- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Canon EF-M Mount
- 390g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
- Launched February 2018
- Newer Model is Canon M50 II
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon M50 summary
Canon M50 is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first revealed on February of 2018. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Canon introduced the updated Canon M50 II (Read Full Comparison) as a way to replace this camera.
The M50 is scored #12 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & over-all #90 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please check our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Canon M50 family
The Canon M50 is part of a family of products. You can view the complete range underneath.
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Canon M50 Gallery
You can see the M50 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon M50 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Canon M50 based on things which are often regarded as essential in a camera.
Canon M50 Sensor specifications
The Canon M50 is run by the Digic 8 processor. The sensor specification on the Canon M50 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization. Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. This ISO can be increased electronically to a high of 51200. RAW format is supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the M50's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The M50 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon M50 dimensions
Canon M50 weighs about 0.86 lb (390 gr or 13.76 oz) & has outer size of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Canon M50 is weightier when compared with various rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a image of the Canon M50 next to a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button design on the M50.
Canon M50 Lens specifications
The M50 uses the Canon EF-M mount and has 26 lenses available for sale. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the M50.
Canon M50 Connectivity
The M50 has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon M50 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon M50 is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p will provide a fantastic resolution for video recording. You can crop to 1080p to get clearer results. Be wary of the considerable file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. Even though the camera offers a microphone port, it is missing a headphone port so you won't have the capability to check your audio levels.
Canon M50 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon M50 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Canon M50 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon M50 features a 3" fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It features a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and group photos if necessary. Additionally the display is touch friendly so you can set focus points and adjust settings using your finger.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications for Canon M50 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Canon M50 Shutter specifications
Canon M50 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon M50 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon M50 features both in-built flash as well as external flash support.
Canon M50 Autofocusing specifications
Canon M50 features both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect making it helpful for portrait photography.
The Sensor features 143 focus points to select from. Canon M50 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Canon M50 supports manual focus in case it is required during low light occasions or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Canon M50 Battery life
The battery life on the Canon M50 is built to last for 235 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it less compared to it's rivals. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini comes with the best (650) battery life within this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Canon M50 for various kinds of photography
The following chart gives a outline of the Canon M50 for various kinds of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon M50 Portrait photography factors
The Canon M50 has a rating of 81 which is great, and means the camera is a brilliant option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the capability to use external flash.
Canon M50 Street photography info
With a great score of 84, the Canon M50 is a awesome fit to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon M50 Sports photography info
A wonderful sports photography score of 76 suggests the Canon M50 is a wonderful pick for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon M50 Travel photography features
Portability is very critical in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon M50 gets a tremendous 78 for a travelling camera which makes it a fantastic pick to purchase for your holidays.
Canon M50 Landscape photography information
When you're looking to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon M50 and it's wonderful rating of 79 as a landscape camera is a superb fit in the current market.
Canon M50 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Canon M50 is a excellent option for vlogging as it receives a superb score of 85.
Canon M50 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the M50, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line chart here will give you a summary of the M50 versus it's top ranking competitors listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.