Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Review

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Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Review

Specifications Of The EOS M50 Mirrorless

  • Format:  APS-C Size Image (0.88 in. x 0.6 in.)
  • Video File Formats: MP4, Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
  • Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)
  • Megapixels:25.8 
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • LCD monitor on lag time: 10 seconds aprox.
  • Flash Exposure Compensation : ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Temperature Range usability: 32-104°F 


Canon EOS M50 Features

  • JPEG Simultaneous plus Raw Recording
  • Built-in electronic color viewfinder with approx. 2.36 million dots and 0.39-type screen size.
  • 3 types of grid display
  • Manual / Auto AE Lock


The Canon mirrorless camera have in the EOS M50 a great exponent, and its compact size, simple usability and connectivity, are in our judgment, features that will be the favorites of many users.

Also the viewfinder is something that improves the performance when compared to older models.

The item is not intended to be preferred by advance photographers for a series of reasons, between them, the fact that the camera comes only with one control dial, but beginners will be awarded with a product that will be a pioneer when talking about Canon’s beginners Mirrorless cameras.

4K a feature that was present in many cameras  for beginners of the Canon’s competitors, was ultimately added in the Canon mirrorless EOS M50, The feature  will be very welcomed by the fans of the Japanese Giant who prefer more simple items.

The manual shows lack of clarity in many aspects, and requires you to experiment with some features of the camera to fully understand them. The user manual comes with a lot of information, but sometimes is difficult to find the desire topics, due to the poor organization of it.


For starters, we would say that the Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Review show us how great feels the item at the first touch, and the nice rubber grip with the camera’s size are clearly the features that stand out when unboxing it.

The size also makes the camera to be perfect for travel, and the simple operation is a plus that for sure will attract many people that without been experts photographers, wants to get a manageable and simple to use camera of high quality.

Technically the EOS M50 comes with a small lens of 15-45 mm with retractable capability and 3:1 zoom which helps a lot when you think about transportation.

Video-Unboxing the Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless

Inside The Camera’s Box

  • EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
  • Neck Strap EM-200DB
  • LC-E12 Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack: LP-E12
  • Camera Cover R-F-4

EOS M50 Mirrorless Viewfinder

Talking about the electronic viewfinder the feature comes also with “exposure simulation brightness” to help the adequate clarity and sharpness of the images. Beyond that shows level and an histogram that make possible to visualize the performance of it. For some people this electronic features are out of touch with their style of photography, but sincerely we think that have different alternatives is always nice when getting a new camera. Our opinion is that the camera ‘s viewfinder is right for the level of sophistication and price range in which the camera can be classified.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF Of the Canon EOS M50

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF of the EOS M50 helps to enhance the accuracy and speed of the autofocus when you are shooting your images, avoiding any delay in the timely capture of them. The specifications of the autofocus of the camera are something that we think it is useful to share.

EF-M 15–45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens use:

AF: up to 99 AF points within an 80% x 80% range.

Combined with specific compatible lens expansion: 143 AF points covering 88% horizontal by 100%

Also there is the “Eye Detection Auto Focus” that has been included in this model which defines automatically the location of the focus of the images that you capture.

WiFi, Bluetooth And NFC Features

When using the Canon Camera Connect app. the EOS M50 can transfer any file fast and easily, with the only requirement that the device that are sent to, must be compatible. Being able to change settings straight from your PC or laptop, the WiFi capability also makes possible remote Live View, thanks to the camera’s support of the EOS Utility.

The Bluetooth feature of the camera power the social aspect, enabling the sharing images on the web or social media, after that have been sent to your smartphone.

The automation of the images transfer can be made using the Transfer Utility 2 app that can be downloaded here

The utility requires only that after you download it, you configure the desired settings, and then with your camera on and the WiFi connected, the files will start to be transferred without the need of doing anything else from your side.

Touchscreen LCD

Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD for high and low angle shootings, made its first appearance in the EOS M line of Canon cameras in the M50. The screen has tilt range that facilitate the review and composition of the shootings. The feature also enables the ability to tap the screen for Live View and lock focus in the area of the image that has been tapped using the Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus.

Beyond that using the Vari-angle you can access the menu easily and quickly to control the settings of your choice when you are taking your photos or shooting videos. Swiping across your pictures and videos, and the use of the zoom is also simple.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Tutorial

DiG!C 8 Image Processor Of The Canon Mirrorless EOS M50

The release of the DIGIC 8 Image Processor was also destined for the EOS M50, and one of its highlights is the enhancement of the AF performance, but in our opinion the ability of shoot 4K UHD 24p video is the feature that will be most welcomed by the fans of the canon mirrorless.

Other advanced capability that the camera shows, is the Auto Lighting Optimizer that maintain the detail and color in the luminous areas of the pictures diminishing blown out locations.

The High set of the feature can make the color swatches smoother, especially useful if you like to shoot sunset or sunrise pictures.

Canon EOS M50 Battery

The Lithium ion batteries required is included but in case that you need a new one, you can get one easily on Amazon.


Sensor And Processor Of The canon EOS M50 Mirrorless

We cannot forget that Canon together with Nikon have arrived late to the mirrorless world. They have had their ups and downs with this new concept. But from those first models that we had in our hands there is a void.

The sensor is not new. It is the same as the SLR cameras of the company and the M series. But two things have changed: the processor and the RAW format. And in addition the new Canon autofocus system has improved, the famous AF Dual Pixel CMOS that allows a faster and skip-free focus on video recording.

But let’s start talking about the new processor. They are responsible for obtaining the digital image from the sensor data. They are becoming faster and more precise. A good sensor with a bad processor will give mediocre results. But if it is good it will get gold from either side.

In this case we have a high quality sensor. And the new DIGIC 8 achieves excellent results. With the camera also we can stretch the sensitivity up to one more step compared to other cameras with the same sensor and an older processor. It can be used without problems at 12800 ISO. Also if you make comparisons with other cameras without a mirror of the brand, you will see a better response in all sensitivities. It is not evident at a normal viewing size but it is if we expand to 100%.


Another aspect that allows us to highlight this new model and predict great changes in Canon in the not too distant future is the new RAW format. It no longer has a CR2 extension. Now it is called CR3. It is compatible with the main development programs. And in addition to better information management it has a very interesting feature: the excellent compression of the raw image.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless User Guide


The Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless review shows us that the product is the perfect camera to start in the world of photography.

We see many advantages for a camera without major pretensions. If you set a good object you will realize the quality of its sensor, and considering the prices of its more direct competitors, we see that it is cheaper than them and its image quality is superior too.

Sincerely, we think this camera is a good prologue for something bigger and more professional. If you are looking for something simple it is the perfect camera. It has professional functions but it is so simple that it can be shot and ready, without major complications. It seems that Canon finally enters the world of the mirrorless with a great product.


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