(Most people prefer buying on Amazon, but here are a couple more platforms if you want to keep your options open.)
Canon M50 Specs and Features
Let’s talk more technical and take a look into some of its specs and features:
1. Built-in OLED EVF with Touch and Drag AF
The OLED technology balances the image’s contrast and color so it can properly display the image that you want to capture. The Touch and Drag AF allows you to focus the camera by just tapping the screen monitor once.
2. The Possibility of a 4K Video Shooting
Considering there’s a 4K-mania these days, it’s interesting that a non-professional body like M50 does have the 4K feature. However, you should know that you then lose the dual pixel autofocus if you shoot in this mode.
Personally, when I create video based content for my YouTube channel, I just set it at a 1080P mode. In my opinion, that’s still great!
3. Built-in NFC, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
We live in the age, where Bluetooth functionality is almost a must. No one likes to use a USB connector should they want to transfer files from one device to another.
Aside from the actual photos or videos, the details about it are also updated such as the location, time, and date. You can also connect the camera to your printer if you want to print the photos directly.
4. Remote Shooting
The remote shooting allows you to remotely control the camera through the wireless capabilities making it convenient for self-portraits or group shots. Just download the Camera Connect app to use this functionality.
5. Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD
If I’m not mistaken, this Canon entry-level camera is the first one in its category to have a fully articulated touchscreen LCD.
Since the screen can be tilted, it is perfect for high-angle and low-angle shooting. It’s also a feature YouTubers want, so that they can see themselves when creating a video.
The touchscreen functionality is great for zooming in and out clips when you are browsing them. I find it super convenient to easily access the menu and settings.
6. Improved Auto Lighting Optimizer and Image Processor
The auto lighting optimizer and image processor makes sure to process photos and videos by still maintaining its original element. This functionality smoothes out the color elements especially when the taken shots have bright parts.
7. Silent Mode for Quiet Operation
You may opt to put your camera in a silent mode so it doesn’t interrupt the moment when taking shots. (That’s the difference with some of the popular Sony mirrorless compacts.)
It’s a perfect feature if you are to cover formal events or if you just don’t want unnecessary sounds when taking videos, whatsoever.
Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) is a lightweight and compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses.
In my experience, it performs well in different photography genres and shooting videos in the 4K mode. This beauty performs fast and easy to set up to your taste.
The fully articulated touchscreen, the ability to edit photos right in the camera, the ability to transfer photos via Wi-Fi onto your smartphone or printer — all of this is available in this Canon’s arsenal.
What Makes Canon M50 Stand Out?
Let’s face it:
The M50 is packed with features that you won’t see in other cameras in the same category.
In my personal opinion, there are 5 things that makes this baby stand out:
If you are a vlogger, you’ll appreciate this glass more because it is handy for your purposes.
With its focal length, it can capture close up shots and wide-angle shots efficiently. If you are into traveling, you won’t necessarily have to take other lenses on your trip because this one is versatile.
These are the 7 lenses I would suggest for your Canon M50. Which one would you go for? (Let us know in the comments!)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Canon M50 good for video?
Not only is it good, but it’s an excellent mirrorless compact for video shooting. And yes, it does offer a 4K mode. It is the reason why it’s a go-to choice among YouTube content creators (including myself).
Q: Is it good for photography?
The beauty of this camera and the features the M50 offers is that it’s good for both video and photography purposes. Especially if you choose quality lenses for your specific scenes.
Q: Is Canon M50 good in low light?
It isn’t terrible, you’ll just have to work around it’s shortcomings. What I noticed is that it keeps noise to a minimum. But if you pair it with a better lens, like the 50mm prime, you’ll be able to take amazing shots in low light situations.
Q: Does this camera have image stabilization?
Yes, the Canon EOS M50 has digital image stabilization. It has the so-called Optical Image Stabilization technology that makes sure to cancel the shaking movements and deliver a more crisp image quality.
The EOS M50 came out last February 2018. It has been 2 years since its release date and Canon is now preparing to launch the Mark II version in the last quarter of 2020.
Q: Where can I buy this mirrorless?
There are a few online platforms you can buy the M50 such as Amazon or BH Photo Video store, but you can also buy at your local stores like Best Buy (or ones specializing specifically in photography gear).
Q: Which is better, Canon EOS M50 or Sony a6000?
I think the M50 is a better choice if you want a flip touchscreen, excellent autofocus performance, microphone port for better audio, as well as being able to choose from a wide range of Canon’s lenses (EF and EF-S), even if on a budget.
Q: Can I use M50 as webcam?
In the past, buying a webcam for desktop and laptops are imperative if you want to do video conferencing online. It’s such a hassle if you already own a camera but cannot use it as webcam simply because there was no way to do so.
But today, Canon just made our lives so much easier. They launched the EOS Webcam Utility Beta software which allows you to transform your Canon gears into your very own webcam. This only means you no longer need to go out and buy one. Instead, just use a compatible Canon device and you’re good to go.
Now, how does this work?
Simply head to the brand’s website and check out whether your device is included in the list of compatible ones for the beta software (M50 is in the list). Then, just download the particular software for your gear. Once completed, you can simply install the software in your PC. As far as I know, it works for both MAC and Windows OS.
After installation, you will probably need to restart your PC and plug in the camera via USB port. It should show EOS Webcam Utility on your computer and your choice of video conferencing app will automatically detect it upon opening.
Q: How to connect Canon M50 to TV?
Though M50 has a rear LCD screen where you can review your stills and videos, at some point you might need to see it on a bigger monitor like a TV. The question is, will this gear let you do it?
Good news is:
Canon M50 can be connected to a TV easily. Plus, there are several ways on how you can do this. Plugging it via USB or connecting it through an HDMI cable. Regardless which of the two you choose, you still need to do the following in order to connect your device to the TV:
Connect the USB/HDMI cable to your camera and make sure it is turned off.
Connect the other end of the cable to the designated TV port (usually at the back of the screen).
Turn on the television and change the input source to the particular port where you inserted the cable.
Turn on your camera.
After that, your photos should automatically appear on the big screen. You can browse through your files as usual.
Note: Your camera’s LCD will not display anything once connected to the TV (it turns into a black screen which is normal).
Q: Would you recommend DIY cleaning of M50’s sensor?
Yes, if you know what you are doing.
In case you didn’t know yet, M50 comes with a self-cleaning feature that helps you remove dust from the sensor. This means you won’t even need to physically brush off the dust from it.
The good thing about not physically doing the cleaning is that you are eliminating the risk of damaging the device. Plus, sensors are really delicate (especially the shutter curtains) so as much as possible don’t do anything that might damage it.
Canon M50 Review: Totally Worth It in 2021!
I will say this…
Many people will agree that, among the EOS M series, the M50 is a complete package with top-notch features that you can enjoy at an affordable mid-range price, where its quality is not compromised.
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