Canon M50 II
- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Canon EF-M Mount
- 387g - 116 x 88 x 59mm
- Introduced October 2020
- Replaced the Canon M50
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon M50 II overview
Canon M50 II is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially announced on October of 2020. The camera houses a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Canon brought out this camera to upgrade the older Canon M50 (Read Full Comparison)
The M50 II comes in at #7 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #68 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon M50 II family
The Canon M50 II is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full list underneath.
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Canon M50 II Gallery
You can look at the M50 II from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon M50 II Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon M50 II based on factors which are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon M50 II Sensor features
The size of the sensor on the Canon M50 II is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization. In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. The ISO can also be expanded digitally to a maximum of 51200. RAW photos are supported so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the M50 II's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The M50 II sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon M50 II dimensions
Canon M50 II weighs about 0.85 lb (387 gr / 13.65 oz) and features outside dimensions of 116mm x 88mm x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Canon M50 II is more heavy as compared with various rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a picture of the Canon M50 II with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the M50 II.
Canon M50 II Lens features
The M50 II uses the Canon EF-M mount and has 26 lenses to select from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the M50 II.
Canon M50 II Connectivity
The M50 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy pictures and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon M50 II Video features
The highest video quality on the Canon M50 II is 3840 x 2160 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives you a outstanding quality for video recording. You can easily downsample to Full HD to get clearer results. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and make sure you have high quality SD cards with good write speed. Even though the body comes with a mic socket, it is lacking a headphone socket so you won't have the ability to monitor your audio levels.
Canon M50 II Weather Sealing
Canon M50 II doesn't have weather sealing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Canon M50 II Display and Viewfinder
The Canon M50 II is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
It has a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and group photos if necessary. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily adjust focus points and adjust settings with your finger.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon M50 II are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon M50 II Shutter features
Canon M50 II continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Canon M50 II Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon M50 II has got both built in flash and external flash ability.
Canon M50 II Autofocusing features
Canon M50 II has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is helpful for portrait photography.
The AF system supports 143 focus points to select from. Canon M50 II has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Canon M50 II comes with manual focus when required during low light or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Canon M50 II Battery life
The battery power in the Canon M50 II is made to last for 305 shutters according to the CIPA requirements making it less when compared with its competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has the highest (650) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the highest battery life:
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Canon M50 II for various types of photography
The following diagram presents a overview of the Canon M50 II for various types of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon M50 II
The Canon M50 II gets a points tally of 82 which is superb, meaning that it is a tremendous fit for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos & potential to work with off-camera flash.
Canon M50 II Street photography highlights
Having a great points total of 85, the Canon M50 II is a outstanding option for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon M50 II Sports photography advice
A impressive sports photography rating of 77 suggests the Canon M50 II is a great pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon M50 II as a Travel photography camera
Size is very important when selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon M50 II gets a wonderful 79 as a travelling camera which is a great choice to take with you on your holidays.
Canon M50 II Landscape photography features
If you find yourself planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon M50 II at it's outstanding score of 80 as a landscape camera is a fantastic option compared to its rivals.
Canon M50 II Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon M50 II is a awesome choice for vlogging as it delivers a awesome rating of 85.
Canon M50 II Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the M50 II, below is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart here offers you a summary of the M50 II compared to it's top ranking rivals suggested previously.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternatives. To read a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.