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


  • 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


  • 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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