Canon EOS M50 Review

Overall 48
Imaging 20
Features 61
Size 76
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expands to 51200)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 116 x 88 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 390 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Canon EOS M50 Summary

This review is devoted to EOS M50 that Canon has first introduced to the public in Feb 26, 2018. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #95 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 48/100 and it takes a rank of #174 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS M50 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS M50 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Max Native Iso: 25600
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Af Phase Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 143
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 10.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS M50 With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS M50. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50 has the following external dimensions 116 x 116 x 59 mm (45.67 x 34.65 x 23.23″) with the weight of 390 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon EOS M50, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS M50 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 59mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS M50 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS M50 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS M50 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon EOS M50 — 235 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Canon EOS M50 — 59 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Canon EOS M50 — 390 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS M50 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon EOS M50 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon EOS M50 Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS M50 boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS M50 has the following ISO range 100 - 25600 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 51200.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon EOS M50 features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Entry-Level Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS M50 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Canon EOS M50 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS M50

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS M50 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Canon EOS M50’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS M50 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, EOS M50 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

EOS M50 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon EOS M50 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 143 points.

In addition, EOS M50 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS M50, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon EOS M50 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon EOS M50 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of EOS M50.

EOS M50 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Canon EOS M50 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon EOS M50 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, EOS M50 is equipped with HDMI port that make it possible to connect EOS M50 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS M50 provides a shooting life of 235, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon EOS M50 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Canon EOS M50 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS M50’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS M50’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS M50 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS M50 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M50 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 95. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M50 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M50 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M50 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M50 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Large APS-C(22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (116 x 88 x 59 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M50 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M50 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 91. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M50 can be called a 91 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (143)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (10.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small battery life (235 shots)

Canon EOS M50 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M50 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M50 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (116 x 88 x 59 mm)

Canon EOS M50 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS M50 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS M50 can be called a 86 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing

Canon EOS M50 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS M50
Announced Feb 26, 2018
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon EF-M
Number of Lenses 16
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 5
Flash Modes
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.27 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25,600
Max Boosted ISO 51,200
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 143
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 390 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 88 x 59 mm
Battery Life 235 shots
Battery Type 235 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage Slots 1

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