Better late than never, right? Canon just announced its first 4K mirrorless camera capable of shooting UHD 4K video at 24fps. Additionally, it captures slow-motion 1080p video up to 60fps as well as 720p up to 120fps. The newcomer also sports a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that packs Dual Pixel technology with Eye Detection AF alongside DIGIC 8 image processor.
It seems that the EOS M50 is the first mirrorless camera from Canon with an articulated touch screen, which enables the touch and drag focus. The inclusion of 5-axis image stabilization is another noteworthy feature along with the new gyro sensor that communicates movement to the lens-based IS system for better shake compensation. Furthermore, the Canon M50 features a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600, which can be extended to ISO 51,200 for shooting in low-light conditions.
On the back of the unit, users will find a built-in 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder alongside a 3-inch swiveling touchscreen LCD. Other specs and features include 4K frame grabs from video, 4K timelapse capture functionality, eye detection autofocus, Wi-Fi/NFC/Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Micro HDMI port with HDR output to compatible devices, a new silent mode with virtually zero shutter sound and more. The M50 is also the first Canon to use the new CR3 Raw format, which has an updated compression option called C-Raw.
Unfortunately, there is still no word on the available bitrates when shooting video but considering that the M50 is billed as an entry-level mirrorless camera, we shouldn’t expect wonders in that regard. Nevertheless, the new arrival seems to be a viable option for vloggers, indie filmmakers and other content creators working on a budget.
Canon EOS M50 Camera Highlights
24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 8 Image Processor
4K/24p UHD video (1.6 x crop)
1080/60p and 720/120p HD video
2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
7.4 fps burst in AF-C (10 fps in AF-S)
4K Timelapse Capture
4K frame grabs from video
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization
The Canon EOS M50 is already available to pre-order for a retail price of just $779 and it’s expected to hit the market in April 2018.