and the M3 (for a short while interval) and located it well worth the value, means higher than lots of these twin and triple camera-laden smartphones. And this yr, Canon has added a brand new member within the line-up – EOS M50.

This new mirrorless digicam entered Indian shores in April this yr and can set you again by Rs 61,995 if you happen to purchase it together with the EF 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. Canon claims to have improved the video recording characteristic with the M50 together with a bunch of different upgraded options. So we tried our fingers on the brand new mirrorless digicam for a few weeks and that is our assessment.


Canon EOS M50 performs on the identical design as the remainder of the EOS M-series so that you gained’t get many surprises on that entrance. The digicam has the acquainted glossy design with a rotating display. As a lot as we just like the compact look of it, we did discover it barely tough to get the correct grip. Nonetheless, it’s compact and takes much less house in your bag. As in comparison with the EOS M6, the M50 is a tad bit heavier nearing round 400 grams (together with battery and microSD card) however that basically isn’t a problem for majority of the customers.

The general look and design are extra on the premium aspect prefer it has been the case with different EOS M mirrorless digicam collection. From buttons to rotating dials with groves and the casing, the whole lot is black lending M50 a stealthy look. Plastic dominates the construct of the digicam but in addition makes the system really feel sturdy.

You get almost the whole lot when it comes to performance, a management dial like what’s current within the M100, an digital viewfinder that was lacking in M6, hotshot, mode dial and extra. You additionally get a customisable operate button together with the standard devoted buttons for the shutter launch and video recording.

There’s additionally a 3-inch LCD touchscreen that may be rotated as much as 180-degrees and comes out sideways, one thing that makes life simpler for vloggers. Additionally, the battery and SD card slot each are on the backside and might be accessed with only one slot like different M-series mirrorless cameras.

Though the design sticks with the remainder of the lineup and has no out-of-the-box characteristic, it nonetheless appears interesting. However like everyone knows, the design is only a minor a part of the bundle. A significant chunk lies with how the system performs.


Canon EOS M50 is one thing that gained’t be the primary selection of an informal photographer. It’s made for individuals who are critical about pictures however just isn’t as feature-rich as a high-end DSLR. It will probably doubtlessly be a superb various to a mid-range DSLR however with some sacrifices within the options division.

The digicam has a 24MP CMOS sensor onboard and clicks pictures within the common 3:2 facet ratio. You additionally get Twin Pixel CMOS autofocus system that’s fast and precisely tracks the topic whereas capturing movies. A few of the autofocus modes you get listed below are Face+Monitoring AF, Zone AF and 1-point AF.

Taking pictures pictures was a delight with the Canon EOS M50. The 24MP sensor does a fantastic job in replicating colors, one thing Canon has perfected over time. The dynamic vary of pixels is sweet as one can nonetheless brighten darkish pictures by a few Stops with out witnessing a lot noise. There’s little question the ensuing pictures are tremendous sharp, a credit score of which additionally goes to these 143 autofocus factors that work in tandem with Twin Sensing picture stabilisation system. The latter characteristic nevertheless, just isn’t obtainable on all of the suitable M50 lenses.

It’s price including right here that Canon, after utilizing CR2 for over a decade, has moved to CR3 this time for RAW pictures. CR3 introduces the compressed RAW or C-RAW format that pretty much as good because the common RAW picture however weighs lighter with minimal deviation in high quality. In the event you like utilizing RAW format, you should utilize C-RAW for each day use.

The ISO ranges of Canon EOS M50 is respectable however nothing that can elevate eyebrows. The mirrorless digicam has an ISO vary of 100 to 6400 in Auto mode and might go as much as 51200 in P mode (expanded). The noise is minimal when capturing at night time. You’ll hardly discover any subject on a big display. A few of the silhouette photographs we took utilizing the M50 got here out very nice. Blacks are intact and the halo impact was nothing that ought to be a problem. Nevertheless, zooming the picture on a big display will present minor smoothness because the processor tries to cover the noise. However that is solely for individuals who are actual sticklers for perfection.

