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Canon EOS M50 First Impressions, Hands-On

Yesterday, Canon launched a slew of cameras intended including the EOS 3000D, EOS 1500D, and the G1X Mark III. But what we’re going to be talk about is the main “highlight” of the event which is the new entry-level EOS M50. It’s the first Canon EOS M-series camera to have 4K video recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and New DIGIC 8 Image Processor.

The EOS M50 is reminiscent of the design of the EOS M5. It looks like a mini-DSLR without being bulky and comes with a good grip. It isn’t that hefty which makes it ideal for people who are always on the go.

The top of the camera houses the power switch, the shutter button, the main dial, the mode dial, and the multi-function button. There’s also the flash and situated above it is the hot-shoe. The shutter button doesn’t have that feather touch feel, but it’s pretty snappy and doesn’t require much pressure when capturing photos.

On the right, we will find the strap mount, the micro-USB and HDMI port, and the Wi-Fi button that lets you easily transfer your files to your device. It also features NFC and Bluetooth. Users may also download the Canon Camera Connect App to allow them to have real-time control of the camera’s settings.

The left side houses the mic input with the NFC logo just underneath it.

Below the camera are the LP-E12 battery chamber, as well as the SD card slot, and the tripod mount.

The EOS M50 has a rubber-finish on its back which makes it less prone to scratches and actually gives the camera a rugged look. We actually loved that it has a vari-angle touchscreen LCD as it will give us an easier time to shoot low and high angles.

We were able to test its Touch & Drag AF feature, which is a similar feature found in Fujifilm X-E3, wherein you can able to look through the electronic viewfinder (EVF) and at the same time switch the subject focus by moving the AF frame directly onto the LCD. The response time is also impressively quick.

The EOS M50 is priced at Php38,998 for the body only. Customers can opt to get a 15-45mm kit lens package for Php44,998 or a Double kit lens set for Php60,998. The unit is now available for pre-order and will officially be released sometime next month.

Canon EOS M50 specs:
24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
DIGIC 8 Image Processor
2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
3.00-inch Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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1 Response

  1. Dukha says:

    Not worth it. 1) 4k video suffers from great cropping factor; 2) their famous dual pixel AF doesn’t work in 4k mode; 3) very expensive for an entry level camera.

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