Canon EOS M50 Field Test: Canon’s first 4K-capable mirrorless camera offers a lot for a low price


posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:30 PM EST

Click here to read my Canon EOS M50 Field Test


Canon's latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50, is their first M-series camera to offer 4K UHD video. That's not its only headlining feature, the camera also has a Vari-angle touchscreen, a built-in electronic viewfinder, revised Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus and much more, all available in a kit with a 15-45mm lens for only $700 USD (which is a $200 savings compared to its original launch price). On paper, there's a lot to like.

In real-world use, the Canon M50 impresses, as well. The image quality from the 24-megapixel APS-C sensor is quite good, even at higher ISOs, and the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and new DIGIC 8 processor combine to deliver nimble all-around performance. While quite compact and lightweight, the EOS M50 is also a comfortable camera to use thanks to its nice front grip and a good variety of physical controls.

Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: 187mm (299mm equiv.), f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 320.
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To learn more about the Canon M50's strengths and weaknesses in the field, head over to my Canon M50 Field Test. To get a refresher on the camera's features and specifications, you can head over to our overview.

Canon M50 Field Test