The general high quality of the picture appears to have improved a bit however will not be blatantly seen to many. The M50 can be the corporate’s first to make use of Digic 8 processor. Though the distinction can’t be observed straight away, evaluating the zoomed picture high quality aspect by aspect with the one shot by EOS M6 will present you some enchancment within the M50. The color copy is sweet with Reds, Greens and Blues displaying up simply fantastic.

Canon EOS M50’s video efficiency can be above common. The digicam shoots in MP4 and H.264 codecs in three completely different resolutions – 4K (3840×2160 pixels), Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) and HD (1280×720 pixels). As for the body charges, the cam can shoot 4K video in 24fps, Full HD movies in 60fps, 30fps and 24fps, and HD movies in 120fps and 60fps.

One of many downsides we observed in 4K video recording was that the digicam disables the Twin Pixel autofocus system, lacking out on a sure degree of video stability. We’re not but certain what made Canon take that call however nonetheless, that gained’t be appreciated for a video maker. The second draw back is that because the video decision will increase, the realm of protection will get cropped.

Speaking concerning the high quality, many of the customers will discover the movies respectable sufficient to run nearly anyplace. However in case you are knowledgeable videographer then you might not discover it on top of things. The 4K video high quality could appear respectable to common prospects, these zooming-in and inserting it towards a high-end DSLR will see the video barely smoother. We examined the video towards M50’s personal sibling, EOS 5D Mark IV and Lumix GH5 (only for the sake of it) and located them higher.

The autofocus in movies works perfects on transferring topics. Leaping from a topic in a detailed up video shot to a distant topic can be fast and correct. If you’d like a extra steady video shot on transferring topics, we suggest you to shoot it at full HD because the Twin Pixel AF additionally performs nicely with the actual decision.

There’s are some modifications within the connectivity choices carried by the M50 however most of them stay the identical as what’s seen within the earlier M collection cameras. It has a brand new characteristic known as Auto Switch, which switch JPEG pictures to linked smartphones and PC because it clicks. It’s price including that solely JPEGs can work with this characteristic, no RAW pictures or movies. Nonetheless, it’s attainable to ship movies and different pictures to smartphones or PCs provided that they’re on the identical wi-fi community.

Additionally, prefer it has all the time been the case, you would need to obtain the Canon Digicam Join App in your smartphones to sync it and switch pictures.

The two.36M-dot OLED digital viewfinder works as anticipated with out supplying you with any probability of complaining. As for the LCD show, the touchscreen performance is nice as in contrast to what’s seen in opponents. It may be flipped out and might be rotated, giving the photographer the required flexibility when clicking pictures in tough conditions. It additionally has contact autofocus characteristic so capturing movies with the topic in focus can be simple.

The Canon EOS M50 is an satisfactory performer when it comes to battery efficiency. The mirrorless digicam runs on an LP-E12 battery and will run for round 200 photographs earlier than operating out. The battery life nevertheless, might be expanded additional if the ‘Eco Mode’ is activated. Taking pictures movies will naturally take extra juice. In a super situation which means capturing movies with display on and with out zooming, the digicam can run for roughly 120 minutes. It will probably additionally give a playback time of round 3-4 hours.

A few of the pattern pictures and movies might be seen right here.


The Canon EOS M50 is certainly one of many higher mirrorless cameras within the M-series that takes care of among the fundamental options whereas providing just a few extra tweaks. Priced at Rs 60,000, the digicam sits completely within the line-up and in keeping with us, delivers extra options within the given value as in comparison with these in Nikon’s 1 collection and Sony’s RX collection. Professionals could discover some caveats with the M50 however then Canon is aiming for a unique target market. You probably have a fundamental DSLR and wish to improve to a digicam that has almost the identical capabilities whereas being in a compact type issue, the EOS M50 may very well be one of many go-to cameras. If the funds is tight, one also can go for the EOS M6.


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