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Never too late for a review: M50 Review (and a special deal too!)

Ever wondered why the EOS-M's M50 seems to be a monthly best seller, month after month?

Imaging-Resource apparently was curious and decided to do a review of it last month and released it yesterday.  Basically, it's a pleasing little camera that can be had for under $800 with kit lens that shoots decent, has good sensor performance, and even though ticks the box of 4K you're best shooting at 1080p, which with DPAF does quite well.

Pros;

  • Great handling and well-positioned controls
  • Solid, quality build
  • Versatile electronic viewfinder and side-mounted, tilt/swivel touch-screen display
  • Good high ISO performance for its class
  • Excellent color and hue accuracy
  • HTP and ALO useful in high-contrast scenes
  • In-camera HDR mode
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Fast startup
  • Very fast single-shot autofocus
  • Low prefocused shutter lag
  • Quick single-shot cycle times
  • Fast 10 fps burst mode
  • Decent buffer clearing times with fast card
  • Records 4K video at 24p, Full HD at up to 60p
  • Built-in OLED EVF with very good coverage
  • Vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen display
  • Built-in flash and hot shoe
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth
  • External mic jack
  • Supports smaller C-RAW files with minimal loss in image quality

Cons;

  • Dynamic range not as good as some APS-C rivals
  • JPEG processing could be better, especially at higher ISOs
  • Auto and Incandescent white balance settings too warm in tungsten lighting
  • Poor battery life
  • Shallow raw buffer (only 10 frames, though can be increased to 16 frames with C-RAW)
  • Heavily cropped 4K video capture
  • Dual Pixel AF not supported for 4K video
  • Weak built-in flash (typical for class)
  • No USB charging
  • Limited native lens selection

Dave's conclusion;

Certainly, we wouldn't hold the limitations of its 4K mode against the little EOS M50 too much, because there's still a lot of camera here for the money. For less than US$800 street, you can get both the M50 body and a kit lens, and have yourself a very capable still shooter with good image quality out of the box, and the potential for even more from raw or C-RAW.

And you'll also find great performance and handling in the M50's relatively lightweight, compact body that pairs beautifully with Canon's EF-M lenses, and can also accept the company's many, many years of EF lenses via the optionally-available (and rather pricey) EOS M mount adapter, or more affordable third-party equivalents.

Right now there's a special deal happening with the EOS-M50.  You get with the M50 the EF-M 15-45, EF-M 55-500 lenses plus 32GB SD card. It's on sale for $320 off the regular price for only $829.  You basically get the  SD card and 55-200mm for free.

Product highlights;

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
  • SDHC Memory Card

Buy it now

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