Canon M50 II

Canon EOS M50 Mark II front
  • 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
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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.

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The M50 II comes in at #8 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #69 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-M50-Mark-II front thumbnailCanon M50 II24MPAPS-C10.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-M200 front thumbnailCanon M200
M50 II vs M200
24MPAPS-C6.1 fps2019
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Canon-EOS-M50 front thumbnailCanon M50
M50 II vs M50
24MPAPS-C10.0 fps2018
Canon-EOS-M100 front thumbnailCanon M100
M50 II vs M100
24MPAPS-C6.1 fps2017
Canon-EOS-M5 front thumbnailCanon M5
M50 II vs M5
24MPAPS-C9.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-M10 front thumbnailCanon M10
M50 II vs M10
18MPAPS-C4.6 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-M3 front thumbnailCanon M3
M50 II vs M3
24MPAPS-C4.2 fps2015
Canon-EOS-M front thumbnailCanon M
M50 II vs M
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2012

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.

built-in flash
comes with external mic port
comes with HDMI port
exports RAW files
good sized screen (3 inches)
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has bluetooth
has image stabilization
high resolution screen (1,040 thousand dot)
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
manual focus
NFC connectivity
provides face detection autofocus
provides tracking autofocus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
screen articulates fully
selfie friendly display
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports phase detect autofocus
supports touch to focus
touchscreen functionality
very good ISO range (25,600)
very good min ISO (100)
missing headphone port
terrible battery power (305 shots)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 329 gr and the Canon M50 II is more heavy as compared with various rivals.

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Underneath is a picture of the Canon M50 II with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its size.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the M50 II.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-50mm-F1.2-AS-UMC-CS--Rokinon-50mm-F1.2-ED-AS-UMC-Canon-EF-M lensSamyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS50mmf/1.2375g
Canon-EF-M-15-45mm-F3.5-6.3-IS-STM lensCanon EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM15-45mmf/3.5-6.3 130g
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Samyang-16mm-f2.0-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Canon-EF-M lensSamyang 16mm f2.0 ED AS UMC CS16mmf/2.0 583g
Canon-EF-M-18-150mm-F3.5-6.3-IS-STM lensCanon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM18-150mmf/3.5-6.3 300g
Samyang-35mm-F1.2-ED-AS-UMC-CS-Canon-EF-M lensSamyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS35mmf/1.2420g
Samyang-12mm-f2.0-NCS-CS-Canon-EF-M lensSamyang 12mm f2.0 NCS CS12mmf/2.0 260g
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Canon-EF-M-32mm-F1.4-STM lensCanon EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM32mmf/1.4235g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has the highest (750) battery life within this type of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the highest battery life:

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.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats

Canon M50 II Street photography highlights

Having a great points total of 84, 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.

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fully articulated screen
image stabilization
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch to focus
above average high ISO (25,600)

Canon M50 II Sports photography advice

A impressive sports photography rating of 76 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.

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built in image stabilization
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
has phase detect AF
terrible battery power (305 shots)

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 78 as a travelling camera which is a great choice to take with you on your holidays.

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connects via bluetooth
supports focus by touch
decent megapixels (24MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
bad battery (305 CIPA)

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.

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you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF-M mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization
good resolution (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
low battery (305 CIPA)

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.

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screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization
features face detection focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone support

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.

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General Information
Brand Name
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Canon EF-M
Amount of lenses
Crop factor
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting speed
10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
387 grams (0.85 lb)
116 x 88 x 59mm (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.3")
Battery life
305 photographs
Battery form
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots
Retail pricing