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Canon Unveils the EOS M50, Its First 4K Mirrorless Camera


Canon has officially announced the EOS M50, the first camera capable of 4K video recording in Canon’s mirrorless lineup.

“Upgrading from a smartphone camera to an entry-level interchangeable lens camera (ILC) can be considered to some people a daunting task,” Canon says. “Canon […] supports those looking to advance their skills by continuously developing and evolving its gear.

“For photographers actively seeking to upgrade their skills, the EOS M50 is an all-around, entry-level camera with an extensive list of user-friendly features that encourages users to broaden their creative visions.”

Inside the M50 is a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range of ISO 100-25600 (extendable to 51200). Unlike the 24.1MP sensor found in the Rebel T7 that was also announced today, the M50 sensor packs Dual Pixel technology, which allows for speedy, sharp, and smooth autofocusing for both photo and video.

And in the area of video recording, the M50 shoots 4K at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. Videos have a maximum length of 30 minutes. Here some sample 4K footage shot with the M50 while panning:

On the back of the M50 is a built-in 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Underneath it is a 3-inch swiveling touchscreen LCD. The screen can be used for Touch and Drag AF for selecting your desired point of focus with your finger.

Other specs and features include a DIGIC 8 image processor, eye detection autofocus, combination 5-axis image stabilization that plays nicely with lens IS, a pop-up flash, Wi-Fi/NFC/Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a new silent mode with virtually zero shutter sound.

Here are a few official sample photos captured with the EOS M50:

Here’s Canon’s official introduction to the M50:

The Canon EOS M50 will be available starting in April 2018. The camera by itself will cost $780, and it’ll also be bundled with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $900 (or with the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM as well for $1249).