Canon M50 Conclusion: The most affordable EOS mirrorless with a built-in viewfinder has plenty to offer

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posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:28 PM EDT


 
 

Are you ready for the step up from your smartphone to the versatility of an interchangeable-lens camera? If so, Canon would love for you to consider its EOS M50, and after reviewing the camera ourselves, we think it's well worth a look. With an affordable pricetag that puts it just a couple of hundred dollars above the most affordable model in Canon's mirrorless camera lineup, the M50 nevertheless sports a built-in electronic viewfinder and a side-mounted, tilt/swivel, touch-screen LCD monitor, two very worthwhile features its slightly lesser-priced siblings lack.

The M50 was also the first in Canon's EOS series to sport a new DIGIC 8 processor, and in concert with its 24-megapixel sensor, it yields both very good image quality and swift performance. But the camera's newly-added 4K video capture capability comes with some very important gotchas which may limit its utility for videographers, and there are a couple of other shortcomings which may push you further up Canon's line in search of your ideal camera.

For more on these concerns -- and to see how the M50 performs in other respects -- you'll want to read our in-depth Canon M50 review. And for those of you who just want to get right to the final verdict, you can read the conclusion of our review here. And if you decide the M50's the camera for you, be sure to check our prices page for all the best EOS M50 deals!

Canon M50 ReviewConclusion