Canon EOS M50 – Key Features, Pricing, Availability, and More

Canon EOS M50

Here the Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M in Asia) is an entry-level mirrorless camera that features an electronic viewfinder.

It is a fully articulating touchscreen, single control dial, and a 24MP APS-C sensor – the same used by its M-series siblings.

It has Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor and offers expanded Dual Pixel AF coverage, 4K/24p video capture (with a 1.7x crop), as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

What are the Key Features?

  1. 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  2. Also, EF-M lens mount with care for EF/EF-S lenses with an elective adapter
  3. Dual Pixel autofocus for calms and 1080p video
  4. DIGIC 8 processor
  5. 2.36M-dot OLED EVF
  6. 1.04M-dot in vari-angle LCD
  7. 7.4 fps burst in AF-C (10 fps in AF-S)
  8. 4K/24p UHD in the video (1.7x crop)
  9. 1080/60p and 720/120p HD video
  10. Wi-Fi and NFC with the Bluetooth
  11. 235 is shot-per-charge battery live in it (per CIPA)

1 year ago, we met with Canon executives in Yokohama, Japan – you can read the full interview here. At the time, they promised the brand’s main strategic focus going forward would be connectivity and video.

The M50 is a clear indication that Canon is creating good on that promise. The first Canon camera will automatically send photos to your smartphone after each shot and the first M-series to offer 4K.

But before you get too happy about that last bit, it’s worth noting that 4K comes with a heavy 1.7x crop, and Dual Pixel AF is not available in 4K (contrast-detection AF is available).

The M50 is the first Canon to use the new CR3 Raw format:

  • The Dual Pixel AF can be used in all other video modes, counting 1080/60p. It still covers 80% x 80% of the sensor but now with 99 selectable points (up from 49 on previous M cameras).
  • And with specific lenses (18-150mm, 28mm macro, and 55-200mm), that coverage
    increases to 88% x 100% with 143 points.
  • The M50 is the first Canon to use the new CR3 Raw arrangement, an updated compression option called C-Raw.
  • (compressed full resolution, rather than the downsized ‘Small’ and ‘Medium’ Raw formats).

How can we Compare?

However, the M50 is an entry-level camera. It’s priced a bit higher than a lot of other entry-level offerings.

Below we’ve compared it to approximately of its Canon peers as well as similar-priced mirrorless cameras.

Canon M100 Canon M6 Panasonic G85 Sony a6300 Fujifilm X-T20
MSRP w/lens $900 $600 $900 $1000 $1150 $1000
Resolution 24MP Also,24MP 24MP 16MP 24MP 24MP
Sensor size APS-C Also APS-C APS-C Four Thirds APS-C APS-C
Stabilization Lens IS + digital Also Lens IS Lens IS Sensor + lens IS Lens IS Lens IS
EVF 2.36M-dot No No 2.36M-dot Also 2.36M-dot 2.36M-dot
AF system (live view) Dual Pixel w/121 points* Also Dual Pixel w/49 points Dual Pixel w/49 points Depth from Defocus Hybrid AF w/425 PDAF points Hybrid AF w/91 PDAF points
LCD 3″ fully-articulating Also 3″ tilting 3″ tilting 3″ fully-articulating Also 3″ tilting 3″ tilting
Number of control dials 1 1 3 2 Also, 2 2
Touchscreen Yes Also Yes Yes Also Yes No Yes
Burst speed (with AF) 7.4 fps 4 fps 7 fps 6 fps 11 fps 8 fps
Video 4K/24p 1080/60p 1080/60p Also, 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p
Wireless Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Also Wi-Fi + NFC + BT Wi-Fi Also Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi
Battery life 235 shots 295 shots 295 shots 320 shots 400 shots 350 shots
USB charging No Also No No Also, Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 116x88x59 108x67x35 112x68x45 128x89x74 120x67x49 118x83x41
Weight 387 g 302 g 390 g 505 g 404 g 383 g

What is the Pricing and Availability of Canon EOS M50?

  • The Canon EOS M50 is valued at $780 body-only in either black or white.
  • It also vessels in various kits, including with the EF-M 15-45mm for $900. And with both the EF-M 15-45mm and EF-M 55-200mm for $1250.

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